Graco Junior Maxi Car Seat Group 2/3 £18 @ Asda (Online and In-Store)
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Graco Junior Maxi Car Seat Group 2/3 £18 @ Asda (Online and In-Store)

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Found 4th Feb
Picked up one of these in my local Asda (Minworth,Birmingham) they had plenty of stock. Seems to have good reviews. £25+ in other stores online.

- Front facing
- Group 2/3
- For children 15-36kg (approx. 4 to 12 years)
- Fixed position using Vehicle Seat Belt
- Lightweight highback booster
- Full coverage back support
- One hand height adjustable headrest
- 2 Year Warranty: The warranty of 2 years covers the structural make up of the seat, the warranty on the covers is 1 Year only.
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diesel_50843 m ago

Can anyone see the which review/don't buy? What would a better option than …Can anyone see the which review/don't buy? What would a better option than this? I don't seem to understand how it can be a "do not buy" what can be so bad? It has good reviews on Amazon but i guess this is just from practicality of use.


It’s the side impact testing that it fails on. The comment above about it being better than a backless booster isn’t strictly true because the ADAC tests showed that having the back attached or having it removed made no difference, the results were poor both ways and the back doesn’t provide any side impact protection (you can see that just by looking at how shallow it is).

The Which? Best Buy high backed boosters are all Britax, Cybex and Recaro, which do cost a bit more than the Graco and own brand ones. The Joie high backed boosters also do well in testing and are more affordable.

The main function of a high backed booster is to lift your child up so that the lap part of the seatbelt is positioned nice and low down on their pelvis (almost on the top of their thighs and away from their soft abdomen) and to keep the diagonal part of the seatbelt on their chest and away from their neck. Those are the main elements, and all high backed boosters should do that (different seats do vary though, a seat that fits a ‘well built’ child might not suit a more petite child and vice versa, so it’s good to just sit your child in a few different ones before you buy). If you can afford one with more substantial side impact protection then that’s the safest option, but just having the seatbelt positioned nicely is also really safe.

The other trouble with this Graco Seat is that it’s quite wide on the base - if the seats in your car are a bit ‘shaped’ then this high backed booster is going to wobble about and sit at an angle, which you don’t want. Always remove the vehicle headrest too when fitting a high backed booster, you want as much of the back of the booster as possible in contact with the vehicle seat.
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Saw these reduced in my Asda Taunton yesterday. Said it was reduced from £30, whopping great bargain to be had
​​It's basic rather than good quality at a reduced price.
Performance in a crash test is poor on adac and a which don't buy. For the price though it still better than a backless booster though happy
jdRiggs13 m ago

​​It's basic rather than good quality at a reduced price. Performance in a …​​It's basic rather than good quality at a reduced price. Performance in a crash test is poor on adac and a which don't buy. For the price though it still better than a backless booster though happy


Can anyone see the which review/don't buy? What would a better option than this? I don't seem to understand how it can be a "do not buy" what can be so bad? It has good reviews on Amazon but i guess this is just from practicality of use.
diesel_50843 m ago

Can anyone see the which review/don't buy? What would a better option than …Can anyone see the which review/don't buy? What would a better option than this? I don't seem to understand how it can be a "do not buy" what can be so bad? It has good reviews on Amazon but i guess this is just from practicality of use.


It’s the side impact testing that it fails on. The comment above about it being better than a backless booster isn’t strictly true because the ADAC tests showed that having the back attached or having it removed made no difference, the results were poor both ways and the back doesn’t provide any side impact protection (you can see that just by looking at how shallow it is).

The Which? Best Buy high backed boosters are all Britax, Cybex and Recaro, which do cost a bit more than the Graco and own brand ones. The Joie high backed boosters also do well in testing and are more affordable.

The main function of a high backed booster is to lift your child up so that the lap part of the seatbelt is positioned nice and low down on their pelvis (almost on the top of their thighs and away from their soft abdomen) and to keep the diagonal part of the seatbelt on their chest and away from their neck. Those are the main elements, and all high backed boosters should do that (different seats do vary though, a seat that fits a ‘well built’ child might not suit a more petite child and vice versa, so it’s good to just sit your child in a few different ones before you buy). If you can afford one with more substantial side impact protection then that’s the safest option, but just having the seatbelt positioned nicely is also really safe.

