Review: Fisher-Price Cosmo Cronos Convertible Car Seat + GIVEAWAY

Review: Fisher-Price Cosmo Cronos Convertible Car Seat

All of us want to get the best for our kids, but it usually comes with a high price tag. So, some things are left off the list and prioritised under others. A car seat shouldn’t be one of them. I was excited to find out that Fisher-Price isn’t just making kids’ toys but now also has a range of car seats available at Babies R Us in-store and online. Kenzo and I have spent the past few weeks using the new Fisher-Price Cosmo Cronos Convertible Car Seat.

What did we really think?

Safety

The first and most important thing to know about any car seat is how safe it is. It won’t really matter if it looks cute – although it’s a plus. This seat is ECE R44 accredited which means it meets the basic requirements in the European safety standard for car seats. It has a fixed 3-point safety belt, a 5-point harness and extra cushioning for a newborn baby. You can install it rearward facing and use it until your baby reaches 10 kilos. Then, you can start putting your baby in the forward-facing position from 9 kilos. I like that it’s a car seat that you can use from when you bring your baby home from the hospital until they’re in pre-school. Kai jokingly sat in Kenzo’s new seat and fit in it well – he’s four! So it’s good to know you won’t have to get your baby another car seat for a few years.

Installation

This part got a bit tricky for me. I’ll admit that I’m not the best when it comes to these kinds of things in general, so I had to get Hubby to do this part. He understood why I got stuck – feeding the seat belt into the clips and threading it along the back took some time and a lot of tugging. I think that with something like a car seat, it should be something that anyone can install and uninstall easily. So I think this is something that could be improved – making it more “mama friendly”. But, once it was in, it stayed put which of course is a relief.

Ease of Use

Like everything in my life, I need something that’s easy and convenient to use. I don’t have time to be fussing about with clips, straps and buttons. Getting Kenzo in and out of this seat was easy-peasy. The seat belt adjusters are clips that don’t take long to do. If I compare this to Kai’s car seat, everyone but Kev and I gets confused with how to do it. There’s an extra button we have to push while feeding the straps in and pulling them out at the top. I’m used to it now, but I like that the Fisher-Price seat is simple with that. There’s nothing worse than trying to make a wriggling baby wait longer than they need to.

Design & Style

Okay, so this does count for something. Let’s be real, I don’t want to have something ugly in my car if I can help it! This car seat has a simple and cute print and my favourite thing – it’s gender-neutral. You know me, I prefer having all of my baby items in colours that aren’t too gender-specific so I can reuse them in the future or give them away to another mama, no matter the gender of the baby. The only thing I missed from a design perspective is that it doesn’t have any extras, like pockets on the sides to keep any toys or bottles. That comes in handy when you’re on a long road trip. Other than that, it’s comfy with a lot of padding and Kenzo was happy in it.

Overall, I think the Fisher-Price Cosmo Cronos Convertible Car Seat is a great option for parents who would like to keep their baby safe while minding their budget. It’s currently available at Babies R Us (online and in-store) for R1 899.90. I think that’s a fair price for a car seat that will last you for a few years.

 


WIN A Fisher-Price & Babies R Us Hamper worth more than R2 000!

I’m giving away an amazing Fisher-Price and Babies R Us hamper worth more than R2 000! All you have to do is enter below.

How to enter:

In the comments below, tell me what you’d use the R500 Babies R Us voucher for. 

The rules:

  • This competition will close at 8pm on Thursday 22 April, 2021.
  • This competition is open to South African residents only.
  • Winner will be chosen randomly.
  • Only answers correctly submitted in the comments below will be valid.
  • The winners will be contacted via e-mail, so please be available to supply full contact details.
  • If a winner does not respond to the email within 48 hours of contact, another winner will be chosen and the original winner will forfeit their prize.
  • All prize delivery logistics will be handled by the Fisher-Price representative.

Good luck!

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36 Comments

  1. Noni
    April 23, 2021 / 12:51 pm

    Aisha, I would use the voucher to buy formula for my baby. He’s a premature and lactose intolerant, his formula is so expensive 😭😭

  2. Fallin van Rooyen
    April 22, 2021 / 2:47 pm

    I would use the voucher to buy nappies and bottles.

  3. Fallin van Rooyen
    April 22, 2021 / 2:46 pm

    I will use the Babiea R us voucher to buy nappies and bottles.

