Little E is very tall for her age. She grew out of her Maxi Cosi Axiss (which I loved) way before the weight limit because her head was sticking out the top! For the past few months we have been trialling a new, high backed seat from Chicco which grows with your child right up to 12yrs of age. A recent crash test video has highlighted the superior performance of high back boosters vs booster pads proving how important it is to use a high back for as long as possible.
The Oasys 2-3 is a new car seat from Chicco which is suitable for children 15 to 36 kg of weight (Group 2 and 3). You can independently adjust the width and height of the seat using the adjusters to adapt to the to your growing children from about 3 to 12 years of age. The backrest can be height adjusted in 10 different positions.
We have the standard model which is not anchored to the car - the seatbelt holds the seat in place but you can buy a FixPlus model which anchors to the car via isofix giving extra stability. Both sets of Grandparents have non-isofix cars so to save buying another car seat for when the kids are staying with them we went for a non-isofix option. In both models the child is secured in the seat via the seatbelt. It is super easy to fit. You simply thread the seatbelt through the red safety lock underneath the headrest which ensures it stays in place. Then once the child is in the seat you thread the lap belt and the buckle end over the child and underneath both the arm rests (also red plastic so you can see where the belt goes) and connect the buckle.
The seat is very well padded, especially around the head and Little E is very comfortable in it. It is also very light and we had no problem taking it abroad on holiday with us. It even survived the baggage handlers!
The seat RRP's at £119 (£150 for the FixPlus) which isn't cheap compared to some other high back boosters but considering it lasts until your child is about 12yrs old it works out about £13 a year. So when you look at it that way it is not a bad investment to get some extra protection. It comes in Black or Red options.
Little E's favourite part of the seat? The cup holder! She loves it!
Depth: 42 cms
Width: 44 cms
Highth: 66/84 cms
Weight: 7.2 kgs
Find out more on the Chicco website
I was sent this car seat for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.