Silver Cross Simplicity Plus Car Seat Review

by Your Baby Club

The Simplicity Plus car seat is Silver Cross' premier offering to the car seat market for parents, offering safety and comfort from the moment you install it, the Simplicity Plus is undoubtedly a sturdy companion for all parents on their travels. Offering tried and tested ergonomics, high-quality materials and unmatched levels of safety. the simplicity plus ticks a wide array of safety and practicality boxes to make sure all your nerves are settled as you venture out into the wider world. 

The Simplicity Plus was awarded the best score of all infant carriers when it was tested by ADAC in 2021, and comes with features such as an adjustable head support and a UPF 50+ canopy to help keep your baby safe and comfy wherever you may be. 

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Simplicity Plus Review

Weight8Compatability10
Ease of Installation8Features and accessories9
Comfort8Design9
Durability9Affordability6

Your Baby Club Rating - 8.4

Pros and Cons 

Pros

  • Isofix compatible
  • Seat Belt compatible
  • Hood included
  • Modern design
  • Newborn insert
  • Sturdy
  • Attaches to Micralite GetGo chassis

Cons

  • Heavy without the baby in
  • Isofix is very heavy
  • Need separate adapters

Simplicity Plus Specifications 

Features

  • Adjustable Head Support 
  • Newborn Insert
  • Fitting Instructions
  • UPF 50+ Canopy 
  • ISOFIX Compatability 
  • 5-point safety harness
  • Multi-position Handle

Specifics, Weight and Dimensions

Dimensions - W43.9cm x H38.9-59.3cm x D54.3cm

Weight - 4.97kg 

Sun Protection - UPF 50+ 

Suitability - Birth to 15 months

The Parent Test 

Amber is a soon-to-be mum currently pregnant with a little baby boy. She is a dog groomer by trade and lives with her partner in a small town with a variety of terrains and roads to test car seats on. When we asked her on her thoughts on the approach to motherhood, she said: 

"Being a first-time mum feels like a bit of a minefield with lots to process, learn and get to grips with and that's before the baby is even here, I won't sugarcoat the reality of that."

This review was done as part of a wider review for the Micralite GetGo Travel System, which Amber had the opportunity to try to its limits to help answer all the niggling questions you might have about the pram and travel system itself, to read the review in full, click here

First Impressions

My first impression on the car seat was “wow”

I've never had much experience with car seats but it looks great! Sturdy, modern Isofix compatible and we can attach it onto our pram so we don't have to wake the baby if we are in the car. I would say however it is quite heavy and being 31 weeks pregnant I struggled to fit the Isofix into the car unaided. I really like the coloured indicators that reassure you that everything is clicked in and fitted correctly for peace of mind.

Usage

“Attaching the child seat is extremely easy, you don't need separate adapters for this. You simply line up the attachments on the child seat with the built-in attachments on the chassis and with a click it's in!”

“the car seat can be used without the Isofix base in my car also for them “just in case” or “if I had to it would fit” moments, primarily the car we will be using is my partner's BMW 1 series.”


What's in the box?

  • Silver cross simplicity plus car seat
  • Isofix base
  • Instructions
  • Hood
  • Yellow Isofix plugs for a car (to make it more clear where the points click in)

Price

Price point  - £185 for the Simplicity Plus £150 for the Isofix base

“Depending on what you're looking for and your budget I do think it is slightly higher on the price front but the quality shines through. You are definitely getting what you're paying for”


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