The other trouble with this Graco Seat is that it’s quite wide on the base - if the seats in your car are a bit ‘shaped’ then this high backed booster is going to wobble about and sit at an angle, which you don’t want. Always remove the vehicle headrest too when fitting a high backed booster, you want as much of the back of the booster as possible in contact with the vehicle seat.
Bought one last time this was posted. Does as it says, no issues and a bargain price.
andreah90330 m ago

It’s the side impact testing that it fails on. The comment above about it b …It’s the side impact testing that it fails on. The comment above about it being better than a backless booster isn’t strictly true because the ADAC tests showed that having the back attached or having it removed made no difference, the results were poor both ways and the back doesn’t provide any side impact protection (you can see that just by looking at how shallow it is). The Which? Best Buy high backed boosters are all Britax, Cybex and Recaro, which do cost a bit more than the Graco and own brand ones. The Joie high backed boosters also do well in testing and are more affordable. The main function of a high backed booster is to lift your child up so that the lap part of the seatbelt is positioned nice and low down on their pelvis (almost on the top of their thighs and away from their soft abdomen) and to keep the diagonal part of the seatbelt on their chest and away from their neck. Those are the main elements, and all high backed boosters should do that (different seats do vary though, a seat that fits a ‘well built’ child might not suit a more petite child and vice versa, so it’s good to just sit your child in a few different ones before you buy). If you can afford one with more substantial side impact protection then that’s the safest option, but just having the seatbelt positioned nicely is also really safe. The other trouble with this Graco Seat is that it’s quite wide on the base - if the seats in your car are a bit ‘shaped’ then this high backed booster is going to wobble about and sit at an angle, which you don’t want. Always remove the vehicle headrest too when fitting a high backed booster, you want as much of the back of the booster as possible in contact with the vehicle seat.


Interesting, Thank you.
There was another one posted for same price yesterday. Harmony group one.
I’ve had 2 of these in my car for at least 4 years now, and I’ve never considered them unsafe. I’m now at the point where I have removed the back and even the booster is still suitable on it’s on. The cup holders are also a godsend when going through McDonald’s drive thru.
Bought one of these from Morrisons for and took it back, seemed very flimsy and not very padded.

Grabbed the Britax Adventure for £25 in a sale at Halfords as that has a much better write up, and as mentioned above, is one of the narrowest high back boosters you can buy, so ideal for shaped seats.

Other car has a Recaro Monza Nova Seatfix 2 but that's about 6 times the price of this. The Britax seemed decent middle ground.
Edited by: "Bossworld" 4th Feb
Fab price. Quite impressed with ours - we paid £24 I think last year. Really can't grumble about anything for the price!
we bought two of these for a 3 month road trip across the US and it survived many flights, 6000+ miles on the road and still holding strong.
If this was for a main car seat, I'd buy something safer that protects the sides more
If your child isn’t worth the extra for a decent seat then you shouldnt have a kid!
dazzapat19 h, 14 m ago

I’ve had 2 of these in my car for at least 4 years now, and I’ve never con …I’ve had 2 of these in my car for at least 4 years now, and I’ve never considered them unsafe. I’m now at the point where I have removed the back and even the booster is still suitable on it’s on. The cup holders are also a godsend when going through McDonald’s drive thru.


How many crashes, at various speeds and impact angles is this view based on?
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I actually saw this for £16 in the Blackburn branch this afternoon - so it may be further reduced in other stores too
markinoxon5th Feb

How many crashes, at various speeds and impact angles is this view based …How many crashes, at various speeds and impact angles is this view based on?


I have never crashed and they are fine for me. My parents drove a ford escort van and my brother and I sat on the wheel arches.
My car has side airbags, abs, lane assist etc etc sometimes over analyzing things causes problems that don't excist.
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