Reviews and Problems with Silver Cross Ventura Plus
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Isofix makes this seat a dream!
Amy Hollier, Made for Mums
2 June 2012
Summary: Silvercross have finally released an isofix base for the ventura plus. The base is easy to fit and putting the car seat in takes less than a second. The newborn insert is well padded and is made of a lovely soft fleece material.
Pros: * Lots of padding. * Extremely easy to use with ISOFIX base. * Travel system compatible.
Cons: * Heavy. * Almost impossible to fit with just the seatbelt.
Summary: Great for on-the-go travel, eliminates the need to take bulky carry cots along for the ride.
Pros: Forms part of a Silver Cross travel system, easily attaches onto various pram chassis (our being the SX Classic chassis). Really sturdy & well made as you would expect from Silver Cross, with lots of padding for baby's comfort. The harness adjusts, and the footmuff etc can be washed which is real...
Cons: You need a long seatbelt otherwise it won't belt in properly - best to get your car checked out for fitting before buing. Much to my surprise this does fit my 2003 Toyota Celica, but generally 3 door sports coupes & baby seats aren't really a good combination for the longer term.
Summary: Value for money, we got a discount as we purchased at the same time as the pram. Good looking seat which appears well made and sturdy. Silver Cross name is always associated with quality in my eyes.
Pros: Fits onto Silver Cross pram/pushchair chassis (we used it with the Sleepover Classic chassis). Comes with head hugger, which can be used in different positions as your baby grows, hood and apron. Seemed comfortable enough.
Cons: Quite a big seat and the shop did tell us that they needed to try it in the car before selling it to us as a lot of seat belts are too short. Fiddly to get the seat belt through the guides but got easier with practice. Doesn't come with a raincover so not practical if using on a chassis in wet we...
Summary: Overall - it is definitely a good buy. After 9 and a half months of use, it was still in very good condition. I'd recommend it to others, but as with all car seats/buggies, make sure it fits into your car first.
Pros: Good looking, strong car seat. It attaches to Silver Cross push chairs (we had the 3D) very easily. As a travel system its also very compact, compared to others. The car seat itself is quite is to carry around and locks very easily onto shopping trolleys - its also easy to unlock. Fastening it in...
Cons: It is rather heavy, so once baby reaches a certain size, it becomes quite awkward to carry around. The travel seat is advertised as being suitable for up to 12 months, I'd say 9/10 months is more realistic given the weight and general size. My son's legs were hanging over the edge months before h...
A great way to turn a Silver Cross pram into a travel system
Jules Brown, Made for Mums
19 May 2009
Summary: Good looking, good quality car seat that works brilliantly with a Silver Cross pushchair to make a travel system. It's not very light, and will be grown out of in 6-12 months (depending on how quickly your baby grows).
Pros: It can turn a Silver Cross pushchair into a travel system (I have the Silver Cross 3D pram system), and is easy to get in and out of the car. The cosytoes that come with it make it more like a carrycot when it's attached to a pram.
Cons: It doesn't have an in-car base, and is quite heavy. It's not suitable once your baby's over 10kg - my Lilly, just 1, has already grown out of it!
Summary: I was looking for a travel system that had an umbrella fold pushchair and compatible car seat that fitted in my Toyota Corolla. This was one of only two that I could find that fitted the bill - this clips really nicely onto my Silver Cross 3D Pram system.
Pros: + Can use a short seat belt. + Can fit in a compact car with three seats across the back
Cons: - Is a 0 (rather than Ventura Plus's 0+) car seat, with weight limit of 10kg (22lbs approx 9 month)
Excerpt: I bought his car seat to go with my silver cross sleepover pram when I had my son. I wanted something that was compatible with my pram chassis but was also safe and reasonably priced. At the time (nearly seven years ago) it cost me £99, which I didn't think was unreasonable.