Silver Cross Simplicity car seat

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  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, comfy for baby

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Love this car seat my daughter practically fell asleep in this car seat without fail when she was in it, easy to wash the covers and put back on, not to heavy to carry around either, easily strapped into car as well.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Compact, looks good

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy and straps are hard to tighten

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    The overall look of the car seat is good, it's easy to strap in or use on the isofix base, the downside is when trying the tighten the straps you do have to really pull them through, and if the car seat is on the base of the pram it's even harder, I usually have to put a foot on the frame to help pull. The seat is quite heavy too, something which I did notice when purchasing (my own fault), but I'm glad he's that little bit bigger where I can leave it in the car and carry him in, and I'm on the next stage of the pram so no longer needing to lift it on to the base. However little one has always looked really snug in it, so for them great, just for us not so great.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Quick and easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Very heavy.

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    • Value for money
    The simplicity is a good car seat, it’s very easy to use. You get adapters with car seat so you can use it as part of the Silvercross travel systems. The car seat is quite padded and looks quite comfortable for my baby. It is a durable car seat as I used this for my first child back in 2015 and now again for my new baby. The car seat itself is very heavy and makes it difficult to carry at times, especially as your baby gets bigger. You get a choice of
    colours to choose from, so you can have it to match the rest of your travel system.
  • 3.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to put in car or on the wheels

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy/pricey/not comfortable/not easy to wash

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    • Value for money
    Not fond of this car seat. Its quite heavy even without baby in it, and my baby never seems comfortable. We've found that when we tighten the straps, its much tighter around his legs than his chest (which seems loose). He is quite scrunched up in it too, i have the shoulder straps on the highest level and they still crush his shoulder down. My little girl was the same and was in a different car seat by 4 months. Its very fiddly to take apart and put back together to wash. The hood on the car seat isnt very big either, so i found it pointless (doesnt shade baby from sun etc). The positives are that it is easy to clip on/off the wheels with the adapters and easy to fasten into the car.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Style

    • Weaknesses:

      Hard to tighten straps

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    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This is a good car seat although the seat bobbles very quickly and the straps are hard to tighten. It's not a very light car seat either. My daughter finds it comfortable though and falls straight to sleep.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Quite padded and looks comfy

    • Weaknesses:

      No support for a newborns head, very heavy

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I had this car seat in black for my son which i purchased with the Pioneer pushchair, the car seat its self is very heavy and even heavier with a 6 month- 1 year old in, my sons head wasn’t supported so i had to buy a head support separately, the straps don’t fully fit right either but other then that it’s easy to get in the car and put on the pushchair, it’s a nice style and feels quite sturdy .
  • 3.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit in the car, nice and light to carry round on your arm. Fits easily onto the pram frame

    • Weaknesses:

      Doesn’t last long enough, too upright

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I’m afraid this is a very mixed review about this product because for all the great points I have to make about it I also have some not so great comments to go with it.
    The positives
    * it’s super easy to install into the car with or without an isofix
    * it fits on to the pram base really easily
    * it is light enough to carry round on your arm
    * it looks stylish when pushing around with the pram

    The negatives
    * it seemed too upright for a newborn, many of my friends had other brands and their newborns looked much more comfortable as they laid back a lot more.
    * it doesn’t last long enough. It is supposed to last up to a year but at 5months my son was starting to look very squashed and by 6 months we had to buy a new car seat.
    * the canopy on top isn’t deep enough so the baby is not sheltered from the rain or protected from the sun, it needs at least another panel to make it cover the babies head.

    So my verdict, it’s definitely not the best on the market but I’m sure there will be worse ones out there. We managed with it for the first baby and will use it again for the second but if I had the money to purchase another car seat I would look for something that reclines more for newborns.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Lightweight

    • Weaknesses:

      Straps don’t fit well

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    A really nice lightweight car seat which is easy to secure in the car and great for car journeys. My little boy looked very comfortable in this car seat and I was always at ease knowing that it was simple to fit and it was safe too. Only downside for me was the straps as I didn’t feel that they sat well over my little boys shoulders.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Colour packs, ISO fix

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Love the simplicity car seat as it fits on my Pram base perfect when you are just popping somewhere quick and done want to have to take the full carrycot. ISO fix makes it easy to use in the car. The car seat is quite heavy which is the only negative I have.
    Lovely colour pack options available to match your pram.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfort

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Our little one is so comfortable when ever we go out in this car seat. Whether it's a quick trip into town either on the bus or in the car. And when we go out for The day she's so comfortable she's always smiling.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Light, not bulky, matches pram

    • Weaknesses:

      Fiddly to wash

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Second time using this car seat still in perfect condition. Recommend it to anyone even has the matching colour to my pram can’t fault it one bit.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, stylish, lasted a long time.

    • Weaknesses:

      Quite heavy

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We used this car seat as part of the wayfarer travel system. We had the isofix base as well and it was so easy to just clip in and out of the car and on to the pram. It lasted my Little Boy until he was 14 months old so it was good value for money. Only downfall was the weight, it was quite heavy when baby was in it as well.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use and fits your baby in for quite a long time.

    • Weaknesses:

      Quite heavy.

