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 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.
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!
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.
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