Silver Cross Simplicity Car Seat

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  • 2.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Nice to look at and can get to match pram

    • Weaknesses:

      Poor headsupport for newborn

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    This car seat disappointed us during the newborn stage as it didn’t support baby’s head and we ended up having to slit rolled Muslins on either side so support babies head and stop his head from flopping forward.
    This being said as he grew and gain head control the seat was good and he was comfortable. We would take advice on how to support newborns head from others of we go on to have another child.
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable/ attached easy to car isofix and silver cross carriage

    • Weaknesses:

      Quite heavy

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    We bought this as part of the silver cross simplicity travel system! I do like it! Although a little heavy to carry by itself. It feels sturdy and safe for my little new born! It comes with insert for newborn which is nice and padded, and appears to provide comfort for baby! Easily attached into car isofix bade! With the aid of 2 adapters it slides easily onto the silver cross carriage! Baby appears to sleep comfortably inside same! Love the little matching cover which attaches easy with two elastic straps! Keeps baby cosy! Sun/ rain cover could b prehaps an inch or 2 bigger to give baby a bit more coverage! I have the car seat in chilli red colour which matches travel system! I think it looks smart! Loved this product! Use it everyday
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfy for baby, easy to do up

    • Weaknesses:

      Very heavy

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    Love this car seat , very adaptable can be used as a carrier or can be used to go into pram wheels with use of the adapters
    Easy to insert and take off the isofix base
    My baby loves it as it is very cosy and will fall to sleep in this car seat in the car .
    Nice to use if baby is asleep in the car seat you can just transfer it onto the pram wheels.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Sturdy, feel like baby is safe in the car

    • Weaknesses:

      The hood pulls down as far as shown in picture which isn’t enough

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    Lovely car seat
    Matches pram
    A little heavy to carry but safe and comfortable for baby. It’s a little frustrating that the hood doesn’t come any further down than in the picture as does not form shading for baby or protect from sun or rain and no rain shield comes with it
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Attaches straight to pushchair

    • Weaknesses:

      Sunshade is useless.

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    My daughter doesn’t ever seem to be comfortable in the car seat when first in it. The sunshade is useless and it doesn’t cover as much as I’d like. The car seat attaches straight to my pushchair which is extremely convenient so all is not bad.
  • 3.25/5
    • Strengths:

      The inside cushioning is great for safety, harness seems fairly easy to undo

    • Weaknesses:

      Hood isn’t big enough. When it’s raining or sunny it doesn’t cover over the baby enough

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    Is a solid build, fits perfect in any car (with isofix). Makes it hassle free for anyone with a baby

    Hood isn’t big enough. When it’s raining or sunny it doesn’t cover over the baby enough So sun goes in the babies eyes or rain covers the baby.

    The seat itself makes the baby sit so far upright that it’s chin is touching its chest so makes it more difficault to breath normally and sit comfortably. I would suggest the seat needs to lay flat a bit more.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to install in the car or on the chasis

    • Weaknesses:

      The hood of the car seat is a bit small and doesn't come forward enough.

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    Best purchase we ever made. We brought the exclusive bundle. Easy to use product weather youre travelling or out on a stroll. Adapters allows you to clip on the car seat or crip for easy and quick use. Deep storage basket beneath and a retractable handle to push at you're desired height.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Sturdy, not too heavy, looks good, safe

    • Weaknesses:

      Sunshade doesn't protect baby from sun

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    This car seat is great and one of the main reasons I chose it was that it wasn't too heavy compared to other brands. It's really secure and easy to fit into isofix, but a big no no for me is that the sunshade doesn't reach far enough over the baby to protect the baby from the sun. It also doesn't turn in the car alike some I see, making it difficult to put baby in as he's got bigger
  • 2.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Fits onto to pram chassis

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy, upright, needed to purchase additional insert for newborn.

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    I received this car seat as part of a bundle with my pram so it was good value for money and I could use it on my pram chassis. However, this is all I can say that's positive about it. The car seat is very heavy even without having a baby in it so lifting it out of the car and on to the chassis is hard work and I have ended up avoiding doing so. The same goes for carrying it from the car to my flat (2nd floor) it's far too heavy. I have tried alternatives from relatives and friends that are much easier to carry. The position of the seat is also very upright and my baby was rarely comfortable in it. Finally when my baby was newborn we had to buy an additional insert for him to be secure even though this product is advertised as suitable from newborn. I won't be using this seat for a second baby.
  • 2.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to get on silver cross chassis with adaptors

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy, quite upright and not very soft

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    This car seat came with my silver cross pioneer pram as part of a bundle. The only good thing about having this seat was that I could put it on my chassis with the adaptors provided, other than that I do not have anything particularly positive to say about it. The seat is very very heavy in comparison to other seats I have since used, and tried from friends. The stuffing in the seat is very limited and therefore does not seem very comfortable at all. The position of the seat seems as though your baby is sitting up a lot and therefore, my daughter’s head often fell forward when sitting in this seat and falling asleep. I had to put some blankets under the back rest of the seat to help so her back wasn’t so arched. Over all it just doesn’t seem comfortable for babies, my daughter cried every time I put her in this. We now have another different brand and style seat, and she never cries in this and her head never falls forward when sleeping in the new seat. Such a shame because silver cross is a great brand.
  • 3.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