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    My little girl has used this from birth and she is almost 7 months and still fits. It’s easy to use, she loves being in it as it can sit her up quite well. Very easy to fit into your car. It’s rather small so can fit into pretty much any car, as both my mum and sister have 2 door cars and it’s fits in them both easily. Had a slight bump to the car while my daughter was in this seat and it help her so well and secure. I couldn’t be happier with how perfectly it protected her.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Washable covers

    • Weaknesses:

      The straps don’t always adjust equally

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We bought the Simplicity Seat with our pram and think it’s great. It comes with colour matched upholstery depending which pram you buy. Our boy is three months old and it suits him just fine. It’s lightweight and designed well the only slight criticism I would have is that when adjusting the straps they don’t adjust equally, we’ve found that one strap tends to always be a little more secure than the other. Other than that, nothing but praise!
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Practical, washable

    • Weaknesses:

      non

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    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    this seat car helped me out a lot ..i have a colic baby when i put my baby in she stops crying and fall asleep...really safe just put it on hard surface and adjust the handle.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      It's built to last beautifully

    • Weaknesses:

      It can be quite heavy even without baby in.

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    The simplicity car seat is on another level in car seat. The design is visually pleasing and super comfortable for babies.
    Having originally used a simplicity car seat in 2014 I loved how comfortable my son was in it. He never looked squashed, he didn't fall into a slump and sit lasted him so long making it excellent value for money.
    The weight of the seat is for me the only disadvantage, it's quite a heavy seat even without a baby in, which isn't always easy when transporting to the car. However with the simplicity adapters the car seat can easily and quickly be added to the base unit of the pram where weight is not an option.
    What I like about the silver cross brand is how they make all their products appeal to a wide variety of people, you can get this car seat in a range of colours.
    Having the coverlet included is a lovely touch, it's easy to put on and doesn't fall off even with a wriggling baby!
    All in all a very sturdy and practical car seat which looks great.
  • 5.00/5
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    I think is safe to travel with this car seat i like it. I like the design,i like that is easy to use it,i like that i can wash it.
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Its easy to put baby in and loosen/tighten straps

    • Weaknesses:

      My baby always looks uncomfortable

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    • Value for money
    My simplicity car seat has helped with both of my children and works great. Its a little heavy to carry though and as stated in the weaknesses- both of my children looked uncomfortable in it but it is very easy to tighten and loosen the straps.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Everything

    • Weaknesses:

      Nothing

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I literally can not fault this car seat one bit it lasted me over a year and probably would have done more but I upgraded to a bigger stage seat. Easy to use extra padding for baby everything about it I love.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfort and simplicity

    • Weaknesses:

      Hood is very short could do with coming abit further to protect from sun

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Overall a very good comfortable and easy car seat with a very beautiful design.
    I would say the only downside would be the short hood which is abit frustrating in my opinion. The carseat is on the heavier side but this makes me more comfortable believing it's more sturdy.
  • 3.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, would say it’s more suitable for babies 3+months

    • Weaknesses:

      Very bulky and heavy.

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    • Value for money
    I used this product for my little boy and had mixed feelings about it. I felt it was very heavy and bulky and that’s befote the baby is even in it. It’s very upright and not layed back so my babies head would fall forward when he was a new born, would say 3+ months when baby can hold head up it’s more suitable for use. The clips were very easy to use also.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to safely fit in car. Easy to fit on pushchair.

    • Weaknesses:

      Straps twist to easily. Hood to small.

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This car seat is very easy to fit car seat in car and on to the pushchair and is very comfortable for my son so all good on those fronts but the bad points are the straps twist to easily and are very hard to untwist again and I would say it would be better if the hood on the car seat were bigger because a small hood is rubbish on a sunny day.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy use and to attach to pram..

    • Weaknesses:

      Fasten into the car with the seatbelt can be fiddly

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I wanted a traditional trusted well known brand silvercross was the one. The simplicity car seat is easy to use. Comfortable. And fit well into my car.
  • 3.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Liked this car seat as very compact and easy to fit in the car

    • Weaknesses:

      The straps can get twisted easily at the front took a while to sort!

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    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This car seat is quite lightweight and compact and really easy to fit in the car which I was worried about as a first time mum. The only weakness as aforementioned is that the straps got twisted and I couldnt figure out how to sort it out without additional help!
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      It is laid more flat than other seats, very lightweight

    • Weaknesses:

      Fastening seatbelt is fiddly

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This seat is brilliant, my little boy used to tilt his head and become scrunched up in the last car seat, in this seat he never does that! He lies flatter and looks so much more comfortable and secure. The seat is lightweight and is easy to clip baby into. The only downside is that attaching the seat to the car can be a little fiddly.
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Description

The Silver Cross Simplicity car seat is designed to be simple to fit and simple to use. The award winning and clever design of Simplicity allows you and your baby to travel in safety and comfort. It is suitable from birth to 13kg and uses a 5-point safety harness which can easily be adjusted with one hand. It also features superior side impact protection and head support.

Features:

  • Simplicity combines with Silver Cross prams and pushchairs to create convenient travel system. It simply clicks onto the chassis with the adaptors included in the pram system packaging.
  • The sun hood and padding are included in the package and are available in a choice of eight coordinating colours: black, sand, chilli, yellow, sky blue, raspberry, aubergine and damson.
  • Group 0+ rated infant carrier
  • Suitable from birth up to 13kg (approx 9-12 months)
  • Can be installed using either lap and diagonal seat belt or Simplifix Isofix base
  • Superior side impact protection
  • Streamlined design
  • Comfort wedge for newborn
  • Head support, deep internal padding plus harness pads
  • Generous internal space allows for baby growth
  • One hand adjustable 5-point harness and head support height
  • 5-position handle: carry, rest, rocker, stable, installation 
  • Removable fabrics for cleaning
  • Easy follow blue guides indicate seat belt position 

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