Silver Cross Simplicity car seat

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  • 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
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Good insert for younger baby and adjustable straps are perfect.

    • Weaknesses:

      Haven’t found any with it

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    Purchased for my first baby, perfect from day one, also have the isofix base and that is a god send with just slotting in and out the car
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use and very safe

    • Weaknesses:

      A bit heavy to carry

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    I always buy Silver Cross products when it comes to pushchairs and car seats. I normally always go for the travel systems they have as they are value for money and just beautiful! Never ever had a problem with the products and I feel baby is very safe in these products. Love silver cross!
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, lightweight

    • Weaknesses:

      Needed additional support for newborn

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    Really love this car seat and it has been brilliant since bringing our daughter home up until now. We had to buy additional inserts when she was a newborn as the headrest is a little too big but we’ve just removed these and it’s ideal. Really lightweight and the isofix bass is really easy to fit.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit, lightweight, nice design

    • Weaknesses:

      Had to buy a head support for my son for the first 6 weeks to support his head

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    Overall I am very happy with this car seat. It is easy to fit, can be used as part of the travel system with my silver cross pram and looks good! My little one seems to be comfortable in it as he has no problems falling asleep in it!
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Aesthetically pleasing.

    • Weaknesses:

      Expensive and heavy.

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    I have the Brompton Simplicity car seat to match my pram. It's pleasing to look at and feels very sturdy. It's easy to clip my son in the seat and the straps are easily adjustable for a growing baby.

    The downsides are the price (very expensive) and it's also very heavy. Although I haven't used other car seats so they may all weigh the same.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      This product has a modern and simple look which I personally find attractive.

    • Weaknesses:

      A little more support around the head would be ideal.

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    This car seat is perfect for new born babies. It has a simple but modern design and fits perfectly onto the silver cross pioneer pram that I also have. There is good support around the chest area and baby looks comfortable. However i do believe a little more support around the head area would complete this product.
  • 4.25/5
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    The simplicity car seat is what it says on the tin, very simplistic. I have found it very easy to put in the car using both the isofix and with just the seatbelt - which have a coloured guide to remind you where the seatbelt needs to go. The 5 point harness is easy to put together.
    The only things I found was that the first few times we put our newborn in, she seemed very very small in it and looked uncomfortable. The other negative is that the sun hood is small in comparison to other car seats and you need an additional bigger sun shield to protect your baby from the uv rays.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Very cushioned, warm and protected.

    • Weaknesses:

      The head rest isn't very suitable for a newborn who cannot support their head

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    I used the Simplicity Car Seat with both of my children. I like how they are very padded and protected, the car seat comes with a litter cover which keeps their little legs warm. Adjusting the safety harness straps are very simple. The design is beautiful and very classic SilverCross. I got vintage pink this time and it is so pretty. The only thing that lets this car seat down is the lack of head support for newborns, it looks quite uncomfortable as they cannot support their head. I however purchased a clip in head support from Mothercare which worked wonders so I had no worries re purchasing the car seat again two years later as I kept the clip in head support.
  • 2.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Nice style

    • Weaknesses:

      Design

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    This car seat was heavy to carry and I found it very difficult to strap it into the car properly due to the design of it. Other than that seemed fairly comfortable for baby.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, great weight limits, lots of support

    • Weaknesses:

      Babies head sometimes tilted forward.

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    We bought the simplicity car seat along with the wayfarer. I loved the access to a travel system. Could easily pop to shops and attach car seat to pram. Baby looked comfortable with growing space by removing newborn inserts. Occasional head tilting (not sure why) but overall a great product.
  • 2.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Well built

    • Weaknesses:

      To upright no padding

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    My husband surprised me with the whole silver cross pioneer travel system when we found out we were expecting our first child together (third for each of us) I had hinted enough. At first glance it was amazing seeed to have thought of everything until our baby boy came along. Our baby is too upright so his head is constantly falling forward. We travel a lot and I’m very uneasy when we do a long distance now. He never looks comfy and never sleeps long for this reason. There’s not much padding and just altogether uncomfortable!! Very disappointed. We do love the prom tho.
  • 2.75/5
    • Strengths:

      easy to fit into car and on pushchair frame for short journeys

    • Weaknesses:

      sun shade hood is poor and the baby wedge too

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    i really wanted to love this car seat as it was a package and gift to match our pushchair travel system from silver cross. However i can not say i was overly impressed by it . the straps are easy enough to adjust and the fitting of the seat to the pushchair chassis and the car is quick and easy. five point safety harness for travelling and safety of baby. it has an inbuilt wedge in seat for newborns however my baby just looked awkward and not very comfortable at all,. the biggest negative for me is the hood it serves no purpose what so ever. it covers and shaded next to nothing. on this basis i would not recommend or purchase again for another child
  • 2.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Light, easy to fit

    • Weaknesses:

