Product Type: Jané Rebel child car seats
Newest Review: ... of journeys without waking up unnaturally. It does lie flat: the base is very slightly sloping upwards from toe to head, but it's flat, an... more
Short term fab - of no long term use
Jané Matrix Car Seat
Member Name: thedownhams
Jané Matrix Car Seat
Date: 13/06/03, updated on 13/06/03 (3677 review reads)
Advantages: Lie flat - brilliant, Looks very smart, Directly onto chassis
Disadvantages: Bulky & Heavy, Very limited lifespan, Stability when upright
We loved the idea of our newbaby being able to lie flat in the car seat and this product cannot be faulted for the comfort and security it gave her for the first few weeks.
We always like the idea of being able to move the baby without waking her too and being able to put this car seat directly onto the chassis, no bulky seat unit was a big plus too.
However that is where the usefulness of this product come to an end.
The seat in the upright position is very easily tipped backwards which when you see the number of parent who place them on raised surfaces is quite frightening.
There is also the width of the seat, it's very narrow - our baby is 12lbs and already at only three months old it's a tight squeeze, there's just no way a child of 9 months will be comfortable in this.
With hindsight - which is a wonderful thing I would have gone for the Mama's and Papa's lie flat carrycot/car seat on the Pilko, purely because the baby could have slept in it too unlike the Matrix and then just bought the Powertrack at a later date to use as a pushchair.
We are on our third child now and the conclusion I have reached is that there isn't one pram that will take you from Birth to Three years - whatever the manufacturers claim.
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