"Seems comfortable and long lasting…"
Great, roomy car seat that my (now 10 months old) little girl seems very comfortable in and has done since we brought her home. It lasts until she is 29 lb so I imagine that she has quite a bit longer in it. Rear facing car seats are safer than forward facing at this age so I'm pleased to be able to keep her in it.
Its easy to put into the car once you get the knack and the hood and foot muff are a lovely touch, though she started kicking the foot muff off when she was around 5 months.
Fits perfectly onto the Linear Freeway pushchair. Only downside is that the seat is a bit heavy and I can't carry it with LO in anymore.Read moreLess
"not suitable for a tall but light baby so under the 25th centile in weight…"
I bought this seat for my grandson because my daughter, his Mum was on bed rest and very poorly. He was 4lbs 9oz when he came home & 6 weeks prem. The seat was not really small enough but the nurses put a towel over his head so he could go home. He's used this seat until now 13 months later. He weighs 18lbs but is too tall for the seat. There are 3 slots for the straps when viewed from the back but the top one is no good. This means that I have to buy another rearward seat until he is heavy enough to face forwards. I should have bought the Britax or Maxi Cosi which have higher straps. The Ventura seat is no good if you are likely to have a slim child ie slim parents! I just want to warn parents that they are better off buying the more expensive seat so that they don't have to buy two. I wasn't told about this in Mothercare. We were more concerned about the seat being small enough. Now I am going to see if he fits in the Britax Baby Safe which was the other choice. The nursery shop I bought the seat from no longer deals with Silver Cross because they were not a helpful company to deal with. That said the Ventura seat is very nice for a tiny baby & it fits on the Linear Freeway which is a lovely pram.Read moreLess
"I'v got the ventura plus S which is meant to…"
I'v got the ventura plus S which is meant to last longer, 15kgs I think although I'm looking to change it already at 8 months!! My LO isn't huge, she's 8.5kgs but her legs are getting too long now and against the actual seat of the car!! Plus she's not sleeping straight away like she used to in it and I think she'd benefit more from a forward facing now she's older.
It's also very heavy to carry, I manage to carry her in it but it kills your thighs as it bangs on them!!
The cover and hood are great though and installations easy once you get the knack!! Wish they did it with an isofix base though!!
I used it as a travel system with the surf and couldn't fault it.Read moreLess
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"great looking seat, heavy though but most are this size.when…"
great looking seat, heavy though but most are this size.when my baby was 4 months she was already in the top harnesses and when i rang silvercross they said once the straps are over 2cm below her shoulder then she's too tall for the seat.she only weighed 13lb! her shoulders kept coming out of the straps as they were going up and over her shoulders.i ended up buying a graco logico car seat with more harness slots.
loved the way it clipped straight onto the chassis of my pram but not much good as it only lasted us 4 months.Read moreLess