Britax Römer Eclipse car seat

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  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Newborn insert provides a lot of support. Good value if used from newborn to age 4. Good recline.

    • Weaknesses:

      7 seater and doesn't fit great in the seat, when reversed, slides down the seat.

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    • Value for money
    Bought when youngest was only a few months as other car seat to heavy to lift in and out. Should have checked compatibility with the car as our car and 3 individual seats which must be fairly narrow as the seat when reversed seems to slide down the seat instead staying inclined as it's meant to be.
    The newborn insert is good, though would be good if you could removed the stuffing so as just to have the head support once baby is slightly bigger.
    Good value that it was last for 4 years and we did have previous models for our eldest and it did last the 4 years.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Very durable

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy and cost

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    I love this brand for seats . Its very durable and i feel well made . It is a bit heavy though and i dont feel as comfortable for littler ones . Works great though.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Sturdy

    • Weaknesses:

      Straps

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    A rather heavy car seat and can be difficult to strap into my car. Also the chest straps do not hold my two year old very well he can easily slip his arms out no matter how much I try to tighten them.
    But this seat is sturdy and comfy and has lasted us a long time!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfy

    • Weaknesses:

      Nit ideal for multi-car use

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    Brilliant car seat. my son and daughter find it comfy and easy to fall asleep in, their heads don’t flop forward.
    Getting the car seat in and out is a pain but once in it’s very secure.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Amazing product. Comfortable and reliable

    • Weaknesses:

      Bit bulky but you get used to it

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    Have brought this for both my kids since a young age as such a good car seat. Recliner easy to use. Safety clip seats so you know when they are secured in. Good product to leave in the car.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      slim base for smaller car

    • Weaknesses:

      heavy and tricky to strap in

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    We have this car seat for my 2 year old, in a Renault Capture with a slim highback booster in the middle and a maxi cosi car seat on the other side. We selected this particular car seat purely on the fact the base is slim to fit in the back with the other 2 seats, which it does just fine. The car seat itself is heavy, and not the easiest to strap in - it's quite fiddly getting the seat belt around the back and through the right holes and then leaning over the big seat to belt it in, it's easier to have someone there to help. It's also quite heavy and bulky, so difficult to transfer from car to car. However, my daughter really likes it. It's nice that it's high so she can see out the window, she regularly points out the sheep in the field. It's also lovely that it reclines back so much. She still falls asleep in the car regularly so it's great that it's reclined so her head doesn't flop forward (although it still manages to sometimes somehow). It's pretty padded so seems nice and comfy.
    Because the seat itself is pretty high it isn't the easiest to get her into and out of without having to lift her out then sort of bend her to make sure she doesn't bump her head on the roof/door frame. It's also a bit high for her to climb out of herself yet. However it's a nice design and I like the fact there's lots of padding and high sides around her head for when she does fall asleep, and I feel her head would be protected if there was a side impact. The straps are relatively easy to adjust, although easier to loosen than tighten which I always feel should be the other way round. At the moment she's only 2 and does have plenty of room in the seat itself but her legs sort of lean up against the seat in front, so I'm not sure how it would last her until she's 4 (and she's petite so isn't really tall). The strap heights are adjustable though which is good as they can be moved up higher as the child grows taller. overall we do like this car seat, and will keep it for my youngest daughter. Although I will be quite pleased to pass it on once we've finished with it as it is a bit of a beast!
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      stays in place well, hold baby well

    • Weaknesses:

      very large, takes up alot of space, complicated to fasen the belt

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    • Value for money
    I have used this car set many time and I find it one of the safest and sturdiest around, but with that comes it massive size, it takes up a lot of room in a small car
  • 2.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Holds baby in well and well protected

    • Weaknesses:

      Not easy to remove your baby from when they are asleep and it takes up a lot of room in a small car

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    Adding on to the weaknesses the car seat covers over one seat you will a big car for it to fit into the design is good and good for the safety of your children
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      The ability to put in the middle seat

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We had a difficult decision to make when buying a 3rd car seat. We wanted all 3 children in the second row due to the boot not opening from the inside and the children not old enough to unbutton themselves in the case of an emergency. The britax eclipse gave us that opportunity. And it is the only car seat on the market(that I found) that could offer this in a car with only a lap belt. It felt sturdy and secure. My daughter hated her rear facing car seat. She would scream from point a to point b with no break. But when she was transferred into this seat it was like a dream come true. We could hear ourselves think again. She was comfortable and high up. Love This car seat.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable, easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      A bit tricky to fit

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    I absolutely love this car seat. I originally bought one in 2013 for my first child. It was a bit tricky to fit in the car at first, but once in was sturdy and supportive for my little one. He seemed to love it as well, always falling asleep in it and it is easy to recline once they do fall asleep.
    I was so impressed with the car seat I purchased another one when it was time to for my little girl.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, great style, reclining for comfort

    • Weaknesses:

