Friday, June 21, 2013

Safety 1st Advance 70 Air + Convertible Car Seat {Review & Giveaway}

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According to a recent survey by Trip Advisor, 86% of families plan to take a leisure trip this summer, so what does that mean?

It means there is going to be a whole lot of sunscreen purchased, lists made, bags packed, snacks loaded up, whines of Are we there yet? questioning (most likely followed soon after by Don't make me turn this car around threats), and more as car after car takes to the highway.

No matter if you are a big fan of road trips or you cringe at the thought of them, one aspect that is going to be on the minds of parents everywhere is safety. Let's face it, having to stop time and time again for bathroom breaks can be annoying, but the possibility of getting into an accident is a full-on nightmare.

Fortunately, Safety 1st, the company already dedicated to helping provide a safer world for children, has recently launched a new car seat to help make summer travel yet even safer: the Safety 1st Advance 70 Air +.

Safety 1st Air +

For over 25 years, Safety 1st has been providing innovative parenting solutions and industry-leading products that we know and trust. With everything from childcare to home safety to travel to play, it isn't a surprise that parents everywhere have been happy with Safety 1st time and time again and continually look to them to be the best.

Proving this yet again, when the Safety 1st Advance 70 Air + Convertible Car Seat arrived, the level of quality was evident right out of the box.

Safety 1st Advance Air +

From rear-facing infants or toddlers from infancy 5 – 40 lbs. to forward-facing toddlers and big kids from 22 – 70 lbs., the Advance 70 Air + is a convertible car seat which incorporates the same technology that protects INDY and NASCAR drivers in their high performance cars.

The patented technology in this new car seat is called GCell HX, providing full body safety protection in the event of a crash. As this foam is designed with hexagonal shapes, it provides superior protection around the torso to protect the child from the multiple hits that can occur in crashes.

Coupled with this is the placement of Air Protect Technology which provides additional protection around the child's head, where it's needed most. Is there a parent out there that doesn't want to do everything possible to take crash forces away from their child's head? I think not.

GCell HX

As soon as I lifted this car seat out of the box, I was impressed with how sturdy and dependable it felt, not to mention the level of softness of the cushions and padding. This doesn't at all feel like a hard piece of plastic, there is a very comfortable seat as well as plenty of safety foam padding along the sides and top.

Safety 1st car seat

As well as the comfort and style of the Advance 70 Air +, I love that this is one car seat that is just so very versatile and convenient. With the ability to use it rear-facing — you could begin using this with a newborn — and then turn it forward-facing to continue with it all the way through preschool and beyond, you may never need to purchase another seat!

Simply begin with the 10-position headrest lowered in place for your newborn... and, by using the extremely convenient lever right on the back, move to the most reclined position (there are four total) that this seat offers so that it is ready to be installed rear-facing. It is as easy as 1-2-3!

Safety 1st seat recline

What makes this car seat even easier to adjust than most for your growing child is the No Re-Thread Harness and the simplicity of adjusting the harness right along with the headrest.

Without having to uninstall the entire thing from the car or break your arm reaching around it to re-thread, you only have to grasp and squeeze the release lever and the entire top moves up and down extremely easily.

car seat adjustable headrest

The combination of the safety features (the Advance 70 Air + even includes a steel-reinforced metal frame for extra stability!) and the no-fuss, convenience of accommodating your child to find the perfect fit means that you will surely have years of use from this one convertible car seat.

With so many great features already, I was happy to see that Safety 1st didn't skip over things such as making the seat cushion removable and hand-washable or including an integrated cup holder. It's the small additions as well as the overall safety that really come together to result in a great product!

car seat cup holder

All that was left was to see if the installation process was just as simple as using the rest of this car seat. However, before I even had a chance to wonder if I needed to study the manual, I found that Safety 1st had made things incredibly easy for me by having a variety of instructions and images right along the sides of the seat itself that showed precisely what I needed to know.

They even take away any worry that you might have a level or direction incorrect with their convenient color-coded belt paths right on the side of the Advance 70 Air +. These easy-to-understand displays ensure that the child restraint is installed and used properly to provide optimal safety.

Safety 1st Advance Air + installation

Heading out to the car, it didn't take more than a minute to see that the Advance 70 Air + LATCH system makes getting this car seat tightly in place a snap. It wasn't more than a minute or two before we had this in place and Little Sister B was happily testing it out!

