The Ultimate Car Seat – Graco Milestone All-In-One Car Seat

We were sent the Graco Milestone All-In-One Car Seat Group 0+/1/2/3 – Aluminium from Halford to test out and review which I have been over a corse of time. I am extreamly please with how things have turned out considering my first thoughts on size and fitting of the seat which I will talk more about in more detail. We previously had the Britax Duo Plus car seat and were actually on the look out for the next size up for Hayden and saw the Graco Milestone all-in-one car seat advertise on  the TV we added it to our ‘ones to watch’ list.
Continue reading to see what we thought.

Graco Milestone All-In-One Car Seat

First Impressions:
– Bigger than what I expected
– Not complicated to fit
– Lovely neutral colours
– Amazing value for money
 
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!
 
The Looks
Compared to previous car seats I’ve looked at especially the ones we’ve had this one is much bigger. I was partly worried about size because I drive a 107 and they are only small cars so I knew it would be taking up more room in the back seat. Once I fitted the car seat into my car I noticed it didn’t actually take up as much space as I thought width wise so I was pleased about that. In terms of height the head rest, I adore all the padding and actually do appreciate the bulkiness of the seat – it just makes it seem a lot safer to me in the wider picture.
Before we received this car seat we had picked up a £30 seat from Mothercare and it didn’t have as much padding as this at all, but as the saying goes “you get what you pay for” it was returned the next day. I had no intentions of having my 4-year-old driving around in that seat.
 
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Fitting The Seat
This was fairly easy to do. But I do issues with how it is fitted.
There is no isofix and no top tether our old seat had both and I feel like I was 100% happy with my seat being fitted in the car using 3 ways (including the seat belt)
This is one of the reasons if you look further down in the post Hayden is still using the seat seatbelt and not just the car seatbelt – call me paranoid but I just feel with him still being so small he’s more secure that way until I say otherwise. Because of his height it would be impossible to rear face and because the car is so small the front seat would have to be pushed right forward for the setting to be on 1/2 (0-13 kg) for a newborn and 3 (9-18kg) because of this legs at this age. So he is currently using the chair seatbelt & setting 4 (15-36 kg).
 
If you’re happy for your child to be using the car seat belt is ridiculously easy to fit. Sit the car seat in the car and thread the seatbelt through the red slots directly under the car seat head rest – not the red clips behind as those clips are is you’re using the seat seatbelt.
 
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Adjusting the straps
When you do decide it’s the right time to move up a stage it’s extremely simple the move the car seat straps out of the at way and behind the padding of the car seat. The straps slot firmly into little compartments and out-of-the-way. The snaps are pretty stiff so little hands wont be able to fiddle with them.
 
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The Head Rest
This was one of the major issues for me as I’ve said previously I only have a little car so when the head rest is at its tallest it practically touches the roof of the car and It’s near impossible for me to seat out of the back window without causing a hazard. Lucky Hayden isn’t super tall, yet! So it’s at a decent level now and I can see fine out the back window using my rear view mirror. Hopefully by the time he is that tall we’ll have a bigger car and will have no problem. It’s unfortunate that it doesn’t work to our full advantage having a small car but If you do have a bigger car it would fit perfectly especially with older/taller children.

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Price: £179.99
My thoughts: 
Overall I think that the car seat is PURE GENIUS. I saw the advert and said to Mr Berice if this was available before Hayden was born I would have brought this and we wouldn’t have 2 other car seats sitting in storage. It’s unfortunate that it’s a bit too big for our car but that’s down to personal circumstance & preference too. I don’t think it would work on group setting 1 rear facing. But for us for now it works well. Once Hayden has moved to using the car seat belt only I will update this post and let you guys know.
On a side note: The car seat also comes with a detachable cup holder which can be placed on either side of the seat. The cup holder is a pretty decent size it fit’s the OXO Tot Twist Top Water Bottles, they are big width wise and fits snug into the holder.
 
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Disclosure: We were set this product for the purpose of this review. 
All views and opinions expressed are honest and entirely my own. 


 
Until Next Time… Charlotte x
 
 
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2 comments

  1. We used this car seat when Joe was younger and had no complaints about it.

  2. What a fab seat – love that it basically grows with your child and Hayden looks v happy in it! But totally agree…you need yo be able to see out of your back window as this does block it somewhat!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ X
    http://www.fashiondujour.co.uk

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