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Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black

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Product Description

With a harness rated to 65 pounds, the Alpha Elite™ Convertible Car Seat is helping keep children in harnesses longer. As an extended-use car seat with superior comfort and convenience features, it'll please parents and children alike through 3 separate stages: Rear-facing infant car seat, Forward-facing car seat with harness to 65 pounds, and Belt-positioning booster!

The Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat Features:

  • Extended use car seat - rear facing: 5-40lbs and forward facing: 22-65lbs
  • Belt positioning booster 40-100lbs
  • 5-point harness with center front adjustment
  • QuickFit™ Harness System adjusts height from front in one easy step
  • 3-position recline, adjusts with one hand
  • Removable infant head support
  • LATCH equipped


Safety 1st is a Dorel Juvenile Group brand, the global leader in car seat design and manufacturing and the trusted experts for baby products that make life easier and more enjoyable for both parent and baby. Safety 1st offers a wide variety of top-rated products, such as Air Protect car seats, high chairs, thermometers, safety gates, play yards and much more, that offer modern parents and their children both convenience and comfort. At Safety 1st we remain committed to giving you peace of mind for every 1st you and your child experience.

Features

  • The Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat is an extended use car seat that includes rear facing 5-40lbs; forward facing 22-65lbs; belt positioning booster 40-100lbs
  • 5-point harness with center front adjustment, QuickFit™ Harness System adjusts height from front in one easy step - never needs re-threading!
  • 3-position recline, adjusts with one hand. Removable infant head support. Removable infant lumbar support
  • Padded, pivoting armrests. Removable cup/juice holder
  • LATCH equipped. Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards

Additional Info

032688

90F22E72

884392571221

CC081BJZ

5 lbs

100 lbs

Convertible

5 Point Harness,Adjustable Head Support,Cup Holder(s),Front Adjusters,Latch,Washable Fabric

Yes

Not Rated

20 pounds

28.2 x 22.2 x 21.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black
 
3.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Safe (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to adjust (5)
  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Toddler (7)
    • Infants (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (4), Parent of two or more children (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Best

    By Cure Coffee

    from Delaware

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy to Adjust
    • Easy to Clean
    • Easy to install
    • Lightweight
    • Safe
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Infants
      • Preemies
      • Toddlers

      Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

      Its Incredible

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Too Large For Rear Facing in Small Car

      By MamaK

      from Savannah, Ga

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy to Adjust
      • Easy to install
      • Safe
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Infants
      • Toddlers

      Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

      We ordered this for our final seat for out 1 year old. He seems comfortable in it. It was too large to fit rear facing in out Kia Forte, so we have him facing forward in it. It is Easy to install, and the instructions stay with the seat base while in use so they don't get lost. Its easy to adjust the shoulder straps, and everything comes all set up and ready to go. I haven't had a reason to wash the cover yet, so I don't know about any difficulty removing it.
      The arm rests are a little tedious to move up and down. You have to pull them out and twist them up or down, which is a little difficult with the covers on them.
      The seat cover matches our car upholstery perfectly, but I wish it came in a lighter color. The seat will get warm while in the car all the time in the Summer.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Car Seat

      By major's mom

      from Napa, CA

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy to Adjust
      • Safe
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Toddlers

        Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

        We have two of these car seats for my son, one in each car, and are planning on buying 2 more for our daughter who is just about grown out of her carrier. I think the "difficulty with installing" just takes practice and also depends on the type of car and how much room you have to manuever in it. If you are new to installing car seats, I would recommend you take it to a certified car seat installation place, and have them show you how to do it. All car seats install basically the same, and yes, getting your weight on it is key.

        As far as once it is in, adjusting for height is a snap with the tabs at the top. Also, to Chelsea in NY... the buckle at the crotch does adjust as well... you just need to make the strap longer, which is super simple to do... check your manual to see how.

        Obviously I can't speak from personal experience, but my son seems very comfortable in it. I have never had to take the cover off, so cannot comment on that. If I remember correctly though, most car seat covers are spot-clean only. Careful about washing yours, as it may void your warranty.

        I can see where it could be a problem rear-facing and not having enough room for the front seat. When my son was little and rear-facing, he was in the middle of the back seat and so the car seat fit between the two front seats. Now that we have two kids, my daughter will have to be behind one of the front seats. I have a little plymouth neon, so we shall see how that goes. For a small car, I have been surprised before with it's roominess. I will have to post a follow-up...

