Little Tikes Group 1/2/3 Circuit Car Seat Review with Tesco| AD

This blog post is a paid advertorial with Tesco, all opinions however are my own.

As someone who lives in the countryside and not really within walking distance to anything we use our car to get around almost daily; so as you can imagine, car safety and comfort for the boys is a really high priority for me. I’m also all about affordability and longevity of products so if there’s a carseat that will last the boys for a long time, saving me from buying a new one at each stage, then I’m first in line!

We were recently sent out the new Little Tikes Group 1,2 and 3 Circuit car seat to review and my first thought was (as is maybe yours) that I didn’t know Little Tikes made carseats!? When I think Little Tikes I think Crazy Coupe so I was quite excited to see how they fared in comparison to other carseat brands!

The facts:

The Little Tikes Group 1,2,& 3 Circuit Carseat is suitable from 9-36kg (20-79lbs) which is roughly 9 months to 12 years old. It’s three seats in one, growing with your child with simple adjustment like the one hand adjustable headrest, removable padded insert and then removable backrest to turn it into a booster seat.

Assembly:

Putting the carseat together only required one simple step of aligning the connector pieces of the backrest to the base and slotting them together. It took a bit of welly but if it didn’t need at least a bit of elbow grease then I’d be worried it wouldn’t be sturdy enough!

Installation:

The carseat is installed via your cars 3-point seatbelt. For group one, which is from 9-18kg or 9 months to 4 years, the seatbelt and buckle are slotted behind the backrest and clicked in place. Your little one is then fastened into the seat using the carseats 5-point safety harness. 

The 5-point harness can be tightened by pulling the strap at the front of the base unit and loosened by pressing the white arrow button on the base unit and pulling the harness straps to the desired length. 

It has a green safety indicator to let you know that the harness is fastened correctly which acts as a kind of double authentication after hearing it click. 

For group two, which is from 15kg or 4 years, the 5-point harness is removed and your little one is fastened in using the cars 3-point seatbelt. Jasper turns 4 next week but is already 18kg so we tried him out at that stage. 

Jasper particularly loved the removable cup holder which he has told me I’m never allowed to remove because it is his favourite!

Once your child reaches 22kg you can then adjust the carseat to group three mode by removing the backrest and using the base as a booster seat.

Overall thoughts:

I love that this is a carseat I can use for both of my boys, it would be great for my parents to keep in their car as they only ever have one of the boys at a time and it would be a simple case of popping the harness on or off each time.

It’s also fantastic that it grows with your child meaning from 9 months of age you only need to invest in one seat for your child.

The seat itself is nice and padded not only for comfort but optimum safety and it’s really easy to assemble and adjust – perfect for a busy parent!

The design is very stylish with neutral black and white tones, a simple design and no unnecessary accessories!

If you’d like to try out the Little Tikes 1/2/3 Circuit Carseat then it’s exclusively sold at Tesco and is currently on offer for only £40!

Thanks for reading,Jess x

8 Comments

  • Adrienne
    15th April 2018 at 8:34 pm Reply

    Hi there

    I recently bought this seat for my 1 year old. It seems to stick out – ie dosnt rest flat against the back seat. I cannot tell from your photos how you fitted the seatbelt, where do you slot it behind the backrest? It just doesn’t seem right the way I’ve done it and there are no fitting guides online. I went to Halfords and they couldn’t help either!

    Kind regards

    Adrienne

    • Jessica
      27th May 2018 at 8:45 pm Reply

      Hey Adrienne,the only thing I can think is that maybe it doesn’t suit your car? I know some seats don’t fit all cars; have you tried making the headrest of the car higher so that the carseat can be pushed back more?

  • Abi
    28th April 2018 at 2:45 pm Reply

    I have just purchased this for my son but am having trouble figuring out how to install it with the seat belt. Son is 2 so using 5 point harness still. When I install it the whole seat pulls away when I am tightening harness up and child is in seat and cannot seem to get the harness to do up tight enough by pulling the strap at base of seat. Any advice/help would be fab! Many thanks

    • Jessica
      27th May 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

      Hey Abi, ah that is so strange, could you go into somewhere like Halfords and ask them to demonstrate for you? For me the harness tightened fine so all I can think is that maybe it’s not attached properly at the back of the seat?

  • Toni Marie Grainger
    30th April 2018 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Hi I was wondering if you could post a video of how you fit the car seat in x

    • Jessica
      27th May 2018 at 8:43 pm Reply

      Hey, do you mean how I fit it to the car? I just followed the instructions on the booklet, so for Jaspers age I put the lap belt across the two hand rests if that makes sense?

  • Amelia Wallsworth
    27th July 2018 at 9:59 pm Reply

    I’ve just bought this seat tonight.. but the cup holder just will not go in on the side. There’s nothing for it to slide into.. there’s the hole in the fabric, but no slot on the seat.. how did you fit your cup holder?! X

    • Jessica
      30th July 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

      Oh no how annoying! I’m away at the moment so I can’t go and have a look at it but I know mine just slotted in really easily; it may be worth popping into Halfords or the store you bought it from to ask them?

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