Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Emma
What they say: The Graco Milestone All-In-One Car Seat Group 0+/1/2/3 – Aluminium is the only car seat you will ever need! Its comfortable for your child and convenient for you, transitioning from rear-facing infant car seat (birth to 13kg) to forward-facing 5-point harness seat (9-18kg) to high-back booster (15-36kg). For a proper fit, the harness system and 10-position headrest lets you adjust the harness and headrest together, with no rethreading. Side impact protection provides the best head protection at every stage and features a steel reinforced frame giving you peace of mind that your little one is always safe. With all these features and much more, Milestone is the smart car seat choice!
What we say:
Initial visual thoughts: The photos on the box and labelling of each stage was very clear. When I first lifted the chair from the box, I was surprised how large the car seat looked, but once I put it in my car, it fitted and we only have a small-medium size car. The seat looked very comfortable and the exterior sides looked and felt robust and safe.
Ease of installing: I was pleasantly surprised how easy the seat was to put in the car and install. The labelling and signposting on the actually seat was clear and although the instructional booklet is easy to follow, if that got mislaid and you were putting the seat into a new car then there is enough information on the seat to install it.
Ease of use (when child seated): My little girl is 6 months in the photos of her in the Graco seat and it is very easy to use. The straps do up with ease, which is a plus point. The seat was very easy to make taller, which I thought was a great feature.
Ease of transferring from one age group to another: Although our youngest is still rear facing, I played with the car seat to make sure I could swap it from one stage to another. This was particularly impressive. I usually find car seats heavy and cumbersome, but the easy to read arrows to show you which stage, made transferring between ages easy and gives confidence to the user.
Comfort for child: The seat is very comfortable and soft, which (after three children and our fair share of car seats) is not always the case. The straps and material used were of good quality and the new born insert was very padded and made a snug fit.
In my opinion I think this is a good car seat, I would recommend it, the Graco all-in-one car seat was easy to use, comfortable and felt safe and robust.
One plus side is that very quickly you can use it for your children who are at different stages, so a good option for a grandparent or second car seat.
One downside, with the wisdom of three children, although I know the seat, from a safety point of view, will it last until 36kg, I am not sure how it will look once Willow is at the eating snacks in the car stage!
The Graco Milestone All-In-One Car Seat Group 0+/1/2/3 – Aluminium is available from Halfords and retails for £179.99 (currently on offer for £149.99).