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Decent enough

        By Chelsea

        from Holland, NY

        About Me First Time Parent

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to Adjust
        • Easy to install
        • Safe
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Infants
        • Toddlers

        Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

        We only have one car, a 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ. It's not exactly the most roomy of cars on the inside, in fact the back seat is really quite small. We initially had a Graco Snug Ride which fit perfectly, but our daughter needed an upgrade (she's over the hundredth percentile height wise). We looked EVERYWHERE comparing the size of seats to find one that would fit, and finally I read that a car seat inspector for NYS also had the same car as we did and he used this car seat. I was shocked that it fit. Rear facing, with the seat fully reclined, it still fit. As others mentioned not being able to tighten it properly, the key is to get your knee on it and push it down to tighten it. Ours doesn't move at all. Another thing, I had to install it once in another car using the middle seat belt that you can manually adjust...I just tightened or loosened it until it looked right, then I looped it through the car seat to attach. It took a few attempts but I finally got it. I will say though that initially the seat IS hard to install...it took my husband an hour and forty five minutes to figure it out. Next time he had to install it....not even a minute.
        i have to say that I really wish my seat was as comfy as my daughter's. It's super comfy and she falls right asleep. My only complaint is the latch part of the buckle. It works perfectly, but it's positioned right underneath my daughter's butt and I have to reach under her leg to pull it out. But considering the safety of the seat I don't think it much of an issue.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great seat for front facing child

        By Kelly in Ohio

        from Columbus

        About Me First Time Parent

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to install
        • Safe
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Difficult To Adjust

        Best Uses

        • Toddlers

        Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

        Once we change our son to front facing we began to use this seat. He fits snug in the seat and he is secure. To install the seat, I actually sat on it to ensure we were able to tighten it down as snug as possible. There is no give in the straps hold ing the seat in the car. I would recommend it to anyone as a front facing seat.
        I tried to use it rear facing but my husband is to tall and I did not like the amount of room in my SUV.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Could not fit when rear facing

        By FTM090112

        from Ohio

        About Me First Time Parent

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Hard to Install
          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Infants
          • Toddlers

          Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

          My husband and I spent endless hours looking at car seats and reviews. We chose this car seat because it had wonderful reviews and even the store employees gushed about loving it for their own little ones. I can not say how it would be in the long run or in use but I will say that it was a pain to deal with. To rear face the seat for the first 20 pounds the seat needs to be in a recline that is almost impossible to make happen. We have a smaller class SUV (Masda CX5) and could only fit the seat in the back if the front seat was as far forward and leaning as possible making the front seat unusable. I have no idea how people use this seat for rear facing and we returned the product to find a better fit.

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          4.0

          Very nice seat for the moneyn

          By Foster mom with ever changing kids

          from Washington

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Adjust
          • Easy to install
          • Safe
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Infants
            • Toddlers

            Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

            As foster parents we wanted a good car seat we can change around depending on the kids we have. We needed a harness to at least 65 because one of our boys who is 3 is 41 lbs. But we need it to be able to fit infants and booster kids as well. we have had no problems with installation. I get it in in less than 5 minutes so that it doesn't wiggle at all. And that's maneuvering around all the other car seats we have. You just have to stick your knee in the seat and push down as you tighten.

            The only thing I wish is that it were just a little bit narrower.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            A huge let down

            By Face

            from socal

            About Me Parent of Two or More Children

            Pros

            • Nice looking

            Cons

            • Difficult To Adjust
            • Difficult to Set Up
            • Hard to Clean
            • Hard to Install
            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Safety 1st Alpha Elite 65 Convertible Car Seat - Black:

              We bought a safety first alpha elite 65 and thought that would be the car seat for us. There was nothing but issues. First off not matter how hard I tried I could not get it to tighten firmly in any of my cars. The seat was moving obnoxiously side to side. The other issue is that the seat cover was impossible to remove. This will be a major issue if your baby was to throw up on it. So we returned it and got the evenflo triumph. It tightened with ease and everything so far is outstanding. Save your time and money and choose a different seat. I recommend reading all the reviews of the ones your interested in. Keep in mind that there are multiple reviews for each color but it is all rating the seat.

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