Halfords Essentials Group 1 Isofix Child Car Seat, £64 in store at Halfords
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Halfords Essentials Group 1 Isofix Child Car Seat, £64 in store at Halfords

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Found 27th Nov
Have been looking for a isofix car seat with a leg that goes onto the floor as opposed to one with a top teather and found this one at Halfords.

Picked it up tonight and to be fair it's feels really good value for money,it also gets good reviews.

Some extra info -

Halfords Essentials Group 1 Isofix Child Car Extra Info
  • 2 year guarantee
  • ISOFIX anchor system
  • 3 recline positions
  • Side impact protection
  • Suitable for 9 months to 4 years approx (9 to 18kg)
  • All Halfords seats are crash tested to the highest standards for your child’s safety

14 Comments

Kids are safer rear facing in the group 1 stage.

Original Poster

ellie274 m ago

Kids are safer rear facing in the group 1 stage.


What even at 4 years old ? Wouldn't their legs be too long for a rear facing one at the higher end of the age range ?

Biggunspaul4 m ago

What even at 4 years old ? Wouldn't their legs be too long for a rear …What even at 4 years old ? Wouldn't their legs be too long for a rear facing one at the higher end of the age range ?

​They accommodate the legs. The rear facing toddler seat sits further back from the cars backrest than the baby seats. Some toddler models do give a bit more leg than others. its that there is significantly less strain on the child's neck and spine if rear facing in an accident.

U probably find the seat will rear face initially. After a certain weight they can go forward facing. Sorry can't remember the weight for forward facing.

Original Poster

jdRiggs6 m ago

​They accommodate the legs. The rear facing toddler seat sits further back …​They accommodate the legs. The rear facing toddler seat sits further back from the cars backrest than the baby seats. Some toddler models do give a bit more leg than others. its that there is significantly less strain on the child's neck and spine if rear facing in an accident.


But it also depends on which way the impact is from for it to be better,as if it is rear ended then it's worse,and if hit from the side then it makes no difference.
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 27th Nov

Biggunspaul15 h, 44 m ago

But it also depends on which way the impact is from for it to be better,as …But it also depends on which way the impact is from for it to be better,as if it is rear ended then it's worse,and if hit from the side then it makes no difference.


That's not actually true, they're normally still safer. I on my third child now, he's the first I've kept extended rear facing but now I've learned the difference in safety I'm horrified they even sell these seats to forward face from such as young age. Even our law has changed recently to specify children must rear face until 15 months, we are slowly improving but we're a way off Sweden.

There are a lot of seats that rear face until 18 kg and others it will go up to 25kg - this should do most 5 year olds. My almost 6-year-old is still only 16 kg.

I'm not trying to be a preacher here either , it's just I know people read the threads and wish I'd have understood how much safer they are rear facing before now. Just very fortunate I never had a crash when my younger two were small.

For anyone interested, here's some info.

rearfacingtoddlers.com/faq…tml
Edited by: "Feastwood2012" 28th Nov

Original Poster

I've got to say it,the first person who commented said that rear facing is safer in the group 1 stage,yet they posted a deal for a car seat that can sit a child from the age of 3 years (just like this one can) and is forward facing,yet they never told anyone on their own deal that at that age they would be safer in a rear facing one,funny that
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 28th Nov

Omg....It's a deal for the price of the seat lol why all the arguments over safety...It's says the age and a weight on the site it's not the ops fault what it states...that's halfords you should be arguing with as they state it and sell it like that

Biggunspaul1 h, 28 m ago

I've got to say it,the first person who commented said that rear facing is …I've got to say it,the first person who commented said that rear facing is safer in the group 1 stage,yet they posted a deal for a car seat that can sit a child from the age of 3 years (just like this one can) and is forward facing,yet they never told anyone on their own deal that at that age they would be safer in a rear facing one,funny that


This post is a seat for 9 months onwards (group 1)..... I may have posted a forward facing seat deal for group 2/3. I assumed you were referring to me?

Original Poster

ellie2756 m ago

This post is a seat for 9 months onwards (group 1)..... I may have posted …This post is a seat for 9 months onwards (group 1)..... I may have posted a forward facing seat deal for group 2/3. I assumed you were referring to me?




The group is irrelevant,the seat I posted can fit a 3-4 year old,the seat you posted can fit a 3-4 year old,my deal you are basically saying isn't very safe,yet you did not say any such thing on your own deal.

How do you know that someone might see this deal and want it for their 3 year old,but your comment makes out like it's dangerous,yet you are more than happy to promote your own deal for a forward facing seat to someone who might want it for a 3 year old.

I don't mind constructive criticism but at least practice what you preach and give warnings on your own deal,maybe say you wouldn't recommend the seat you posted until at least 4 years old for example.
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 28th Nov

Biggunspaul2 h, 6 m ago

The group is irrelevant,the seat I posted can fit a 3-4 year old,the seat …The group is irrelevant,the seat I posted can fit a 3-4 year old,the seat you posted can fit a 3-4 year old,my deal you are basically saying isn't very safe,yet you did not say any such thing on your own deal.How do you know that someone might see this deal and want it for their 3 year old,but your comment makes out like it's dangerous,yet you are more than happy to promote your own deal for a forward facing seat to someone who might want it for a 3 year old.I don't mind constructive criticism but at least practice what you preach and give warnings on your own deal,maybe say you wouldn't recommend the seat you posted until at least 4 years old for example.