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    Currently using this car seat I’ve never had a problem with it my baby has used it from day one. He seems very comfortable in it as he’s happy when in it. I like the fact that it has the adapter for the pram wheels so I don’t have to disturb him every time we get out the car and it’s quick and easy to mount. It’s also very quick to put in the car when you have the isofix base which I would definitely recommend buying.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Really wide compared to some other car seats

    • Weaknesses:

      More of an upright seated position compared to other brands

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    We used this car seat with my son combined with the isofix
    It fixed on to our pram frame using adaptors too which was so handy when he was small as there's nothing worse than waking a sleeping newborn baby to put them in to a carry cot
    I did find it to be quite an upright position even with the newborn insert but it seemed to be a lot roomier than other brands our friends had
    It’s quite heavy to carry around once your baby is in there but it feels strong, sturdy and most important safe!
    We plan on using it again for our second baby who is due in March
  • 3.50/5
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    I didn’t feel like this car seat was suitable for newborns or small babies. My baby felt unsupported and uncomfortable. Now he is 5 months old he fits in it a lot better but I still find it doesn’t seem like the most comfortable. It is also extremely heavy itself without even having a baby in it! Good for the price, but I wouldn’t use again with second child.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Great quality for money.

    • Weaknesses:

      Not practical for small newborns.

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    I found my newborn wasn’t supported as well as he should have been, he didn’t feel secure when strapped and felt there was too much space around him.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Very stylish, comfortable, easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Very heavy

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    Is car seat is suitable for both sex babies and can be used as they grow. The padded insert on the bottom supports newborns and can be removed as the gold grows older. The head ready slides up to extend also. It’s extremely simple to use.
  • 3.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use and clips onto buggy easily.

    • Weaknesses:

      Very heavy and didn’t like positioning when my daughter was smallest.

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    I didn’t like this at all for the first few weeks of my little girls life as I found her positioning in it horrid. It made me quite worried to be perfectly honest as she seemed very slumped in it. Now that she has better head control she seems more comfortable. It’s very easy to move from car and to use the attachments to clip onto the pram for quick trips. My worst thing about it would probably be the weight as it really is a cumbersome seat to lift once the baby is in it too. Quite expensive. Not sure if I would buy again.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Not much support for newborns necks

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    The silver cross simplicity car seat is simple and easy to use. It has blue guidelines for seatbelt use and clicks in easily for the isofix. Very soft padding and easily adjustable straps.
    Unfortunately I found the head support for newborns not very good, I had to buy a separate cushion to stop my sons head from tilting to far to the side of too far forward, it was quiet scary when I realised how far his head tipped to the side. Please make sure you use a separate newborn insert to protect your little ones neck.
  • 2.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Looks fantastic

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy, expensive & not comfortable

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    Don’t get me wrong this car seat looks fantastic, we bought the Brompton special edition from mothercare however our son was extremely uncomfortable in it. He cries every time he has to go it, When he was a newborn this car seat gave me such anxiety as I felt his chin was on his chest & closing off his airway. He is now 6 months & I still find when he falls asleep this happens. He is also a big boy & I have found that the leg straps dig into him when the straps are pulled tight.
  • 3.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Compact and Light

    • Weaknesses:

      the Angle of the seat is too upright, so baby’s head falls forward.

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    I really don’t like the angle of this car seat. I find it very upright so little one’s head falls forward and they look uncomfortable, especially when they are newborn. The canopy is also quite small so it offers little sun protection. It is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre in and out of the car. Overall it isn’t the worst but don’t think I would buy this again or recommend it.
  • 2.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Fits silver cross travel system

    • Weaknesses:

      Very heavy

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    I got this car seat as part of a travel system. I had noticed my baby was quite upright and if she fell asleep in the car her head fell forward. Then I saw another brand of car seat and how much a flatter that one allowed the baby to be. Now the silver cross car seat is in the loft.
  • 3.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Attractive

    • Weaknesses:

      No removable insert, bad positioning for small babies

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    I'm struggling so see why I'm only seeing positive reviews for this carseat. I love it's appearance and it is comfortable to carry, clips into the base easily and onto the pram adapters etc... however. In terms of the purpose it is designed for, although it may pass safety checks in case of an accident, I don't think it puts babies in a very good position. Especially in that first 4 months when they are so small and delicate. I don't think it has very good neck support at all and the actual seating position isn't great. It is too upright. I got this as part of a package deal with the silvercross pioneer pram. I wouldn't use it again. In fact I have sold it. If I have another baby in the future I will happily use the pram, but I will buy a different car seat.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Fully adjustable, lots of padding creating more comfort

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy to lift

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    Absolutely love this car seat! I love how you can choose whether to have the cover over the bottom or not! Lots of padding which ensures maximum comfortable for the baby! Once the baby is in it, it can become heavy to lift but it’s not a deal breaker at all!
  • 3.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Looks nice and goes with pram

    • Weaknesses:

      Very heavy, padding not very good for premature babies

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    When looking at car seats didn’t like the look of overs and it went with out pram but it’s extremely heavy compared to overs and when we brought it the lady said it’s the least padded for very small babies so for me apart from the look of it trying to lift it around was just to stressful and waste of money prefer the cheaper brands
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Really easy to use and my children have always been really comfortable in them

    • Weaknesses:

      Not fount any

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    I love this car seat in fact I have hat it for all my children 5,3,4 weeks. Looks really nice really good choice of colour. Can't find any fault what so ever really easy to install in car not to heavy to carry brilliant 10/10
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable, long lasting, looks amazing

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    I had this car seat for my first baby & lasted for my second too. Great style, great price and comfortable for baby. Love the brand too
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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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