Your options for car seats when you have a new born seem nearly endless, but when you have a preschooler who wants to be a “big boy” things get more difficult. They can easily express discomfort. They want to be like one of the big kids. And finding a sear that is both safe and comfortable can be a real challenge. We tried out the Evenflo ProComfort car seat as part of a review opportunity and I was intrigued by all the features.
There are some amazing features I love about this car seat. The Gel Matrix™ Technology is super comfortable. In the old car seat, we had fussing and complaining after about an hour. With the Evenflo ProComfort we’ve driven several longer road trips of 2-3 hours each with no fussing. Well, no fussing about being in the car seat anyway.
The other feature I really love is the Buckle Pockets. These slide the metal buckle tongues out of the way and hold them not only out of the way, which makes it easier to get into the car seat independently (vital for a preschooler), but also keeps them cool on hot days.
Something else that makes the car seat easier for me to install properly is the way the slides and buckles fit together. The straps are easily adjusted from the back. The LATCH system buckles are brilliantly made so they are very easily secured to your LATCH system in your vehicle and can be tightened to better secure.
While this car seat will work with a child as small as 5 pounds, we were so blessed to have this for our preschooler. He had inherited a car seat from an older sibling but by the time he turned 4 the car seat was expired and was so uncomfortable for him we knew we needed something better. The extra bonus features like the easy-to-use cup holder and adjusting recline pitch are just gravy for him.
The car seat will continue to work for us until he is more than 100 pounds so this is something we should be able to use for the next few years. I’m so glad that One2One Network facilitated this review because the timing was perfect for us. If you are looking for a car seat that will work for your family for years, and be comfortable and safe for your kids, the Evenflo ProComfort is something you should definitely check out.