Silver Cross Dream

What we love

  • ISOFix and seatbelt fitting  – the Dream has the opportunity to fit in cars without ISOFix, so great if you need to transport your  infant in a number of vehicles
  • The fabrics – This is a really stylish child seat with soft, bamboo material which has cooling properties
  • The app – Silver Cross have launched an app where you can register your warranty, watch instructional videos and access information about your child car seat

Room for improvement

  • The harness – the adjustment for the 5-point harness is in a compartment at the back of the seat, which you may not know is there if you don’t read the instructions or use the app
  • The ISOFix release points – The release points that you need to use to remove the seat from the base  may be tricky to reach if you have a two door car, or if you are placing it in the centre seat with other car seats around it
  • The Instructions – the padded inserts need to be removed as the infant grows, but its not clear at which point you should do this

iSize 40-85cm (max weight 13kg)

The Dream infant carrier from Silver Cross, follows on from its ever popular Simplicity child seat.  It is an iSize child seat, suitable from 40-85cm, and can be fitted with either the 3 point vehicle seat belt, or the ISOFix base.

ADAC Rating: The Dream using the Dream i-Size base scored VERY GOOD (1.5) and the Dream Car seat scored GOOD (2.0)

We awarded the Silver Cross Dream 4 stars

ISOFIX

We found the ISOFix very easy to extend and attach to the vehicle.  It is also very easy to remove from the vehicle by lifting the two grey handles either side of the base, near the ISOFix points. although this means reaching over the child seat to access the far side handles. It also may be a bit tricky in a two door car to reach.

The support leg was easy to extend, and had easy to see indicators, which are located on the top of the foot.

The indicators for the ISOFix, support leg and child seat attachment to the base are highly visible and all located near each other. You can see them clearly, without bending into the car from the door and would also be visible when placing a child in a two door car.

Belt Fitment

The guides for the lap belt were very easy to install the seat belt into.  The lap belt guide is a good size with clear markings, although we would like to see a clearer colour blue used.

The diagonal belt guide at the back of the seat is blue and easy to insert the belt into.

 

Instructions

The instructions in the manual and on the seat are pictorial, so generally easy to understand.  Silver Cross also have an app you can download on as many devices as you and your family need and  contains all the information you need to fit and use your child seat safely.

It wasn’t clear when the padded insert should be removed. And  also we couldn’t find any advice on what the correct position the harness should be on the infant.

Extra Features

Seat Angle: When this seat is flat on the ground, the angle is approximately 35˚ – it is important to ensure the child seat fits your vehicle seat well, and to try before you buy.  A sloped or bucket vehicle seat will affect the angle of the child seat.

Harness

The harness is well designed and not likely to twist with regular use– this is good news for parents, as a twisted harness can be tricky to sort out.

The button to extend the harness is clear and easy to operate, and the straps move relatively freely.

The height of the harness is easy to adjust  – once you know how to do it, because  it’s hidden away in a compartment and if the user does not read the manual, it may not be obvious.

Silver Cross Dream

iSize 40-85cm (max weight 13kg)

The Dream infant carrier from Silver Cross, follows on from its ever popular Simplicity child seat.  It is an iSize child seat, suitable from 40-85cm, and can be fitted with either the 3 point vehicle seat belt, or the ISOFix base.

ADAC Rating: The Dream using the Dream i-Size base scored VERY GOOD (1.5) and the Dream Car seat scored GOOD (2.0)

We awarded the Silver Cross Dream 4 stars