“ Manufacturer: CAE / Type: Booster „
Little Miss Naughty Booster Seat
It has come to that time where my little one is growing up too fast, and a few months back got too big for her original car seat. Although we also have a booster seat with a back, my little one often goes in her nanny's car and so we thought we would purchase this other booster seat for ease of transferring between cars. We were originally going to purchase a Disney Princess booster seat, though when I came across this brand new on Amazon, I just had to buy it as the 'Little Miss Naughty' really suited our youngster!
I believe that this booster seat can also be purchased from Halfords, though on Amazon, we were able to pick it up for just over £20.00 which I think is around average for these types of seats, if not a little cheaper. It is on Amazon at the moment for an extra £5.00 to what we paid for it.
The seat is made of a hard plastic, which is debatable as to how comfortable it is on long journeys. We have only used it on short journeys and my little one has not complained as of yet. In the centre seat part is a thin fabric material with a lovely image of Little Miss Naughty with the words above her head. The main plastic seating is a dark purple with the image in a pink colour mixed with blue, purple and white. The seat is very light and so easily transferable between cars, and works with the main car seat belt around the child like adults wear them.
The material on the seat is able to come off and be washed which is handy, though it is only secured by Velcro slips which, after time, may become less sticky which is a worry. I believe you may be able to purchase new ones though I do wonder just how much it will hold after a while if I had to break hard. This is not something I took into account when purchasing it unfortunately (one of the downsides to purchasing online), though I think that this is something to consider. The material is also very thin, not enabling much cushioning at all. Due to its thinness, I also wonder how long it will last after washing many times. I believe that you can buy covers separate, though the whole point of purchasing this particular one is the cover so this makes it quite a lot of money for nothing really. The main plastic part of the seat is also easily cleanable and spills and stains wipe off easily with a cloth.
The seat is very attractive, though does have its flaws as mentioned above, though is a lovely design, lightweight and easily washable. My little one loves it and feels like a 'big girl' with it which is good, though I do wonder about its safety and of course, that is the main thing with any type of car seat.
Firstly I will point out that I only purchased this booster seat because my daughter loves the Mr and Mrs Men books and as soon as she spotted little miss naughty on a booster seat she instantly wanted one, she already had a plain pink one that was made from polystyrene with a cover around it, that one did not have the two small arms that this one has, which are really a lot better for booster seats because the seat belt can tuck in behind these arms making them a lot more stable than the ones available with out. This one is made out of a moulded plastic material and the art work picture printed is slightly cushioned for a little extra comfort, it does exactly what it says on the tin the only difference being is that this one comes with a little Miss character on it, so any children who love these characters will love this seat as well as it ticking all the safety boxes you look for in such a thing.
During the winter my youngest granddaughter decided she no longer liked sitting in her car seat; at three and a half years of age she wasn't strictly old enough for a booster seat but I decided to buy her one as she has really shot up in height, meaning that together with a seat belt adaptor she would be safe enough. Her parents agreed so I looked around for a suitable car seat, eventually coming across this Little Miss Naughty design in Halfords.
It is a solid moulded plastic seat, topped with a thin fabric sheet on which is printed the rather dull Little Miss design. In actual fact the seat in its entirety is not as brightly coloured as I would have liked, the dark purple of the seat itself being a strange choice for a product designed for small children.
The booster seat is lightweight, if a little bulky, and takes up far less room on my back seat than my granddaughter's previous car seat. It also has the added advantage of being completely portable, meaning my granddaughter can sit wherever she likes in the car with no fuss or bother. The aspect which makes this booster seat bulkier than others are the cut-outs on either side of the seat; these are there to 'hook' the seat belt through, which may or may not provide extra protection for your child depending on their height and weight. For my granddaughter this shaping is ideal as she has a habit of trying to slide beneath the lap section of her seat belt, something which is absolutely not possible when she is using this seat unless she physically undoes the seat belt at the plug - which she is naturally forbidden to do.
The fabric sheet is secured to the seat via two strips of velcro, this velcro is stronger than usual although I actually am still rather concerned about how well the fabric would stay in place should I be in an accident and my granddaughter thrown forwards. This sheet can easily be removed for washing, I have not had to do this as yet but would be confident that the colours wouldn't fade and nor would the sheet become stretched or distorted due to the thin but robust fabric used in its creation.
The only significant problem I can foresee with this particular booster seat is the fact that the base is very, very hard which I'm sure would make for much uncomfort if I were to take my granddaughter on a long journey. As it stands I have only driven her around the local area at the moment but in May we are planning to visit relatives who live over 100 miles away, I suspect I shall have to buy her a better padded seat before then as she is not the most patient traveller at the best of times let alone when she has a sore bottom!
Overall, however, I am pleased with this booster seat. It is slightly more interesting than the plain covered ones I viewed at the same time in Halfords, and the range also encompasses Disney Princesses and Disney Cars so everyone should be able to find one they like. My misgivings regarding the fabric sheet sliding are undoubtedly unfounded as this type of product has to meet very high safety standards, it's just Nanny worrying about nothing as usual.
This seat was a fantastic buy, £9.99 from stores such as Asda although sometimes they're on offer.
It can also be bought with various designs not necessarily little miss naughty but that's the one we've got for our two little mischievous terrors!!
The thing I liked about these is they are plastic so they're completely wipeable and the little cushion bit with miss naughty on is on velcro so it comes off completely and can be washed.
This seat is also extremely light and easy to move around, they also stack if you've got two so if not in use they can be stacked in the boot or on one seat. The other great thing about them being light is they can be carried so if a child is being picked up by someone else or you doing some bus/train and some car they can be transported easily in a carrier bag.
All in all a great buy, no point in waffling on, there's not much else to say about this booster seat.
We needed to buy our daughter a new booster chair as my husband took her original one out while he was trying to fit some bits of wood on the back seat and left it stranded in B&Qs car park. He went back about fifteen minutes later but it was no where to be seen.
My little girl is nearly eleven and hates the thought of having a booster chair, apparently she is the only person in her class who needs one, but she is a tiny little thing and so there is nothing we can do.
The one we had before was a hot pink colour with lots of bright flowers and she quite liked it, but after unsuccessfully trawling through every shop in three different towns looking for a similar thing we settled on this Little Miss Naughty one from Argos.
The base of the booster chair is a bright purple colour. It is made of a strong light weight plastic. On top of the base to try and make it a little more comfy is a hot pink cushion, it has a picture of little miss naughty driving her car. The cushion is quite thin and my daughter said It was not very comfortable, her other one was heavily padded in foam and so I think this hard one was a bit of a shock for her pampered bottom.
The cushion attaches to the base by velcro, it can be removed and put in the washing machine. The base can be wiped clean.
The chair is easy to fit as it doesn't require any pre strapping, you just pop it on the seat, sit on it and put the seat belt on as usual. The little hooks at the back of the seat keep the seat belt in place.
The chair is a group 2-3 seat, it is suitable for 4 to 12 years. or 15-36 Kg in weight. You can use it with a three point seat belt or a lap belt.
I bought ours from Argos costing £12.99, I think this is a good price for a cute and girly booster chair, but I think it is only suitable if you make short journeys. We drove to Wales last week which for us is nearly a seven hour drive, although we broke the trip up with several stop offs, I couldn't expect her to be uncomfortable for such a long time so I borrowed a friends comfy padded chair.
I think if we ever lose this one, I will most certainly choose comfort over colour.