Britax Eclipse Black Thunder £45.98 at Car Seat, Boots Online (after promotion deal)
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Britax Eclipse Black Thunder £45.98 at Car Seat, Boots Online (after promotion deal)

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Found 25th May 2013
This is my first post so hope it all makes sense!

Britax Eclipse Black Thunder selling at £59.99 but Boots currently have an online promotion for spend £60 and save £15.

The cheapest thing in the promotion I could find was a set of baby emery boards for 99p which takes you above the £60 to qualify for the discount. Total spend of £45.98

Car seat link
boots.com/en/…68/

Emery Boards Link
boots.com/en/…51/

Online offer only.

10 advantage points per £1 if you are a member of the parenting club.

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Original Poster

Oh and also meant to say free delivery or free click and collect!

I ordered this and 6 packs of Johnsons wipes for £50.33 but got 950 advantage card points so worth while spending a bit more to get ur extra bonus points for the extra £5 u spend u get it back in points

How anyone can buy a baby seat that isn't isofix is beyond me..

Um...some cars don't have isofix? Why pay for something you can't use!

The cheapest item in the offer is the cotton buds 35p

Original Poster

cheapskate100

How anyone can buy a baby seat that isn't isofix is beyond me..



My car does not have isofix....

Stonking deal. Was just about to post it separately - kudos to OP. Recently got a LOT of heat from Amazon at £59.99. Gets good reviews: mumsnet.com/rev…-si (presume SI is the similar model).... any more feedback from readership will be welcome (now that I've bought one!!)

Good find!

I have this and a cosatto zoomi and my two kids fight over who gets to go in the britax. Great seat, my only issue with it is the seat cover has gone really bobbly in no time. Im trying to resist buying this to stop the arguments, especially as i paid £80 for ours in the sale!

Original Poster

piblet

Stonking deal. Was just about to post it separately - kudos to OP. … Stonking deal. Was just about to post it separately - kudos to OP. Recently got a LOT of heat from Amazon at £59.99. Gets good reviews: http://www.mumsnet.com/reviews/on-the-move/baby-car-seats-from-9-months/9631-britax-eclipse-si (presume SI is the similar model).... any more feedback from readership will be welcome (now that I've bought one!!)Good find!



Glad you managed to purchase one! I too thought it was a good deal!

My advice would be to visit mothercare / toys r us / halfords and ask for a demonstration of the car seat. They all have staff who are car seat specialists.

The member of staff spent about 30 minutes demonstrating the features, fitting it in the car and then lets you practice fitting it yourself. I felt a tad bit guilty as I had no intention of buying it from mothercare, but I have spent a small fortune in their store over the past year!

The member of staff advised me that if the car seat was to be staying in the one car and not being transferred then every 4 weeks take it out, check the seat belt over and then re-fit it again.

If its not convenient for you to go to a store then there are demonstration videos online showing how to fit the car seat.

Great car seat - worth every penny.

Not rear-facing so COLD!

Rear-facing is 5 times safer than forward facing.

Extended rear-facing seats are more expensive, but the Britax First Class is under £100 and will seat a child rear-facing til around age 2, and then it can be turned forward facing to around age 4 (has the same max weight limit as the Eclipse)

For an extra £40 its a no-brainer!

ellie27

Not rear-facing so COLD!Rear-facing is 5 times safer than forward … Not rear-facing so COLD!Rear-facing is 5 times safer than forward facing.Extended rear-facing seats are more expensive, but the Britax First Class is under £100 and will seat a child rear-facing til around age 2, and then it can be turned forward facing to around age 4 (has the same max weight limit as the Eclipse)For an extra £40 its a no-brainer!



You are of course correct that rear facing seats are safer than forward facing, if you have a crash of course! But, the purpose of HUKD is not to debate the product, just to communicate to people when a particular product is cheap. The decision to buy it or it is n individual one. And, regardless, the alternative seat you suggest may be beneficial for some, but in our case, the upper weight limit of our group 0 seat is identical, and thus providing no benefit.

Given this product received well over 200 degrees of heat at £60 I'm astounded it hasn't got even hotter.

piblet

You are of course correct that rear facing seats are safer than forward … You are of course correct that rear facing seats are safer than forward facing, if you have a crash of course! But, the purpose of HUKD is not to debate the product, just to communicate to people when a particular product is cheap. The decision to buy it or it is n individual one. And, regardless, the alternative seat you suggest may be beneficial for some, but in our case, the upper weight limit of our group 0 seat is identical, and thus providing no benefit. Given this product received well over 200 degrees of heat at £60 I'm astounded it hasn't got even hotter.



