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31/03/2014 at 11:30
Just wondering if anybody had gone for an extended rear facing car seat. Or if anybody considered getting one but didn't, what were your reasons for not getting one? We're looking at the moment. We don't have Isofix, so looking at the belted ones, or buying another car! If you've got a belted one, are they really tricky to get the child in and out of?
31/03/2014 at 12:19
We do! We have the britax two-way. It's belted and really easy to get b in and out of. We've got a Peugeot 206 and H still has a lot room in the front. Hope that helps!
31/03/2014 at 12:53
31/03/2014 at 12:55
31/03/2014 at 13:40
Thanks! I've heard good things about the Britax seats, so I'll investigate further.
31/03/2014 at 16:14
31/03/2014 at 20:48
We've got the besafe isofix. We didn't need to move I out of her baby car seat until she was 18 months so expecting to be able to keep her in it for quite some time (4 or 5!). It's a lot more expensive but we felt it was worth the extra money (especially as she's quite small so it'll last her a long time!). Sorry, I can't help with belted seats as we have isofix. That rear facing website is great & if you live near Essex (can't remember where exactly) or Milton Keynes you can go to a showroom called incarsafety which has a lot of different extended reaf facing seats in stock that they'll fit as even with our large estate car the isofix points were too far back in our car for 1 of the brands (Although they don't price match so we ended up buying the seat from Kiddicare). Good luck with your search
31/03/2014 at 21:36
We've got the britax dualfix which is fab (and isofix only) also have the joie stages for my mum and as a spare (which is belted) i do find the belt gets in th way a bit when getting her in and out and would drive me mad if it was our permanent seat, but for occasional use it's fine x
01/04/2014 at 10:36
QC I've got a pic of B in his one if you want to see it? The seatbelt isn't in the way at all with the Britax 2-way
01/04/2014 at 14:09
We have the Britax Dualfix (isofix only) in our main car, and theJoie Stages in our other car which doesn't have isofix. The Joie stages for the best value one that we found that could be belted in. It was £120 in Mothercare, whereas the Dualfix was £340!
01/04/2014 at 20:35
We had the BeSafe Izi Combifix with Zoe, so 4.5 yrs ago now. There wasn't much on the market, certainly compared to now. We were very very impressed with the seat but it did mean we lost a lot of space for the front passenger in our car, which is a Golf. Whether it is isofix or belted won't make any difference on how easy it is to get the child in/out, the fixings aren't like on an infant seat where it goes across the child, it goes around the base of the seat.
This time around I am going to be looking at the Britax Dualfix and the Maxi Cosi 2way Pearl (both isofix) but also the Hauck Vario Guard (can be isofix or non-isofix). It is so much cheaper than the others and looks really good.
01/04/2014 at 22:20
We have two. Once I'd read the research and seen some crash test videos I couldn't not keep E rf.
Our main seat is the Axkid Kidzofix (soon to be replaced by the Duofix) which we got from Securatot. Their service has been amazing especially the aftercare, and I would always buy something like this from a specialist retailer where possible. It was £365.
We have a Britax Two Way Elite as our spare seat, used by my parents and our childminder. I also have it in our car when I look after a friends little boy. I honestly don't think there is a car the TWE wouldn't fit in! To date we've used it in: an R reg Land Rover Disco, an old Megane, a Mondeo, our Scenic and a 3-door Clio. I've heard of it being successfully fitted in a Ka too! You can only get it from In Car Safety Centre and it's £220.
I can completely see why the Axkid is more expensive. The adjustability is better and fitting is simpler - if your budget can stretch then spend as much as you can. But all the features are nice to haves - both seats are as safe as each other.
02/04/2014 at 15:27
Thanks for all the responses. I think we're going to go to the In CarSafety Centre and see what we like the look of. Our car isn't too small so most things should fit.
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