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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 169 NEUTRAL: 72
REGRET: 2 WANT: 98

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Samantha G.

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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: 169 NEUTRAL: 72
REGRET: 2 WANT: 98
  • Love that it fits directly into the vista ! Jan 22, 2018

  • Easy install. Love the sleek look and design and easily snaps onto the Vista stroller. Comes with infant insert for newborn. Liner removable for washing. Jan 12, 2018

  • Lightweight, easy to install, not at all bulky, and great security even when using without the base. We love this carseat Jan 10, 2018

    • Zoe E.
    • Alamogordo , New Mexico

    The car seat is a little heavy but I love that the insert has a great head support so that my daughters head doesn’t flop over to one side like it did in others. Jan 10, 2018

  • I like this seat but don’t love it. Wish the canopy covered more. The sun is always in my daughters eyes. However love how easy it is with the Vista stroller and it’s fairly lightweight comparatively. Jan 03, 2018

  • This car seat is so easy to install and so safe! The side impact protectors have kept my baby's head up right since day one. My friends car seats don't support their baby's heads at all. Jan 03, 2018

    • Cassie J.
    • Mount Holly, North Carolina

    By far was the easiest carseat to install- idiot proof! Clicks off and on so you know it's attached to the base securely. Can remove with one lever. Came with infant adapter we used for our 5 lb baby. Dec 30, 2017

  • Attractive, and so easy to click into base and stroller Dec 29, 2017

    • Pooja B.
    • Union City, California

    I received this with my 3-year old and now use it for 3-month old. I feel my babies are safe when they are in the car seat. It is sturdy and comfortable. Dec 21, 2017

  • Baby is very comfortable in this car seat. Easy to adjust when needed and has high safety ratings! Dec 20, 2017

    • Erin F.
    • Grand Blanc, Michigan

    Love this seat. It wipes clean easily with a baby wipe, straps are super easy to adjust. I just wish it had a bigger canopy. Nov 29, 2017

  • Used for our first born and will use again! We love love love how easy this car seat is! Installation, carry-ability, and use with the UppaBaby stroller is the best!! Nov 28, 2017

  • We had a screamer..our daughter stopped when we bought this seat!! It is very sleek and relativity light!! It clicks right on to the Uppa baby stroller. Love that the straps tuck in to the side too!! Nov 16, 2017

    • Erika M.
    • Pleasantville, New York

    Great car seat and clips right into the Uppa stroller with no converter required Nov 15, 2017

  • Car seat works well for the stroller. So easy to install it’s really amazing. We didn’t have to buy two bases because it was so easy to move between cars. Nov 11, 2017

  • love the ease and convenience but it does take up a lot of space when rear facing. The front seat has to go way up to accommodate Nov 02, 2017

  • Super easy to install and not so heavy when carrying even with baby inside Nov 01, 2017

    • Cori T.
    • United States of America

    Light weight. Clips directly into the UPPAbaby Vista stroller Oct 26, 2017

  • Very stylish.The only problem I’ve had in the past is with the base. It has a feature that lets you know if the seat belt is tight enough to the base, however I struggle making it green/ok. A mat help Oct 26, 2017

  • The no re-thread straps are nice. I found it a little weird to get a good fit when baby was newborn. Oct 24, 2017

  • Super easy to use and install! Not convenient to carry around or travel with--it's really heavy. Easy to clean, take apart and throw in the wash. Oct 23, 2017

  • LOVE this car seat! It is more than worth the price. We have the Mesa Henry, so it's 100% flame-retardant free. Super convenient, stylish, washable cover, get so many compliments! Oct 21, 2017

    • Amy Y.
    • Durham, North Carolina

    Compatible with the Uppababy stroller & easy to click in/out. The padding seems very comfy for baby. Cons: heavier than others, canopy clicks when opening or closing which can wake baby. Oct 20, 2017

    • kat p.
    • COSTA MESA, California

    This was a car seat recommended to me by many friends! Oct 19, 2017

    • Sarah L.
    • Pembroke Pines, Florida

    Baby fits nice and snuck in car seat - feels very safe. Pro - LATCH system - easier installation, secure (clicks when in place), compatible with UPPAbaby strollers - easy in and out of car Oct 19, 2017

