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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 192 NEUTRAL: 77
REGRET: 2 WANT: 108

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Rachel A.

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The Mesa is (of course) incredibly compatible with the uber-popular Vista. Downside, though, is that it isn’t compatible with many other strollers. It’s tied with the Maxi Cosi Prezi and Orbit Infant for heaviest seat - weighing 12 pounds! Urban parents will like that the carrier installs well... but suburban parents will find that the base installation is often harder than you'd expect with LATCH, and often impossible with the seat belt due to an awkward geometry for the belt path and a seat belt locking device that lets the belt slip through.

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LOVE: 192 NEUTRAL: 77
REGRET: 2 WANT: 108
  • A must have item for baby soon. May 13, 2018

  • I can't say enough good things about this product. We have the 'Henry' which is made of wool, and doesn't use any flame retardant chemicals. It's lightweight, and easily adjustable as baby grows. Apr 30, 2018

    • Lexi F.
    • San Francisco, California

    Works great with our stroller (Cruz) and baby has been comfortable in it and we feel better that he's safely strapped in. Installation can be done with or without the base, which is great for travel. Apr 27, 2018

  • This car seat is wonderful. It fits so easier into the UppaBaby stroller. The whole system is fool proof and stunning Apr 26, 2018

  • Love how easy this works with my Vista. It is heavier than some other options but that's the only downside for me. Apr 24, 2018

  • I Love this car seat! I like how the head rest grows with baby. AND it's SUPER easy to clean! Apr 21, 2018

    • Jamie S.
    • Studio City, California

    Even with a pediatrician and a nurse helping, we could not figure out how to get my 6 lb baby in the car seat with the infant insert. It either squashes her legs or without it, her head is too low. Apr 20, 2018

  • The seat is so well made. It is heavier than we expected, but manageable. Very easy to attach to and remove from the Vista stroller. Apr 08, 2018

  • Better than most carseats I've tried. The straps tighten and loosen fluidly. The base is easy to install and clip the seat into. Very clear safety indicators when installing. Apr 06, 2018

  • Love this car seat! Base is easy to install and car seat is easy to click in and out of base. It's normally humid here but baby has had no issues with being over hot or too cold. Easy to clean & carry Apr 05, 2018

  • Really easy to install and use, and very convenient with the uppa baby vista stroller. This was a must for us! super happy with it. Apr 04, 2018

  • If your budget allows, go for this. It's a breeze to snap into UB stroller and car seat base. It fits nicely in our 2017 CR-V next to our older daughter's convertible car seat. Mar 14, 2018

  • If you have the Vista stroller this car seat is a must. It’s easy for transporting sleeping baby. Also, the car seat expert at my local police station could not say enough about how safe it is! Mar 14, 2018

  • This car seat goes with my uppababy system. I love how easy it is to click in and that I can use the base or a seatbelt to secure it. Does not protect well from the sun though Mar 10, 2018

  • This car seat system is very easy to install, fits comfortably in a sedan or an SUV. The seat itself clicks easily into the base. The carrying handle is easy to adjust and makes for easy carrying. Mar 05, 2018

  • A little heavy for our 4th floor walk-up! Also, the straps are not intuitive to adjust. Otherwise, our baby loves it. Mar 02, 2018

  • The cushion is soft and supports our newborn perfectly. The infant insert was a nice addition but our 6.7 pound baby didn't need it and was completely secure without it. Highly recommended! Mar 01, 2018

  • Our little one tends to get sick in the car a lot, and it is easy to remove all the pieces for washing, and to put back together. We also love that it pops right into our UPPAbaby stroller! Feb 26, 2018

  • Love that this works in conjunction with the Vista system. Easy to use and I felt provided exceptional safety for my infant. Feb 20, 2018

    • Sarah R.
    • Santa cruz, California

    We bought the blue model as it’s the only one rated for fire safety without all the chemicals ss it uses wool fabric. It was a little big for our 5lbs baby but now she’s 1lbs she fits comfortably. Feb 11, 2018

  • A great buy when purchasing the uppababy vista travel system. So easy to work and installing in the car is super easy! Feb 10, 2018

  • Great car seat for both of our babies. Easy to install the base. Fits newborn well. Easy to clean. Gets very heavy. Feb 05, 2018

