Chicco Gro-Up 123 Car Seat

With Isabella growing at a rate of knots these days, we have just upgraded her car seat to the Chicco Gro-Up 123 which will grow with her and adapt to meet the regulations for three different age groups.

The car seat is suitable for children from 9kgs all the way up to 36kgs which roughly converts from 9months to 12 years. With its adjustable headrest you can easily ensure your child is safely strapped in to the seat in the correct position. It’s so easy to adjust too – simply twist the knob at the top of the car seat.

Recline option

There is the option for the seat to be reclined slightly but because Isabella is nearly 3 years old, I think she has outgrown this feature as she simply wants to be able to watch everything. She only very rarely falls asleep in the car these days – however, the lever to pull to adjust the seat into its reclined position is easy to access as it’s right at the front of the seat. I really love the simplicity and functionality of this car seat.

The 5 point harness is again really simple to use and adjust as your child grows – I love how easily the straps pull tight as well. With out previous car seat, the straps were really sticky and it was tricky to get them tight enough and when we did, Isabella always complained they were too tight (they weren’t!). This has taken a lot of hassle out of car journeys.


The car seat is quite slim and fits nicely in the car; Isabella can easily climb in the car seat by herself which makes it easier for me to get Benjamin in the car at the same time.

I was able to fit the car seat quickly and effectively with the clear instructions. I love the fact that it was so easy to put in that if I needed to put it in another car for any reason, I would be able to move it and secure it efficiently and safely.

Isabella really loves her new ‘big girl’ car seat and seems really comfortable in it. She loved the fact that she sits like Mummy and Daddy now. The seat is super soft and padded and it uses a mesh material so it’s more breathable. It can easily come off to be washed too.

The Gro-Up 123 car seat also has a very padded headrest which makes me feel very secure when it comes to my daughter’s safety. I really love this car seat and think it offers fantastic value for money without compromising on quality.

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