Graco Junior Maxi car seat £10 @ Morrisons instore
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Graco Junior Maxi car seat £10 @ Morrisons instore

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Found 19th Sep 2014
Found in Glasgow Fort Morrisons store

Graco Junior Maxi car seat for ages 4-12 yrs

In Metropolitan colour -black and red

Now £10 - they had 5 left today.

I have never used this seat. It is a seat that has scored particularly low scores in Which? reviews. My children will rear face til at least age 6 (safer!)

However I do know some folk will find the post useful.....

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Good find for that price and you're a weegie !!

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Your kids will rear face till 6? How? What are you driving? If your that worried get a car with SIP and side airbags.

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antw

Your kids will rear face till 6? How? What are you driving? If your that … Your kids will rear face till 6? How? What are you driving? If your that worried get a car with SIP and side airbags.



Haha!

I drive a Vauxhall Astra, both are rear facing, my daughter will be 5 in december. There are extended rear facing seats that sit far out from the back of the seat and allow legs to dangle down just as in a forward car seat.

antw

Your kids will rear face till 6? How? What are you driving? If your that … Your kids will rear face till 6? How? What are you driving? If your that worried get a car with SIP and side airbags.


I should imagine in an Extended Rear Facing seat.
There's only so much a car's safety features can do for your child in the event of an accident... I'd much rather know they were also travelling in the safety child restraint possible as well.

Heated for your honesty about the seat

For me, rear facing seats for older children are all squished up! There's no room for their legs, no good for long journeys

These seats rate very low in which? Safety tests. I looked into so many seats and info before I purchased our recaro one and decided a saving of £70 was not worth risking the life of my child. When my friend and I compared the seats (she had purchased one of these graco ones a couple of years earlier) the quality and sturdiness difference was huge. She then went to buy the same one as me. Just beware it may not be the bargain it seems.

Wow! I didn't even know you could get rear facing car seats passed baby car seats!

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SuSu82

Wow! I didn't even know you could get rear facing car seats passed baby … Wow! I didn't even know you could get rear facing car seats passed baby car seats!



They are certainly not as easy to buy online as forward facing seats, which is unfortunate. Have a look at carseat.se/ for some info on rear facing and facebook.com/Rea…ard a facebook page full of rear facing parents

I read somewhere that the rearward facing seats will be compulsory in a few years time (I think it was from 2016) as they already are in some EU countries - the concept seems much safer

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Mrs.Z

I read somewhere that the rearward facing seats will be compulsory in a … I read somewhere that the rearward facing seats will be compulsory in a few years time (I think it was from 2016) as they already are in some EU countries - the concept seems much safer



I do hope so, though if it does it will probably be only compulsory til around 18 months, which whilst it is better than currently its not anywhere near some other countries as you say, still a step in the right direction!

Mrs.Z

I read somewhere that the rearward facing seats will be compulsory in a … I read somewhere that the rearward facing seats will be compulsory in a few years time (I think it was from 2016) as they already are in some EU countries - the concept seems much safer


The new iSize regs are running alongside ECE r44/04 until 2018 when it'll be law to keep infants rf until at least 15 months

SuSu82

Wow! I didn't even know you could get rear facing car seats passed baby … Wow! I didn't even know you could get rear facing car seats passed baby car seats!



+1 never heard of these before.

Not looking very comfortable for long journeys though.
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vk11mar

A must read for all parents.Leaving a baby asleep in a car seat 'may cut … A must read for all parents.Leaving a baby asleep in a car seat 'may cut off breathing' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-421220/Leaving-baby-asleep-car-seat-cut-breathing.htmlIs it safe to let my baby sleep in his car seat? - BabyCentre - http://www.babycentre.co.uk/x554834/is-it-safe-to-let-my-baby-sleep-in-his-car-seatCar seat safety: Avoid 10 common mistakes - Mayo Clinic - http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/car-seat-safety/art-20043939


I don't think this seat is appropriate for babies!
Also, don't believe EVERYTHING you read in the press, search online, for example "child dies in car seat" and see what comes up. As much as we would like to believe, the press does not have OUR best interest at heart (speaking as a parent).

Nayana

+1 never heard of these before.Not looking very comfortable for long … +1 never heard of these before.Not looking very comfortable for long journeys though.


That looks like it would be very easy for a fidgety child to get out of. Not what you want when you're doing 69 down the motorway!
Edited by: "peaceoff" 19th Sep 2014

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Nayana

+1 never heard of these before.Not looking very comfortable for long … +1 never heard of these before.Not looking very comfortable for long journeys though.



Never saw one like that, however I do think it actually looks very comfy!

Ours sit far out from the back seat like this [img]fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hph…jpg?oh=3b44980034e47cb94a4cbe7cae2af2b8&oe=54969593&__gda__=1418233370_c7d0c2e9b240476230757f840b9abcce[/img]
Edited by: "ellie27" 19th Sep 2014

What happens to the car seat if the passenger sitting at the front moves their seat forward?

those rear facing seats for bigger children look more dangerous than front facing. looks less secure. you get hit in the **** end and the kids going to come forward, whereas with a front facing they'll be pushed backwards into the seat. as long as you don't plan on hitting anyones **** end I'd say front facing would be better. just how I feel.

