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I wanted a car seat which was reliable but not too expensive as it is for my 10 month old grandson whom I look after occasionally. I had looked at various brands and decided on the Britax Prince as it was sturdy and I had tried it out at the store. I'd read a few reviews online and found that it was one of the car seats which came out top. I bought mine from Argos on special offer at £59.99. One thing I would say would be to shop around as I have since found it a lot cheaper to buy online.
The car seat is suitable for the weight range of 9 kg to 18 kg, which is from around 9 months to 4 years old. It was fairly easy to fit and I especially liked the fact that it has a removable cover for washing, which is ideal with young children.
As my car is fitted with air bags in the front, I fitted the car seat to the back seat. There is a five point safety harness which ensures that the child is completely safe. Side impact protection is fitted into the seat and provides added protection. As the child grows, the straps can be adjusted; although this took me a while to master.
This forward facing car seat seems to be very comfortable and is well padded on the seat and head area. I like the dark colour as this fits in well with the interior of my car. A very sturdy car seat even though it weighs only 6 kg and is easily transferred between cars.
The seat reclines into 3 positions and can be done by pulling out a lever at the front of the base. I keep mine reclined at the moment for my grandson as he seems to fall asleep within a few moments of me driving.
Great value for money and I would have no hesitation to recommend this. It was bought as an occasional car seat for my car seat when he visits his Gran, but would be suitable as a main car seat too.
I have owned three of these for over a year now. They were the only ones I could find that would fit side by side in my citroen grand Picasso. Installing them is a bit tricky as you have to feed the seat belt through two red retaining clips so it not easy to transfer the seats to another car. I have left them in my car in the full recline position but one of my kids still slouches forward when he falls asleep. My kids don't complain about them so they must be comfortable and they do look well protected in the padded seat. Securing your child into position is relatively easy, you have to join two pieces together then clip that into the red socket. My three year old has figured out how to unclip himself so I will have to buy the next seat up for him. My seats have never been involved in an accident so I cant comment on their effectiveness.
When we changed our car recently, our last car seat no longer fit as well as it had in the old car so we decided to trade it in for a new one. My wife has a Boots Advantage card so was keen to buy one from there so she could earn the points but it was not until I saw this nifty little number that I eventually concurred!
This car seat fits a child from 9-18 kg so is ideal for any child under the age of 4 from 9 months upwards. It has side-impact protection and soft padded wings and is easily fitted and installed. And it is fairly lightweight meaning that if you need to take this out of your car and transfer it to another then it can be done quickly and easily!
It has three reclining positions meaning that you can adjust it to your individual childs needs and has a slim base meaning that it fits in more varieties of car than most other brands. This is essential for us as we plan to exchange it between my wifes car and mine so ideally we need something that will fit both very different vehicles. It is very soft and looks that comfortable that I am a little bit envious of my daughter for getting to sit in it. Unfortunately, due to size restrictions, I don't think I would quite fit in this somehow and envision a whole Goldilocks scenarioo should I try to do so!
Priced at just over £76 online, it is well within most family's price ranges and of course, buy it from Boots and you get Advantage Points too! It fits with either a 3 point seatbelt or 2 point lap belt and is nice and secure when properly buckled giving you perfect peace of mind and ensuring tyour little one definitely isn't going anywhere!
The cover is removable and washable so if there are any accidents in the car such as spilt squash or juice then this is easily remedied and anyone who is a parent will know how easily this can occur.
I really like this A LOT and think it has been very well made and constructured! Some car seats we loked at in this price range looked a bit cheap and flimsy but with this you get real value for money! I can see this lasting us quite a while and have had no complaints so far whatsoever! Getting my daughter to sit in this is a piece of cake and she really loves the fact that it is higher up than her last seat meaning that she can better see where we are going!
Though it can be fitted either in front or rear seats, manufacturers recommend it for rear usage only. My only complaint is that this DOES NOT convert to a Booster seat but then we have one of these anyway for when my daughter is older that we obtained off a family member so this isn't a real worry but it is one thing that may affect your descision to buy!
A quick look online reveals very few negative comments so if you don't believe me there is a whole host of other equally pleased parents out there only too keen to share their good opinions of this product! One of the things I always consider when buying anything like this is the views of other parents who have recently purchased said item and this car seat gets consistently high scores all across the board whatever web-site you tend to look at!
Overall then this is a great, affordable car seat to buy and one that I am sure will impress once you give it a go! If nothing else, my daughter gives it two thumbs up and she is notoriously hard to please...a bit like her mum! And if my daughter likes it then you know it must be good!
The PRINCE comes with a five-point, one-pull harness and installs easily using a lap and diagonal seat-belt or lap-belt only. Shoulder pads and three recline positions make for a comfortable ride while a slim line base gives a better fit into modern sculptured car seats. Features: Side Impact Protection with deep, softly padded side wings 5-point Safety Harness Lightweight for easy transfer between cars Performance chest pads 3 recline positions Slim base for a better fit in sculptured seats Softly padded and washable cover 3-point seat belt and lap belt installation Easy transfer between cars (lightweight seat) Group 1 Car Seat Age Range 9mth-4yrs (9-18kg)