Safety 1st Advance Air + review

Little Sister B has been extremely excited about the arrival of this great convertible car seat and has commented on everything from the softness to the comfort to the possibility of having a drink within reach. She is definitely as big of a fan as I am, even if I'm focused on the safety and she more on the super cool factor!

convertible car seat review

Including innovative features and revolutionary safety technology with comfort and convenience, the Safety 1st Advance 70 Air + Convertible Car Seat makes it easy to make one purchase that will last... not to mention the peace of mind that parents will receive knowing that their child is well-protected in any situation.

Retailing for $189.99, the Advance 70 Air + can be purchased exclusively from Target.com or in your local Target retail store. You can find out more about this and all of Safety 1st's fantastic products on their website and by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to ease their worries knowing that their child will be safe and secure during their summer travels and beyond, because...

One lucky person will win a
Safety 1st Advance 70 Air + Convertible Car Seat!

car seat giveaway


A big thank you to Safety 1st for providing an Advance 70 Air+ for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

299 comments:

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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I like that it uses the LATCH system! It also looks super soft & comfy! Little Sister C would love this!

hallies_mom said...

I like the cup holder! My daughter always complains that there is no cup holder. I also lie the fact that is looks easy to install, thanks!

Jennifer said...

I love the Advance 70 Air +!!

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B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Air + latch system.

Kimberly said...

I like that it has a 10 position headrest.

Bella So Savvy said...

I love many features about this seat including that it reclines back but the main thing is that it grows with your child and is roomy.

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Mysharona said...

full body protection

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite feature is that it is forward facing from 22ibs to 70ibs.

Carolyn said...

I love that it can hold kids from 5 lbs up to 70! That's fantastic!!!

Elizabeth Pyo said...

The recline is amazing!!

Amy Honious said...

i love that it will work from newborn on and that it is easy to install! thanks for such a nice giveaway-just found out i am going to be a grandma in 7 months, so this will be awesome!

Stephanie Phelps said...

I love the quick way it fastens safely and securely with the Advance 70 Air + LATCH system

Laurie Nykaza said...

The cup holder I could have really used this before with our other seat! The seat is really nice looks really comfortable and safe too.

Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

I love that it has extra padding, and the cup holder.

Kathy Shriver said...

My granddaughter is pregnant with her third child.She could use any of your carseats.

wigget said...

i most appreciate the 70 lb weight capacity

Kelly R. said...

I like that it grows with your child, up to 70 lbs.

Veronica said...

Without a doubt has to be the cup holder! After having four kids, I would have never thought about that with my first one, but you never know how much you really need that holder for the little ones.

aperry said...

I like that it has steel-reinforced metal frame for extra stability

Barker's Momma said...

I like the No Re-Thread Harness and the simplicity of adjusting the harness right along with the headrest.

Jean Holland said...

I like the safety features and the full body safety protection in the event of a crash.

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

I like how easy it is to adjust and the cup holder

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I obviously love all the safety features... But I love how simple this carseat looks with the no re-thread harness and the head rest that you just squeeze to move up & down...

sherylssg said...

I love that it is built with the same safety technology that protects Indy and Nascar drivers and can be used up to 70 lbs.

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AStarrA said...

Always love when carseats can grow with your child so the fact you can use it from 5-70 pounds is important to me.

momo said...

What a great car seat, I like that fact that it grows with the age of your child.

Randi said...

I love that it can be used rear facing and forward facing, and grows with the child...and the color coding...carseats can be so confusing!!

jdeemarie said...

I love how easy the harness is to adjust! I hate rethreading harnesses!

Jodi J

Skye Moyer said...

i love that the harness does not have to be rethreaded!!!

Tamar said...

I like the gel cushions.

618mom said...

The 70lb weight limit for sure!

Emaisgr8 said...

I like that it works up to 70 pounds.

Laura Miller said...

I love the air protect technology!

Michelle Koerner said...

I LOVE the no re thread harness. Sometimes taking them apart and trying to put them back together seems like brain surgery!

BeeBubbaBella said...

I really love the price. It would be a great investment to last for years for our 5th baby.

Bethany C. said...

I like that it has such a big weight range so that you can use it for a long time.

Natalie U. said...

The 10position headrest
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kellyr78 said...

I like the body side impact protection provided by the air protect cushion system
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The Tesdalls said...

I love that it goes to 70 lbs

SueZH said...

Its steel reinforced so it will last to 70 lbs!

