When I uploaded the competition for the Cosatto Hootle Car Seat about two weeks ago, I promised you all to follow up with a review of the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope, the car seat that Amy was kindly sent by the lovely Cosatto team, and here we go.
The Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope is suitable for Group 1,2 and 3, which means that you can use the seat from around 9 months up to the age of 12 years or in terms of weight from 9 to 36kg, which I think is pretty impressive for a car seat that retails at £180. The price might seem a little steep at first, but if you break it down over 12 years, you only pay £15 per year or £ 0.04 per day. That’s pretty great value for money, if you ask me.
I also like that the design of the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope is really timeless, although some might call it retro. It’s bold and colourful and no one will ever get bored of it, no matter if they’re 1 year or 12 years old. Amy for one is absolutely in love with it and so are her little friends and cousins, whose mummies have all commented that it’s the prettiest car seat they’ve ever seen. Amy completely agrees: She proudly calls the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope her rainbow car seat and loves sitting in it.
Although the car seat we used before, from a different manufacturer, should have seen her through to at least next year, we really struggled to get Amy to sit in it. She didn’t enjoy it very much anymore and I think her legs were just too long for it and she ended up being uncomfortable. There are no problems like that whatsoever with her beloved Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope.
It’s spacious, padded in all the right places and most importantly adjustable according to your child’s needs. When catering for an great age range as big as the the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope, it’s important that the car seat grows with the child that uses it and when I say grows, I don’t mean get bigger or wider. No, there are small touches that make all the difference, such as an adjustable headrest or the side wing, and the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope comes with both of them, which ensures that your child will stay comfortable on all their journeys.
The car seat is also incredibly easy to fit and suitable for all cars with standard 3 point vehicle seat belts. Explaining the fitting process would make this post even longer than it already is, but if you are interested in that side of things, have a look at the video below. It shows you exactly how to fit the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope in just a few steps:
We’ve used the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope for a few months now and couldn’t be more pleased with it. It’s lightweight to carry, easy to fit and very beautiful to look at. Most importantly though, it keeps Amy safe and comfortable on long journeys or short trips to the park or supermarket. Cosatto’s 4 year guarantee gives you extra piece of mind, but when handling the car seat it felt really sturdy and well made, so I’d be surprised, if I had to make use of the warranty within the next 4 years. Parents will also be pleased to know that you can remove all seat covers and machine wash them at 30 degrees. Very handy, if your kids are allowed to eat and drink in the car and have the habit of leaving a trail of destruction behind.
All in all, the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope is a fabulous car seat that does not only offer protection from 9 months to 12 years, but also a car seat that let’s your little and not so little ones travel in comfort and style. What’s not to like? We are seriously impressed!
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Disclosure: We received the Cosatto Scootle Spectroscope free of charge for the purpose of this review.