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Community Level 5hiedihi

hiedihi

It eclipsed the lot !! Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesWithstands collision excellently - I aslo give you some free safety hints here !!

DisadvantagesPrice is high for those with little cash to spend

"I decided to do a wee review on this car safety seat - the Brittax Eclipse. This seat performs fabulously well in my opinion so read on and find out just why I have so much faith in Brittax and the Eclipse in particular............ WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE AND WHAT FEATURES DOES IT HAVE ? This seat is one huge beast as far as its dimensions go !! its around 80 cm high and around 40 wide. It doesnt sound too bad on paper so to speak but trust ..." Read review
19.10.2004

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Community Level 7nicanddarr...

nicanddarrell

The Most Tested Car Seat On The Road

AdvantagesReassuring safety record and a well known brand name

DisadvantagesIt isn't the cheapest out there and it may take up too much room in a smaller car

"...seat for £69.99 and the Britax Eclipse Si, which was originally £99.99 but reduced to £79.99 for the safety week event. Both were suitable for children aged approximately 9 months - 4 years, or 9 -18kg in weight. The consultant in the shop was happy to take both seats out to fit them in our car (Picasso) to check which one was best. She was able to fit the seat quickly and easily, however checked that we had seen what to do and also urged us to read ..." Read review
17.09.2005

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Community Level 7Groovee

Groovee

Safely In my Comfy Seat

Advantages5 point harness, choice of fabrics,

DisadvantagesBulky, expensive

"...wanted. I knew I wanted a Britax one and the two which we narrowed it down to was the Renaissance and the Eclipse. Both were quite similar and were the 2 top ones it seemed in the Britax range. We popped along to Mothercare and both seats fitted in our car no problem. But when it came down to it, I found the eclipse was the one I wanted! It was fairly new on the market and was getting good reports at the time. It was quite expensive at £100 ..." Read review
05.03.2004

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Community Level 5cabletow

cabletow

Safe as houses

AdvantagesSafe

Disadvantagesheavy and not cheap

"...aspect that we wanted the Britax for. This seat has been designed to make the safety aspect as easy as possible. As a result we are confident that our lad is protected. It has been crash tested to destruction and provides a level of safety that is unsurpassed. The detailed instructions are useless if they are not read though. Recent findings by the British standards institute showed that 8 out of 10 car seats are fitted incorrectly and were potentially ..." Read review
05.05.2002

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Eclipse my Baby into the Car!

AdvantagesVery Strudy & Secure, Easy to Install & Remove from Car

DisadvantagesThe Side Wings are quite Hard

"The Britax Eclipse Si Car Seat is the third seat we have owned in one year, we did like his previous Mamma's & Pappa's car seat (which I've also reviewed) but he has now outgrown it and the second one we bought which was by 'Scallywags' concerns me about its safety. So we decided to go with a brand that we knew would be good quality and very safe which is why we looked for a Britax seat. We bought it in our local Mothercare for £109.99 and from just ..." Read review
15.03.2014

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Community Level 1shamilton1

shamilton1

Excellent car seat

AdvantagesComfortable, easy to fit

DisadvantagesNone

"Britax Eclipse This is a great car seat for toddlers, which I would definietlty recommend without hesitation. I bought this car seat for my son when he was about 14 months old, and chose Britax because they specialise in car safety belts. It is designed for children from 9 months to 4 years, who are between 9kg and 18kg. It can recline, and also has wings in the child’s head area, to protect from side impact. Moving the car seat I regularly ..." Read review
08.04.2004

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Community Level 5kcjack

kcjack

Safety accompanied with sheer comfort Review with images

AdvantagesExcellant safety

DisadvantagesQuite heavy

"...is Britax. I had a Britax for my eldest son who is nearly 9 and it was fantastic I had no complaints what so ever so I knew it was a brand that I would be going back to for my second son. I am very lucky that I have a fantastic baby shop in my area that stocks every brand of baby equipment and also has a huge display range so you can have a look before you purchase. I had a car seat that was from birth but by the time he was 6 months he had grown ..." Read review
12.02.2004

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Community Level 2Charis_of_...