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asia_2310

What happens to the car seat if the passenger sitting at the front moves … What happens to the car seat if the passenger sitting at the front moves their seat forward?



The front passenger seat cant move as the child car seat is tethered onto the back of it. If you do move the front passenger seat accidentally it will no doubt mean you have to install the seat again.

peaceoff

That looks like it would be very easy for a fidgety child to get out of. … That looks like it would be very easy for a fidgety child to get out of. Not what you want when you're doing 69 down the motorway!


69 on a motorway that sounds a bit rude lol !

In rear facing if the child open the seat belt, u can't even see it.

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mumofthree1982

In rear facing if the child open the seat belt, u can't even see it.



Guess I am lucky mine have never opened their seatbelts!

Could you see their seatbelt buckle if they were forward facing? I assume you would have to stop the car and turnaround to check so it would be just the same?

abbiislam

69 on a motorway that sounds a bit rude lol !



I don't know what you mean?

ellie27

Never saw one like that, however I do think it actually looks very … Never saw one like that, however I do think it actually looks very comfy!Ours sit far out from the back seat like this [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/378745_323476817665290_1798741067_n.jpg?oh=3b44980034e47cb94a4cbe7cae2af2b8&oe=54969593&__gda__=1418233370_c7d0c2e9b240476230757f840b9abcce[/img]



This is the same seat we haved. A Britax.. And great thing is. It can also be used forward facing. Picked it up after reading on reafacing website. We also have this Graco. For short journeys in the other car.

Hot deal for a tenner
Edited by: "mr_deals" 19th Sep 2014

Wow I can believe how many comments on here from ill informed parents who have not made it their business to know about their child's safety whilst in a car. Would you rather your child 'looked comfy on a long journey' or risked their spinal cord being snapped during a collision going for groceries? Or that your adult passenger had lots of leg room?
Really!?
Do your research people - please. Before you go criticising someone who has who is trying to help. If more people bought rear facing they would be more readily available and the price would drop too!

We have two of these, and are very pleased with then. Excellent value at £10.

suzc001

Wow I can believe how many comments on here from ill informed parents who … Wow I can believe how many comments on here from ill informed parents who have not made it their business to know about their child's safety whilst in a car. Would you rather your child 'looked comfy on a long journey' or risked their spinal cord being snapped during a collision going for groceries? Or that your adult passenger had lots of leg room? Really!? Do your research people - please. Before you go criticising someone who has who is trying to help. If more people bought rear facing they would be more readily available and the price would drop too!


To think we didn't even have to use seatbelts & made it our mission to fit as many kids in the car boot as possible.... amazing any of us survived huh!

If my spinal cord snaps during an impact as an adult should I have a rear facing seat too?

My mother put me on the most inappropriate booster seat (compared to what is available these days) when I was a child, I didn't break in half and die.

mumofthree1982

In rear facing if the child open the seat belt, u can't even see it.


personally I think if you're always turning around looking to see whether or not your ff child has undone their seat belt you're at a much higher risk of an accident and should definitely have your children rf for when the inevitable crash happens!

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oldskoo1

If my spinal cord snaps during an impact as an adult should I have a rear … If my spinal cord snaps during an impact as an adult should I have a rear facing seat too?



Rear facing is always safer, even for adults. Benefits of rear facing decrease as the child gets older and develops their fragile head, neck and spine.
Edited by: "ellie27" 20th Sep 2014

X920MikeyB

those rear facing seats for bigger children look more dangerous than … those rear facing seats for bigger children look more dangerous than front facing. looks less secure. you get hit in the **** end and the kids going to come forward, whereas with a front facing they'll be pushed backwards into the seat. as long as you don't plan on hitting anyones **** end I'd say front facing would be better. just how I feel.



You might want to rethink your logic... A passenger is going to be thrust forward whichever direction the collision comes from. Besides, Even if your thinking made sense, rear end collisions are much more likely in start-stop traffic or in built up areas so much lower speeds.

There is so much marketting hype spewed by the companies which push child car seats, usually playing on new parents' anxieties....if the seat is sold in the UK it should meet govenment guidelines and protect your child. All the rest is marketting and manipulation.

Buy this and reverse your way to school. Frugal safety!

That would confuse the hell out of me on the motorway.

carseatinfo.co.uk/ind…208

Here's a few relevant people's input to the debate. I agonised over car seat shopping for both my littlens. And I've been rear ended at about 50 before. I ended up gettin Maxi Cosi pebble then pearls.
Whatever you choose people just be safe on the road!! See some unbelievable things these days.

Damn. Thought it was an ejector seat!

Typical, this post appears the day after I bought 2 for £40 from Aldi yesterday.

X920mikeyb. It doesn't matter how you 'feel' about them. Rear facing is proven to be safer in all types of accident.

Those rear facing seats are awful and unsafe sorry. The graco isn't much better either, get a maxi cosi rodi and let your kids be safe and comfy.
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