Safety 1st Continuum Review – Does it deliver in 2024?Safety 1st Continuum 3-in-1 Car Seat Review

When you invest for the long haul, this is the car seat…

You have to get a car seat. There’s no way around it. Luckily you can choose the one that fits you the best. There are two types of car seats to choose from.

There are the ones that are specifically made for that age period. And there are the ones that cover everything from infancy to pre-teen age.


I’m going to share it with you and industry secret. If you want to save money, it’s a way better choice to go with the all in one solution. Sure the individual seats might be cheaper, and when you add them up, they cost more. Plus, you have to get used to the different installation process.

As you can see, the one in all solution does not just save you money, but it saves you time and nerves as well.

The Safety 1st Continuum is also known as a grow and go car seat. As your child outgrows the current stage, you make one adjustment, and it’s still usable.

Parents can use this car seat rear-facing as long as possible, so their little one is safe.

Before we get any further, let me give you a quick preview. This is a 3 in one car seat. It can be used as rear-facing, front-facing, and a booster seat. It comes with the all too important side impact protection. These are the most dangerous accidents, and your little one is protected.

It has a removable cup holder, and the fabric is machine washable.

Let’s get this Safety 1st Continuum review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons of this Safet 1st Grow and Go. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.

Who is the Safety 1st Continuum 3-in-1 Grow and Go Car Seat?

This car seat is for parents who want to save money by getting a “grow with your little one” car seat. Plus, it’s for those who want to use the extended rear-facing mode.

The price is ok in most households as well.

What can the Safety 1st Continuum Grow and Go car seat do for you?

When it comes to car seats, I always recommend a 3 in 1 option. It’s a real-time and money saver. True that these are not the lightest ones, but that’s just a small sacrifice.

If you have a newborn, this Safety 1st Continuum Grow and Go comes with pillows for maximum comfort. It’s great that these are free other brands charge money for them.

First up is the rear-facing mode. It’s comfortable for babies. Plus, there’s ample legroom. If you prefer to use this car seat in extended rear-facing mode, then you can do it. Do take into consideration that you will have to give up some room from the front row.

This car seat comes with a lockable cup holder. This means that your crafty little one won’t be able to remove it. Also, there won’t be copyholders flying around in the car, eventually getting lost.

It’s one of the best seats you can get for a growing toddler. It’s light on your pocket as well. For a 3 in 1 car seat, the price well worth the features.

Last but not least, I want to touch upon the material. It’s easy to remove, and it’s machine washable. After a dozen or so washes, there’s no deterioration what so ever. So this material is a lifer.

Safety 1st Continuum shortcomings

There are so many car seats on the market, and I haven’t found a perfect one yet. One was pretty close. So let’s see what flaws this Safety 1st Continuum Grow and Go car seat has.

It’s on the complicated side so that you won’t be switching from car to car too often. The weight is fairly decent; it’s not a tank. Yet the installation does take some time.

Many parents reported that it usually takes two people to get this car seat in place. This is what I meant by being a hassle to switch.

In rear-facing mode, there are three-angle adjustments. But it doesn’t go sufficiently down. This means that if you have a bigger child might not fall asleep.

As you have seen, this car seat has some flaws. Now, if they are a deal-breaker for you now, you know. Since you’re still with me, let’s continue.

How To Get The Most Out Of Safety 1st Continuum 3-in-1 Car Seat?

The stats are horrible. Did you know that 75% of car seats in the US are installed badly? That’s a frightening number. A car seat is there to protect your little one, and if it’s not installed correctly, then it can’t do the job right.

Before you get started with the installation adventure, do check out the manual first. Also, for reassurance, check out YouTube for videos. I learn the fastest from videos. Maybe that’s just me. After the install, if you want to be on the safe side, you can always ask the opinion of a certified professional.

The next thing to consider is the right position. The safest place for your baby is in the middle. Now that might not be a choice for you, then go with the second one, which is right behind the driver.

