When we were expecting our daughter we brought a Graco Pushchair Travel system with a car seat which we absolutely loved it was so well made and easy to clean, so naturally when my daughter outgrew her first car seat we were keen to get another Graco model and settled on the Graco Coast, which is a forward facing car seat. It is currently on offer on Amazon for £63 (full price is £129.99).
It is suitable for use from around 9 months to roughly 4 years (9kg-18kg). One of the things which really appealed to me is that the covers are machine washable. With little ones with mucky hands, little accidents and of course sick this is an absolute must. However I have found that minor marks easily wipe clean with a damp cloth and have yet to have a more serious incident so have not needed to machine wash.
My other half fitted the car seat and it only took him a few minutes and he found it very straight forward and easy to do. The car seat itself weighs around 9kg and is fairly large so its not something I would want to move very often, I intend to buy another of this model for my Mum's car as this is the only other car my daughter normally travels in. (It was so much simply with the very portable and much smaller baby car seats!).
The harness itself is very easy to fasten and can easily be adjusted as necessary, it is well padded and appears quite comfortable as indeed does the whole seat. The seat itself is very well padded and supports my daughter very well. She loves to ride in her big girl car sear and especially loves facing forward and being able to see out of the windows as she is boosted in height.
The seat itself has 5 positions so you can adjust as necessary or find one to suit your child and stick with it as we have done so far. However it is useful to have the option to adjust should we wish to do so.
This car seat is so well made, and really is built to last. It looks really stylish and very comfortable and my daughter loves it. She is always very keen to get in, and loves that she can face forwards and see out of the windows. I am so glad we brought this car seat and cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Deeper side wings for added protection. Adjustable harness ensuring comfort and safety as your child grows. Quick and easy to fit . Pushchair specifications: Weight 8.8kg. Suitable for ages 18 months to 4 years. Suitable for children up to 18kg.