      Tricky to fit

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    I brought this car seat for my little one when he was 12 months old. I went into mothercare and they fitted a few car seats into my tiny fiat 500 and this one was the one that fitted best. I tried my little one in it and he seemed very comfortable and ever since he loves it. It looks great in my car and not too bulky and it’s easy to take my little one in and out and easy to tighten and loosen the straps. I have washed this once and it’s very easy to take the cover off and put back on. It was a little tricky to fit into my car the first time but now I know how to do it it’s very quick and simple. Overall I love this car seat it safe, strudy and great value for money.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fix into car

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I can’t fault this car seat, I love everything about it and my LB loves to watch out the window. Easy to remove and re-insert compared to another brand I tried.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable easy recline

    • Weaknesses:

      Fitting is a little difficult but not to difficult

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    • Value for money
    All in all I still use this car seat love the recline for when toddler falls asleep easy to use straps. It's comfortable for toddler. And feels safe.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit, easy to recline and children find it comfy

    • Weaknesses:

      none

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    I have nothing but good things to say about this car seat. We purchased it first in 2016 for our eldest daughter and we found it so easy to fit and simple to use that we purchased another in 2017 for our youngest daughter.
    They both seem very comfortable and that makes us happy!
    I found it VERY easy to fit and I do get confused by things like this easily, usually, so knowing I could fit it was fantastic.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Feels secure and safe

    • Weaknesses:

      Large, bulky and heavy

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    • Value for money
    This is a great car seat as long as once it is installed you do not take it out often as it is heavy, large and bulky. I do feel more secure placing a baby in these larger ones then the small portable ones.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit

    • Weaknesses:

      It's only forward facing

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We bought this as a cheap car seat as it is hardly ever used. My little boy loves that he can look out of the window. It is really simple to fit into the car. My little boy appears to be comfortable whilst he is in this seat. The belts can be a bit fiddly to adjust and after a few times found it easier to do this out of the car. The only thing I can fault is it is only forward facing.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to strap in

    • Weaknesses:

      Hard to adjust belts

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    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This seat is easy to strap into the car safely, sometimes the straps are hard to adjust but other than that it’s really good my kids sleep in it on long journeys and seem comfortable.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Light, easy to insert, safe and secure car seat

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    • Value for money
    Merge used this chair instead of another high cost branded swivel chair we had as this one is light to move, easy to insert and reclines easily for sleepy toddlers. We have two cars that we use and we also need to take flights during the summer so it was essential we own a chair that wasn’t cumbersome yet still extremely safe. This ticked all our boxes and my daughter is extremely happy in it. No over heating in the warm weather and easy to get her in and out. Would highly recommend!
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Different recline positions, ease of securing in the car

    • Weaknesses:

      Forward facing only

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    This is a good car seat for those who do not mind having their child forward facing. My boy hated being rear faced and loves getting into this seat. The straps are easily adjustable but i find they can sometimes get stuck and require a little tug.
    I especially love that you can recline this seat, which is perfect for car naps and preventing the head from falling forward.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Narrow

    • Weaknesses:

      Forward facing

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    • Easy to use
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    • Value for money
    These seats are easy to fit with the car seat belt so makes it easy to swap cars. These are nice a narrow so means I can fit 3 car seats on the back seat.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      My son found this car seat extremely comfortable and easy to sleep in.

    • Weaknesses:

      Mission to get in and out.

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    Brilliant car seat. my son found it comfy and easy to fall asleep in, His head didn’t flop forward.
    Getting the car seat in and out is a pain but once in it’s very secure.
  • 3.50/5
    • Strengths:

      It does what it's meant to

    • Weaknesses:

      It's a pain to take in and out of cars

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    My LG doesn't mind being in it and it does what it's meant to do. It's just a bit of a pain to fasten into different cars. It's easy to take my LG in and out and easy to fasten her and change the length of the straps.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Amazing

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    • Value for money
    My little girl has this one she loves being in it for ages! Easy to use easy to put in the car. Makes our adventures easier to go on as its the only car seat she likes!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Does the job

    • Weaknesses:

      Bulky

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    • Easy to use
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    • Value for money
    My little boy has been in this car seat since he was around 9 months old. He loves it. It’s comfortable for him and at a reasonable height so he can see out the window on longer journeys. I’m hoping to get this for my daughter in the coming months.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Very easy to put in and out of car

    • Weaknesses:

      Could be abit more padding for head

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    • Value for money
    I brought this for my baby as soon as she turned 9 months old and she loves it! You can adjust the seat so it’s upright or pulled back for the comfort of them sleeping. It is very easy to put in and out of the car and very light weight to hold. I would highly recommend.
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Description

The Britax Römer Eclipse boasts side impact protection and a unique pitch control system which will reduce your child's forward movements while seated. Its slim base means the Eclipse is the ideal solution for smaller cars.

Features:

  •  Suitable for children from 9kg/20lbs to a maximum weight of 18kg/40lbs (approximately 9 months to 4 years old)
  • Side impact protection
  • Multiple recline positions
  • Slim base to fit smaller vehicles
  • Can be installed using either the 3 point seat belt or a 2 point lap belt
  • Washable covers
  • Car seat dimensions:D58xW43xH66cm
  • Car seat weight: 7.3kg

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