Graco Junior Maxi Hi Back Booster Seat £34.99 at Halfords
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Graco Junior Maxi Hi Back Booster Seat £34.99 at Halfords

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Found 26th Dec 2009
Great price, previously £79.99.
Reserve online, I bought 2 from Derby!

* AgeBand: 4 years to 12 years
* Direction: Forward
* GroupBand: Group 2-3
* WeightBand: 15 to 36kg
* Height adjustable head support grows with the child
* Height adjustable arm rests to give better back support
* Raised seat and belt guides ensure maximum performance
* Colour coded seat belt guides
* The back can be removed to leave a group 3 booster
* 2 position recline
* 2 retractable cupholders

20 Comments

Just got this today - a great bargain - my son is loving the cup holders each side...
Not sure about the iffy original price but its a good price for a group 2-3 seat especially as you can use a it as a booster seat after.

super price! Going to investigate tomorrow as my daughter turns 4 in a few weeks....at this price, i can get it early!
Many thanks for posting!
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lizznsimon;7334944

super price! Going to investigate tomorrow as my daughter turns 4 in a … super price! Going to investigate tomorrow as my daughter turns 4 in a few weeks....at this price, i can get it early!Many thanks for posting! Heat and Rep added



They had LOADs stacked up in my local Halfords

how safe exactly are they thats more important than price for me

jamstaruk1972;7334968

how safe exactly are they thats more important than price for me



+1 I think this is the one that graco recalled then brought it back out with a slightly different name, better sticking with britax or maxi cosi, I find graco pushchairs are cheaply made so I dont tink their car seats will be any better, cheap price though!

tracyhay;7334998

+1 I think this is the one that graco recalled then brought it back out … +1 I think this is the one that graco recalled then brought it back out with a slightly different name, better sticking with britax or maxi cosi, I find graco pushchairs are cheaply made so I dont tink their car seats will be any better, cheap price though!



yeah great price for it but price is no good if doesnt do the job precious load and all that :-D

Banned

got this a year ago from Asda for £25 when they were having a mother & baby day, its ok but never worth £80. Incidentally i was looking for another one today when Doh i realised that the second Britax evolva Ultra 123 seat I have (incidentally £40 from costco at the time) now £80 not sure why, anyway, you can take the harness out and use it as a booster highback using the seatbelt..bravo!

jamstaruk1972;7335028

yeah great price for it but price is no good if doesnt do the job … yeah great price for it but price is no good if doesnt do the job precious load and all that :-D



Agreed. I feel you can't go wrong with with Britax. If anyone is looking to spend this sort of money I'd go for
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which is £39.97 delivered to your door.

graemeakajimmy;7335274

Agreed. I feel you can't go wrong with with Britax. If anyone is looking … Agreed. I feel you can't go wrong with with Britax. If anyone is looking to spend this sort of money I'd go for ]http://www.kiddicare.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/productdisplayA_936+475_10751_-1_14602_77482_10001_14602which is £39.97 delivered to your door.



+1 much better than graco, I have 2 seats similar to this they seem quite secure in the car, isofix would be the best choice if your car (and wallet) supports it

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i have this one, never experienced any probs with it, you just need to ensure the child is between 15-36kg. I also have a Britax Evolva which goesa from age 4-11, and in both seats i find when the boys are asleep thier heads & body tilt forward, thats whilst wearing a belt, not sure there is a perfect design out there, this is good but as i said earlier i paid £25 from Asda

just found the which report on the 'dont touch with a barge pole car seats' heres the list

Ten inferior child car seats exposed by Which? in the past two years are still on sale.

Mamas & Papas supplies three of the poorest - the Navetta Carry Cot, the Elan and the Passaggio - while Britax manufactures three - Cruiser Plus, Ranger and Trio. The others to avoid are Concord Trimax X-Line, Meggy Kombi, Storchenmühle Starlight SP and Graco Junior Plus.

These seats all meet current minimum legal standards but under Which's more stringent tests, were found either to offer inadequate protection in a severe crash, or are difficult to install, which increases the risk of injury in an accident. They are better than no seat at all, but if possible buy a safer seat as soon as you can.

To meet the standard, seats must withstand a 30mph crash, without a child sustaining serious injury. Which? uses EuroNCAP crash test conditions, with a front-crash test at about 40mph and also a side-impact test.

Which editor Malcolm Coles says:

'We're very disappointed that some of the seats we exposed as inadequate as long as two years ago are still on sale.

We think simply making child car seats safe enough to pass the minimum safety test is downright irresponsible.

We asked the manufacturers why they still sell these inferior seats, but some just hid behind the regulations, while others failed to answer our questions.'

It also says that Graco declined to tell them why they are still selling the Junior Plus.

