Finding the right car seat for you can be a minefield with such a saturated market.But we feel it’s our duty here at Dadsnet HQ to help you make that decision, which is why we developed the Dadsnet Approved scheme.
In short, real dads test out real products and share their thoughts with us. We then ask them if they would be happy to recommend the product to friends and family and if they would, then we award that product with the Dadsnet Approved Endorsement Badge.
The latest winner of this prestigious award is the Silver Cross Dream i-Size infant car seat.
From their first journey home your baby will be cushioned in comfort, surrounded by the softest natural bamboo fabrics. Dream offers the best in safety, comfort and ease of use both in the car or on your Silver Cross pram. Dream can be used with our car seat compatible prams to create a travel system.
Dream can be installed in the car with the adult seat belt or used with the Dream i-Size base.
Here’s what the Dads thought:
The Silver Cross Dream is a great product. Easy to put together in the car which is half the battle usually plus, there are fantastic, simple instructions via the APP!Phil, Dad of 2
It was also easy to strap the little one in too! Very straight forward to release from car base and not too heavy to lift out the car either! It’s these simple elements that can make or break a car seat because in reality, you just want one that is A) safe and B) easy to use. This offers both, especially with the new ADAC rating proving the safety features are top notch.
Plus, it looks great and the bamboo fabric makes me jealous that it’s not the same fabric as my armchair, every time I touch it.
I was very impressed by the Silver Cross Dream car seat. Comparing it to our previous car seat, the cushioning is far superior, making our daughter look & feel much comfier and much safer. The multi position handle is very useful for different situations, we found it handy for placing toys on whilst still allowing access to our daughter in the car. The ease of fitting and removing the base and seat to and from the car was also very impressive; made easier by having the APP to accompany & guide the process. My only criticism is the pull through strap for tightening the harness, as we find over time these lose traction and can become less secure, however this is just personal preference and only time will tell if this is the case for this particular seat. Currently, it’s performing well :)Andrew, Dad of 1
Having received both the Silvercross Dream infant carrier and iso-fix base, I was eager to try them out.
My first thought was that the base was heavy which suggests that this is well made of good materials. It was easy enough to fit in the car, even without the app instructions (there is a companion app which gives instructions on how to fit the car seat – it is actually quite intuitive and easy to use). I like the fact that when the base is installed a light on the base shows green, it gives extra peace of mind to know that it is safely anchored to the car.
If there was an award for the smartest / most stylish infant carrier, then the Dream would most certainly be in the running. It looks classy, and the inserts included made sure little one was snug. That said, it was heavy – I mean, I know 8lbs of cuteness isn’t light, but it felt heavy compared to other brands (we also have a maxi-cosi) which feels lighter. I suppose heavy means its well made, and with the four layer protection, I’m not surprised but I didn’t, and wouldn’t want to be carrying it around for long periods of time.Larry, Dad of 2
I was really impressed with the Silvercross Dream. The iso-fix base fitted in both of our cars really easily, especially with the instructions from the APP. They where simple to use and the build quality is good too.Simon, Dad of 2
I felt that the material used is the best I’ve ever seen. Incredibly soft so the little one was comfy.