changable car seat to grow with your infant for safety consious mums.
Victoria Ousey, Made for Mums
2 May 2011
Summary: Althought the most stores state your young ones can face forward from 8 months or from 9kg the goverment state they should be in a rear facing until they weigh 13kg, and infact in most european countries apart from ours this is the law.
Pros: * grows with infant * solid with lots of padding * holds up to 13kg facing to the rear * easy to install
Cons: * can be hard to get an infant in whislt it is in the rear facing position * two hands needed to lengthen harness * quiet expensive compared to group 1-2-3
Summary: This car seat provides excellent protection and fantastic value for money as it lasts until your child is 4 years old. Plus it comes in a wide variety of colours so there is someting for everyone and spare covers are available from Britax, they've thought of everything!
Pros: The newborn insert is fantastic for those first months and this is an excellent all round seat. The side impact protection gives you peace of mind and baby looks ultra comfy in this seat.
Cons: The only problem is there is not much gap between the seat belt and the door frame of the car so its a bit like posting the baby in until you get used to pulling the seat belt down with one hand first!!!
Summary: Of the few birth to toddler / small child seats on the market this is great value for money. Baby looks safe and secure and the unit doesn't wobble when secured in car. Great all round protection giving me peace of mind when we're out.
Pros: Not tempted to leave sleeping baby in it as it stays permanaently in the car (avoiding possible flat head syndrome); easy to strap into car, great newborn insert; different seat position when in front-facing position.
Cons: Not as padded as I'd have liked when newborn insert is taken out (but are any car seats??); have to be careful putting baby in it to avoid banging his head on car door (rear facing); difficult to buy car seat toys for as no handle to hang them on; tricky to change harness positions for growing ba...
Summary: Excellent value for money, a safe and secure car seat that looks very comfortable and baby can sleep in as it reclines, but older child can sit up in due to multi recline positioning.
Pros: Comfortable but with side impact protection. forward and rear facing is excellent, best i've seen on the market good for babies that have out grown their infant carrier this will be suitable until they are a toddler. Easy to install.
Cons: quite difficult to get baby in and out when rear facing as seatbelt restricts access and baby must be lifted over.
Summary: Safe, comfy, adaptable quality car seat. I would definately reccomend it.
Pros: The five different positions, alongside the choice of rear and forward facing, are so useful when dealing with a newborn baby's sleeping patterns. It's comfy and padded and snug. Easy to install in the car.
Cons: The price, but it arguably lasts longer than other newborn car seats.
Summary: My little boy is 6 weeks old and so far this car seat has been great! Its easy to install, and you have the option of having it rear or forward facing. Not only does it look really safe with its well padded sides, it looks great too!
Pros: Rear or forward facing, easy to install, soft padded sides and looks great!
Summary: I have a 2007 Ford fiesta 3 door, this car seat rearward facing is a bit big I have the car seat behind the drivers seat as my boyfriend is 6ft 3ins and he wouldn't be able to put his seat back enough to get the leg room he needs.