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.
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.
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.
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.
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This car seat is easy to install and use. The only feature that i dont like about it is I find the shoulder straps a little hard to maneuver sometimes. Its easy to adjust the head rest and it cleans easily which is good with my toddler. 'We swapped to this car seat as we previously had one where the fabric wasnt breathable and my daughter used to get quite sweaty and so far this seat doesnt have that problem which is good.
Great car seat but usual frustration to buckle up
There is no doubt this is a safe, quality car seat that is comfy for the kid. Huge age range as well which is awesome.
I hate all car seats so far tho due to how annoying they are to fasten. I am bery tall and trying to position my kid so i can fasten her in is a pain in the back.
Belts are always twisted. This 1 is hard to install and harder to remove. Forget cleaning the cover if they do a wee. Takes a genius to remove the cover
Happy with purchase
The summit iso is an easy to install carseat issuing the iso fixtures. My husband did it in no time saving the hassle of getting it professionally fitted. The seat is well padded with ergonomically safe material that prevents growth of mould and bacteria. Popping baby in is quick and easy. The only negative is the extra safety head support prevents the baby from seeing on the left and right side. This also applies for any one sitting next to the seat, you are forced to bend your head down to check on baby if you are sitting directly next to the seat. This is an inconvenience for me but as the brand of the seat suggested safety first.
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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