Baby car seat 1 2 3 Halfords  £32
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Baby car seat 1 2 3 Halfords £32

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Found 1st Mar
Halfords Essentials Group 123 Car Seat
The Halfords Essentials Group 123 Car Seat is a brilliant value child car seat. Not only does this seat have safety in mind but it also offers comfort for your child. It's 5 point harness with 1 pull tightening mechanism provides extra safety and it's cushioned insert makes the journey as comfortable as possible for your little one! Suitable for weight 9-36kg.
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Thanks for this, OP! Have been considering switching my little boy's seat for a while now - this looks good
I got a Recaro seat in the Mrs car which cost well over £150 and then this in my car. This seat is so much easier to get the little one into and i'm sure prefers this over the Recaro.

I bought this for £28 at the beginning of Feb, definitely recommend the seat.
Not ISOFIX = not worth looking at. You have not as cheap but extremelly good ones ISOFIX from Ickle Bubba - Solar
RRP is 169 but we got ours at 119 and usually trades at that price.
kiddicare.com/p/I…htm
thelondontrader8 m ago

Not ISOFIX = not worth looking at.


You seem to be forgetting that not every car has ISOFIX - like mine for instance...
JoolsG416 m ago

You seem to be forgetting that not every car has ISOFIX - like mine for …You seem to be forgetting that not every car has ISOFIX - like mine for instance...

Interesting you mention that. The offering of ISOFIX car seats in the UK is super limited if I compare it with other EU countries. Rather interesting but not sure why. All of my cars in the UK had ISOFIX including one that was from 2003. I though ISOFIX was standard these days for new cars
Edited by: "thelondontrader" 1st Mar
thelondontrader29 m ago

Not ISOFIX = not worth looking at. You have not as cheap but extremelly …Not ISOFIX = not worth looking at. You have not as cheap but extremelly good ones ISOFIX from Ickle Bubba - SolarRRP is 169 but we got ours at 119 and usually trades at that price.http://www.kiddicare.com/p/Ickle_Bubba_Solar_Group_123_Isofix_and_Recline_Car_Seat_Black.htm


An isofix seat isn’t any safer than a seatbelt-fitted one.

Isofix was developed by VW and Britax as a simpler method of fitting child seats, not a safer one.

I have three children, my car has three sets of isofix points yet I have never used an isofix child seat. It’s not necessary.
thelondontrader6 m ago

I thought ISOFIX was standard these days for new cars


It is for cars manufactured after 2013 in the UK. Don't know about other countries. And of course, if your car isn't ISOFIX compatible you can buy a separate ISOFIX base that the seat clips into. Adds to the cost though.
JoolsG419 m ago

It is for cars manufactured after 2013 in the UK. Don't know about other …It is for cars manufactured after 2013 in the UK. Don't know about other countries. And of course, if your car isn't ISOFIX compatible you can buy a separate ISOFIX base that the seat clips into. Adds to the cost though.


If your car hasn’t got isofix you can’t have an isofix base!

Some infant carrier brands provide a choice of seatbelt-fitted or isofix base, or you can just use the seatbelt to install the seat without a base.

For the next stage seat you either buy an isofix seat or you buy a seatbelt-fitted one. A few isofix ones have the base separate but a lot have the isofix connectors built into the seat.

Using the seatbelt or using the isofix points is equally safe.
Edited by: "andreah903" 1st Mar
thelondontrader3 h, 41 m ago

Not ISOFIX = not worth looking at. You have not as cheap but extremelly …Not ISOFIX = not worth looking at. You have not as cheap but extremelly good ones ISOFIX from Ickle Bubba - SolarRRP is 169 but we got ours at 119 and usually trades at that price.http://www.kiddicare.com/p/Ickle_Bubba_Solar_Group_123_Isofix_and_Recline_Car_Seat_Black.htm



ISOFIX is NOT safe!
There was a recent independent study which demonstrated that ISOFIX carseats/bases with a foot rest are actually a hazard, especially those with plastic made foot. It was shown that in an event of a crash that breaks the foot first, there was an increased likelihood of the carseat tipping over during the same crash, putting the child to even greater chance of serious harm.

