Safe N Sound Meridian AHR Retractor
I love my Meridian car seat!
I brought it as its a well known brand and they released a new model! its well padded, looks nice, easy to use and clean!
i got a good price on it and i cant fault. Id recommed this car seat and hope to get a lot of use out of it.
I got my car seat on sale so over $100 off which was fantastic to start with.
The fact that it suits from newborn to child 4 years is very appealing. While it is slightly more up front when you weigh it against the fact that you will have it for so long it really is great value for money.
I have found it VERY easy to operate in both capsule and forward facing mode.
It is comfortable, very well padded with neck support and head support for the bubs.
It comes with a canopy to block out the sun on baby and a mat to place under the seat to protect your car.
All in all - this has been the one of the best baby buy. In fact I have 2 of these car seats now. I purchased the exact same one when my son was born as I just love it so much.
Very comfy looking and soft, even when he falls asleep with his head against the side he doesn't look uncomfortable.
Very happy with Safe-and-Sound quality and the toy strap on the side is great as DS keeps trying to give his toys to the dog!
This seat was used for my son from a newborn until just before he turned 2. It was very comfortable for him, safe, easy to install and very easy to take apart and clean.
The retractor did drive me mad though. I wasn't strong enough to just use the button, so had to put my hand in the back (bit tricky as not much room!) to pull the straps tight and then press the button to take up the slack. Otherwise I would have to tighten them at the front and use the button 2-3 times to get the straps tight enough. I got used to it, but wonder if the retractable version is worth the extra.
But apart from that, it was a great seat and we will be putting Baby 2 in it when they arrive in a few months.
Safe n Sound have a great reputation for safety and that is a definite bonus with me. The AHR is also great as the insert means that babys head doesn't move much at all, but as they grow you can take it out and turn the seat around.