Jennifer McClearn said...

the advance 70+ latch system is the feature I like best installing car seats is always so touch

Jenn Aikens said...

I just really love the concept that one purchase will last. I have a 10 month old and it already irritates me slightly to have to upgrade her carseat. We would get a lot more use out of this one! I kept in mind the purchase that will last when buying our crib. We bought a convertible crib. It is really a great selling point now to make items that are all in one or making a purchase that will last is a great marketing tool.

Sandy VanHoey said...

I like that you can use it for a newborn and it allows you to grow with your child so you don't have to have 2 carseats

Mandy Haynes said...

I love that you can keep your child in it until 70 pounds. That is just amazing!

Renee Walters said...

I like the 10 position headrest. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Carrie Phelps said...

I love the convenient color-coded belt paths, it can be a bit confusing when you're in a tight space trying to belt a car seat in.

Growl Tiger said...

I love that it can be used up to 70 lbs. I think my son would love the cup holder.

momtoem said...

I like the No Re-Thread Harness and that it can be used up to 70lbs!!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

twbellamy said...

The Advance 70 Air + LATCH system makes getting this car seat tightly in place a snap.

Emily said...

I like the color coded belt paths.

Losing the Fat said...

It looks so nice and comfy! Much better than what my two year old currently travels in....

Losing the Fat said...

It looks so nice and comfy! Much better than what my two year old currently travels in....

Adrianne B said...

I like the adjustable headrest for older kids.

lilsnobelle said...

I love that you only need one seat because it has 10 positions for newborn up to toddler.

Sass said...

The steel reinforced frame is fantastic!

Debra said...

the Advance 70 Air + LATCH system

jayg84 said...

The safety features!

Nichol Tone said...

I like the cup holder option

Sunnymay said...

I like how easy it is to adjust the headrest and have it grow with your child.

Rhe Christine said...

I love that it's so easy to adjust its position, headset and all that stuff! Makes my life so much easier!

marcia goss said...

I'm really impressed with the full body safety system. I'd love to have this for my new grandson.
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wildcat32 said...

My favorite feature is the full body safety.

Kelly Maxwell said...

I love the ease of use and also the cupholder! Very handy.

Katherine said...

Love the Advance 70 Air + LATCH system

latanya t said...

the weight limit

April M said...

It looks much more comfortable than most seats

Klydra Pugh said...

I like that it's convertible
Thanks for the chance

M said...

Full body protection!

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JRFrugalMom and Family said...

I love that it is convertible,and that it can fit a child up to 70 lbs.

Jade said...

I love the full body protection and it can be rear faced to 40 pound

MommyMandi said...

I love that it can last through so many ages.
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Rachel Travis said...

I like that it LOOKS comfy :)

Trisha Kilpatrick said...

I love that the seat is designed for babies/children from 5 lbs to 70 lbs, is both rear facing and front facing, and is designed to grow with the child so to speak. So much more practical than constantly buying new seats every time baby reaches a new milestone.

Jan Lee said...

I like that the seat can be rear facing too, and that the head rest can be adjusted for an infant or a toddler :)

Victoria Nyquist said...

Other than the fantastic safety features, I love that it looks comfortable and that there is a able to have a drink within reach. My kids would love this!

stacey said...

i love the full body coverage! And the weight range it fits

mahnrafjtb said...

So many great features. I love the No Re-Thread Harness and how easy it is to install. I love that it grows with your child.

c br said...

I like that you can use it for a newborn and an older child.

CHRIS HOEY said...

kids in seats!

Tiffany Schmidt said...

This may sound silly, but the cup holders!!

Rebecca O said...

I like the no re-thread harness. Perfect for my quickly growing toddler.

tina reynolds said...

I am a huge fan of the weight limit being 70lbs

Teresa said...

I like the removable cushion.

Heather Manu said...

I like that you can use it for a newborn or toddler and the latch system

hdeanna69 said...

I love the advanced latch system

mom2twogirls82 said...

I like the fact that it's a convertible car seat and I can save money not having to purchase 3 different car seats along the way.

sa9603 said...

i like the full body side impact protection

Colleen Boudreau said...

I like the Advance 70 Air + LATCH system.

Misha Estrada said...

I like the no rethread harness. I hate having to mess with that.

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I love that it can hold kids from 5 lbs up to 70

brich2222 said...

I like the Air Protect Technology

Angie Church said...

love that the seat can be cleaned

adinatm said...

i like the cupholder
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Jose Benavides said...

