Disclosure: I received the Cosco Scenera NEXT Car seat free in order to conduct the review as well as a promotional item, however all my opinion are my own.
When it comes to car seats I can attest that I have handled quite a few, as a matter of fact between my two kids, 2 nieces and 1 nephew, I have physically been in contact with at least 10. These car seats have been of various brands and sizes, both rear facing and convertible, so I know quite a bit about car seats. I also have experienced the extreme cost that can be car seats, with many of them over a hundred dollars each. As someone on a budget these high priced car seats can really break the bank when you are trying to both keep your child safe and fed. So when given the opportunity to try out and review a mid-range cost convertible car seat I jumped on it.
Cosco offers the new Scenera NEXT Car Seat at Walmart or on Walmart.com for as low as 46$. This is such a reasonable price it instantly makes you wonder why is it so cheap? Honestly, I don't know why they don't charge more, but what I can guess is that they are working hard to keep them affordable for families like mine that needs to budget. Overall I would say that the one I received to review is worth far more than the retail cost, and that to me is a major plus.
The first things I noticed about the seat other than the cost is the quality of craftmanship. All the seams and edges on the plastic are smoothed removing all the mold lines, showing the amount of detail taken. The light weight plastic allows for the easy handling and from my experience these are lighter than the average, which I can attest is an amazing bonus. I also love to know this is both rear facing and can be turned forward facing. In rear-facing mode it can hold from Newborn (5lbs) to toddler (40lbs) this gives you a huge amount of freedom. This literally could be the only car seat you have to buy.
Since this car seat is going to be in you car for upwards of 3 years if not longer, it is important that it can be cleaned. So the first thing I tried was to take off the cover, and compared to others I have tried it was not difficult. According to the tag it says it's dishwasher and washing machine safe, so when they spill that ice cream or if they are littler... say they get sick, which they definitely will for the new parents out there, it's easy to clean.
Now before I get into another thing about the Cosco brand itself that I love, let me tell you about the Safety features. No matter how good looking and light a car seat is honestly the thing needs to provide all the safety features. With a five point harness with easy front adjust ability to be the best fit for growing children. It also has strong side impact protection that meets or exceeds Federal Safety standards. I need to feel like my child is safe and when they are strapped in securely I feel safer. The Cosco Scenera NEXT car seat allows me to feel safe with my kids in the car.
Cosco Car Seats are American made, the image of little Rylen age 8, gives you a real idea of who is benefiting from the hard earned money you spend. American families, work hard to create a safe seat for American families to use to keep their children safe in the car. I am more than just an advocate for the purchase of American made products as the provide jobs and will help shape the future of our country. We as American's when we purchase American made products we help to ensure a future for our children and country.
If you are looking to purchase this great Car Seat head over to Walmart.com and pick one out they offer eight patterns so one will definitely fit your them and will be perfect for the little one you love.
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