“ Brand: La Route „
I bought this car seat about 6 months ago now. My partner has a three year old son and we were taking him more places in the car and it was a nightmare keeping on borrowing seats from people. I was looking for a low priced booster seat to keep in the car so it was always there if we wanted it. I found this in Home Bargains for a bargain £4.99. Usually I would be really cautious about brands of car seats and do lots of research prior to buying. However, booster seats are slightly different and are simply a way to make the child sit taller in the car therefore making the seat belt function better and also allowing the child to see more of what's going on.
The car seat is made of thick black plastic and there are spaces both side for the seat belt to go through so that it doesn't cut into your child at all. They are also useful as handles and Ethan often uses them to push himself up in the seat and I always find it easy to use if I am carrying the seat anywhere. The black plastic has a dark khaki coloured fabric cushion which is attached to the seat with Velcro. The cushion isn't very thick (probably about a centimetre) but it does make the seat a lot more comfortable for Ethan and he never complains of being uncomfortable.
The seat is perfect for Ethan as it makes him the right height for the seat belt and I am always confident he is safe in this seat. He likes it too because it means he can see out of the windows easily and he always gets straight into the seat when he gets in the car, we never have to remind him to sit in the seat.
The whole seat is washable which is a godsend because a few weeks ago Ethan vomited all over it! The fabric cover was easy to take off and wash and it came up good as new after a cycle in the washing machine. The plastic base was easy to clean with some disinfectant and kitchen roll and it looks good as new again now.
I think this seat was a bargain and I would definitely recommend it. It is great to have on standby just incase. I don't love the colours but it is quite neutral tones and would go with most cars and would be able to be used by both boys and girls. It's such a good price, £4.99 is nothing to know that your child is safe in the car.