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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Loved it at first but now...
At first we loved this seat. Easy to install, baby was happy, material kept him cool in summer and looked good.
Although...once baby turned 4 months he got terrible head flop in this seat. He is now 6 months and we are in the position to either discontinue using this car seat, or change it to forward facing. Not ideal as we got this seat so he could rear face for at least a year. I think the head flop is due to bad engineering of the compact design, the seat is slightly upright even in rear facing. It depends on the baby but sometimes the h...ead flop is so bad the passenger has to hold his head up - that, or we have to wake him up...and you know what they say about waking a sleeping baby! I guess the silver lining of this is that it's a comfortable seat as he almost falls asleep every time (meaning head flop almost every car ride). He also falls to sleep very quickly in our other car seat (Maxi Cosi) - although with that one he doesn't get head flop. All babies differ but I would not recommend due to the risk of head flop.
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
Can you use this in a car without isofix?
Yes, It is compatible for both isofix and regular
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