  • My 3 month old has fit into this very well since birth. It is easy to take in and out of the car and attach to the stroller. Jan 30, 2018

    • Anna K.
    • Stoughton, Massachusetts

    So amazing how it can go into the stroller so easy Jan 26, 2018

  • This car seat is amazing! I have two of these for my twins. It is super safe! So easy to get baby buckled in. Also, really great for smaller birth weights! My preemies fit very well in it. Jan 26, 2018

    • Erica .
    • Dalzell, South Carolina

    My absolute favorite thing about this seat is the ease of the harness readjustment. All it take is a quick pull and you can change the height of the harness. The slots to hold the buckle are great too Jan 25, 2018

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  • A must have item for baby soon. May 13, 2018

  • I can't say enough good things about this product. We have the 'Henry' which is made of wool, and doesn't use any flame retardant chemicals. It's lightweight, and easily adjustable as baby grows. Apr 30, 2018

    • Lexi F.
    • San Francisco, California

    Works great with our stroller (Cruz) and baby has been comfortable in it and we feel better that he's safely strapped in. Installation can be done with or without the base, which is great for travel. Apr 27, 2018

  • This car seat is wonderful. It fits so easier into the UppaBaby stroller. The whole system is fool proof and stunning Apr 26, 2018

  • Love how easy this works with my Vista. It is heavier than some other options but that's the only downside for me. Apr 24, 2018

  • I Love this car seat! I like how the head rest grows with baby. AND it's SUPER easy to clean! Apr 21, 2018

    • Jamie S.
    • Studio City, California

    Even with a pediatrician and a nurse helping, we could not figure out how to get my 6 lb baby in the car seat with the infant insert. It either squashes her legs or without it, her head is too low. Apr 20, 2018

  • The seat is so well made. It is heavier than we expected, but manageable. Very easy to attach to and remove from the Vista stroller. Apr 08, 2018

  • Better than most carseats I've tried. The straps tighten and loosen fluidly. The base is easy to install and clip the seat into. Very clear safety indicators when installing. Apr 06, 2018

  • Love this car seat! Base is easy to install and car seat is easy to click in and out of base. It's normally humid here but baby has had no issues with being over hot or too cold. Easy to clean & carry Apr 05, 2018

  • Really easy to install and use, and very convenient with the uppa baby vista stroller. This was a must for us! super happy with it. Apr 04, 2018

  • If your budget allows, go for this. It's a breeze to snap into UB stroller and car seat base. It fits nicely in our 2017 CR-V next to our older daughter's convertible car seat. Mar 14, 2018

  • If you have the Vista stroller this car seat is a must. It’s easy for transporting sleeping baby. Also, the car seat expert at my local police station could not say enough about how safe it is! Mar 14, 2018

  • This car seat goes with my uppababy system. I love how easy it is to click in and that I can use the base or a seatbelt to secure it. Does not protect well from the sun though Mar 10, 2018

  • This car seat system is very easy to install, fits comfortably in a sedan or an SUV. The seat itself clicks easily into the base. The carrying handle is easy to adjust and makes for easy carrying. Mar 05, 2018

  • A little heavy for our 4th floor walk-up! Also, the straps are not intuitive to adjust. Otherwise, our baby loves it. Mar 02, 2018

  • The cushion is soft and supports our newborn perfectly. The infant insert was a nice addition but our 6.7 pound baby didn't need it and was completely secure without it. Highly recommended! Mar 01, 2018

  • Our little one tends to get sick in the car a lot, and it is easy to remove all the pieces for washing, and to put back together. We also love that it pops right into our UPPAbaby stroller! Feb 26, 2018

  • Love that this works in conjunction with the Vista system. Easy to use and I felt provided exceptional safety for my infant. Feb 20, 2018

    • Sarah R.
    • Santa cruz, California

    We bought the blue model as it’s the only one rated for fire safety without all the chemicals ss it uses wool fabric. It was a little big for our 5lbs baby but now she’s 1lbs she fits comfortably. Feb 11, 2018

  • A great buy when purchasing the uppababy vista travel system. So easy to work and installing in the car is super easy! Feb 10, 2018

  • Great car seat for both of our babies. Easy to install the base. Fits newborn well. Easy to clean. Gets very heavy. Feb 05, 2018