  • I feel like my child is very secure. It is versatile and fits do easily on my stroller frame. Baby doesn't care for it so much, but I'm sure he'll come around! Oct 19, 2017

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  • Love that it fits directly into the vista ! Jan 22, 2018

  • Easy install. Love the sleek look and design and easily snaps onto the Vista stroller. Comes with infant insert for newborn. Liner removable for washing. Jan 12, 2018

  • Lightweight, easy to install, not at all bulky, and great security even when using without the base. We love this carseat Jan 10, 2018

    • Zoe E.
    • Alamogordo , New Mexico

    The car seat is a little heavy but I love that the insert has a great head support so that my daughters head doesn’t flop over to one side like it did in others. Jan 10, 2018

  • I like this seat but don’t love it. Wish the canopy covered more. The sun is always in my daughters eyes. However love how easy it is with the Vista stroller and it’s fairly lightweight comparatively. Jan 03, 2018

  • This car seat is so easy to install and so safe! The side impact protectors have kept my baby's head up right since day one. My friends car seats don't support their baby's heads at all. Jan 03, 2018

    • Cassie J.
    • Mount Holly, North Carolina

    By far was the easiest carseat to install- idiot proof! Clicks off and on so you know it's attached to the base securely. Can remove with one lever. Came with infant adapter we used for our 5 lb baby. Dec 30, 2017

  • Attractive, and so easy to click into base and stroller Dec 29, 2017

    • Pooja B.
    • Union City, California

    I received this with my 3-year old and now use it for 3-month old. I feel my babies are safe when they are in the car seat. It is sturdy and comfortable. Dec 21, 2017

  • Baby is very comfortable in this car seat. Easy to adjust when needed and has high safety ratings! Dec 20, 2017

    • Erin F.
    • Grand Blanc, Michigan

    Love this seat. It wipes clean easily with a baby wipe, straps are super easy to adjust. I just wish it had a bigger canopy. Nov 29, 2017

  • Used for our first born and will use again! We love love love how easy this car seat is! Installation, carry-ability, and use with the UppaBaby stroller is the best!! Nov 28, 2017

  • We had a screamer..our daughter stopped when we bought this seat!! It is very sleek and relativity light!! It clicks right on to the Uppa baby stroller. Love that the straps tuck in to the side too!! Nov 16, 2017

    • Erika M.
    • Pleasantville, New York

    Great car seat and clips right into the Uppa stroller with no converter required Nov 15, 2017

  • Car seat works well for the stroller. So easy to install it’s really amazing. We didn’t have to buy two bases because it was so easy to move between cars. Nov 11, 2017

  • love the ease and convenience but it does take up a lot of space when rear facing. The front seat has to go way up to accommodate Nov 02, 2017

  • Super easy to install and not so heavy when carrying even with baby inside Nov 01, 2017

    • Cori T.
    • United States of America

    Light weight. Clips directly into the UPPAbaby Vista stroller Oct 26, 2017

  • Very stylish.The only problem I’ve had in the past is with the base. It has a feature that lets you know if the seat belt is tight enough to the base, however I struggle making it green/ok. A mat help Oct 26, 2017

  • The no re-thread straps are nice. I found it a little weird to get a good fit when baby was newborn. Oct 24, 2017

  • Super easy to use and install! Not convenient to carry around or travel with--it's really heavy. Easy to clean, take apart and throw in the wash. Oct 23, 2017

  • LOVE this car seat! It is more than worth the price. We have the Mesa Henry, so it's 100% flame-retardant free. Super convenient, stylish, washable cover, get so many compliments! Oct 21, 2017

    • Amy Y.
    • Durham, North Carolina

    Compatible with the Uppababy stroller & easy to click in/out. The padding seems very comfy for baby. Cons: heavier than others, canopy clicks when opening or closing which can wake baby. Oct 20, 2017

    • kat p.
    • COSTA MESA, California

    This was a car seat recommended to me by many friends! Oct 19, 2017

    • Sarah L.
    • Pembroke Pines, Florida

    Baby fits nice and snuck in car seat - feels very safe. Pro - LATCH system - easier installation, secure (clicks when in place), compatible with UPPAbaby strollers - easy in and out of car Oct 19, 2017

  • I feel like my child is very secure. It is versatile and fits do easily on my stroller frame. Baby doesn't care for it so much, but I'm sure he'll come around! Oct 19, 2017

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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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