As I work part time I look after my nephew a lot. He has just outgrown his group 1 car seat and he needed the next stage up. Rather than borrow the seat everytime I have him it's easier for me to have my own seat and use it as and when he comes over. I chose Britax as my daughter has a group 1 seat which is brilliant, also this one was on offer on Amazon £29.99 instead of tje usual £59.99.
A group 2 car seat is suitable for children weighing between 15-36kg which is age 4-12 approximately. It is important to go on the weight rather than age to ensure your child is adequately protected in the event of an accident.
I was pleased with how light the seat is. It weighs just over 4kg so it is perfect for moving from car to car or in my case from the car to the house. The fabric of the seat is black with silvery circles on it. The material is wipe clean which is essential for us as my nephew is very messy! The cover can also be removed and washed in the machine and you can also change the cover for a summer cover to keep your child cooler.
The seat has no straps or any other attachments you simply place it on the car seat and then use the seatbelt to secure your child. On the seat there are guides to make sure the lap part of the belt is in the correct position so your child's stomach would be protected in the event of an accident. There are also guide for the diagonal belt to guide it into the correct position. The clips are bright red and situated just below the headrest so they are easy to follow even without instructions. The headrest on the seat is large with deep wings. When my nephew is sat in the seat his head looks well protected. Rather than just using a normal booster cushion this seat offers protection for side impact collisions. The headrest can be adjusted on eleven levels so it will grow with your child. The backrest of the seat can also be adjusted so it fits in different cars. However if you are in doubt Britax have a list of compatible car makes and models so you can be sure the seat will fit.
We use this car seat frequently and I travel quite a lot for trips to the beach etc. I was concerned that my nephew would strugglw to sleep in this seat as these seats don't reclibe like group 1 seats however he had no problem dropping off in this seat as the wings around the headresr are deep and padded his head was held in position without slumping forward. This is perfect for lomg journy's as he still falls asleep very easily in the car. In terms of getting him in and out of the car the seat is practical as it is so simple to use with no faffing around. The seat also has a fold out cup holder which fits most juice cups. There is one on each side of the seat so it doesn't matter which side of the car you place the seat.
Overall this seat represents great value for money from a brand you can trust. It is simple to use and offers good comfort for your little one.
"At a Glance Britax's Adventure Car Seat is a High Back Booster Seat with side impact protection and an adjustable headrest. The Booster Car Seat includes a seatbelt guide and drinks tray to keep your little one comfy and content as you travel. Features and benefits for Britax Adventure Highback Booster Car Seat - Billy Group 2/3 car seat, suitable for older children (approx. 4–12yrs) – the seat grows with your child and adapts to their changing needs Forward facing with a 3-point seatbelt guide, to ensure that you secure your child into the car seat correctly and safely every time using the adult seatbelt Side impact protection provided by soft padded wings on the car seat – extra safety to guard your little one if there's an accident Drink holder and snack tray that pulls out for easy reach, helping to keep your child fed and happy on the move Headrest with height adjustment and easy transfer for use in a wide range of cars – the perfect travel solution even if your family car changes Removable washable covers, so if there's a spill whilst you're travelling with the family you can pop it in the washing machine when you get back home Suitable from 15kg (33lbs) (approx. 4yrs) to 36kg (79lbs) (approx. 11 yrs) Free 2 year guarantee Mothercare loves...??the adjustable headrest, allowing this seat to grow with your little one. Want to know more?This High Back Booster Car Seat from Britax has an adjustable headrest and can be easily transferred from car to car, perfect for continued use if your family car changes. It's suitable for older children aged approx. 4?12 years, and will grow with your child, adapting to their seating needs when you travel as a family.Installed forward facing into your car, a seatbelt guide on the Adventure Booster Car Seat helps you secure your little one safely in place with the adult seatbelt every time you travel. A drink and snack tray built into the Britax Car Seat pulls out for easy reach, helping to keep your child entertained whilst you're out and about.The side wings of the High Back Booster Car Seat are deeply padded to provide impact protection, an added safety feature in case there's an accident on the road. The Adventure Car Seat's covers are removable and machine washable for your convenience.Don't forget...Mothercare stocks a range of travel accessories to make your journeys more comfortable including sun blinds for the car and seat belt pillows. Fabric composition: 100% Polyester Mix Care Instructions: Machine Washable 30 degree delicate wash What's in the box: 1 x Britax Adventure High Back Booster Car Seat"