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Graco Junior Baby Car Seat BASE - Black
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2011
After my caesarean, there was no way I would have been able to mess with the seatbelt every time we went out. This base did & still does make life so much easier as the base is secured by the seatbelt once & the car seat then just clicks in & off you go. The stand is adjustable, making the base suitable for most, if not all, cars. To me, it seems my Son is more secure when the base is used as the car seat is not likely to be moved by the seatbelt pulling on it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2011
This car seat is a great buy, it is inexpensive & seems to be very safe & comfortable. The newborn headrest insert ensures baby's head is nice & comfortable while they cannot hold their head up alone, it also gives them a little bit more insulation & helps to keep them warm. The seat also allows you to soothe your baby easily as it rocks. I would definitely recommend the car seat base (Graco Junior Baby Base) as this improves the safety as it is more secure & also allows you to just click the car seat in without faffing with the seatbelt every time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2013
Purchased at a great price, almost 50% cheaper than Mothercare - although please not to future buyers you need the adaptor, something reviews I have read seem to omit! If you have a very dinky (less that 6.5lbs) baby you should also buy an additional padded insert so the baby fits more snuggly and won't be so swamped by it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2011
The seat is good value for money and doesn't seem much different from the other more expensive brands. It is easy to secure with a seatbelt or using the base. The carry handle has 3 positions and the rocking bottom is useful for soothing the baby when you have to put them down somewhere. The seat is too heavy to carry any distance, but is fine as a car seat and carrying short distances. The only complaint is that when the baby is very small the head rest is too high up for it, even on the smallest position, so head support is poor. The seat also seems to be quite upright so when our baby was small her head tended to fall forwards and wasn't supported. After a few weeks this becomes less of a problem as your baby holds their head better but in the mean time you may need to put something else around the baby's head to support it. The seat seems fairly comfortable and the baby often falls asleep in it in the car. All in all it does the job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2014
bought it since i already had the Graco Mirage. found it cheapest on Toys r Us but that would have meant driving 75 miles. ultimately bought it from amazon along with the car seat base. that was the best decision as it simply allows the baby carrier to snap-in and lift off without struggling with the seat belt each time. The car seat is very comfortable for my little one and has a built in rocking base, but will not rock to-fro without constant effort. Also, the seat is quite heavy and not comfortable to be carried for even short distances. I always carry the stroller and clip the car seat onto that directly from the car seat base
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2013
After taking my new born daughter home from hospital in the Graco car seat with base we were a bit concerned that the seat seemed quite upright and tilted forwards. After a bit of messing about we decided that it must be safe as the level indicators on the side if the seat were correct. However after arriving home we found out 3 day old baby slumped in the seat with her head tilted completely forward! Thankfully she was fine but if we had gone any further than the 5 minute journey I dread to think what would have happened! After speaking to the supplier of this base we were advised that it does tilt very far forward and they don't recommend using the base until 3 months old!! No where on the literature does it state this! It says suitable from birth! We have gone back to just strapping the car seat in each journey which is what we wanted to avoid! Dangerous product!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2010
Well worth the money paid for. Very easy to fit to car and its Childs play fitting car seat to base. Overall excellent product!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2011
This car seat works really well with the Graco Quattro Sport Travel Sytem (and maybe other Graco Travel Systems as well?). It clips in and out, so you can transfer your baby between Travel System and car without disturbing them.

However, we encountered the first issue when we put our newborn in the car seat. His head kept lolling forward. We even had one or two people beeping us as they were concerned! We bought some shoulder pads for the straps which helped a fair bit (we also tried neck supports, but they were too big for a newborn). The car seat was at the correct angle (which is fairly upright).

After about 4 months we ditched the Travel System and bought a stroller, but kept using the car seat for the car only. Up until that point the car seat had done its job. The next drawback we noticed was in about June time. The weather wasn't particularly warm, but our 4 month old son kept getting very warm in his seat (despite the aircon being on). After a one hour drive typically his back was soaking with sweat! We were rather concerned about this and looked into all sorts of solutions. The only thing we came up with, which did help, was to drape a muslin cloth between his back and the seat. I think the problem is caused by the 'plasticky' material that the car seat is made of - it just doesn't breathe. And there's no effective ventilation. So not pleasant during the summer, and possibility of baby overheating.

My final criticism is about adjusting the seat when they get to 6 months. For newborns there is a polystyrene wedge that goes under the cover and sits around the bum area. Like a lot of people, I guess, we'd forgotten about this. So when ours little boy reached 7 months we started to wonder why the straps were so tight. I adjusted them to make sure they were on their 'longest' setting - which was a right faff - but they were still too tight. I turned to the manual, which is informative but so detailed and written in about 20 different languages, to find out what we could do. Hidden away on page 57 (or thereabouts) in the tiny diagrams, I came across the wedge. Removing it did make the difference, though it must have been relatively fragile as I broke it in the process! Hence, we won't be able to use that seat for another newborn.

I've no reason to doubt the safety of this model, but given these flaws in the design I would look at other models if I were buying again.
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on 12 April 2015
Absolutely terrible car seat and base station -- do not buy this model! The positioning of the baby when the seat is correctly installed is almost straight upright, which is ridiculous for a newborn who does not have neck control. I had to sit in the back and hold up the newborn's head while my husband drove because otherwise the baby's head would flop down. You can get the seat to recline slightly -- but not enough to fully compensate for the baby's lack of neck control -- if you eliminate the base station. But then the seat is even more wobbly and insecure than otherwise. Also, note that the base is not ISOFIX compatible so it's not a very tight fit. If another passenger accidentally bumps the seatbelt lock and unlocks the baby's seat, the entire contraption will slide off the seat. Overall, the product is so bad as to be negligent. Unclear how anyone could have cleared this product for use by a newborn. Terrible!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 June 2013
baby loves sitting in the car seat. The head support is fantastic. Its light. Very easy to get into the car. Only reason for not giving it 5 stars is the fact that i find it tricky to move the hood as it catches on the handle but overall very happy with it.
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