ISOFIX's primary purpose is to make fitting EASIER/QUICKER whilst removing human error, but NOT to make it SAFER!
Edited by: "fulous" 2nd Mar
fulous13 h, 22 m ago

ISOFIX is NOT safe!There was a recent independent study which demonstrated …ISOFIX is NOT safe!There was a recent independent study which demonstrated that ISOFIX carseats/bases with a foot rest are actually a hazard, especially those with plastic made foot. It was shown that in an event of a crash that breaks the foot first, there was an increased likelihood of the carseat tipping over during the same crash, putting the child to even greater chance of serious harm.ISOFIX's primary purpose is to make fitting EASIER/QUICKER whilst removing human error, but NOT to make it SAFER!


Do you have a link to this study? Can't see an ISOFIX car seat 'tipping over' when its fixed to the chassis of the vehicle.
t7mmu2nd Mar

Do you have a link to this study? Can't see an ISOFIX car seat 'tipping …Do you have a link to this study? Can't see an ISOFIX car seat 'tipping over' when its fixed to the chassis of the vehicle.


I agree, and I’ve also never seen a child seat with a plastic foot/support leg. They are always metal.
fulous2nd Mar

ISOFIX is NOT safe!There was a recent independent study which demonstrated …ISOFIX is NOT safe!There was a recent independent study which demonstrated that ISOFIX carseats/bases with a foot rest are actually a hazard, especially those with plastic made foot. It was shown that in an event of a crash that breaks the foot first, there was an increased likelihood of the carseat tipping over during the same crash, putting the child to even greater chance of serious harm.ISOFIX's primary purpose is to make fitting EASIER/QUICKER whilst removing human error, but NOT to make it SAFER!


Let's get his right: ISOFIX is as safe as seatbelt if not more because the room for error is greatly reduced.
Studies show [1] that many parents drive with incorrectly fitted carseats which translates in less protection in case of a collision.

Facts:
• Rear-facing car seat: never ever seen one with a plastic leg. Mine was metal.
• Front-facing: It attaches in 3 points: two on the seat and one beneath the seat plus it has straps that are 5 points (for small children unable to use the seatbelt)
No doubts ISOFIX is as safer as seatbelt if not more.

This is so much true that you don't find NO ISOFIX carseats in some countries in Europe. In some places (which I know rather well) everything is ISOFIX (although most, if not all ISOFIX can also be used with car seatbelts).

I take ISOFIX over seatbelt only any day of the week (so long the car allows for it). Offering is narrower in the UK but I was able to get one for £125 of good quality and with many years of warranty - branded.

[1]
"Although the sample of ISOFIX users was small (n = 76), it appears that the ISOFIX system reduced misuse significantly."
The rate of misuse with ISOFIX was 2.3 times lower than with the “classical” ones. It was almost 3 times lower for forward-facing ISOFIX restraints than for forward-facing child seats that are fitted with the vehicle seatbelt. The difference between booster seats with ISOFIX anchorages and standard booster systems was smaller, but still apparent "

Plenty of studies which you failed to quote linked on this file: roadsafetyobservatory.com/Rev…074
andreah9031st Mar

If your car hasn’t got isofix you can’t have an isofix base! Some infant ca …If your car hasn’t got isofix you can’t have an isofix base! Some infant carrier brands provide a choice of seatbelt-fitted or isofix base, or you can just use the seatbelt to install the seat without a base. For the next stage seat you either buy an isofix seat or you buy a seatbelt-fitted one. A few isofix ones have the base separate but a lot have the isofix connectors built into the seat. Using the seatbelt or using the isofix points is equally safe.


Equally safe if correctly installed, which apparently with ISOFIX is easier than just with seatbelt. I used both, but long term I use ISOFIX. Just easier and that's that.
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