The only other Graco seat they tested was the Graco Autobaby with base, which did better.

jamstaruk1972;7335028

yeah great price for it but price is no good if doesnt do the job … yeah great price for it but price is no good if doesnt do the job precious load and all that :-D



Bit insulted at the comments of price over safety - typical hotukdealers LOL!!!! Although I am a bit worried now!

When you get to this size the seat belt is there as well as its a booster and I'm thinking brand snobbery does not equal safety!!!!!
Scored 4.1/5 in review centre and 8.6 reevoo, generally good reviews from other retaillers including mumsnet. Not sure if I should take it back - surely a high backed booster is a high backed booster?


edit - just done a but of web research and no retaillers sell for £70 as Halfords have stated - all around £35-45 = I'm a bit peed off at their 'better than 1/2 price' promo!!!!

Roccostan;7335323

i have this one, never experienced any probs with it, you just need to … i have this one, never experienced any probs with it, you just need to ensure the child is between 15-36kg. I also have a Britax Evolva which goesa from age 4-11, and in both seats i find when the boys are asleep thier heads & body tilt forward, thats whilst wearing a belt, not sure there is a perfect design out there, this is good but as i said earlier i paid £25 from Asda



the britax version, the seat tilts back enough to stop this from happening, you can tilt it with the child still be strapped in, so no more sore necks:thumbsup:

Banned

i have 2 seats in my car, the one the op has posted and the other one is the Britax Evolva 123 kiddicare.com/web…gle

this also can be tilted back and yet i have the same problem, thanks for trying to help tho

Roccostan;7335392

i have 2 seats in my car, the one the op has posted and the other one is … i have 2 seats in my car, the one the op has posted and the other one is the Britax Evolva 123 http://www.kiddicare.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10751&langId=-1&productId=50059&source=froogle&cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Shopping%20Sites-_-CPC-_-Frooglethis also can be tilted back and yet i have the same problem, thanks for trying to help tho



aw well, works for my LO i guess it just depends on the way they sleep then!:thumbsup:

heres the ones that were tested as best according to which just incase anyone is interested
Here's the current Which? Best Buys for older babies & children. This is quoted directly from the magazine Best Buy Guide:

Children from 9kg to 18kg (from around nine months to about four years old)

For this group of seats, it’s been more difficult choosing Best Buys, as the standards in this group are generally still not as high as for other weight groups.

The Britax Duo Plus Isofix, £180 from Mothercare and Toys R Us, is by far the best seat in this weight category when used in Isofix mode. Its performance is acceptable when fitted using belts, but not up to Best Buy standards.

So, if your car doesn’t have Isofix fittings, the Mamas & Papas Pro Tec, £130 from independent stores, is the best of the belted options in this group. It fits in most cars. Safety is on a par with the Duo Plus, but it’s not quite as easy to use.


Children from 15kg to 36kg (from about four years to 11 years)

Seats in this category don’t have integral harnesses but use the car’s own belt to secure both the seat and the child.

The Concord Lift Protect, £65 from independent stores, is easy to install and gives excellent head and leg support.

The Concord Lift Evo, £80 from independent stores, is very easy to use and gives children a good view.

The Maxi-Cosi Rodi XP, £85 from Halfords It’s very easy to use and does well in our safety tests.

The Britax Hi-Liner, widely available at £55, is very easy to use and matches the Maxi-Cosi and Concords for safety.

The Britax Kid, £70 from Toys R Us, remains a good choice, and is the most comfortable seat in this group.

thats the one we have very similar to the graco in style & price

Just bought one of these the other day, it's one of the few high back boosters that i can fit in my astra estate with another booster and a base for a new baby seat. I went to buy one from asda but they had gone back up to £35 from £25 (was gonna buy 2, one for each car). Anyway, i was shocked to find that the only place i could find it cheaper was Mothercare, they had it in a sale for £29.99 so worth a look there. :thumbsup:

So these more expensive ones, when you have a crash, how does the plastic Britax magically stop metal?

Its nothing to do with stopping metal.

Look at how the Britax is shaped around the head and body, its hugs closer so if there is crash the child moves around less which is vital to stop spine damage for example, if you look at the Graco the headrest and body area is very wide which means the childs head moves all round the place

deanos;7364937

Its nothing to do with stopping metal.Look at how the Britax is shaped … Its nothing to do with stopping metal.Look at how the Britax is shaped around the head and body, its hugs closer so if there is crash the child moves around less which is vital to stop spine damage for example, if you look at the Graco the headrest and body area is very wide which means the childs head moves all round the place



You have convinced me lol, Im going to buy the britax from this thread rather than the graco in the other thread. The graco looks more padded but I much prefer the look of the head part on the britax. My son really slumps in his booster seat so hoping the britax will help him sit up more! A plus is that they accept paypal. :thumbsup:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/britax-adventure-car-seat-argos-eba/769687
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