We got this from a friend when my daughter was born. We did not use it until she was 8 months old because we had the pumpkin seat when she was an infant. I like this car seat. She had to be rear facing until she hit twenty pounds and then we turned the seat forward facing when she was able to sit that way. The seat looks comfortable and it must be because she is able to fall asleep in it most of the time we are in the car. I wouldn't mind riding in that seat that's how comfortable it looks. I think the little arm rests are too cute. It has a nice head rest that keeps her head from flopping all over the place when she falls asleep. It is easy to tighten and loosen the straps. There is a button right underneath the buckle and you just hold that down and move the straps where you want them. As far as installing it you might want to contact your local fire department because they are certified in properly installing car seats. I found it a little difficult to install. Once I figured it out it went ok. The important thing is that it keeps my daughter safe in the car and that's all that matters.