When it came to my babies, safety was my number one priority (aside from proper nutrition).

And for my new grand child, who’s expected arrival is in August, things haven’t changed. His or her safety will obviously come first. That’s why when the topic of infant car seats came up, I knew exactly where to turn… Safety 1st®.

My past experiences with Safety 1st have been nothing less than perfect. I mean, when you care so much about children the way Safety 1st does, it can’t get any better than that. They put as much time, effort and love into their products as we (the parents) do into our own children— and that says and means a lot!

I’m a true baby gear fanatic. I love the latest and greatest styles, colors and technology so obviously I gravitate toward companies that stand for nothing less than the best— best materials, best and most advanced features. Not to mention those that can offer the most bang for your buck. And when you put all of that together, you get Safety 1st (in everything they create).

As far as infant car seats go, the onBoard™ 35 Air surpasses quality and safety in every step of the way. Safety 1st spared no expense when they designed this awesome product!

Sure, by first sight you see an attractive, cushy car seat but there’s much more than that. Take a closer look!

The one major feature I want to point out here is the double-layered side impact protection system called Air Protect®. When Safety 1st engineers designed Air Protect, they used test methods that simulated the most violent types of side impact crashes — those with vehicle intrusion.

The Air Protect system works in 2 vital ways to protect your child— in the event of a collision, the system shields your child’s head from impact. And as the second layer of defense, Air Protect allows air to escape from the headrest, channeling crash energy away from your child and extending the amount of time it takes to slow your child’s movement.

 Did you know that one in four crashes involving children result in side-impact (the most dangerous) collisions?

Take a look at Safety 1st and Dorel, the makers of the onBoard 35 Air car seat

This is what makes the onBoard 35 Air infant car seat THE best defensive protection for your baby! It’s what THIS seat was built for.

You’ll also appreciate how easy this seat is to use. From transporting to installation in your vehicle, the onBoard 35 Air scores high in simplicity.

The bones of the Air Protect system…

1.) Looking from the top down (molded white styrofoam & thick airfilled foam)
2.) Looking from the bottom up (a thick molded styrofoam)

The Carry Curve Handle features an ergonomic design, making it comfortable to carry no matter if you are right or left handed. And the adjustable stay-in-car base with it’s integrated belt lock, plus the one-click LATCH system allows for fast installation. Proper installation IS a must which is why Safety 1st also added an easy-to-read level indicator.

I really love the snug fit babies get with the onBoard 35 Air. And it’s not just in the cushion-y 1/2″ thick padding either. The solid non-flimsy plastic molded underlying structure plays a vital role in giving baby the most comfortable, yet safest ride possible. Don’t be fooled by those competitors ads in regards to their froo-froo fabrics. THAT does not make a safe car seat! It’s the underlying structure that does.

This seat is designed for rear facing installation, for use with infants from 4 pounds up to a full 35 pounds. It comes with a removable, customizable head rest that’s perfect for new babies (especially preemies). It also comes with low harness slots so smaller babies get a snugger fit and it can be adjusted as baby grows.

1.) 5-point harness   2.) Base Belt Lock
3.) Seat belt hook  4.) Adjustable locking handle (if it doesn’t show green, it’s not locked in place)

So far, I have found that the best, and easiest way to remove the seat from the base (when inside the car) is by tilting it toward the same direction as the latch (backwards), all while pressing down on the seat and pulling up on the latch. It comes out effortlessly and you don’t have to awaken baby. Plus, this baby fits perfectly atop the stroller we chose. A true match made in heaven. hehee!

Obviously we don’t currently have an infant to place in the onBoard 35 Air to show you exactly how this seat fits (in comparison to others) but I HAVE been playing around with it— checking out all the features. So, when the time comes, installation will be like second nature— a true breeze.


  • Air Protect shields head and reduces side-impact forces
  • Rear-facing 4-35 pounds and up to 32 inches in height
  • 5-point harness system
  • Extra leg room
  • Base belt lock easily secures your vehicle seat belt during installation
  • Large adjustable canopy
  • Two-tone polyester fabric covering
  • Removable hand-washable pad
  • Backed by one-year warranty against defective materials and workmanship
  • Comes with instruction manual and base
  • Measures 29″ x 16″ x 22.5″
  • Weighs 20 pounds
  • Airplane ready

I can’t say enough how much I love this car seat and I’m excited to be able to provide my grand child with such sleek, comfort and style without sacrificing safety.


The Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat can be purchased directly at www.safety1st.djgusa.com. As well as at retailers such as Target and Walmart nationwide. MSRP is $169.99.

The onBoard 35 Air comes in a variety of attractive color/print combinations including decatur (the one I reviewed), silverleaf, great lakes, mckenna, calie, and ella.

If you’re in need of a new infant car seat for your child, I highly recommend the onBoard 35 Air from Safety 1st. The breathable padding is phenomenal. It looks and feels so comfy, and makes me wanna climb in and go for a ride— although I’d fall asleep. hehee.

This is one fabulous car seat!


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~ All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclaimer for more information. I did not receive financial compensation for my post but did receive the product(s) mentioned above free of charge from the manufacturer or PR Agency and was under no obligation to write a positive review.  ~


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