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Silver Cross Balance i-Size Donington car seat review

Silver Cross
Written by Steven White

Silver Cross’s Donington collection is a new, stylish look with the same old superb safety features.

Silver Cross is one of those parenting brands that has been around for so long and is so ingrained in culture that you just know whatever they put out is bound to have that ‘quality’ factor.

Which is why we were excited to hear that they were releasing a new collection of car seats across the four car seats they released last year – Dream, Motion, Balance and Discover – in an all-black Donington colour.

We were lucky enough to get our hands on the Balance car seat in Donington and weren’t disappointed.

Great versatility

The Balance is a multi-stage i-Size car seat, allowing you to use it from 15 months all the way up to 12 years. With an age range like this, it’ll be the only car seat you need for your child, saving you on money and the hassle of looking for the ‘next stage up’ in the long run.

The seat is a easy to clip into your vehicle using the Isofix clips and seat tether. Plus, we love the phone app available (just download it and scan the QR code on the seat) to guide you through correct and safe installation, which is especially brilliant for parents inexperienced with car seats.

There are a decent four recline positions and the anti-bacterial bamboo padding used for the seating is particularly soft and comfortable for your little one to be in. It also comes with a removable insert with side wings and a cosy head hugger.

A secure five-point harness is used (until your child is a maximum 20.5kg), which can then be put away for your child to continue using the seat with your vehicle’s normal seat belt

Overall, the Balance i-Size Donington is a superb car seat, one that will last you an age and is very safe (it meets the latest i-Size crash safety standards) and now uber-stylish in the Donington colour. If you’re in the market for a new (or your first) seat, it’s well worth considering.

The Silver Cross Balance i-Size Donington car seat is available from silvercrossbaby.com, RRP £225.

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