  • My 3 month old has fit into this very well since birth. It is easy to take in and out of the car and attach to the stroller. Jan 30, 2018

    • Anna K.
    • Stoughton, Massachusetts

    So amazing how it can go into the stroller so easy Jan 26, 2018

  • This car seat is amazing! I have two of these for my twins. It is super safe! So easy to get baby buckled in. Also, really great for smaller birth weights! My preemies fit very well in it. Jan 26, 2018

    • Erica .
    • Dalzell, South Carolina

    My absolute favorite thing about this seat is the ease of the harness readjustment. All it take is a quick pull and you can change the height of the harness. The slots to hold the buckle are great too Jan 25, 2018

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  • Q: How easy is it to use this car seat in taxis?

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Dec 22, 2015

  • The 2014 model is VERY easy to use in taxis. But the 2015 model is slightly different and not a safe without the base according to The Car Seat Lady. Try the Nuna Pipa if you're looking for a compatibility to the 2015 Uppa Baby Vista and easy to instal in taxis.

    Mieke S. - Dec 22, 2015

  • The original Mesa had a European belt path which allowed for a safe, secure installation without the base in most cars anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the redesign for 2015 saw UPPAbaby remove this safety feature... and the seat is no longer one we recommend for parents who will be taking taxis or going in other cars without the base. https://youtu.be/l_ZvrrRzSw4

    The Car Seat Lady . - Dec 22, 2015

  • We have the older Mesa that we bought in 2014 so we had a good experience using it in taxis (except if the cab driver has some sort of seat covers across the whole back seat, which is another story). Be aware that there's a little metal H-shaped bar you can use to get a really snug fit with the safety belt that is tucked inside the Mesa frame. I'm not sure I would bother with this in a taxi though

    Jane U. - Dec 22, 2015

  • We've never tried this in a taxi, however, there is an option to go seatbelt only with no base for this car seat.

    Cathalina L. - Dec 22, 2015

  • We found it relatively easy to use the Mesa in taxis with the seatbelt securing it (without the base). There were a few sweat full moments though in cars from the airport though who seemed to have shorter shoulder straps that were a real struggle to get around the car seat correctly. Not sure if other car seats would have a similar issue. Sent from my iPhone

    Cheryl A. - Dec 22, 2015

  • We have the 2014 model and as others have said, very easy to quickly install in taxis/ubers. For nearly the first year of our son's life, we didn't even own a car, being city dwellers, so this was super important to us.

    Marianna R. - Dec 22, 2015

  • I have used it in a taxi(uber) once and it was very easy. im not sure about the safety feature, i felt it was quite secure with the seatbelt and no base. However I would not do that for a long ride without the base

    Secretly Expecting - Dec 23, 2015

  • Q: On our local news (SF Bay area) an 11 month old was able to undue her chest harness.... Has anyone had problems with their infants unbuckling the chest harness? There are reports of infants as young as 6 months doing this. UPPAbaby's response to this issue - is that it is "isolated".

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Nov 13, 2015

  • My son is now almost 2 years old and pretty smart - and has never even attempted unbuckling his car seat straps - either on the Mesa or on his current seat, the clek foonf. I would think it would be pretty difficult to do if the straps are tight and buckled where they should be.

    Marianna R. - Dec 22, 2015

  • My son started doing it around 11 months and did it with just one finger. He was getting too long for the car seat anyway but it was very easy for him to do and hard for us to prevent when driving.

    Samantha G. - Dec 23, 2015

  • When my son was around 11 months it was very easy for him to unclip the chest harness with one finger. Once he figured it out there was really no stopping him and he did it constantly. He was getting too long for it anyway but doesn't seem isolated according to my son.

    Samantha G. - Dec 23, 2015

  • Q: I purchased this car seat since it is one of the more compact infant car seats and I have 2 other kids, but I did not do diligence before about stroller adapters. Does anyone know if this works with the bugaboo bee? I have been able to locate an adapter, but just curious if anyone else might know.

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Mar 23, 2014

  • Bugaboo does not make an adapter for this. However, I have a chameleon and it fits perfectly in the graco adapter they make. Of course that's not what it's intended for, so use at your own discretion.

    Jordan W. - Aug 14, 2017

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