I like the head rest and the cup holder and knowing that it holds 70 pounds of weight

April said...

5-70lbs! Wow thats awesome, perfect for my boys!


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Christine H said...

I like that you can use it from newborn on and the color coded belt paths, it also looks really comfortable!

Colleen Maurina said...

I like the easy to identify color-coded belt paths and installation labels to make sure it is installed properly and safely.

Austin Baroudi said...

I love that it doubles as a newborn and toddler seat!!!!
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Mary said...

Up to 70lbs! Love it!

Allen said...

That is one fancy car seat with many adaptions!

McKinney Mommas said...

I like the cupholder for the kiddo!
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ellen b said...

No Re-Thread Harness

cdziuba said...

Well, finally, a carseat that doesn't become obsolete! I love that it will hold kids 5 lbs up to 70 pounds, so I can use it solely for the child, and not have to keep buying new carseats.

Anastasia said...

Love the 4 reclined positions!

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Laurel said...

I like that it's easy to adjust as it grows with your child.
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Danielle PB said...

I like the color coded belt paths so when someone is installing the seat who isn't familiar with it can install it just as easily. That's very important!

MamaHen said...

I like that it is steel-enforced.
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lisamercy said...

i like that it grows with the child from infant to pre-schooler.
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Cassandra Eastman said...

I absolutely love that you don't have to rethread the harness, you just simply adjust the headrest and harness! How easy!

Stephanie Larison said...

I love the weight limit on it! This would be great to get when they're fresh out of the oven that would last for a long time.

Unknown said...

Convertibility -- I want my son rear-facing as long as possible, but eventually not forever

Weave said...

I like the side impact protection!

Jessica said...

I like the recline
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Sarah Walker said...

I like that it has a 10 position headrest.

Tyler said...

I like the 10-position head rest, & the no re-thread harness.

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Carolyn said...

Love the LATCH and the easy and quick installtion

judy said...

Easy installation and cup holder.

MaryAnn said...

I like the Cup holders.

Ryan said...

I like the side impact the best.

Brittany Simmons said...

newborn - preschool & beyond. thats amazing!

Larry Johnson said...

At first I thought Wow, thats an expensive car seat, until I realized it can be used for years, you will definatly get your moneys worth and I love that it looks super comfortable!

mecarolks said...

I like that it has a 10 position headrest.

Nikki Strong said...

I like that this carseat will hold a child from 5 pounds to 70 pounds.

Scott Hadden said...

My son would love this seat. He is four so he would get plenty of use out of it!

Faride said...

My baby is turning 1 soon and I like that this car seat reclines pretty far back so she can be comfy during our long travels

Brynn said...

I love the safety features of course! One of a kind carseat! I also really love that it can grow with the child as well, 5-70 pounds! Very awesome!

Renea Greathouse said...

I like the Gcell side impact protection the most. I also love how cushy the seat looks. Loved the review!

Jenn said...

I like that it can accommodate a newborn!

Jenny M said...

I like that it can grow with your newborn as they grow into a toddler.

Dani said...

The no rethtread harness! I hate redoing those things.

hhkaufman78 said...

I like that it goes up to 70 lbs.

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Tara said...

I like the 10-position headrest

Rachel said...

I like the safety features- especially the steel reinforcements

Christine Cunningham said...

love how it adjusts as your child grows!

Jessica Schank Snow said...

I love the different weights it works with as well as the ten position headrest.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
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Mijal Photography said...

I like that it is super easy to install!

Marissa M said...

I love that it reclines! And of course the cupholders!!

Piper Leigh said...

Easy to install and that it goes up to 70lbs.

Tina said...

the safety features (the Advance 70 Air + a steel-reinforced metal frame for extra stability
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SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

The reinforced metal frame !! And the weight limit!!

amanda whitley said...

i like the cupholder, my son always throws his bubbas under the seats

Yoga Mommy said...

I like that I would only have to grasp and squeeze the release lever and the entire top moves up and down extremely easily.

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Sara said...

I like that you don't have to retread the harness!

Karen said...

Advance 70 Air +!!

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Crazylicious85 said...

Steel reinforced metal frame

Brooke T said...

LATCH system

Jennifer T. said...

I like the color-coded belt paths. We often find ourselves switching between grandparent's cars and my husband and my car's and some of them do not have the latch system.

rmo210 said...

