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24/06/2014 at 11:57
24/06/2014 at 12:05
Hi hun, I don't think that you have to show the hospital the car seat......what if you were going home in a cab because you don't have a car? I always leave the car seat in the car as I find them very heavy to carry and I have used a 0 + 1 which seemed fine, the other seats just last such a short time!
24/06/2014 at 13:22
25/06/2014 at 10:05
Both my hubby and I are childseat trained (I worked at Halfords and he still does). You can get some seats such as a maxi cosi opal which do from birth up to 4 years. They have the ability to be rear facing until the baby needs to be changed into a forward facing seat and they then switch round. They also have an adjuster to make the seat slimmer for when the baby is small. They are quite costly (about £140) but ovcer a 4 year period only work out at £35 a year which isnt bad when you think of it that way.
There is no reason you cant get a newborn to 4 years (0 + 1 group) seat for your baby as if it was unsafe then they wouldn't be made. Years ago they used to do a seat called a Britax First Class that was a 0+1 group and they had a big chunky cushion insert that was put into the seat for a newborn to make it more comfy.
Hope this helps x
25/06/2014 at 14:25
25/06/2014 at 18:23
Hiya, my carseat has an insert and came as part of the travel system- cheaper than buying all the bits separately..
Also, hospital wont let you leave without seeing baby in the carseat regardless of method of transport home (walking/bus/car/etc.) I gave birth last week at Frimley Park and that's their rule anyway... x
25/06/2014 at 18:28
25/06/2014 at 18:45
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