Joie I-Anchor Advance Car Seat

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  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable, easy to use, very secure

    • Weaknesses:

      Does not tilt back enough

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    Fantastic seat, only fault we have found is that in rear facing mode it does not recline enough and my daughters head would flop forward when she fell asleep. I put it down to her being quite petite. Other than that, perfect seat!!
  • 3.63/5
    • Strengths:

      It looks really good and it is i size.

    • Weaknesses:

      Straps seem to slip off babies shoulders and head flops

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    It looks really good and the quality is great! I bought it as we do have some long journeys with family in different parts of the country! It also appears comfy. There are lots of different inserts that you can mix and match depending on their age etc but it can be quite confusing to know which is best. Also, the recline is not that reclined and babies head drops forward frequently. The straps also seem to fall off my daughters shoulders no matter how tight you have it or which inserts you use which is a major concern (please see image). The leg straps do seem to dig in too so it is best to make sure baby has something on their legs i.e not bare legs but tights or leggings etc! My daughter has been using since she was 5 weeks old so it can be used from birth, however I would say that this car seat is better suited for older children due to the little recline. I am contemplating switching to a different car seat because of the complaints I have. I think for the cost of it I would recommend choosing a different car seat.
  • 3.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Cheap and looks nice

    • Weaknesses:

      Not safe for sleeping baby

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    I bought this seat as it was I size so safer than my maxi Cosi pearl. Got the base do r free so felt was good value for money. However in forward facing mode there is an insufficient recline and in one of my cars a clio even the most reclined position is practically vertical. Not so bad in the quashqai must be to do with the seats in the car but babies head flops forward when asleep so not safe in my opinion and joie response to my concerns was just to ignore me so this is used a an a spare seat for short journeys only

  • 3.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to install, machine washable fabric, grows through baby/toddler stages

    • Weaknesses:

      A little stiff at moving the reclining positions

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    I used this with my son from around 9 months and he's still using it at 2 and half so has lasted so well. We had a sickness incident in the car and the concert was so easy to remove and put through wash too. The mechanism for reclining the seat is a little stiff but a great seat that is still lasting us
  • 4.25/5
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    Brilliant car seat. My daughter has been using this car seat since she was one. It's easy to use. Sturdy, comfortable and has a baby insert. The recline on the rear facing is excellent, not as good when forward facing as little one also drops her head. This is the only negative I have. All material is removable and washable.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit and use

    • Weaknesses:

      Head can drop when asleep

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    Brilliant car seat, easy to install and take out. Recline positions are easily changed and love the longer rear facing option. Seat is comfortable and easy to put little one in. Only issue is if he falls asleep his head often falls forward even in recline position. Definitely would recommend.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to install, rear-facing for longer

    • Weaknesses:

      Recline position still seems quite upright

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    Although when reclined it still looks quite upright my lg has never had any problem falling asleep! She always looks comfy and the seat is well padded. The various inserts are easy to remove when baby has outgrown them. I like that I can keep my lg rear-facing for longer in this seat. The height of the headrest is really simple to adjust.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit, easy to clean, and has a number of reclining angles

    • Weaknesses:

      None so far

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    • Value for money
    Really great value seat for a good quality product. The Isofix is very sturdy, and Joie advertise which car manufacturers their seats are compatible with (most other car manufacturers do not make this information easy to find)
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Rear facing for longer. Sturdy. Easy to clean

    • Weaknesses:

      Baby insert keep baby too upright

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    We bought this car seat when my daughter was about a year old as we wanted to keep her rear facing as long as possible. It’s a good seat, feels safe and is easy to use.
    When my son was born we felt that the seat was too upright for him to use straight away but once he was able to hold his head better we were back to loving the seat again. Some people worry about rear facing kids being uncomfortable but both of mine were rear facing until they were 3.5 and my son is very tall! All over a good seat but just not great for newborns.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Strong comfortable seat, both forward and rear facing, safe and sturdy

    • Weaknesses:

      Toddlers head ocasionally drops forward to chest when asleep

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    I absolutely love our joie i-anchor it's a comfortable, sturdy, easy to use car seat.
    It's safe and secure my little boy loves being in the car and looking out the window in his seat.
    Its easy to.change between forward and rear facing, harness is easily adjusted and it's full of padding.
    I absolutely love how easy it is to remove all the fabric to be washed (BIG PRO when you have a toddler)
    It's also a very nice looking car seat.
    The only thing I have ever had a problem with is the head flop which this seat is known for when your baby is asleep it doesn't always happen because of the price after purchasing the seat and isofix it can be frustrating I purchased a head strap for my little one and haven't had any head flop since. Would definitely recommend this product.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable - plenty of padding

    • Weaknesses:

      When baby was younger her head drooped considerably - no head support

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    I have grown to love this car seat. When we first bought it I didn't - purely because the lack of support for babies head when sleeping. The tilt on the seat isn't very big at all so you can't really angle baby so that head is supported. Can be both forward & rear facing. Easy to put baby into the car & to get her back out again. She feels safe within this seat.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Multiple seat settings prolonged rearfacing

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    I love this seat, my little girl looks so comfy in it. She never moans or cries while in the car since having this seat. It has several reclining positions, the space she has while rear facing means she can rear face safely until 4! Can be used from newborn with the insert as well. Won't use any other seat now!
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Lovely seat, forward or rear facing

    • Weaknesses:

