Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Protect Infant Car Seat & Clic It! Universal Carrier Stroller Review

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When I found out that my sister was expecting her first baby, I immediately recommended Safety 1st. It is the brand that I trust for my own kids.  My 4 year old daughter uses the Safety 1st Complete Air™ Protect Convertible Car Seat and my 6 year old son uses the Safety 1st Go Hybrid™ Booster Car Seat.

I trust Safety 1st because their car seats are designed with your child’s safety as priority. Safety 1st continually improves their products based on their in-depth, innovative research on the effects of  car accidents.  Did you know that 1 in 3 child fatalities from car crashes are from side-impacts. Safety 1st continues to strive for excellence and safety for your child. They developed a new standard for side impact testing at the Crash Safety Center to accurately test their car seats with life-like car crashes.

Safety 1st onBoard™ 35 Air Infant Car Seat Hands On Review

I am happy to review the Safety 1st onBoard™ 35 Air Infant Car Seat with Air Protect™ Side Impact Technology for my newborn nephew. I trust Safety 1st Air Protect line of products for my kids and nephew because of the double layer of security around the baby’s head which is the most vulnerable part of their body.

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Safety 1st onBoard™ 35 Air Infant Car Seat

The very first thing that I noticed about the Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat is that it is for babies 4 lbs through 35lbs. That is quite a range! With 17% more leg room than most infant car seats, it can accommodate a child up to 32″ in height. The onBoard 35 allows you to keep your child rear-facing for much longer than typical infant car seats.

Rear facing is the safest position for your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics states:

“It is best for children to ride rear-facing as long as possible to the highest weight and height allowed by the manufacturer of their convertible seat. When they have outgrown the seat rear-facing, they should use a forward-facing seat with a full harness as long as they fit.”

I already mentioned the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 child fatalities from car crashes are from side-impacts. Safety 1st has made it their mission to provide a product that protects your baby like no other on the market. Air Protect revolutionary side impact technology immediately reduces side impact forces through the precise release of air that surrounds your child’s head.

So, I reviewed this protect with my adorable newborn nephew. He is only 9 pounds and fits just perfectly in the car seat. The insert is customizable to fit even a preemie at 4lbs. The harnesses are also adjustable with slots low for infants and higher for toddlers.

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Safety 1st onBoard 35 with Air Protect installed rear facing

This picture really show the Air Protect and how it protects even a small newborn’s head.

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Notice the Air Protect pads fit even a newborn

Installing Safety 1st onBoard 35 with Air Protect Infant Car Seat

One thing that I have always liked about Safety 1st products is how they make installation easier for parents.  Did you know that 85% of car seats are improperly installed? Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for each car seat. If you are unsure if your child’s seat is secured properly, there are many locations that have trained certified child passenger safety technicians to check. You can contact your local fire departments, AAA, hospital, and sheriff’s office. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a location near you that checks car seat installation.

Safety 1st onBoard 35 comes with 2 great installation features that makes installation the seat easier.

  1. One Click LATCH installation system. What is LATCH? It stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, your child’s seat attaches directly to the vehicle instead of a seat belt. Using the LATCH systems makes car seat installation easier for you and safer. Safety 1st One Click LATCH system allows you to install the car seat faster, easier, and safer. This makes it tolerable to move the car seat between 2 cars easily.
  2. Base Belt Lock. This lock secures your child’s seat whether you use the LATCH system or the seat belt. I would feel so much more secure if I had to use a car seat instead of the LATCH system by using this. The flaps labeled “lap and shoulder belt here” lift up and under that is another set labeled “LATCH belt here”. Use place the belt in the appropriate place, close and lock it in place.
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Base Belt Lock

I love the double measure of safety that Safety 1st provides with the onBoard 35.

Buy Safety 1st® onBoard™35 Air Infant Car Seat

You can buy the Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Protect Infant Car Seat in these colors: Silver Leaf (Black/Gray), Rio Grande (Green/Brown), Ella (Pink/Gray), McKenna (Black/Gray)
at Albee Baby, Amazon, Babies”R”Us, BabyAge, BuyBuyBaby, Kmart, Diapers.com, Sears, Target, and online at Amazon.com. MSRP: $179.99

Safety 1st Clic It! Universal Carrier Hands On Review

Having an infant car seat compatible stroller makes life easy by allowing you to click the car seat into the stroller. This saves time and frustration of unbuckling baby from the car seat and into a stroller and go. Safety 1st Clic It! Universal Carrier is a stroller travel system that can accommodate many different car seats. Below are my favorite features of the carrier.

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Clic It! Universal Carrier

Clic It! Universal Carrier works with many car seats

The Clic It! Universal Carrier works with many infant seat, click here to see if if works with your brand/model. It works with:

  • Safety 1st® Designer®, Designer® 22, Comfy Carry Elite, onBoard™, onBoard™35 and onBoard™35 Air.
  • Cosco® Starter and Comfy Carry.
  • Eddie Bauer® SureFit™, SureFit™35 and Deluxe.
  • Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30.

