Graco child car seat £19.99 @ Aldi
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Graco child car seat £19.99 @ Aldi

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Found 8th Sep 2014
This Junior Maxi highback booster seat from Graco is suitable for children from 15kg (33lbs) up to 36kg (79lbs) and features 2 recline positions, adjustable armrests and cup holders.
Features and benefits for Graco Junior Maxi Highback Booster Car Seat - Scarlett
Height adjustable headrest
Height adjustable armrests
Backrest reclines in two positions
2 retractable cup holders
Machine washable covers

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When is this in store

Thursday 18th September, the leaflet in store updates quicker than the website for some reason

Need one.Thank u

This is 1p cheaper then at argos and it's so hot. Argos deal has been around for a while now too.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Is this isofix??

cigbunt

Is this isofix??



no

We have this chair...bought it when reduced to 15 pounds in Asda. ..didn't know how good it would be, but it is brilliant. hit from me!!

Hot even...

hiswife

We have this chair...bought it when reduced to 15 pounds in Asda. … We have this chair...bought it when reduced to 15 pounds in Asda. ..didn't know how good it would be, but it is brilliant. hit from me!!



How many accidents has your child survived? I don't mean to have a go at you specifically, but it seems that pretty much any cheap seat has got some best buy award and people recommend them, but how do you really know if the seat is any good?

Nobody ever says "this seat is great, our car was hit by a train, we all died but our child was found still strapped in his seat laughing and clapping his hands"

There's got to be better seats out there.

Exactly my thoights every time I see one of these deals. Really annoys me that a lot of people spend more on a month's tv subscription than a carseat that's supposed to last 8 years

mocmocamoc

Nobody ever says "this seat is great, our car was hit by a train, we all … Nobody ever says "this seat is great, our car was hit by a train, we all died but our child was found still strapped in his seat laughing and clapping his hands".


That's because they all died.
Edited by: "Sunni" 9th Sep 2014

Meanwhile, as kids, most of us rolled around and played on the back seat of the car. Car's which had no crumple zones, air bags or anything really.

I've no idea how on earth we survived?!?

Sluisdejesus91

Exactly my thoights every time I see one of these deals. Really annoys me … Exactly my thoights every time I see one of these deals. Really annoys me that a lot of people spend more on a month's tv subscription than a carseat that's supposed to last 8 years



Just because something costs more does not mean it is automatically better/safer.

Oh and I actually have this car seat and we were hit by a taxi, we were all thrown forward but my daughter was strapped into this and she barely moved. I don't have a car but bought it for the odd occasion we get a lift somewhere and it's fine. It is annoying to move though as the back comes away from the seat easily.

....it's a car seat, it has to abide by safety regs, and will have been tested in a variety of collisions. So just because it's £19.99 doesn't mean that it's not fit for purpose. Spend £500 on an all singing all dancing one if you like but more fool you! It really won't make any difference.

what sort or age range is this for?

gtd65

Meanwhile, as kids, most of us rolled around and played on the back seat … Meanwhile, as kids, most of us rolled around and played on the back seat of the car. Car's which had no crumple zones, air bags or anything really.I've no idea how on earth we survived?!?



You forgot to add and couldn't do more than 40 MPH.
If they just prevent one fatality then they have to be good, and as you will be using the cars seat belt but just guided to the correct fitting position is that not good?

maddysteele

....it's a car seat, it has to abide by safety regs, and will have been … ....it's a car seat, it has to abide by safety regs, and will have been tested in a variety of collisions. So just because it's £19.99 doesn't mean that it's not fit for purpose. Spend £500 on an all singing all dancing one if you like but more fool you! It really won't make any difference.



Which Magazine rated these seats a DON'T BUY because of the VERY POOR protection offered.

Take a look at the Which report here:

http://www.which.co.uk/baby-and-child/baby-transport/reviews/child-car-seats/graco-junior-maxi/review/

I would not put a child or grandchild of mine in one of these.

I imagine that the manufacturers are just discounting them to get rid of them because of poor test results.

cbatten

no


worth spending the extra for isofix...

Majority of modern cars have side impact air curtains, these tend to be much more effective than a crumby piece of foam that most of these car seats have.

Big Tim

I imagine that the manufacturers are just discounting them to get rid of … I imagine that the manufacturers are just discounting them to get rid of them because of poor test results.



They have been on sale for years
Edited by: "sandinista" 9th Sep 2014

We also have this seat, picked up for £20 in Asda. It is not the main seat (but having two cars and taking out ISOfix for short journeys this solved the problem. I certainly would try to refrain using on long journeys as the padding of the seat is poor. However it is better than a booster for me and so I would recommend it. If you can afford it pay more for your child's comfort.

We had the Graco junior car seats - they had a couple of awards from Mother & Baby magazine etc but then a child I knew was killed in a side impact collision (different car seat involved). Found the Which concerns about the seat so we got rid and got something safer Britax Evolva 2-3. These seats meet the minimum legal standards but only because side impact testing isn't one of the legal requirements. If this is the only car seat you can afford then its better than nothing or as others have mentioned if you have side/curtain airbags then maybe its not an issue. Know the risks and make your own decision.
Edited by: "gari189" 9th Sep 2014

lisamae

Just because something costs more does not mean it is automatically … Just because something costs more does not mean it is automatically better/safer.



