The Brtax KING II LS Stage 2 car seat suitable for children 9kg - 18kg/ 9 months to 4 years (approx.) is very pleasing to the eye, looks super comfy, and my 4 year old girl assures me its as comfy as it looks, and with her slim build she will be in it for a while yet.
On getting the car seat I was quite confused as to why it come with no instructions in the box but soon found them in a compartment at the rear of the seat.
Little stickers on the side of the seat show how to fit it into your car, however I much prefer to watch a video online. The video made it look so easy, and when i went to fit ours it was a breeze made much easier by being able to tip the car seat off the base to feed the seat belt through. I got it in place and secure first attempt whereas other car seats recently used I have had to tug and adjust the car seats or belts a few times to get the correct tension. Once I clicked the seat back on the base and fastened the shoulder strap inside the seat didn't move :)
However I found this car seat very heavy when taking it to the car, so pleased it will be staying in place and not having to be removed regularly.
The 5 point harness was easy to use with a one pull adjuster, a little fiddly to fasten in at first but soon got the hang of it. I quite like the idea of the slots on side of seat to place the straps in so making it easier to sit my daughter in first and not on top of the straps. The click and light indicator is deffo a positive to know my daughter was fastened in securely, although I am still yet to locate where the batteries are to go, luckily the seat comes with some so this is not a major problem. The padding and chest pads are also great for more comfort and saftey, and the adjustable head rest is very easy to use.
Knowing the seat covers can come off to wash without even taking the car seat out or undoing the harness straps is excellent, as this can be a nightmare job.
We did a long journey the other day where my daughter nodded off so the 4 reclining positions made the journey a lot more comfortable for her. She didn't wake whilst my partner reclined her and looked so peaceful, whilst continuing to be safe.
This car seat is amazing and looks great in my car, deffo recommended for anyone moving up to the stage 2 car seat, great value for money :)
I'm sure my baby will have many years of comfortable safe journeys!
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Reviewed by rachel - Mammy too 4 year old and 7 month old girls
- posted on 24th August 2014. Read More Reviews by rachel