You are right - Hotukdeals is to about letting folk know when a particular product is cheap. But when it comes to children, safety is more important than cost, to me. There is very little awareness that rear-facing is 5 times safer, and that rear-facing seats are available to buy in the UK. If my post made someone do a bit of research and decide not to buy this carseat and instead chose an erf seat then thats fantastic!

Just to clarify, the Britax Eclipse and the First Class have the same upper weight limit of 18kg, its just that the extra benefit of the First Class is that it is rear-facing til 13kg.

So I assume you mean your child is already 13kg and therefor do not get the benefit of rear-facing.......do remember this seat will only seat them til they are 18kg - which may mean in your case only 1 year!!! It makes it even less of a deal if a carseat is only going to last 1 year even at £45.


Edited by: "ellie27" 27th May 2013

Thanks OP bought one although my little one is only 3 months old. I don't think I will get one in this price when I need one.:D

P.S I bought the cotton bud for 35p to get the discount.

Quidco track £3.17 for this

Don't know why the heat is so low!!!!!!! The other one in amazon went over 300

Edited by: "william_leung" 28th May 2013

ellie27

So I assume you mean your child is already 13kg and therefor do not get … So I assume you mean your child is already 13kg and therefor do not get the benefit of rear-facing.......do remember this seat will only seat them til they are 18kg - which may mean in your case only 1 year!!! It makes it even less of a deal if a carseat is only going to last 1 year even at £45.



If you follow the 50th centile for girls' weight the age gap from 13 to 18kg would be around 2.5 years. Obviously it MIGHT only be a year in some cases but this is hardly representative.

I do hate it when people spam every car seat deal with their parental opinions. Take it to Netmums/ mumsnet where it belongs. I'm an eco parent but that doesn't mean I'm out there voting cold and spamming every disposable nappy deal with my opinions. Each to their own, every parent has the right to make their own decisions. We should be voting on whether the deal is hot or not, and this deal is HOT HOT HOT.

P.s. please feel free to post a cracking deal about the Britax first class.

looks very safe..

Out of stock

Editor

OOS now

To the person who says about rear facing seats being safer- not in our case! We have a toddler who gets very car sick and needs help when he is sick....impossible if he was in a rear facing seat. But, there's always gotta be one

sammyislost

To the person who says about rear facing seats being safer- not in our … To the person who says about rear facing seats being safer- not in our case! We have a toddler who gets very car sick and needs help when he is sick....impossible if he was in a rear facing seat. But, there's always gotta be one


In what way is it impossible to help him in a rear facing seat ?

cheapskate100

How anyone can buy a baby seat that isn't isofix is beyond me..

Isofix isn't even proven to be safer in an accident. There's pro and cons to both!

To kwh...because he is facing the wrong way?! DUH.

great Deal !!! ordered one

ellie27 - what car do you drive?

ellie27 - what car do you drive?

pugboy

ellie27 - what car do you drive?



A vauxhall astra, why??

piblet

You are of course correct that rear facing seats are safer than forward … You are of course correct that rear facing seats are safer than forward facing, if you have a crash of course! But, the purpose of HUKD is not to debate the product, just to communicate to people when a particular product is cheap. The decision to buy it or it is n individual one. And, regardless, the alternative seat you suggest may be beneficial for some, but in our case, the upper weight limit of our group 0 seat is identical, and thus providing no benefit. Given this product received well over 200 degrees of heat at £60 I'm astounded it hasn't got even hotter.


surely the safety rating of any seat is only applicable in a crash!
take care if your little one is already near 13kg and in a group 0 infant seat as they have a weight limit of only 9/10kg so should already have been moved to another seat. group 0+ are up to 13kg though.
the new version of the joie stages car seat will allow you to rear face up to 18kg. £120 with instore magazine voucher in toysrus.
this is a HOT price for this seat, despite the fact my daughter is erf. we'll be going to USA next year and would rather daughter was in own carseat both on plane and in rental car so may buy just for that purpose at this price.
as others have said though, each to their own - if people want to research the safety of seats they'll put LO into (as most people tend to switch at 9 months) the info is out there that erf is safer and people can make own decisions.

Out of stock now, but nonetheless a great find OP

sammyislost

To kwh...because he is facing the wrong way?! DUH.


Are you for real?
When your child is sick in the car, as the seat is facing the other way (the safer way) you can't stop the car, attend to your child then continue with your journey. My god what a stupid, stupid comment.
Seriously some people on here live in a different world to me.

