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01/04/2013 at 17:05
When we had G we had the Creatisfix base and infant seat in a Peugeot 206 and had it fitted at Mothercare, then bought it cheaper online.
We want to use the same seat with base again but i am not sure whether it either doesnt fit the Focus we now have or i am not doing it right. With the base its really wobbly no matter how much you tighten it. It fits better without the base but then its a total pain getting it in and out with a baby in it. They dont sell that seat anymore in any of the shops so i cant get someone to fit it. Their website says it should fit in our car with the base but it clearly isnt safe the way i have done it and i have followed all the instructions.
Have been trying to find somewhere independent who can check it and it seems impossible and i am getting so frustrated. Halfords, Mothercare etc only check their own seats and independent places just dont seem to exist?! It seems ridiculous. People must change cars all the time and need seats rechecking??
Anyone have any ideas??
01/04/2013 at 21:20
01/04/2013 at 21:27
Our county council used to run a service that would find the right car seats to fit into your car. Have you tried your local authority? I really wanted a maxi cosi isofix but it wouldn't fit into our car, or it would but baby would have sat in an awkward position.
The focus seats are a bit awkward. I have to sit on my base and car seats in order to get them to fit tight enough to the seat. Also, because of the shape of the seat, the base tips a fair bit so I've had to phone up Britax for a wedge to make it more level. I've read of people using a towel to get the base level.
02/04/2013 at 00:51
Can you call the In Car Safety Centre in Milton Keynes for advice?
That would be my suggestion x
02/04/2013 at 06:55
There's also an In Car Safety Centre in Rayleigh, Essex if that's closer for you?
04/04/2013 at 18:22
Thanks for all the advice. Rayleigh is about 1.5 hours from us but doable thanks BG.
Had a bit of a result though - i called Kiddicare at Lakeside and they said just pop up there and they will check it so will do that at the weekend!
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