      Not enough padding for newborn

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    I do not think this product is suitable for a newborn. I put my newborn in it and travelled home from the hospital, by the time we were home his head was basically at a right angle due to insufficient padding. I’ve queried this with a few major retailers who have agreed and said they have relayed concerns to silvercross. I would not recommend this product for a newborn! Now my baby is 4 months it is great and easy to use, however due to my earlier experience I tend to avoid using it and use the replacement we bought when baby was 2 days old!
  • 2.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to adjust straps

    • Weaknesses:

      Small hood

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    I expected to love this car seat. I love using as part of the silver cross travel system and it works perfectly with the isofix.
    The design is lovely And adjusting the straps is fairly easy but that’s about all of its good points.
    The good is very shallow and doesn’t really shield your baby from any sun. It isn’t very padded and quite hard. I find it extremely difficult to get our baby out of without feeling like I am hurting his arms or shoulders. The buttons to press down to move the handle are awkward. Sometimes very difficult to press while trying to reach across to both. With a crying baby you are trying to get out of the car seat the last thing you need is a fight with the handle.
    Our car seat came free with the pram but if I’d have purchased this separately I don’t think I’d feel I had got value for money. I since have seen much nicer car seats around.
  • 2.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Love the design

    • Weaknesses:

      Small sun shade

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    The straps can be hard to get on and off my baby. Also the new born wedge in the bottom of the seat makes my child look so uncomfortable when it’s in so have to take it out. Also the sun shade is very small and almost pointless in it being there! Only really good for short 5-10 mins travel.
  • 2.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Look good as it matches my pram

    • Weaknesses:

      Far too many to list

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    I bought the pioneer pram, so this car seat was the obvious matching choice. I wish I’d bought a different pram I've always had trust in Silver Cross designs but now I no longer like them Way too uptight for baby, his head always rolls about, especially when in the car no head insert to support the head. The straps only adjust to two heights, and the headrest is supposed to correspond. Not good for small newborn babies as baby looks so uncomfortable . Very awkward to get off the base of the pram, Overall quite disappointing.
  • 3.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Keeps the baby snug, easy to fit, light to carry

    • Weaknesses:

      Sits too far upright

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    Nice car seat, just a shame it sits too far up right meaning our baby’s head wasn’t always fully supported. Other than that it was very easy to use both in the car and out.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Looks nice, easy to use, can be used with pushchair

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

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    We are really happy with this car seat, it came as part of the Wayfarer travel system which made it good value for money. It’s easy to use and install in the car, my daughter mostly seems comfortable in it although sometimes looks a bit awkward, and have had to stop to reposition her! It is also very heavy compared to other car seats making it difficult to carry.
  • 3.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Looks great and easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Poor position for baby

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    This car seat came as part of a travel system it’s smart and good value for money but the position the baby is in isn’t great and I wouldn’t leave them in the car seat for long
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      i use this seat with the isofix it makes life so much easier with having another child too.

    • Weaknesses:

      none

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    overall im happy with this car seat, i think its more my car seats that make the seat my son is now 10months old and still has lots of room.
  • 2.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Looks lovely

    • Weaknesses:

      Too many to list here

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    I bought the pioneer pram, so this car seat was the obvious matching choice. I wish I’d bought something else. Way too uptight for baby, his head always lolls about, especially when in the car. The straps only adjust to two heights, and the headrest is supposed to correspond. Not good for a larger newborn baby who needs low headrest and higher strap position. Very awkward to get off the base of the pram, much easier to get on and off isofix. Overall quite disappointing.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      It’s very comfortable

    • Weaknesses:

      The hood is not big enough

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    We got the simplicity to go with are wayfarer pram. Our daughter was only 5lbs 7oz when she was born and spent 2 weeks in the NICU so when she came out she was just shy of 5lbs, but she fit so perfectly into it, she looked comfortable and supported for her being so small. It’s definitely worth it for her being that supported at newborn. She’s 14 months 17lbs and still in it and will be until she outgrows it. The straps were a bit stiff at the start but became much easier to use over time. The hood/sunshade is very disappointing because it’s just not covering enough it doesn’t really cover anything so you’d definitely need a parasol to go with it. My LG has really bad reflux and sickness up until she was about 6 months so she spent a lot of time in the car seat to keep her upright but it’s definitely not the best/easiest to clean. The back part comes off as does the Velcro straps but that’s it so you have to try and clean the rest of it by hand. Which is very difficult to get the smell of sick out. But safety wise I’d definitely recommend it. I do love how supportive and safe she is in it.
  • 2.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Clips easily onto the silver cross pushchair to act as a travel system

    • Weaknesses:

      Not good for smaller babies. I personally didn't feel it provided much support.

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    My daughter was born prematurely and this car seat which I bought before she was born was not suitable due to her low birth weight initially. When she was over the 6lb mark, we started using it as it fitted so easily onto the isofix base and also slotted nicely onto the pram. However, I found it to be very heavy but also didn't feel that my daughter was very supported in the car seat. It didn't seem to tilt back as much as other car seats which meant that my daughters head flopped right forward when she fell asleep. I found this to be a better car seat for bigger babies but not so much for smaller babies or newborns.
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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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