After all, this is done to put your child in the car seat and start adjusting. This should be the easiest part.

Safety 1st Continuum 3-in-1 Car Seat Review

  • There’s a lot of legroom if you want to keep your child rear-facing as long as possible
  • Great protection without breaking your bank
  • Durable fabric which can be washed with the machine without deterioration
  • It’s difficult to install. Usually it’s a two-person job
  • Switching cars might be challenging

Conclusion for the Safety 1st Continuum Review

As you have seen, this car seat has everything you need like extended rear-facing mode. Plus, it’s light and perfect for growing toddlers. The fabric is easy to wash, so accidents won’t leave a mark.

We have reached the end of the Safety 1st Continuum Grow and Go. I hope you have founded useful. If this is the right fit, get it soon until supplies last.

If you have a question, feel free to ask them in the comments section. Also, if you have used this car seat, do share your experience with the rest of us.

Catch you next time.

Frequently Asked Questions Safety 1st Continuum Grow and Go:

What is the weight range for the Safety 1st continuum Grow and Go convertible car seat?

The weight range for the Safety 1st continuum convertible car seat is 5-40 pounds in rear-facing position. Extended use for rear-facing position would recommend for children until two years old. The weight range for forward facing is 22-50 pounds. Now the weight range for forward facing convertible car seat mode is 5-80 pounds. The weight range for forward-facing harness booster mode is 22-80 pounds. The maximum weight allowed for Safety 1st is 50 pounds forward facing convertible car seat. The seat weight for this infant car seat is just under 20 pounds. The Safety 1st booster weight range is 40 to 80 pounds.

How can you install this safety 1st continuum belt-positioning booster mode vehicle seat?

This safety 1st car seat has multiple modes to choose from you can install it in rear facing mode and forward facing belt-positioning booster mode. To get it as tight as possible you can use the vehicle seat belts or the latch system. Don’t forget to remove the recline position when you’re installing. With the open position the harness can be in the open position. With this safety 1st car seat installation you can use the lap belt or the latch connectors.

Is it easy to install this safety 1ts convertible car seat?

Make sure that you read the manual first for Safety 1st. Then it will be easy to install this convertible car seat. In forward-facing mode you can use the belt-positioning booster on the back seat. Easy to get the best fit if you remove the harness in one quick and easy step.

What kind of features does this Safety 1st Continuum convertible car seat have?

This safety 1st has a quickfit harness. This means that the headrest and harness can be adjusted in one simple step. To wash you can keep the harness holders but you need to remove the seat pad. The continuum is designed to give the most comfort in rear facing and front facing mode. The seat pad is easy to remove. Also the seat pad contains machine washable fabric cover. With the safety 1st you have a no rethread harness and headrest. This means that the harness and headrest doesn’t require manual rethreading. This convertible car seat comes with one cup holder. With this safety 1st convertible car seat you’re getting multiple recline positions. With the multiple recline positions the seat is more comfortable. The harness holder is a good invention for the harness slot. When the harness slots are not in use it can be hidden in the harness holder. With the safety 1st you’re getting multiple crotch buckle positions as well and no rethread harness.

What kind of safety features can you expect from the Safety 1st infant car seat?

With this Safety 1st infant car seat you get everything that you will ever need. It comes with the 360 protect system which offers safety from the dreaded rollover accident. This safety 1st has been subjected to advanced testing. This convertible car seat will be good for even a 2 year old. The side impact protection is an absolute must. But the side impact protection is added to the 360 protection system. The infant insert comes as standard with the package. Also the infant insert can be used up to 11 pounds.

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Brian Beasley

Written by Linda Reid

Hey there, I'm Linda, a mom of three cool kids. I've tried so many car seats, you could call me a "Car Seat Detective." Searching for the perfect car seat can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, but don't worry! I've committed to researching and reviewing car seats that are super safe, cozy, and great for growing kids. Together, we'll find the perfect car seat that keeps your child safe and cozy, and makes you feel like a super-parent!