This car seat is definitely worth the money. The seat is very comfortable for baby. The straps very easily tuck over the side to make sure you're not fishing for straps underneath baby, there are even little clip holders to make sure the buckles don't get too hot in summer!
The music in the headrest keeps my daughter happier on long drives.
I feel very reassured knowing there is side head impact support in case of a severe accident.
Although not the best thing to do, it is also relatively easy to swap from car to car.
When choosing a car seat we visited many baby shops and spent a lot of time poking and prodding the seats trying to find one that actually felt comfortable and that we thought would remain so during longer trips. The Platinum AHR was the only one we found that fitted that requirement.
Added to that is SnS's policy of replacing any seat involved in an accident (you return yours to them with info on the crash and they use it for research) which also helped us make up our minds.
We haven't been disappointed. Bubs is nearly 5 months old now and is still very comfortable in her seat. It's easy to install and to adjust and we're very happy with it!
As someone else said, it can get a bit warm, but we simply take her outer layer off if necessary. Pretty much all of it can be cleaned and the pads on the seat belts are really easy to remove and wash (which is a blessing given how much they get chewed...)
To be honest I'd like one of my own. They're a bit pricey, but we decided it was worth it, and if you shop around (as we did) you can generally find a store with an offer on it that, in our case, brought the price down to the same as a much less expensive model!
This car seat seems very safe, my bub sits in it nice and snug and is very content when travelling...so much so that she falls asleep for most journeys.
It's easy to clean as you can take off all the covers.
It is quite expensive but definitely worth it in my opinion.
We love this chair. Lays back perfectly and sits up beautifully aswell. The little tacker is so comfortable he sleeps during almost every trip. Easy to clean as the covers unclip and you can remove the insert as they grow.
Very easy to use the seatbelts and they don't twist or tangle. Takes just a few minutes to fit in the car and gives great peace of mind. Love it to bits and would definately recomend it to parents.
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