The fact is this seat offers poor protection and usually yes the more you pay the better quality the item is. However these will sell because people today just want a cheap price rather than quality.

Also the fact that at Argos sell this for only 1p extra and you can check and reserve stock so no wasted journeys tells me that this site is heavily biased towards Aldi offers. There is definately something going on here i use this site to find good offers but when people/employees are falsely raising the heat on deals it ruins the workings of the site.

lisamae

Just because something costs more does not mean it is automatically … Just because something costs more does not mean it is automatically better/safer.


Yes you're right - it was a couple of years ago I last looked but some of the most expensive ones tested eg Mamas & Papas, were also criticised by Which.... so for car seats - don't judge on price but judge on safety tests.
Edited by: "gari189" 9th Sep 2014

maddysteele

....it's a car seat, it has to abide by safety regs, and will have been … ....it's a car seat, it has to abide by safety regs, and will have been tested in a variety of collisions. So just because it's £19.99 doesn't mean that it's not fit for purpose. Spend £500 on an all singing all dancing one if you like but more fool you! It really won't make any difference.


ECE r44/04 regulations require seats to be tested at just 30mph for frontal impacts and 18mph for rear impacts. There is no requirement for side impact testing.
Spending more money will not necessarily mean a safer seat but more expensive seats generally have a higher price tag as more research and development has gone into the seats.
'Which?' tests and results should be taken with a pinch of salt as they rate seats down on non safety issues like padding and whether or not a complete numpty could fit the seat.
They have rated some car seats as 'don't buys' that have passed the Swedish Plus Test which is a much more stringent safety test.

What an amusing read this thread is - thanks all!

These car seats are just that seats and the comfort should be a consideration and also rough edges, and are designed to restrain a child in a safe position in the car and not roaming about any old where. As I noted before the actual seat belt in the car does the restraining in an accident and holds the belt in the correct position for the size of child by the guide loops provided that is positioned by the parent according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Only consideration here I think is the comfort factor.

soldierboy001

You forgot to add and couldn't do more than 40 MPH.If they just prevent … You forgot to add and couldn't do more than 40 MPH.If they just prevent one fatality then they have to be good, and as you will be using the cars seat belt but just guided to the correct fitting position is that not good?



I was mainly being sarcastic, just in case you missed that...

Our Dads used to drive faster back in the 1970's early 80's, because there was less traffic and no speed cameras....but we have been conditioned to consider certain traits are very high risk these days, which were not even considered years ago.

I'm all for kids being strapped up safely, there's no doubt of that.

gtd65

I was mainly being sarcastic, just in case you missed that...Our Dads … I was mainly being sarcastic, just in case you missed that...Our Dads used to drive faster back in the 1970's early 80's, because there was less traffic and no speed cameras....but we have been conditioned to consider certain traits are very high risk these days, which were not even considered years ago.I'm all for kids being strapped up safely, there's no doubt of that.



I was being sarcastic back did you not notice.

landofdan

what sort or age range is this for?



3 to 12 years, 15kg minimum weight

The same seats or very nearly the same are also £20 at Asda

mocmocamoc

How many accidents has your child survived? I don't mean to have a go at … How many accidents has your child survived? I don't mean to have a go at you specifically, but it seems that pretty much any cheap seat has got some best buy award and people recommend them, but how do you really know if the seat is any good?Nobody ever says "this seat is great, our car was hit by a train, we all died but our child was found still strapped in his seat laughing and clapping his hands"There's got to be better seats out there.

There maybe is better car seats, but I read a LOT of reviews, including from people who HAD been in car accidents who said they were impressed. Car seats won't save any child if in a total ash up, any more than a seat belt will an adult. All car seats HAVE to conform to a standard, else they wouldn't be sold. I am not saying this is the best seat in the world, but I have 3 children and had various seats, some ' top range' seats, my son escaped from miraculous ,and shop staff were left stunned when they observed. I do think that it is , however a good seat for the money...This site is to let others know about a good buy...This is a good buy...

soldierboy001

I was being sarcastic back did you not notice.

I got it...and I said the same thing....

Let's be Honest it's 100% safe if the driver is driving safe etc I doubt these are tested in a need for speed movie

daveh2k5

Let's be Honest it's 100% safe if the driver is driving safe etc I doubt … Let's be Honest it's 100% safe if the driver is driving safe etc I doubt these are tested in a need for speed movie



Unfortunately there's a lot of crazy drivers out there. I used to have your opinion, until I was hit by an idiotic lady from the side.

turbo_c

Unfortunately there's a lot of crazy drivers out there. I used to have … Unfortunately there's a lot of crazy drivers out there. I used to have your opinion, until I was hit by an idiotic lady from the side.



We only have your word for that. surveys say that it was always the other idiot that hit them, never themselves.

plain booster seats are also legal from a young age, offering no further defence for your children. Young adults, the elderly and adults have only the seat and belt in the vehicle they are travelling in to keep them safe. If someone hits your car side on, the seat may give more protection, but that would depend on the car you are in, what hit you, speed, angle...There are better seats, yes, but this , for the money, is a good seat.
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