Does the job
Purchased this car seat for three main reasons
- it was narrow enough to fit 3 boosters in the back of our family car.
- my kids are messy eaters so this comes with anti bacterial fabric
- claims to exceed Australian safety standards including side protection
Down side, head rest not as comfy and straps are twisty so hard to get in and out. Good for price but not great overall. My older one has a Britax Safe and Sound, paid about $100 more but feels sturdier and more well designed and made.
not great for us
I bought this carseat last week as I have previously had on of the same brand, I thought it was the same model, however to style is very different from the previous one, the back of the seat is extremely high causeing a severe blind spot when driving and almost touching the roof of the car, I have spoken to the shop where this was purchased and we will be returning the item tomorrow
Grows with my child
Loves that it has 2 drink holders
You don't have to undo the whole harness to adjust the height
Harness or lap sash use is a plus, as the child grows you can swop
Comfortable fit, even for my large 3 year old
Easy removal of cover for cleaning.
Side pockets for extra protection and makes it easier to take a nap
This seat is perfect for a growing toddler
We bought this seat for our daughter as she needed a 'big girl' seat. She loves it and love the cup holders on the side. Love the cushions, and head support and very easy to keep clean. We actually went back and bought another one, as we needed a spare seat.
Great multi car seat.
Just purchased two of these for my 2 and 4 year old to put in our campervan as My 4 year old is about to go into a booster. Fantastic all in one car seat, a tad confusing instructions regarding the seat belt positioning but overall Great product.
Comes with anchor point buckles, padding support and instruction manual.
We are very frustrated with this car seat! The straps are much thinner than our other more expensive car seats. The straps constantly get twisted and are difficult to fix. Every time we untwist them, they are twisted again within the day. So frustrating! I would rather spend more money and get safer straps.
Very good baby seat
This seat is easy to install and set up. Suits my one year old son fine. We can take apart the seat and put the fabric components into the washing machine which is a big plus. Only down side is the head rest doesn't have much padding and is not the most comfortable to sleep in for my son.
Disappointed as not safe for a 6 month old as stated 6months - 8 years
I am a little disappointed as I bought 2x safety 1st prime AP car seats for 6 months - 8 years on special from a baby shop online. My 3 year old loves his seat it is perfect for a 3 year old and will take him through to 6 years. My 8 month is big but it is not safe to put him in until he is 18 months or even 2 years old. They should change their stated age range to 2-8years to be safe.
I don't think they have put safety first in this case!
I would only buy britax safe and sound now like I did with my first baby seat!
Its ok, a very big seat.
We bought this because we liked the idea of our son being able to sit in it from 6mth to 8years. Honestly, we would have been better with a baby seat until 4years and then a booster seat from 4-8. He is now 7 and its just too big, I would prefer something smaller. I guess if we ever were in an accident, the seat would protect him and that is the products main purpose. If you want something wizz bang protection, this would be the way to go. However, we bought it for other reasons and I do like it, but I dont love it.
Good car seat
Bought these seats on a 2 for $400 deal. They are nice and slim, which we needed as we have three car seats across, they look good and the padding is nice and soft. They are a bit hard to get in because the seat belt wraps around differently than other seats but once they are in they feel very secure. Also the harness tightness is easy to adjust. The only downside is they don't have the option to recline and there isn't much padding around the head so it's not very comfortable for little ones to sleep. It's probably better for kids who don't really sleep in the car anymore.
Never buying Dorel car seats again!!
Dorel Make safety 1st and Maxi cosi car seats, I would never buy one again. I have nothing but problems with them. When I first saw the car seat I loved it! And it was very similar to the senital booster that I had to replace because the belt buckle stop clicking in. I Thought that I would just get prime ap because it was spacious, and I knew the brand. After 4 weeks of use the fabric had started fraying and it kept getting worse every time I used it. It now looks like I got sand paper and rubbed the whole car seat with it, my daughters seat w...hich is also a safety 1st has also got problems with her buckle belt too. I have had nothing but problems with safety 1st car seats, I don't know why I thought this one would be any better. I cannot return it because Dorel says there is nothing wrong with the seat they will only replace the fabric, but it will just keep happening. Now after 8 weeks of use the belt buckle is now not clicking on like the last one he had. Changing to britax and never going back to Dorel I don't know why I kept buying their seats. But lesson learnt. Please pick another brand of car seats to go with.
Not suitable for the young
This booster seat side impact protection does not lower to the lowest shoulder height. This leaves the babies from 6-2years at risk. This seat should not be advertised for children as young as 6 months. It's not safe!!!! I need to return the seat and get one suitable for a 15month old. Safety First need to reevaluate their advertising this seat for children under 4. This seat should be pulled from the market! As long as there are shoulder strap slots lower than the side impact protection this seat is unsafe.
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Prime AP is the best we've had!!
We recently upgraded to the Prime AP and couldn't be happier. My 3.5 year old is also extremely happy and loves how roomy and comfy it is. It easily fits within one seat space ensuring plenty of room for other passengers and was super easy to install. With a sick sweaty child I love the antibacterial protection and how easy it is to clean. I love that he won't need another seat for the rest of his lifetime as it goes right up to 8 years old. We would highly recommend this seat to everyone!!
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Prime AP all the way
We recently switched to this 'big girl' seat and absolutely love it.
It's roomy but secure and safe. Love how compact it is being we also have a 1 year old and so have another baby seat. Can still comfortably fit another person or seat.
Easy to install and adjusting the harness is simple.
Definitely recommend the seat.
LOVE the AP Prime!!!
A wonderful seat, very much LOVE our AP Prime, our toddler loves it too (enjoys sitting in his big boy seat)
Easy to install and get back out again when needed. Safety is a main priority for us (as for most parents) and we feel very safe with the Prime AP and have recommended to friends already. Love the unique teal color that the AP Prime comes in and the fabric is great and easy to clean! However my only concern would be that the inserted cushion moves around quite a bit. (Hard when you have a wriggly toddler)
Love that the seat is able to be used up until 8 years old.
We also have a Safety 1st Sentinel II that has been a great seat from birth also. Highly recommenced Safety 1st car seats!
Fantastic car seat! My toddler loves it!
We love our prime AP, my toddler finds it very comfortable. I found it simple to install, once installed correctly it sits firmly in the seat of the car. The seat is quite narrow which makes it more convenient to fit 3 seats in the back for a larger family. The seat has a large height range with adjustable head rest to cater for kids up to 8 years old which is a quality we love!
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Fantastic car seat !
Firstly I would like to say how easy our safety First Prime AP car seat is to fit to our car. It looks great and fits in the car nicely. I really like the removable harness covers As this makes for easy cleaning. All round a great car seat for our little man. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a toddler to child seat.
We love it!! My 3 year old was super excited to receive it.
We are very happy with the seat to date. My 3 year old was excited to move from his "baby seat" into a big boy seat the minute it arrived and couldn't wait to use it. It was also easy to install, the colour is great. We love it! Thanks
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Safety 1st Prime AP review
The seat is great, very comfy and the harness adjusts easily. The belt path for installation is slightly difficult to install however doesn't take long to figure out and once in, is great for my child to sit in. It is also a very nice looking seat. Great car seat!
Questions & Answers
Hi, I can’t seem to get the head protection to go low enough for my two year old. How can I lower the “air” head protection so that it is at her heat height?
Does this seat have an anchor strap? (I'm looking for a harnessed, booster seat without an anchor strap to go in third row of seats). Thank you :)
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