While the UPPAbaby MESA has a weight limit of 35 pounds, most babies will outgrow the car seat once they reach 32 inches in height—or when there's less than an inch between the top of baby's head and the top of the car seat.
For parents planning to using their first child's infant car seat for other children as their family grows, the UPPAbaby MESA can be used safely for many years to come.
UPPAbaby's only infant car seat, the MESA, is designed to support your child from day one up to approximately 12 months old—give or take a few months, depending on how fast baby is growing!
Using the included infant insert, the MESA can be used with infants as small as 4 pounds. UPPAbaby recommends using the infant insert, which is a small and easy to remove fabric pad that goes under your little one, from between 4 and 8 pounds to help ensure proper positioning in their car seat.
The insert will be removed when your infant begins growing on top of the buckle, making it difficult to buckle the harness.
From there, the MESA is easy to adjust as your child grows, thanks to a no-rethread harness integrated into the adjustable headrest with side impact protection.
When making adjustments, the harness should be snug: If you can pinch the harness webbing at the child's shoulders, the harness should be tightened.
The UPPAbaby MESA can be used until your child is 32 inches tall or weighs 35 pounds, whichever comes first. Because these limits are generous, another good indicator that your little one is ready for a convertible car seat is when their head is nearly 1 inch from the back of the car seat.
At that point, you'll want to select a larger car seat, such as the UPPAbaby KNOX, that ensures baby's head and neck are properly protected.
The UPPAbaby MESA expires 7 years after the date it was manufactured. You can find the expiration date of your car seat printed on the bottom of the seat shell and the car seat base.
Infant car seat expiration dates help ensure that you are using a car seat that is functioning as designed to protect your child on the go.
You will want to plan on replacing the car seat before the expiration indicated for a number of reasons.
Most importantly, materials used to build all car seats (from foam to metal to plastic parts) will be affected overtime by daily use, exposure to the elements such as humidity, and extreme temperature variation in your vehicle.
Car seats at or beyond their expiration date will not have the structural integrity needed in event of an accident. With a safety item like this, you want to ensure it is functioning exactly as designed to protect its precious cargo.
Since January 2019, UPPAbaby has offered a limited lifetime warranty on the UPPAbaby MESA as well as their other car seats, the ALTA and KNOX.
To be eligible for the limited lifetime warranty, customers must register the MESA with UPPAbaby within three months of purchase from an authorized U.S. retailer, such as Strolleria.
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