I like that you do not have to rethread the straps to adjust them.

elfqueen98 said...

I so need this, i like the fact that you can use from birth on up

petchk79 said...

I was impressed by the side impact system, it amazes me how they think about every detail!

Treesa said...

The cup holder is my favorite feature... now if only it will get used!

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Tara Martin said...

I would say that I like the high safety standard of the car seat and my husband would say that he would like the pull strap tightener. Haha, that's his number 1 must have in a car seat.

Jennifer said...

Cup holders

an unexpected turn said...

The fact that it will get most average size babies to 4 rearfacing! which is the #1 lifesaver!

Carol Headford said...

this is a cute and stylish car seat. Very versatile.

Marian said...

The whole seat is great!!! The fact that it can be used from newborn up to child is great too

Elaine said...

I like the four different positions and the fact that it grows with your child

Brit Christianson said...

I like that you can use it rear or forward facing!

Robert said...

I like that it grows with your child.

Tanya White said...

I like the Air + latch system

Heather Rainey said...

I love how easy it is to put and hook up into the car! Advance 70 Air + LATCH system

Brandy Fortenberry said...

i love all the safety featutes

mogrill said...

The Cup holder.
Thanks for the chance.
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Candace Byars said...

I like the GCell full body side impact protection on this car seat.

Di said...

I like the clear installation process & that cup holder!

Tamara said...

It's a little thing, but having the seat cushion removable and washable is awesome (my son gets carsick occasionally)

Jordan Young said...

I love that it can be used for so long.

Jammie Morey said...

I like that it goes up to 70 pounds!

Staci Luker said...

I like that it has a steel reinforced metal frame

Mirm said...

I like that it looks comfortable for my child!

LesleyfromWI said...

I like that it grows with your child

Jessyca said...

I love that it will grow with my child. Thanks for the chance.

Jill said...

Love the ease of installation! Makes the job a little easier for parents!

Chris Alejandro said...

I really like that it's designed to be used as the child grows. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Em Ma said...

I love that it was so quick and easy to install - not to mention safe!

sgilmore01 said...

I love that its easy to install and adjust as they grow! This seat looks awesome! I need a new one for my 3 moth old baby girl!

Katrina J said...

I love that this seat looks super comfortable for my daughter and that it has great safety features for a safety-conscious mom!

DelaRae said...

I love that it can be used from infancy on up and that it uses the latch system for added security in the car. I would really love to win this for my baby due in Sept!

Ryan Lawrence said...

I love the Advance 70 Air + LATCH system

Jenny said...

I love the side supports for the head. Not only is it safe, but look at how comfy that looks! I bet the little ones can nap in this thing better than most seats!

Amy Martin said...

Side impact protection

Shelley Q said...

I like the full body crash safety features.

Sunny Barnum said...

I like the comfy headrests

Saver Sara said...

I love how quick and easy it is to install.

Cassandra B said...

My son is the most important thing to me, and to have a car seat that is not only incredibly safe but also nice looking and an all-in-one/convertible, this may just be the perfect car seat.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

Full Body Protection is what I like best.

Kelly Rae said...

cup holder

LeeAnn said...

Of course I love the safety features, but all car seats are safe, right? What I really like is that it has a cup holder! You don't know how difficult my life is right now because Bryce's seat has a cup holder and Rylie's doesn't. Or maybe you do... ;-)

natalie said...

The full body protection...how can anything beat that! Plus who doesnt love a cup holder!

Tara V. said...

I like that it is a convertible car seat

Jackie said...

I love the cup holder the recline position amd the fact that it converts.. This is really the perfect car seat

Spot263 said...

No re-thread is great!

Lloyd Family said...

i love the extended weight range and the air protect advanced cushion system that protects your child's head - i always worry that my children's seat will not protect their heads in a crash

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like that it goes up to 70lbs

BrittBrill said...

I love that the child seat goes from 5 - 70 lbs. amazing!

Amanda Leach said...

Cup holder...It sounds contrite but it has become an aggravation to pass drinks to the backseat!

Adrienne said...

The quick car install sounds great!

Heather Swarthout said...

The cup holder is awesome! My current car seat for my daughter has the attachment and we always lose it. Ugh. (theswarthouts at live dot com)

J- said...

Janine H
I like that its convertible and can seat your child from 5-70 pounds

James Dexter said...

"I like that its convertible and can seat your child from 5-70 pounds"

I like that my wife likes it!

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