I gave up using mine. The car seat was too upright. My baby's head kept swinging in all directions when the car was moving. I swapped it for a maxi-cosi when my baby was 3 months.
It did fit in my car, but it was a tight fit. A very tight fit and we have a BMW 5 series. It didn't fit in my sister's car. I suggest you test the fitting of the car seat in your car first before you buy.
The car seat alone is quite heavy too. I found it difficult to lift and I'm not even small. The grip isn't ergonomic either.
Basically, I hated it.
Hi i have had three mamas and papas car seats for my children and i have found them all fine, my husband and i arent drivers so they have always gone into all sorts of different cars and ive never had a problem, the base fits into the car and then the car chair just on top and ive always found it easy to use. good luck.
I have a M&P car seat and have been really unhappy with it, it's far too upright for a new born baby as their little head goes forward. I called M&P to get their advice and they said it's been tested and is safe which I'm sure it is. Now my daughter is a little older she is growing into it, however I'm still not happy and would have prefered a Maxi Cosi car seat....M&P car seat is really heavy as well, not good for lifting in and out of the car.
Shocking for mum and dad however our daughter seems to love it! She seems to fall asleep without a problem and appears comfortable. Sadly, it is shockingly designed and cannot have been tested very thoroughly (or with families) before being produced. The buttons to move the carry handle are awkward and when fitting in the car, nearly impossible to access. The strap adjuster is underneath the seat/cover and is not easily accessible. The hood is just not practical and gets in the way of the carry handle (which is poorly designed - not ergonomic). It's also quite heavy (and I'm a big/strong bloke - so my partner tells me!). Once our daughter gets a bit bigger, I think it will become an issue for my partner to be lifting the seat in and out of the car. Without the base we have found it very difficult to install. The seatbelt fixings are difficult to use and the seatbelts on our cars (a corsa and a mazda 3) hardly fit around the car seat. We were sold the seat on the basis of it being compatible with the pliko pramette and useful as a travel system. We've never used it as a travel system and thought the brand was good. I would recommend if you want something that is easy to use and practical, then look around. I don't think this seat is the best. If it is, someone out there has a goldmine to be made as this seat is utterly infuriating for mums and dads.
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