      Child's head flops forward everytime he sleeps

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    This car seat is generally overall okay, the only thing I will say is the recline isn't a recline, more of a slight difference of sitting upright, this results in my son's head flying forward every time he sleeps, which results in me having to put a blanket under head or having my partner sitting in the back holding his head. The straps are good, comfortable and easy to adjust with the child as they grow, the seat has an insert which means it is suitable from birth, however with the head issue i am having with my son and lack of recline, I would advise this is used when the baby is mostly awake it the car and not sleeping most.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Strong safe easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      The price is abit much

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    Easy to use, very strong never had a problem easy to strap in, it is bulky but it does fit in most cars fits in mine (3dr corsa).
  • 5.00/5
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    • Value for money
    We had an offer an this seat as a bundle and thought it was great value for money as it came with the isofix base and the ease of installing it in our car was unbelievably easy my son loves it he has from 1st use I like how the seat has little slot things to attach the buckle when not in use to make it easier to strap children in and also the amount of rear facing leg room. We will get this seat again for my youngest son when he's old enough.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Safety tests. Comfortable. Age/weight range

    • Weaknesses:

      Isofix connections difficult to fit/release

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    • Value for money
    We did a Lot of research into our next car seat for our son. To us his safety in the car was paramount. I-size was new to the UK market and at the time this was the only seat available. Reading the safety testing and the research behind child seating positions using this chair was the best purchase we could make. Chair was comfortable and easy to fit into the base. The base was bit more fiddly and difficult to take in and out of car.
  • 5.00/5
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    Bought this for my 2 year old when he was 6 months old and he still loves it has plenty of room for his feet even while rear facing it’s so easy to strap him in and get him out and the fact that it’s isofix just makes me feel like he’s extra secure!! I recommend it to anyone who is looking to buy it!!
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable seat with good padding

    • Weaknesses:

      Straps and fastening are very fiddly. Takes some getting use to.

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    Lovely looking car seat with adjustable padding which can be removed as your child grows. We've had this car seat just over a year and I still struggle to do it up sometimes which is its biggest downfall. Once done though it's a sturdy seat.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to install; comfy for Baby

    • Weaknesses:

      No e

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    Moved my son into this after he got too heavy to carry in his baby seat. It’s a very comfortable seat and easy to strap him in. Does only work with isofix base but I wanted that for safety.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Really comfy seat and very safe and secure for a range of ages..have used it for up to 2 year olds

    • Weaknesses:

      As with all isofix, depending on the shape of your seats the chair might not recline as much as it s

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    Great seat. Very comfy, safe and nice and high up for the curious babies. Only down side is that although it recliner, depending on your car seats and their angle it may not recline as much as you think/want it to.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit

    • Weaknesses:

      Quite big and chunky getting in and out car

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    I really like our I anchor and would definitely recommend it to others for value for money. We travel long distances to visit family and baby is always very comfortable in it. Easy to fit only disadvantage is it is a very big car seat but I feel my child is very safe in it so it's maybe not a bad thing.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      slightly tilted for younger baby's easy to install and easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      haven't found one as of yet

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    my little one has just gone into a forward face care seat and she went in this without a panic or a struggle she loves being able to sit forward. found it easy and comfortable.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      It's high up so they can see out the window and very comfortable.

    • Weaknesses:

      When the carseat needs to be taken out the car its hard to remove the base.

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    I have two of these car seats and my children are very comfortable in the chair and is safe and sturdy.
    Their head tilts forward when they are sleep though but otherwise brilliant.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Safe and secure, I definitely feel confident putting my child in this seat.

    • Weaknesses:

      Can be a bit fiddly fasting the straps

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    I love this Joie brand and I am really happy with his car seat. I love that it is rear facing and my daughter definitely finds it comfortable. The straps can sometimes be a little bit fiddly to fasten but not enough to put me off the car seat. It cleans really well too, the covers come off really easily.
  • 3.38/5
    • Strengths:

      The seat is much higher up due to the base so my 3 month old can see out of the window

    • Weaknesses:

      Rear facing recline isn’t like the picture

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    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    The base and seat were very easy to fit in my car, took mere minutes to do.

    There are a few downsides to this seat and I’ve found myself disappointed:
    1. The rear facing recline is actually very poor, especially as it’s marketed for from birth. It’s NOTHING like the pictures.
    2. The newborn insert is a pain.
    3. The clips are fiddly and keep slipping apart - making it take much, much longer the strap the baby in which, in turn, causes him distress.

    I do wish I’d spent a little bit more and bought the spin 360. I would have loved the every stage but couldn’t stretch to the fx. I didn’t want a belted seat.
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Description

The Joie i-Anchor Advance car seat, used in conjuntion ISOFIX Joie i-Base Advance (sold separately), allows your child to travel for longer ( up to 4 years old) in the recommended rearward facing position. Switch from rear to front facing with the simple press of a button. Forward thinking style, comfort and safety are all assured with the i-Anchor Advance car seat.

Features:

  • Suitable from birth up to a maximum weight of 18.5kgs (approximately 4 years)
  • Extended rearward facing car seat.
  • If preferred the seat can also be used forward facing from 15 months to 18.5kg (approx 4 years).
  • Must be installed in car using the ISOFIX Joie i-Base Advance (sold separately)
  • 7 recline positions
  • One pull motion easily tightens the 5 point harness
  • Grow-with-me customisable infant support offers additional side impact protection
  • Deep padded sides and head area offer ultimate side impact certified protection
  • Ventilation on back of seat
  • Quick release, washable seat pad
  • Dimensions: D50xW62.5xH46.5cm
  • Car seat weight: 6.7kg
  • Free 1 year guarantee

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