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Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat, Dexter

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Dexter
  • Rear-facing 5-40 pounds
  • Forward-facing 22-65 pounds
  • Booster mode 40-100 pounds
  • Rotating arm rests
  • Removable infant lumbar cushion
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Product Information

Color: Dexter
Technical Details
Item Weight21 pounds
Product Dimensions21 x 19.5 x 28 inches
OriginChina
UPC884392571221
Item model numberCC129BJZ
Minimum weight recommendation5 Pounds
Maximum weight recommendation100 Pounds
Number of items1
Batteries requiredNo
Seating capacity20.00
  
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ASINB006ZIST3G
Best Sellers Rank #11,685 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight20 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  
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Color: Dexter

Product Description

3 modes of use: rear-facing 5-40 pounds, forward-facing 22-65 pounds, booster mode 40-100 pounds, quickfit harness system: adjust harness height from the front in one easy step. Side impact protection, 3-position recline, adjusts with one hand, removable infant head support, epp energy absorbing foam, rotating arm rests, removable infant lumbar cushion, detachable cup holder, 5-point harness with up-front adjustment.

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3 modes of use: rear-facing 5-40 pounds, forward-facing 22-65 pounds, booster mode 40-100 pounds, quickfit harness system: adjust harness height from the front in one easy step. Side impact protection, 3-position recline, adjusts with one hand, removable infant head support, epp energy absorbing foam, rotating arm rests, removable infant lumbar cushion, detachable cup holder, 5-point harness with up-front adjustment.

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Customer Reviews

Easy Install, Easy strap adjustment.
Kevin J McCann
This car seat would not fit in our car in the rear facing position.
NotJustKidding
I am very pleased with it, it is sturdy and comfortable.
Flavia Senna Handel

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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By NotJustKidding on September 24, 2012
Color Name: Dexter
We bought the Alpha Elite 65 car seat a year ago because it was a top safety pick and because our son was outgrowing his Graco car seat. Over all it has been a good car seat. Below are some draw backs we had when using the car seat.

I HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT BEFORE YOU BUY THIS CAR SEAT YOU TRY IT OUT IN YOUR CAR FIRST! (toyRus will usually let you do this) ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN ON USING THIS IN THE REAR FACING OPTION!

Issues-

REAR FACING- Unless you have flat back seats you will probably have to use a fun noodle or rolled up towel to get the car seat in the correct elevated position. This car seat would not fit in our car in the rear facing position. We drive a Toyota Yaris 4 door Sedan (a sub compact) but from the other reviews I have read it won't fit in SUV in the correct position either. This is why you should check to make sure it fits correctly before you buy it.

CLEANING- This car seat is a pain in the butt to clean. I just spent an hour trying to get the washable cover off!!! Removing the harness system is easy except when you have to remove the harness guides. (the little slots in the bottom of the seat where the straps come through).To remove theses harness guides you have to recline the seat all the way forward, reach underneath the car seat with one hand and push while you pull with your other hand from the top of the seat. There is no room to get your hand underneath and close to the guides to properly do this. Its also hard to hold the car seat while you do it. My suggestion is to first remove the harness straps, release all the elastic bands that keep the cover in place and then grab the cover close to the harness guides and give one quick hard tug.

Suggestion- When using forward facing option, the seat must be fully upright and flush against the back of the cars seat. We had to remove the headrests in our car to get the desired effect.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Brian & Elisabeth Dean on July 16, 2013
Color Name: Rachel Verified Purchase
***CURRENT REVIEW*** 7/25/13 (5 stars given)

PROS
-Beautiful seat. Soft fabric. Excellent design.
-Reclines in front & rear facing position
-Large and comfortable. Plenty of room for my 11-month old daughter to grow.
-3-in-1; Rear facing 5-40#, Forward facing 22-65#, booster 40-100# - I will not have to buy another car seat for her until this one expires. Here's hoping she grows out of it before that happens.
-Baby easy in, easy out
-Great safety rating.
-Got it on Amazon.com sale and saved a TON. Thank you, Amazon.

CONS
-Difficult to get strapped into the car in the rear facing position. But not impossible. (See below.)
-Large; I can see why people who own smaller sedans or compact vehicles would want to steer clear of this.
-Without the sale, I would never have purchased this car seat at $250+ (please see initial review below).

Please read initial review for my initial research.

Received this seat very quickly from Amazon.com. Immediately removed it from the box and read the instructions. I also filled out the safety recall ticket and dropped that in the mail box. A previous reviewer had complaints of the manual being hard to read/looking nothing like the seat. I did not notice this. I thought they were simple and straight forward. The photos were very helpful.

After reading the instructions, I placed my daughter in the seat to adjust the straps and headrest to get her well situated before installing it in the vehicle. As I have read every single review on this seat (taking special note of the ones 3 stars or less) I wanted to comment that I had no issues clasping or unclasping the buckle between her legs or over her chest as one reviewer suggested.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Krystal M Weston on March 5, 2015
Color Name: Rachel Verified Purchase
I can't not express enough how in love I am with this car seat. I love the different stages it can be and the extra head rest. It gives my baby room without being squeezed into something. Honestly wish I had ordered it sooner.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mike on March 4, 2013
Color Name: Rachel
With three kids, I have owned several car seats and have liked every on -- except this one. It is a constant source of frustration. The straps never adjust correctly. It is never set correctly in the seat. Unfortunately, I bought two at once, and they both have the same problems. My wife hates them as well.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kaitlyn on December 23, 2012
Color Name: Dexter
I purchased this for my 11mo old son, but went to BRU to try it out and see how it fit him first and he seemed really comfortable in it. He passed out the first time we used it in the car. I've used it in both of our cars, a Honda Civic and a Ford Edge, it was a little tight in the Civic and my husband had issues with it because he couldn't put the seat back any further (but was fine for me at 5'5 and I like my seat straight up anyways). I keep in the the Edge now and it works great, just a little close if you have a person sitting on either side though but I don't really have to worry about that...one side has plenty of room, other is a little tight, but you can at least reach the seat buckles. But that's going to be an issue with any convertible carseat. No complaints so far after almost 2 months, didn't want to spend $100 more when this one is just as great as some of the others. I attach his Tiny Love Take-Along Arch, Sunny Stroll to the arm rests and he is content.
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