  4. Potso
    April 22, 2021 / 1:50 pm

    I would definitely use it on a suitable play mat / gym for little man to to keep him entertained while I’m working or with his big sister . I’m finding that one has to juggle their attention with two kids but also limit screen time and be more present

  5. Lesego Kgokane
    April 22, 2021 / 12:42 pm

    Hi Mama

    My baby turns a year old soon so I would definitely use it to spoil him since my budget is really tight. He absolutely loves the fisher price toys he has gotten as gifts and I know he would love to add to his collection. He is learning how to walk so a fisher price trolley I’ve had my eye on would definitely be the purchase I make.

  6. Sibongile Pooe
    April 22, 2021 / 9:00 am

    Hi
    I have a one year old whose needs seem to be changing daily. I would use the voucher to get him educational age appropriate toys.

  7. Michelle
    April 19, 2021 / 12:43 pm

    I would definitely use the voucher for nappies, bum cream and other essentials. My hubby and I lost our jobs last year during lockdown so times have been super tough. I would absolutely love to win this.

  8. Khodani
    April 17, 2021 / 12:13 pm

    Hi Aisha

    When we gave birth at the time we couldn’t afford an all age car seat because they are ridiculously price😰😰 and we had to get a lot of other baby necessities so we opted for a car seat that came with the pram that lasts only until baby is 12 months with hope to save up and buying an all age car seat later (lol we didn’t know that baby necessities don’t stop). The infant car seat was so scary to use when baby was discharged from hospital because it felt like we are breaking baby 🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏽‍♀️When we put him in car seat not sure whether it’s because we were doing it wrong or the car seat was just uncomfortable.

    Anyway, we would use the voucher to top up our savings for an all age car seat and buy the Fisher-Price Cosmo Cronos Convertible Car Seat.

  9. Londiwe Memela
    April 15, 2021 / 9:05 am

    Being a first time mother is a challenge during these tough icovid 19 times I would use the R500 Babies R Us voucher to get the everyday necessities that my unborn baby on the way would instantly need like nappies, formula, baby toiletries and baby bottles

  10. Sumaya Kader
    April 15, 2021 / 8:29 am

    My baby has officially tuned 6 months.
    I would love to use the voucher to buy some feeding essentials like a feeding chair or feeding utensils for example silicone mat, baby feeding spoons and cups.
    Cant also go wrong with nappies 🤣. Either way any one of these is needed.

  11. Tarryn
    April 15, 2021 / 8:15 am

    I would use the voucher for nappies, wipes and other expendables that are frequently used. This is my first child and I want to make sure everything is stocked up.

  12. Nxobile
    April 14, 2021 / 11:30 pm

    I would use the R500 babies R US voucher to buy diapers and wet wipes for my Infant because he change diapers almost 6 times a day so it is the only important need for me right now.

  13. Lameez
    April 14, 2021 / 9:25 pm

    I would use the Babies R Us voucher to buy a feeding chair… Baby Noah enjoys watching me in the kitchen and will soon move to solids.

  14. MBALI
    April 14, 2021 / 7:03 pm

    Since babies R us is just a baby store consisting of all baby stuff . I would utilise the R500 voucher on my toddler’s needs such as formula & daipers .

    Or since my 15 months old toddler is at an age where shes learning everything.
    So Educational toys are also important things for babys .

  15. Canthy
    April 14, 2021 / 6:13 pm

    I would use it to get a discount on a car seat. We are from Venda so a comfortable car seat will make the 4hour 30minutes drive more comfortable for baby. As first time parents we are nervous on which to brand to choose but I think you have made the choice so much easier for us sharing your story with Kenzo. Culturally with your first child you spend the first month at home and in our case being in Venda, so travelling that long distance with a 1week old baby will require comfort.

  16. Rachel
    April 14, 2021 / 5:04 pm

    Hi Aisha,

    Finding out that you are pregnant six months postpartum can be straining emotionally and physically. So with the voucher I’d purchase a Cariwell seamless support belt and a nursing bra. These two items are a must have.

