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?
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.
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.
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