“ Brand: Silver Cross „
The Ventura S Car Seat is compatible with the Silver Cross Surf pram and clips very easily and and out of the pram with the push of two buttons. I have found for the first month of two the our little one is a lot more supported in the car seat and attaching the car seat to the pram has meant we can easily get the wee one in and out of the car without disturbing her.
The car seat comes with a fleecy inner makes it suitable for newborn babies. We have found that we have to be careful what we are using in terms of a blanket with the fleecy inner as baby can get quite warm. The inner does provide good support for our little one, especially offering additional support around the neck and head.
There are two straps which meet at together to fasten your child into the pram. I have found this very easy to use and not at all fiddly. There is a big red button to un-clip the straps, which again is very easy to use.
The car seat is fairly easy to fit in the car. The seat belt fixes in at 3 points. There are two points around the lap and one for the diagonal part of the seat belt. One thing I do find annoying is that you have to un-clip the hood of the car seat each time you want to take the car seat in and out of the car so you can get into the fixing point for the diagonal strap. The hood is adjustable and is a great way to keep out the elements or offer some shade on those sunny summer days.
The carry handle also sits in three positions. These are upright for when we are carrying the car seat and you have to push two buttons on either side of the handle to maneuver it either forward for the in car position or backwards for the in pram position. Very simple to do. I haven't used it, but there is also ISO fix available with this car seat.
The car seat retails at around £125. We actually got this free from Winstanley Pram World. I believe that it can be purchased on the high street from the likes of John Lewis and Mothercare too. The car seat is suitable for newborns up until the child is 15kg in weight, which is 2.3 Stones in old money.
Something I wasn't aware of before going car seat shopping is that not all car seats fit all cars. You should check with your car manufacturer, but the seat fits in our 52 plate VW Golf.
"At a Glance The Silver Cross Ventura S has been specifically developed to combine with the Surf pram and pushchair, making the perfect modern travel system. Features and benefits for Silver Cross Ventura S Baby Car Seat - Graphic Suitable from birth to a maximum weight of 13kg (approx 12-15mths) Side Impact Protection Features deep padding with newborn headhugger plus chest and buckle pads Designed to form a travel system with the Silver Cross Surf pushchair (available separately) Free 2 year guarantee Mothercare loves...??the combination of safety and comfort provided by the Silver Cross Ventura S ? deep padded and with side impact protection, your little one will be safe and cosy in this seat.Want to know more?The comfortable, and deeply padded Silver Cross Venture S car seat is suitable from birth until baby reaches 13kg in weight (approx 12-15mths) and should always be installed in the car in a rearward facing position. It has been designed to combine with the Silver Cross Surf pram and pushchair to form a stylish and modern travel system.The Silver Cross Ventura S features advanced side impact protection to help keep your little one safe in the event of a side on collision. The deep padding, newborn headhugger, and a fully adjustable harness with chest pads all ensure baby's safety and comfort during every journey.Don't forget...Mothercare stocks a great range of travel toys and accessories to make your journeys fun and stress free. Care Instructions: Wipe clean only Maximum child weight: 13.0 kg What's in the box: 1 x 3-point, quick-release safety harness<br/>1 x Chest pads<br/>1 x Head hugger<br/>1 x Removable protective apron<br/>1 x Removable, adjustable hood"