Evenflo Symphony DLX Car Seat Review (It’s Pretty Awesome)
Thanks to the opportunity to partner with Evenflo in a sponsored campaign, we were able to try out the Evenflo Symphony DLX convertible car seat.
The Evenflo Symphony DLX convertible car seat takes safety and comfort to the next level with its NASA-developed Outlast® technology, a temperature regulating fabric that keeps babies and toddlers comfortable during hot and cold weather.
We recently took a day trip up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and hiked to Linville Falls (a perfect hike for our family — just a tiny bit challenging for the littles without being too overwhelming), and it was one of the warmest days we have had so far this spring.
Our Suburban was parked right in the sun. When we returned from the hike and started buckling the kids up, I was honestly surprised to find that my little guy's car seat was perfectly cool to the touch.
And in spite of the fact that it is already spring, we have had some pretty cold mornings. But this little guy has not had to deal with the discomfort of climbing into a cold car seat. The temperature regulating fabric has absolutely delivered on its claims. Evenflo's goal was to ensure a safer, more peaceful ride for both mom and child A distracted driver is a risk on the road, and nothing can be more distracting to a mom driving than a crying baby or toddler. According to a study conducted by American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide, new moms are 300% more likely to get into an accident than other drivers, in part due to tending to an upset baby. Keeping your child comfortable will reduce instances of fussiness in the car and thereby reduce the danger of distraction as you try to comfort them.
Additionally, the car seat features buckle pockets, a simple yet ingenious feature. The metal part of the buckles tuck neatly into the sides of the car seat, keeping them from getting hot and burning your child's delicate skin during hot weather. Having them tucked into the side also eliminates digging around under your child to find the buckles when it's time to go somewhere.
Another thing I like is how easy it is to adjust the straps. There is a little button on the front of the seat that I can push, and when I simultaneously pull the straps out they will loosen up. To tighten them I simply pull the strap on the front. This makes it very easy to make sure my little guy is buckled properly.
The car seat includes an insert that should be used for smaller babies to make sure the car seat is safe for them.
This is an all-in-one seat that accommodates children ranging from 5 – 110 lbs, making it the only car seat you will ever need.
The only downside is that it is big. If we were to need 3 children to sit in the back of our Suburban, they would not all fit back there with the Evenflo in there.
Overall, I think the Evenflo Symphony DLX convertible car seat is a very well-made and well-designed car seat. If space is not an issue, this is a fabulous option for your child to use from birth until they no longer need a car seat!