Charis_of_Avallach

Eclipsed and spotty

AdvantagesCover can be washed, trusted manufacturer

DisadvantagesCover is fiddly to remove, can't be tumbled

"I bought a Britax Eclipse seat for my daughter when she was about 9 1/2 months and had reached the all important weight of 9kg to move into a forward facing seat. She is still using this seat and is now 2 1/2 years old. First important safety fact of this opinion, for this seat your child must weigh 9-18kg/20-40lb (approx. 9 months - 4 years) When it comes to safety theres no messing with me I want a well known manufacturer thats tried, tested ..." Read review
18.02.2003

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Community Level 3nancymac

nancymac

Moving baby up a stage

AdvantagesSturdy, lightweight, comfortable, reclines

DisadvantagesDoesn't fit in the back of my car

"...informed choice and bought the Britax Eclipse. One of the main reasons we chose it was that it reclined easily with baby in the seat, and this was a plus as she often falls asleep en route. It also had a good safety rating and had been recommended by baby magazines. (five out of five with mother and baby) Some of the added extras in the other seats we felt were unneccessary, such as extra padding for children often on long journeys. After trying ..." Read review
03.08.2003

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Community Level 1nicmac

nicmac

Could do better....

AdvantagesOne handed Recline, Washable covers, Tray, Comfortable

DisadvantagesChild too far forwards, Child can escape, Fiddly...

"...made by the respected manufacturer Britax and is for about age 9 months to 4 years, or 20 - 40lb. On the surface, it is a good seat. If I had not used friend's seats in our car, I would probably be alot more positive about the Eclipse. Is has a couple of major failings that I think let it down badly... The harness, even when pulled very tight, does not stop my son from extracating his arms, hence shoulders, from the straps. i.e - he is just ..." Read review
20.08.2003

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Community Level 1Ham-man

Ham-man

Safety Warning

Advantageslife savers if fitted properly

Disadvantagescan be easily not be fitted properly

"This opinion, is really a general comment on the safety of fitting a baby car seat. I work in the motor trade, and one of this things we have been taught to do is fit child saftey seats properly. When servicing cars, it is amazing how many people do not follow the guidelines set out in the user guide. In turn, this means that your child is potentially not safe. Make sure that straps are not twisted and they are neither too loose or so tight ..." Read review
31.01.2001

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Community Level 2newhamgirl

newhamgirl

Safety Tested

AdvantagesCan be used in the centre of the car with a lap belt

DisadvantagesExpensive and heavy

"This car seat has been tested time and time again apparently, by road safety officers, and it has come out as being one of the safest car seats available. It is suitable for children from about 9 months old till abot 4 yrs. But really it all depends on the childs weight and wether or not they can hold their head up well. This car seat is great because not only can you use it in the centre of the car using a lap belt, making the child even safer, ..." Read review
28.04.2002

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Community Level 1vickimaz123

vickimaz123

Britax Eclipse a safe choice of car seat

AdvantagesAdjustable so lasts a good couple of years, comfy, fits well into most cars

DisadvantagesDurable but a little bit bulky

"...have swapped now for the Britax evolva seat as my son is almost four and I found this seat a little bulky for my car as I now have to fit two seats in and I had to replace it as I noticed my one had a break in the polystyrene wing where my sons head would go, I have not been in an accident so don't know how it happened, it probably happened when my son climbed on it, he is three and probably a bit rough on it, however in my opinion this seat is comfy ..." Read review
20.01.2010

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Community Level 5lizngaz

lizngaz

Superior safety and looks good too!

AdvantagesMany colours, recline, well padded, machine washable covers

Disadvantagesnot the easiest car seat to fit

"...owner told me that a Britax car seat is far superior and undergoes many more tests than any other car seat on the market. That's good enough for me! I am more than willing to pay that little bit extra for peace of mind. And the quality is far superior to the cheaper car seats on the market. ..." Read review
13.12.2007

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Community Level 1Louie77

Louie77

10000 miles on the clock and still going

AdvantagesCosy comfy good lie back position

Disadvantagesfiddly to adjust harness

"...reasons they include; We had the Britax Rock-a-tot deluxe and Maxi cosi citi first stage carseats and where very impressed with them both and looked a both corresponding makes for the next stage and again have one of each I like the fabrics on the maxi cosi better they do funky animal prints, but my husband wanted grey to match his seats!!!. You can use the Britax website to check if the seat you like will fit the cars you use, so no costly ..." Read review
21.01.2004

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