Unsafe - DON'T BUY
This seat was fine for the first few months we used it. Then the buckles stopped clicking in properly. Baby Bunting won't replace as they said it was up to me to clean the buckles as sand and dirt can stop them working. My 2007 Honda is filled with sand and dirt and those buckles are just fine. Not only that but the buckle doesn't release separately like it does on other brands. We have cleaned the buckle but it still doesn't click in properly first time. This seat is dangerous and I am appalled that Baby Bunting won't refund it. DO NOT BUY.
Purchased in April 2019 at Baby Bunting Physical store for $199.00.
Didn't really like this car seat at all. Bought it originally because it had high safety ratings for rear facing. However when I put my child in rear facing I noticed her head flopped down when asleep. I believe this is dangerous as it could impact/obstruct her airway and was not happy but thought maybe it was because I installed it incorrectly. Went and had it professionally installed only to have a towel wedged underneath. Didn't do much. After a few months I had to adjust the headrest to accommodate for my growing child only to discover it w...as faulty! One side of the headrest didn't click in properly and kept shifting whenever there was even the slightest pressure applied! This was completely unsafe and when I researched this online I discovered that others had also experienced this exact same issue! I contacted the manufacturer and the seat got sent off to be assessed. They deemed it faulty and offered a replacement but my trust in the seat had been utterly diminished. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a recall for this car seat... Please don't buy!
Purchased in May 2017 at Baby Bounce for $249.00.
Best choice made
Easy to use
Comfortable for all my kids
In an amazing condition 4 years and still going
It's very secure for my boys to use while sleeping especially on a road trip I have 4 car seats from the same brand and I love it
Purchased in April 2015 at Baby kingdoms for $250.00.
Okay seat but has some issues
I bought the seat because of the strong CREP safety ratings. It looks good and is easy to install.
However, I've found that my baby does not find it comfortable and is more unsettled in it. Her head seems to flop around more than it should when she sleeps. The headrest seems quite wobbly and I found the fabric has worn quite quickly.
I've since replaced it and am happier with my replacement. I'll keep this seat but only as a spare.
Purchased in November 2018 at Baby Bunting for $370.00.
Brought the one from new born to 8
It has been used for 3 years now
Like it very much its also comfy when my kid sitting on it highly recommended
Purchased in January 2017 at Harvey Norman for $480.00.
This was amazing when I first got it. But this was a different story once bub hit 1 year the straps slide and move
Straps are really bad once bub is mobile and moving around. as for comfort the padding is great. Seat design is good aesthetics wise but not practicality. It’s pretty easy to instal so no issues there.
Purchased in April 2018 at Baby Bunting Online store for $349.00.
Great seat. My baby fell asleep in it straight away
We got this seat after having used a capsule for her the 7 months. There is an infant insert inside which we have removed & it has made it way more comfortable for her. She would have been too squished if we hadn’t removed it. The straps are easy to use - they undo and extend so easily. I have used the height adjustment with ease too. We had the Maxi cosy basic capsule so this feels like a bit of an upgrade as the straps are easier to undo & tighten. We got it on special at Baby Bunting which was a bargain
Purchased in March 2019 at Baby Bunting for $189.00.
After trying to alter the height of the head rest/straps the head rest collapses down if you put any pressure (barely any) on the right side. Not safe so I returned it to the shop and swapped for a completely different brand. Overheard the staff saying it was the second Summit with the same issue that had been returned
Purchased in October 2018 at Baby Bunting for $309.00.
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Easy to use car seat
I have found it to be a great car seat for my new born. He loves to sleep in it for long trips and is very warm and comfortable. It is easy to do up once you get the hang of it.
Purchased in October 2018 for $279.00.
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It's a heavy comfortable car seat and the kids like it. But it has not bottle stander. It's easy to install and clean. The kid can sleep nicely at this seat.
Purchased in September 2017 at Baby Bunting Online store for $329.00.
Use your money elsewhere.
Hate this car seat. Straps always get twisted, my babe is always so uncomfortable and sweaty, he even got his had stuck down in between the fabric and plastic. Do not recommend at all you are better off spending money on a higher quality seat.
Purchased in November 2017 for $370.00.
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The main reason I bought this seat is because of the great safety rating in rear facing (4.7 out of 5). I also needed a seat for my son who is about to grow out of his capsule. I was originally thinking of getting a 0-8 car seat but was told that kids will not make it to 8 years in those seats and you will have to get another seat anyway. Plus those seats only allow up to around 12 mths in rear facing whereas These allow longer (up to 30 months) in rear facing which is safest for babies.
The isofix compatibility is really good because it ensu...
Perfect from birth
I bought this once my bub grew out of his capsule, best car seat! It’s so simple to install, either with isopod or regular belt method- we have both cars, so needed both. Beautiful vibrant colours, material is wonderful and plush. Bub seems extremely comfortable and very happy in this car seat.
We had this car seat professionally installed and it sits firm in the car. It is well padded and cosy for our little baby who quickly out grew the maxi cosy carrier. Seems relatively easy to clean (however we did scotch guard prior to using). Our bubby falls asleep quickly in her seat and looks very comfortable.
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Easy to install and use
Both my partner and I have this seat in Grey installed in our vehicles. I really like how easy it is to machine wash and how comfortable my child obviously is in it. It looks great and we bought both car seats at different times on sale for $329.00. I did quite a bit of research and we are very happy with this purchase. We also decided to buy the Safety 1st Stroller which has been amazing as well.
I have a 4 month old and only now i am getting used to the discomfort of taking him in and out of the car seat. It is a good value for the price and excellent for the sense of security- knowing that bub is safe at the back. I would not particularly recommend this for a first time parent.
Bub is comfortable with the seat. Easy to clean and you can remove the insert if bub is too big already. bub is safe and secured. Not compromising safety with the quality. Reasonable price. Highly recommend this to family and friends. I have this professioanally installed to ensure that it was installed correctly
Not buying it again for second child.
* Baby/toddler comfortable.
* The seatbelt doesn't adjust all that well as they grow.
* The material of the seat is quite poor quality - became frayed within a year and the colour of the seat has faded terribly, making a 2.5 year old car seat look much more worn. We bought a seat for each car even though we only used one car once week, it still didn't maintain well.
Going with a completely different brand and model with our second - admittedly, having had a child now, know what to look for and the Safety first car seat is not the best value or product at this price point.
Questions & Answers
I have bought the safety first car seat 6 months ago and the strap is fraying around the clip making it unsafe. Can I return the seat?
Bought my sons seat just over a year ago and noticed that the straps are starting to fray around the bottom where stitched and also on the strap holding the buckle. Has anyone else’s started doing this
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