^ haha ^ :-) surely you're either driving in which case you have to pull over anyway, or if your child is regularly sick on car journeys the passenger sits next to them to help them out (which would be easier if they're rear facing anyway)!

kwh

Are you for real?When your child is sick in the car, as the seat is … Are you for real?When your child is sick in the car, as the seat is facing the other way (the safer way) you can't stop the car, attend to your child then continue with your journey. My god what a stupid, stupid comment.Seriously some people on here live in a different world to me.


what about if you are on motorway?

laurieleigh

^ haha ^ :-) surely you're either driving in which case you have to pull … ^ haha ^ :-) surely you're either driving in which case you have to pull over anyway, or if your child is regularly sick on car journeys the passenger sits next to them to help them out (which would be easier if they're rear facing anyway)!


Exactly, which just validates my point further.

brummiechicken

what about if you are on motorway?


What about it, either way your going to have to pull over.

I have a very small 20m old and theirs no way he could fit in the one we got rear facing, i have 2 at £150 each from mothercare, his knees would be tucked up under his chin and no he doesnt have long legs, he fits 12-18m trousers and their too big. i dont know why they say a child can go in these until their 2 because in my opinion they cant. obviously it is safer and of course i'd rather have my childs legs squashed if i were to crash for safety but i dont think the child would appreciate having their legs squashed, i know for a fact mine would start kicking the chair and crying as neither would i want to travel somewhere with my legs crammed.

lucy17

I have a very small 20m old and theirs no way he could fit in the one we … I have a very small 20m old and theirs no way he could fit in the one we got rear facing, i have 2 at £150 each from mothercare, his knees would be tucked up under his chin and no he doesnt have long legs, he fits 12-18m trousers and their too big. i dont know why they say a child can go in these until their 2 because in my opinion they cant. obviously it is safer and of course i'd rather have my childs legs squashed if i were to crash for safety but i dont think the child would appreciate having their legs squashed, i know for a fact mine would start kicking the chair and crying as neither would i want to travel somewhere with my legs crammed.



Extended rear-facing seats - ones that are made to last children from around 9 months right up to 6 years normally sit on the edge of the back seat, not right against the back of the seat, so there is plenty of room. My 3.5 yr olds legs are fully extended, not bent, when she is in her seat.

Original Poster

ellie27

Not rear-facing so COLD!Rear-facing is 5 times safer than forward … Not rear-facing so COLD!Rear-facing is 5 times safer than forward facing.Extended rear-facing seats are more expensive, but the Britax First Class is under £100 and will seat a child rear-facing til around age 2, and then it can be turned forward facing to around age 4 (has the same max weight limit as the Eclipse)For an extra £40 its a no-brainer!





Yes of course rear facing is safer.

Sadly extended rear facing is more expensive and not everyone can afford this. Or they can maybe only afford 1 ERF car seat and then choose a FF car seat for keeping at grandparents, childminders car etc.

This is an excellent price for a Britax Eclipse car seat. You will be aware that Britax test their car seats in front, rear and side crashes rather than just one crash. They have their own test centre and do far more testing than the 1 crash test which is required for safety standards.

I wouldn't call the Britax First Class ERF as the maximum rearward facing is 13kg - the same as 0+ car seats.

If you have recommendations and prices for ERF then I'm sure it would be of interest to some people.

Original Poster

laurieleigh

surely the safety rating of any seat is only applicable in a crash! take … surely the safety rating of any seat is only applicable in a crash! take care if your little one is already near 13kg and in a group 0 infant seat as they have a weight limit of only 9/10kg so should already have been moved to another seat. group 0+ are up to 13kg though. the new version of the joie stages car seat will allow you to rear face up to 18kg. £120 with instore magazine voucher in toysrus.this is a HOT price for this seat, despite the fact my daughter is erf. we'll be going to USA next year and would rather daughter was in own carseat both on plane and in rental car so may buy just for that purpose at this price.as others have said though, each to their own - if people want to research the safety of seats they'll put LO into (as most people tend to switch at 9 months) the info is out there that erf is safer and people can make own decisions.





That's a great price for the joie seat!

cheapskate100

How anyone can buy a baby seat that isn't isofix is beyond me..

what a stupid comment! And from someone with the username cheapskate!! Lol

ellie27

Extended rear-facing seats - ones that are made to last children from … Extended rear-facing seats - ones that are made to last children from around 9 months right up to 6 years normally sit on the edge of the back seat, not right against the back of the seat, so there is plenty of room. My 3.5 yr olds legs are fully extended, not bent, when she is in her seat.

so are all rear facing ones extended rear facing or are their different ones? as i say i bought 2 rear facing ones at £150 each but never used them rear facing as A mothercare never showed me how to strap them and i couldnt suss it upon trying!! and b i always thought their legs would be crammed? but i paid dearer at the time for rear facing as i wanted the best and safest for my boys and it was at the time the best mothercare did, however ive always kept mine in their baby seats until about 13 m old the from birth to 9m ones you carry round, as they have always still fitted in them and as its the safest way for a baby to travel ive kept them in them longer than the norm! x
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