"A great seat with one (short) problem…"
Generally I like this seat. I got it for a very good price on Amazon, it looks good, is very easy to fit and is comfortable and secure for my toddler. It is lightweight and easy for her to climb into and I like the cup holder too.
However the part of the harness which comes up between her thighs is far too short! What a stupid flaw - so easy to get right and yet it's so wrong. It means that its very fiddly to do up (I took off some of the padding and that made it easier) and it looks uncomfortable. Instead of doing up on her belly the harness does up in between her legs. She doesn't seem bothered but it doesn't look comfortable and I'm concerned that if she gets a lot bigger I won't be able to do it up at all.
Also the straps have adjusted so that one is looser than the other all the time.
Saying that, she's not an escapee so hasn't managed to wriggle out as yet.
I do like the car seat, but the flaw is so annoying because it's just such a pointlessly bad design.Read moreLess
"Looks great, but problematic…"
The seat looks great, and has good protection on the sides. I thought I would love it, so I paid more for it than I had planned (it is expensive). What I didn't realise was that I would have two serious problems with it.
The little strap in the crotch area for the harness is just far too short. This makes strapping my toddler in a nightmare as it's really hard to hook the harness. I have a very skinny girl, but the latch gets all caught around her legs when I try to close it since the strap doesn't go through her legs but latches between them. I've read it's adjustable and you can add a little length, but I believe this must be the US model--the UK one definitely does not adjust.
My other concern has come as an indirect result of the latch being so low on the harness. With so much length on the armstraps, my daughter sometimes pushes her arms out. It does not matter how much I tighten the straps, she can still wriggle out, leaving only the lap belt on her, which is unsafe. I have to watch her very carefully.
Maybe I'll love the seat when she outgrows the harness system and I can start using the seat belt, but right now I curse the seat every day. I'm very frustrated that I can't afford another seat right now.Read moreLess
4 people found this review helpful.
"Confident with fit, really pleased with comfort…"
We've been using interchangeably for our 18mth old twins and 3 yr old.
Really pleased with the fit in the cars we have access to (VW Eos, Sharan and Volvo), been able to move easily and gain a secure fit.
Love the features like the adjustable headrest and side impact.
Added extras like the drink holder and side compartments make my 3yo really excited about travelling!Read moreLess
"Bought a Graco Nautilus 123 C car seat in July…"
Bought a Graco Nautilus 123 C car seat in July for our toddler due to be 2 end October. He escapes the harness with worrying ease, leaving the 5-point belt harness just secured at his waist (we re-secure him but often its a matter of gritting teeth and a prayer as our record is 12 stops on a 10 mile journey. Today however, disaster - he's figured out how to press and release the clip to undo the whole harness. We looked over shoulders to find him facing the boot! You'd laugh except it just makes me burst into tears because of the realisation that I cannot protect him. Urgently looked at Graco website and American system has a secondary harness higher up, then googled 5pointplus which then advised this is outlawed in Europe - hence no sight on UK websites of a secondary cross clip. However, that is as nothing to this afternoon's events: as he managed during one shopping trip to Tescos managed to unclip the buckle 5 times. The horror when we turned around to check on him to find him facing the boot of the car on his knees. What the hell do we do now! Help please. Our car is no longer safe. It's just another playground.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.