10/07/2012 at 15:49
Hello! We are starting to look at the next stage car seats as my boy is starting to get grouchy and uncomfortable in his baby one now. There's just too much choice though! We want a Group 1 (9months-4years). Can anyone recommend any? Or have any they really wouldn't recommend!!
10/07/2012 at 22:03
We're undecided on this one but are considering a rear facing car seat after reading a bit about how safe they are supposed to be, however the final decision on that will depend upon what new car we get. It might be worth looking at Which? recommendations?
10/07/2012 at 23:13
11/07/2012 at 11:55
We have the Maxi-cosi Tobi seat for Samantha at present, great as a 5 point harness, downside madam has started pulling her arms out of the straps.
As such for Hannah we are looking at 5 point harness seats but most likely an alternative model/brand that adjusts/fastens differently & hopefully will be more difficult to manoeuvre arms free from.
17/07/2012 at 16:18
Well mummy has now re-taught herself how to adjust the maxi-cosi tobi seat & it's actually a damn good car seat. We are going to get exactly the same for Hannah.
It is higher up than most which gives them a better view of you & the world passing by, it is easily adjusted (once you know how), has 5 recline positions for sleeping comfort & the straps spring apart for easier in & out of the seat. People joke it is the 'royal throne'-91
17/07/2012 at 17:10
That's not 91winks but a young lady trying to help, sigh. Time to sort out dinner.
18/07/2012 at 10:13
We have both the Maxi Cose Piori which cost £120 and a cheaper one (cant remember the brand) from mothercare (£60 reduced to £30 in the sale). The maxicosi is much more cushioned and is clearly a better car seat, but the cheaper one reclines really well and dd seems to prefer it. Both of them have the british safety approval rating because I checked before we bought. We use the maxicosi one for most journeys and the cheaper one is just for the occasional journeys. xx
22/07/2012 at 18:34
we went for britax over maxi cosi as the maxi cosi ones are handwash only. i know this cause my friend gave me her old maxi cosi one and we tried washing the covers (it was in a disgusting state after getting 3 children through to 4 years old). the seams were only glued, not stitched and it came apart. this seems crazy to me as they get food spillages sick dribble nappy explosions etc in them over the time they're used!
i dont know which one it is but it comes with a distinctive green cushioned seat and he is so secure and comfy. he hated the newborn one as he was a bit boy and we had to move him at 5 months. he loves sitting forwards and looking out the window. x
22/07/2012 at 21:29
24/07/2012 at 23:08
i would have liked that too judith charmers but my husband decided it was too pricey. I do long for that feature when im lugging him in and out though! x
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