Cosatto All in All
With the confusion that sometimes surrounds different car seat groups and regulations, an option to parents is to choose a car seat that covers the whole time your child will need a car seat! We're taking a look at Cosatto's All in All car seat that goes from birth to around 12 years old.
Suitability Birth - 36kg
Group 0+/1/2/3 car seat
Colours Dragon Kingdom, Llamarama, Smile, Dawn Chorus and Mini Mermaid
RRP £224.95 (currently on offer £199.95)
Things we love…
The fact that this car seat could be the only car seat you ever need for your child is a massive bonus for parents. No worrying about groups or learning how to new fit new seats, just use the correct positioning for your child's weight.Cosatto are well known for their amazing, bright colourways, and the All in All doesn't disappoint there. We have been testing the Llamarama design, which is covered in an on-trend llama design. Kids will definitely be drawn to the colourful patterns, and there's something for everyone.
Fitting the All in All should be simple in the majority of cars thanks to its ability to be used with the vehicle's own seat belt in all groups, or ISOFIX for Group 1, 2 and 3. The blue and red guides make it easy to follow seat belt routing
For newborn to 13kg, you fit the car seat in a rearfacing position with the car's seat belt. It offers a nice reclined angle and comes with a cosy newborn nest to make sure a small baby is kept comfortable and in a good position.
From then on you can use the car seat in a forward facing position, either with the car's ISOFIX anchors and Top Tether in Group 1, or with the car's seat belt. Offering something different to other manufacturers, Cosatto include a 5 point plus Anti-Escape System harness for use in Group 1, up to 18kg. This is a nifty way to keep toddler's fastened securely in their harness and prevent their arms from escaping!
The final position for Groups 2 and 3 is as a high backed booster, with the child secured in the seat with the car's own seatbelt from 15-36kg. You just need to remove the harness from the All in All and it's up to you if you also want to fit with the ISOFIX connectors too.
Things to look out for…
We would love if this car seat offered a rear facing position for longer. As it is, the All in All only rear faces until 13kg, it would be great if it rear faced up to 18kg.
Although the All in All offers multi headrest heights, and it's simple to adjust it smoothly with one hand, you do need to unfasten the back of the seat fabric and rethread the harness to change the shoulder height as your child grows.
The Cosatto All in All is a lovely car seat that fits securely into the car, whether you are using the ISOFIX connectors or vehicle's seat belt. It's easy to use and parent's will love the fact that their child's time in a car seat could be covered with just one! Just looking at the car seat, you can see that your child will be kept comfortable with the deep side wing panels and plenty of soft, padding around their head, sides and legs. Should these fabrics need washing, they're easy to pop off. And should you have any worries, you're covered by the amazing 4 year guarantee that Cosatto offer.
Our biggest negative is the fact that this is a car seat that will only last a baby as long as an infant carrier to rear face. The option to rear face until 18kg would be brilliant. It would also make the functionality a lot better if the harness was adjusted at the same time as the headrest, rather than having to rethread through the back of the seat.
We give the Cosatto All in All 4.5 out of 5 stars