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I chose this car seat because it is compatible with my Bebe Confort Loola buggy, and considering I didn't shop about or compare reviews I've been very lucky with it. I have it in the optical framboise colour scheme (pink) which is a but difficult to get these days, but I was set on pink and eventually found it in a specialist baby shop in Fife. I love this colour way, it's not in your face pink or wispy washy either, a nice raspberry pink on the main body in a canvas-type fabric with lime green faux leather piping. Some parts of the fabric inside have a small daisy pattern in the same pink that blends in well. All the plastic outer coating is black, including the handle. The padded inner lining for positioning baby is light grey. I love the curved handle design, it's much comfier and easier to handle than other brands, and has a rubber grip at it's peak. The hood is a bit short and doesn't give much coverage from the sun, but has poppers to take it on and off quickly and easily. I would have preferred a five point harness for security but the 3 point harness is easy to use one handed. The harness length is easily adjusted by pushing a silver metal slider at the from of the seat and either extending the straps or pulling the excess out the bottom. While I'm happy that the upholstery is well padded, the shell of the seat feels quite flimsy, and gives a bit even manipulating it by hand. The seat is a bit tricky to fit to the car but you get the hang of it. My main problem with this car seat though is it it's length. It's supposed to suit birth to one year but I am now shopping for a new one as my newly 6 month old daughter's head is popping out the top unprotected. All in all, not bad for short babies and handy as a travel system, but be prepared to replace it early!
As a mum of three I have had a fair bit of experience with a number of different infant car seats.
My son looks extremely comfortable in the Creatis car seat. I think that having the lie flat position is great. When he was around 5 months old and a bit more sturdier I removed the base pad to allow him to sit up more in his seat.
He has always fallen asleep in the seat very easily without any crying.
I think the only disadvantage ive had with the seat is fitting it in the car - it was quite difficult at first but once done a few times it was fine, however we bought the car seat base so made it even easier to fit.
The reason i bought this car seat was because i bought the loola pushchair. Being able to fit it on to my loola chassis was a real advantage.
My only negative point is that my baby's head seems to be growing past the top of the seat, he is 7 months old now so not sure how much longer hell be in it.
The seat is lovely to carry but quite heavy.
I got this car seat to go with my loola up, in the matching colour. It is a practical car seat, and i have no quarms regarding the safety of my daughter inside it. However, although it looks quite small and lightweight, i would say it was far from it. The straps are easy to adjust, via a button under the bottom one. I think it does look very smart and different, and alot more rounded than most car seats you see these days. It also comes with a newborn insert, which is very useful. One thing i found quite annoying, though, was that when i left the car seat in the car, it was a nightmare getting my daughter out of it, as the hooded bit does not fold back, and if you try, it just springs back to how it was. So i'm not sure what i'd rate this.
When my son was younger I had a bit of a thing for pushchairs so when Bebe Confort brought out their Loola I was in my element. My son was around 8 weeks old and I had to have everything including this amazing lay flat car seat which looked huge and so cosy, the car seat was the Creatis.
It has an amazing design to it, its fairly big and bulky and heavy but these are the only bad points, it has newborn inserts which makes the car seat flat so supports babies back better, it seems narrow but it isn't and my son fitted in his until he was around 14 months old and he was a big boy.
I bought mine is the only colour available when it first came out which was Azure, pale blue and grey, it was around £100 and worth every penny. As the years have gone by it is now available in any colour just about even bright pink!! It also has a base now which makes it easier to fit into the car. With mine it was a nightmare and didn't fit in some cars with shorter seatbelts, the base makes it a lot easier now and I will be purchasing a base to reuse mine when my new baby is born.
The creatis come complete with a hood which makes it extra snuggly in there for a newborn and you can buy a raincover and footmuff extra, perfect if you will be using the carseat on one of Bebe Conforts many chassis. Because the creatis is lay flat for newborns its more baby friendly to the baby's back and so baby's can stay in them a little longer than your average car seats on days out.
Overall this car seat is the only one out of the 5 I have had that I would recommend for a newborn. I would say get the shop to try it in your car before buying though just incase your seatbelts aren't big enough.
This new generation infant carrier is compact yet spacious and comes with removable support which creates a flatter lying position - ideal for your baby's first few months. The height of the harness adjusts with the headrest to ensure a perfect fit.