Top critical review
18 people found this helpful
on 18 April 2012
My daughter loves this seat. Which is the only reason I'm sticking with it.
The seat itself is very nice to look at and fits in the car relatively easily.
The padding on the straps tears if you so much as breathe on it. Very flimsy and not hard wearing at all. Not good for an item that is used regularly.
The webbing used for the safety harness is also guite thin and flimsy compared to other car seats I've had in the past. I'm not saying there's any danger of it breaking. No, the problem is that because its so thin the harness has a habit of unhooking itself from the metal bracket at the back of the seat when you loosen and tighten the straps during use. It's not much fun having to get into all sorts of contortions in order to fasten it back on while you have a struggling child sat in the seat! Nor is it much fun doing it the other way and completely removing the seat from the car in order to re-attach the harness while trying to keep an eye on your child at the same time.... In a busy car park!
On one occasion i've gotten home after a car journey only to find that one side of the harness has unhooked itself and I haven't noticed when I've strapped my girl into the seat (It's not always obvious when it heppens because it unhooks at the back of the seat and the harness can look like nothings amiss). My child was therefore not strapped into the seat for the whole journey!
I've resorted to using electrical tape to seal the rear metal bracket to prevent this happening and make the seat safe.
Either use better webbing or re-design the metal bracket Cosatto! Either way the designers/testers of this seat want a 'bit of a talking to'.