My son is a firefighter so when expecting his first child he researched the best safety features for baby car seats. Additionally, he's been at the scene of multiple accidents so he has seen the results of good and bad car seats for babies. The original bucket & base were gifts from the baby register and are in Mama's car. I bought a base for his vehicle and a second for my vehicle. Now we can have the baby secured in his seat (bucket) before leaving the house. Each of the 3 vehicles has the same base making it easy to move from one to another.