    Thanks

  17. Bhekinkosi
    April 14, 2021 / 4:52 pm

    I would use voucher to buy play gym for my baby

  18. Nomagugu
    April 14, 2021 / 3:45 pm

    I’m 36 weeks pregnant after getting my tubes tied after being told I couldn’t conceive again as it would be too high risk. Our miracle princess will be delivered next week. I had given away all the baby stuff I had because I didn’t think I’d ever have another child again. I would use the 500 bucks to buy stuff that’s on special at the moment. Nursing pillow, Sudocream, breast pads and a baby grow 😊

  19. April 14, 2021 / 12:37 pm

    I am 19bweeks pregnant and struggling to figure out what to buy first for our baby. Car seats are needed when being discharged from hospital with your new baby so this is essential and I’ll use my R500 voucher to help pay for my babies first car seat for sure

  20. Sanelisiwe
    April 14, 2021 / 12:25 pm

    My sister just gave birth to his son and we have been up and down because the baby was a premature and he had to leave him in hospital 🏥, while in hospital a lot occurred and I feel like the voucher would assist her a lot

  21. Michae
    April 14, 2021 / 11:53 am

    I would use the R500 gift card on some diapers for my little princess.
    Thanks.

  22. Fortune
    April 14, 2021 / 11:45 am

    Mama. You seem to be enjoying this car seat I must say I’m sold, we got gifted an infant seat for my son and he’s outgrowing it this car seat is something I’d consider. I’d buy some sippi and straw cups for my son I’m excited to het him started om those

  23. Callan Awvince
    April 14, 2021 / 10:54 am

    I would use the Babies R Us voucher to buy pampers/huggies nappies for bundle expected in July.

  24. Zainab
    April 14, 2021 / 10:31 am

    I would love to use the R500 for buying a bottle warmer.

  25. Talent
    April 14, 2021 / 9:43 am

    I have a 5 and 1\2 months old baby boy, he can sit now and have started him on solids
    I would use the R500 for buying him a feeding car
    His dad passed on last year when l was 3 minths pregnant and its been very hard getting him all he deserves being a single parent now

  26. April 14, 2021 / 9:35 am

    Baby formula. It’s so sad how formula is never on sale and in most cases, mommies who use formula are unable to breastfeed and don’t just use it for its convenience. Every month we spend R640 without fail because our daughter couldn’t latch well.

    • April 14, 2021 / 9:37 am

      Looking at the comments and the common need is baby formula 😔

  27. Yolandi
    April 14, 2021 / 9:22 am

    I would use the R500 to buy a pack of nappies, a tin of milk and if there is anything left I would buy a sheet for my baby’s cot as she currently only have one.

  28. Meagan
    April 14, 2021 / 9:10 am

    Hi

    I would use the voucher for baby bottles.

    Thanks
    Meagan

  29. Doléne Wright
    April 14, 2021 / 9:03 am

    I am expecting for the first time, so I will go and buy some essentials like baby bottels or maybe nappies.

  30. Gundo Mulaudzi
    April 14, 2021 / 8:22 am

    I would use the voucher towards buying fisher price car seat. My baby is 8 and a half months and has outgrown is infant car seat. I am currently sitting with no car seat and car seats are expensive. R500 would be really helpful to cover part of the amount for my baby’s safety

  31. Nadia
    April 14, 2021 / 4:14 am

    Our household has lost an additional income due to Covid-19 and its been extremely difficult seeing to our families needs which includes my 8 month old son. Babies r us is our one stop shop for all baby’s needs. This amazing voucher will help me buy much needed huggies dry comfort size4 diapers and a 900g tin of S26 gold.

  32. Sarah
    April 14, 2021 / 2:03 am

    I would spend the R500 Babies R Us voucher on necessities such as formula, nappies and wet wipes.

    • Siyethaba Zibula
      April 15, 2021 / 7:30 am

      So due to covid 19 pandemic many people lost their jobs, I’m one of those people, I got retrenched early this year and by that time I didn’t know that I was expecting. It’s difficult because it’s my first pregnancy, I should be happy, but I don’t know how I’m going to do it, so I’d use this voucher to get my baby a few things so that when we leave the hospital we’d have things like other mothers.

  33. Jabulile Magudulela
    April 13, 2021 / 5:16 pm

    I’d use the babies R us voucher towards the Beone Infant Car Seat Group 0+ (0-13kg) and I need 2 of them. I hope installation is easy 🤣🤣

  34. Nasika Baijnath
    April 13, 2021 / 4:45 pm

    I would definitely use the babies R Us voucher to buy books and a few toys for my toddler. Great competition and awesome prizes

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