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Front facing car seat for 1 year old

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Need to buy one wondered if there were any deals online budget around £30 Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Need to buy one wondered if there were any deals online budget around £30
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I know your on a budget and that but you do need to get a seat that fits the car as not all do.
£30 is not a price I would put on my lads life. I originally had a budget of £80 for his front facing seat but could not find a seat that fitted the car, the only seat that fitted cost double that and it is still in use nearly 2 years later and he's still got some room to move.
#2
budget of £30 i would reconsider as i am with broxy above^^^
#3
go to the likes of halfords or toysrus and find a seat u like, then look n ebay for it. this is what we did and paif less than half the seat was new. i know not alot will say its good to get a 2nd hand seat, but aslong as its not been in an accident and its complete, there wouldnt be a problem.
#4
i wouldnt risk buying a second hand one at all its too risky i would only buy from a reputable seller and someone who can fit it and your covered health and safety wise in all areas.
#5
buy a decent seat,, dont buy cheap rubbish. This is wat u shud spend money on for the safety of ur child, :-)
#6
wulshaz
i wouldnt risk buying a second hand one at all its too risky i would only buy from a reputable seller and someone who can fit it and your covered health and safety wise in all areas.


how is it risky? no different to passing a seat on to yr next child or relative
#7
Emmamed
how is it risky? no different to passing a seat on to yr next child or relative


yes it, someone random could tell you that it hasnt been in an accident, but would you really trust the word of a stranger, when it comes to your childs safety? I personally think that purchasing second hand car seats should be made illegal, fine if you know who it came from but otherwise....you never know, £30 is not enough to buy a decent car seat, if you can afford the car surely you can afford more than that on your childs life,
#8
Hi Mantos
I really don't think you'll get a decent one for £30 but try going to a shop and asking if they have any in last seasons colors. I got a britax one in mothercare for £55 because the colour has been discontinued. The seat is just the same as the current one, only the fabric is different. My little one doesn't mind!! Hope this helps. Also remember that a 1 year old will use this seat until they are 3 or 4 so you will use it for a while.
#9
they have one in toysrus for £29.99 i think or £39.99 with extra padding...get them to fit it and it should be fine. I agree tho if given a choice i would spend more.
2nd hand is frowned upon but i have sold my kids carseats to very grateful buyers...you need to be sure tho its a recent model as there is some rubbish on ebay etc..
#10
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you can, increase your budget!

No way are you going to get a decent SAFE car seat for £30 anywhere! As other's have stated buying secondhand is not recommended becos' you don't know the history of the seat and if a child is in the seat at time of an accident the integral harness has done it's job once....it may look okay but it's not likely to do it's job properly in a second collision.

There are some very good deals around right now and you can get a fairly decent car seat for around £80 mark. Actually Mothercare do the Britax Prince instore which I'm sure is on offer around the £59.99 mark - it's a canny car seat and offers pretty good side impact protection...it's not as good as some others but it's a whole lot better than some cheapo ones and for those on a budget it's not certainly the worst choice you could make. Mothercare will also try it in your car before you buy to ensure it's a safe fit....you're not going to get that in Argos etc. Personally I'd steer clear of the seats that go from 9kg but convert to a booster (unless it's the Britax Evolva 123) as they have no recline facility and your little one will flop over if he/she falls asleep.

The way I look at it...a second stage car seat will usually last you 3 years - say that seat cost you £90, that's £30 a year which works out at £2.50 a month over the 3 years it will be in use. Which is nothing really for peace of mind.

I've got 3 children and my twin son's Isofix highback booster has just broken, with approx 2 years left of using it I was loathe to spend another £80-£90 on buying a new one and for one mad moment last night actually contemplated replacing with a secondhand identical seat, then thought about removing the back to just use as a booster (which I could do as they are 8 years old), then thought about getting a non-isofix booster BUT for my own peace of mind, I know I have no other option than to replace with a new isofix one becos' if we crash and anything happens to him, I know I'll never forgive myself if he hasn't had the exact same level protection as his twin sister.

I can't control what will happen in an accident, I can't control what other idiots there are on the road, I can't control road conditions but I can at least provide a seat that is as safe as I can get it. Yes, it's going to stretch our budget considerably at the worst time of year BUT God forbid if the worst happens, I know I've done everything I can to protect him and if I don't, it's kind of like putting a price on his head.....and I just can't do that!
#11
Have to agree with what everyone else is saying - £30 is not going to get you a safe car seat for your little one - you will need at least £100.

Please,please,please don't buy a second hand car seat - you don't know what has happened to it. Just because someone on Ebay says it hasn't been in an accident doesn't necessarily mean that is the case.

This is the one product that I dont think anyone can afford to scrimp on - yes look around for a bargain but make sure the seat you are getting in brand new and has a good crash test result.
#12
The Britax Prince normally retails at £89.99, I was in Mothercare over the weekend and I can't remember if there was £30 or £50 off it, inclined to think it's £30 taking it to £59.99 but every possibility it's further reduced as it's not on Mothercare's website so could be a reduction in store to clear old fabrics or a special WIGIG promo.

It offered more side impact protection around the head than that say that of the Mothercare Express....ultimately you do get what you pay for and I'd say to stick to the Britax and Maxi Cosi brand if you possibly can but if budget it exceptionally tight that's what I'd recommend over any cheap one that Argos etc do.

I actually had the older version of this (then called the Freeway minus the side impact protection) when our twins went forward facing for the simple reason that it was the only seat we could get 2 of on our back seat that would still allow room for our eldest to sit in the middle as the frame is quite compact compared to others. Not my first choice of seat but there was no other viable option for me at the time. I found it very easy to fit and got a rock solid fit with no movement but it's not a seat you can recline on the go....I fitted mine in a partial recline and left it that way.

Anyway, I digress....

It's on offer here for £56.99:

http://www.just4baby.co.uk/acatalog/Britax_Prince_Car_Seat_Benno.html

here for £59.99:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Britax-Prince-Seat-Benno-Group/dp/B001JAGOZU

and here for £64.99:

http://www.kiddicare.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10751&langId=-1&productId=77627&source=froogle&cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Shopping%20Sites-_-CPC-_-Froogle

but you would need to see if it fitted in your car first off, pointless buying it if it's not going to fit safely becos' you're just exchanging one problem for another. It's not the best seat in the world by a long chalk but it's not the worst either.
#13
Emmamed
how is it risky? no different to passing a seat on to yr next child or relative


when you pass on one like i did to from one son to the other i knew i had bought it from halfords and it was the appropriate seat fully fitted and both my sons were fully protected in the car when you buy one secondhand you havent a clue if it has or had a fault you also do not know if it has been previously invovled in an accident should i go on?
no you really should spend the extra and get the peace of mind or if you havent got the extra money just now save for a little bit longer as it will be worth it.
#14
luvvlychocolate
I can't control what will happen in an accident, I can't control what other idiots there are on the road, I can't control road conditions but I can at least provide a seat that is as safe as I can get it. Yes, it's going to stretch our budget considerably at the worst time of year BUT God forbid if the worst happens, I know I've done everything I can to protect him and if I don't, it's kind of like putting a price on his head.....and I just can't do that!


+1 to that
#15
Britax Prince is down £30 to £59.99 in store at Mothercare (was in there today).

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