A rainbow car seat.
Since becoming a ‘school run Mum’ life has certainly been a lot busier. Busier in a sense of having to be somewhere by a specific time, things to organise so well it becomes a skill (a skill I’m still yet to fully master) and also it comes with the need of a lot more things. One thing in particular is car seats. As we have four little ones we obviously have the minimum of four but also spares for when family members take them out. I mean in all honesty, most mornings when we’re in a rush and i’m all flustered trying to plug in four car seats it becomes such an effort so if theres anything that can aid that part of the morning then i’m welcoming it with open arms.
We were recently contacted by Cosatto to see if we wanted to collaborate again, This was music to my ears as we worked with them a couple of years ago when we reviewed the Story cotbed so I know that the products are of high quality. Cosatto are such a fun and vibrant brand and when this is teamed with great design its an instant winner for me. If you take a look at their website you’ll find lots of colourful and quirky patterns that you’ll get lost in what to choose from! So as mentioned above, we were recently sent a skippa-fix car seat and asked if we could share our honest thoughts and I can honestly say first off that it hasn’t disappointed.
Everything from the comfort, fresh quirky design, the happy and vibrant colours, the ease of use, the way it’s made for a comfortable ride on our daily journeys to school, and for those longer car journeys on a day out for a long distance. I also love the features that include the adjustable headrest which is well suited for us as our girls are ever so slightly different in height so it’s great for when they’re swapping and taking turns in the new “rainbow seat” (something they’ve been figuring out the past few weeks is a nice routine for who sits where and when, …after lots of bickering!). The headrest is easily adjusted by one small click of a button at the back of it while pulling upwards, it also has a very handy cup holder that’s fully detachable – definitely a great element for longer car trips when they need a little refreshment or snack without spilling the contents over the floor (to join the rest of the kids junk no doubt).I love that the shape of the car seat is a lot more curvier than most, ensuring lots of room for comfort, the padding is really well designed and great for little snoozy heads too to make sure there are no ‘nodding dogs’ in the back seat! Something we have found though is that with the curvier design, it can be a bit of a squeeze with all three big carseats in the middle so we do move them about the car a bit to see for the best fit (so I don’t have to fight my way into plugging the kids in each morning). The girls have also enjoyed taking turns when the seat is being used in Daddy’s van, fits just as well in there too.Other than that its been a huge hit, I’ve been keeping an eye on some of the other designs as we’re soon to either be updating a seat for Phoenix as Didi is going to need the next stage soon as her infant seat is looking a little small and I definitely cannot carry her around in it now if she falls asleep – she’s so heavy!
Our big girls are 6 and 4, it works very well for the pair of them considering their slight difference in height and weight. They’ve both really enjoyed their turns in the seat.
Machine washable covers you can easily remove.
This car seat if a forward-racing model but also works with an ISOFIX base if you have one.
Suitable from 15kg-36kg (4yrs-12yrs approx).
Has luxurious padding with side impact protection and for ultimate comfort for your little one.
A detachable drinks/snacks holder – genius!
Useful information (taken from the Cosatto Website):
Use with your regular car seat belt.
Uses ISOFIX points only, not the top tether attachment.
Compatible with standard 3-point vehicle seat belts (‘Universal Fit’).
ISOFIT – Compatible with your 3-point vehicle seat belt & your car’s ISOFIX anchor points at the same time (‘Semi Universal Fit’).
2-position recline. For a laid-back journey.
Height adjustable backrest.
Complies with European Standard ECE R44/04.
FREE 4 year guarantee.
The Skippa-Fix retails at £169.95 and you can buy using this link which takes you to a list of all the stockists.
*We were kindly sent this carseat for the purpose of an honest review. All words, images are my own unless started otherwise. Thanks once again to the fabulous Cosatto 🙂
I also think its a good place to share the link for more information on the Car seat law here in the U.K.