With the safety strap safely securing the carrier, it also works with:

  • Maxi-Cosi Mico®.
  • Graco® SnugRide®, SnugRide® 32, and SnugRide® 35.
  • Chicco® KeyFit™ 30.
  • Baby Trend® Flex-Loc.
  • Evenflo® Serenade™.

Clic It! Universal Carrier is easy to assemble, open, and close

I normally hand off instructions for putting together anything from car seats to kids toys to my husband. However, putting together this travel system was as easy as a few clicks. Seriously easy.

Clic It! Universal Carrier opens and closes with one hand

Unlatch the lock and the carrier just pops open with one hand and a click locks it in place. With the slide and squeeze handle, it can be folded closed with just one hand. This stroller is very easy to use.

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Clic It! Universal Carrier pops open with one hand

Clic It! Universal Carrier is feature rich

Sometimes you never know if your infant car seat is properly in a stroller. With the Clic It! Universal Carrier, you know it is in because the click sound it makes when it is secured safely. Plus, for added safety, you can buckle the red safety strap over the car seat for extra security.

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Click infant car seat into Clic It! Carrier

The stroller has everything you need for convenience too. There is a basket below for your diaper bag, etc. There are 2 cup holders, one for you and one for baby! There is a sizable storage compartment between the cup holder, excellent for keys, phone, pacifier, baby toys, etc. There is a roll out canopy that stretches from the handle to the car seat for added protection from the sun, rain, and snow for baby. It is easy to use and stores back into the pouch.

The front wheels pivot 360 degrees making it easy to navigate even in the busiest grocery store.

Clic It! Universal Carrier is light weight

Being a mom, we end up carrying so many things on our trips out with baby. Don’t worry about being able to lift the Clic It! carrier up to put in your car, it’s super light weight. I didn’t weigh it but I can easily hold it effortlessly with one hand.

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Light stroller

Clic It! Universal Carrier folds down compact

The 2 strollers that I’ve had for my kids did not fit in the trunk of my mid-size sedan. One did if you removed the front wheel but who does that?! I like the Safety 1st Clic It! because it not only fits in my car but there is plenty of room for groceries, etc!

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Clic It! Universal Carrier in trunk

Buy Safety 1st® Clic It! Universal Carrier

You can buy the Safety 1st® Clic It! Universal Carrier in 6 color choices for $69.99 on the Safety 1st website and Amazon.com.

Win Safety 1st onBoard™ 35 Air Protect Infant Car Seat and Clic It! Universal Carrier (Closed)

Safety 1st is generously offering an onBoard™ 35 Air Protect Infant Car Seat and Clic It! Universal Carrier to one lucky AkronOhioMoms.com fan!

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Win Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat & Clic It! Universal Carrier

Updated: 3-2-11 Winner Announced: Congratulations, Michelle Riebeek


30 Day Winning Rule does not apply to this contest. For complete contest rules, please see our Contest Statement and Blog Disclosure.

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2011 when a winner will be drawn at random and announced the next day. When commenting, please include your email address (not visible to public). I will notify the winners and they will have 24 hours to respond!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Safety 1st who provided the products for review & giveaway.

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  6. Tammie Hauptman says:

    I would love the option for a compact stroller for my infant seat. I love the convience of this one by Safety first! I especially like that it will fit my Peg Perego infant seat! How convient!

  7. Shanen Orians says:

    I love the 32 inch length this seat goes up to my son is 2 months and already 24 inches our current seat only goes up to 26. would so love to win this!!!

  8. Michelle Norton says:

    We are expecting a little girl named Ellie Corrine due 4/18/11! Would love the car seat & stroller. Safety First products are top notch as far as i’m concerned.

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  13. Melissa Butler says:

    I also like their Screen Door Saver ~ would be great for protection against my toddler and cats!

  14. Erin E says:

    I would love the Disney® Musical Deluxe™ Bouncer. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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    I learned According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, as many as 85% of all car seats are improperly installed. You’re carrying your most precious gift to the world in your car, so it’s important that your child’s car seat is installed correctly.

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  17. Amanda D. says:

    In addition to this, I would also love to have the True View™ Color Video Monitor! Thanks so much for the chance to win this!

  18. Dana Beeman says:

    I really like the Disney Musical Deluxe Bouncer. I’d love to win it for my friends son.
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  19. Alex Fisher says:

    Sounds lame but I’d love to try the secure top bed rail, we’ll be switched to a toddler bed soon and we need to find one we like 🙂

  20. Maureen says:

    I would love to have the Deluxe Play Yard and see its on sale for only $59.99 and If I understand right I can get Free Shipping since its over $50.00 I may have to order it this weekend..
    Love Safety 1st.

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  21. Amanda Wilmering says:

    I like the disney care center play yard, my older kids love disney so they would think that was fun!

  22. Aura says:

    the complete air 65 se convertible carseat is on top of my list I love the side impact protection pillows and the embroidery

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  24. Cindy says:

    Ruth, don’t get overwhelmed. You won’t need all of the safety stuff for a while, not until your baby starts to crawl so don’t worry about all of that. You will know when it is time for all of the safety stuff. Congratulations on your baby!

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