Are you a crazy parent (like me) with three small young'uns who are all still firmly in "carseats?" Then you need to look into the Combi Coccoro, my friend! Finding the right seats for our vehicular situation through the years has been tough. When the twins first graduated from their infant carriers, (and by graduated, I mean they were freaking two years old, still hovering around 20 lbs. and gosh darnit! I needed them to face forward and take advantage of the DVD player! They were also too long for the infant carrier, so I felt justified) we went out and bought 30-100 lb. rated seats all willy nilly. It didn't matter how bulky and obtuse they were! The fabric was a cute print! And they had cupholders! Cuteness was really the driving factor in that purchase.
So we've had this seat for a couple years now. (my, how time flies!) And I thought I would update this review as we've been using the seat for a good while to get a feel for it, or become experts with it.
1) I had expressed some apprehension about the baby being able to unbuckle himself in the seat. This has never happened. So far he has learned how to roll the windows down in the car, as well as pull on the door handle, (yay for child locks!) but not once has he unbuckled himself from his carseat.
2) The fabric did snag a couple times in the early days, but has worn in and become softer and has not snagged on anything for quite a while. It's even much nicer to the touch- so I guess there is a wear-in period to put up with on that front. Still, nominal.
3) We have gone on roadtrips which required me to fold down the backseats for things like luggage, pack and plays, etc. Since the girl's carseats are in the back, we moved them up to the front. We had to put the Cocorro in the middle area, then nested the girl's Graco Turboboosters on each side. This arrangement worked just fine. It was kinda tricky buckling the girls in, so not something we could put up with daily, but just fine for a temporary trip. So three carseats fit just fine on one row- with enough room for two five year olds and a two year old to travel comfortably.
In the end, I would highly recommend this seat. It is truly the only compact seat I've come across that worked in every situation we threw at it. In fact, here are some pictures!
In these shots, he is 2 1/2 and weighs somewhere around 30 lbs.