You have got it all wrong! Your seat is 9 months to 4 yrs approx, mine is age 4-12yrs approx. Most folk who would consider buying your seat have children from 9 months to 4 yrs it is highly unlikely anyone with a 4 yr old would want to buy it. Children under 4 are safer rear facing. Not sure what point you are trying to make?

The seat I posted is not made for children under 4.

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ellie271 h, 0 m ago

You have got it all wrong! Your seat is 9 months to 4 yrs approx, mine is …You have got it all wrong! Your seat is 9 months to 4 yrs approx, mine is age 4-12yrs approx. Most folk who would consider buying your seat have children from 9 months to 4 yrs it is highly unlikely anyone with a 4 yr old would want to buy it. Children under 4 are safer rear facing. Not sure what point you are trying to make? The seat I posted is not made for children under 4.


No you have got it wrong.

Who says you HAVE to buy this seat for a 9 month old ? someone might be looking for a cheap seat to see their baby for a year,from the age of 3-4.

You say you don't know what my point is,we'll let me say it AGAIN.

You come on my deal saying that this seat is not as good as a rear facing one,which is fair enough comment,but I then notice that you posted a deal yourself for a seat that can accommodate a 3 year old and that is forward facing,yet you don't warm people on your own deal.It is irrelevant if you THINK that people will only buy my seat for a 9 month old baby and your deal would only be bought by people wanting it for a child over 4.And that brings me to my next point,your seat you posted is from 3 years ! not 4 years as you say.

So going by what you say,it's likely that people with a 3 year old would buy it to see them up until the maximum age of 12 years.

Your deal here - hotukdeals.com/dea…147


Here is the age range on the seat you posted -



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Looks like 3 years to me.

So please explain how the seat you posted is ok for a 3 year old but the one I posted isn't ? And you even said it yourself in your last post !
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 28th Nov

Child seats are grouped by weight, so age doesn’t need to come into it really. My daughter is small for her age, at 3 years old she was well under 15kg so legally she couldn’t have used a high backed booster, even if the ‘blurb’ said it was suitable from 3 years.

A high backed booster is the only choice of seat for a child 25kg plus, up to that point you can use a rear or a forward facing one. So seats that cover 9-18kg and are forward facing only should come with a warning that they are the least safe choice of seat for a child of that weight range (regardless of age). Rear facing seats are the safest choice for all collisions. In side impact situations there is usually some pre-impact braking, which for a forward facing child means them being thrown forward out of their seat and out of the side impact protection zone it offers. A rear facing child in that pre-impact situation will be pushed back into their seat and better protected. If hit from the rear the initial impact would send a rear facing child out of their seat (towards the back of the car), but the forces are a lot less than a head-on impact because both vehicles are travelling in the same direction when one is hit from behind by another. Head-on and side-impact collisions together account for about 95% of all collisions, so it makes sense to use a seat which offers the best protection in those situations.
Edited by: "andreah903" 28th Nov

Original Poster

andreah90329 m ago

Child seats are grouped by weight, so age doesn’t need to come into it r …Child seats are grouped by weight, so age doesn’t need to come into it really. My daughter is small for her age, at 3 years old she was well under 15kg so legally she couldn’t have used a high backed booster, even if the ‘blurb’ said it was suitable from 3 years. A high backed booster is the only choice of seat for a child 25kg plus, up to that point you can use a rear or a forward facing one. So seats that cover 9-18kg and are forward facing only should come with a warning that they are the least safe choice of seat for a child of that weight range (regardless of age). Rear facing seats are the safest choice for all collisions. In side impact situations there is usually some pre-impact braking, which for a forward facing child means them being thrown forward out of their seat and out of the side impact protection zone it offers. A rear facing child in that pre-impact situation will be pushed back into their seat and better protected. If hit from the rear the initial impact would send a rear facing child out of their seat (towards the back of the car), but the forces are a lot less than a head-on impact because both vehicles are travelling in the same direction when one is hit from behind by another. Head-on and side-impact collisions together account for about 95% of all collisions, so it makes sense to use a seat which offers the best protection in those situations.


I hope you have posted the same on the other deal i have been quoting as that seat says it fits from 15kg !

Also you should maybe go and tell Halfords all this,I'm simply posting a deal and yet ive got people trying to tell what's what like I'm the one selling it,and to top it off ive got people with double standards saying the deal ive posted is not that safe but the one they post is,yet it can accommodate the same WEIGHT !

Deal i have posted goes upto a WEIGHT of 18KG,ellie27's deal seat starts from 15KG,that's an overlap of 3KG.
So a child of 15KG could sit in either seat according to the spec sheetsyet you give her post a thumbs up to her saying i have got it wrong and she also says herself she wouldn't recommend a front facing until over 4 years old,but then say to me it's about weight and not age,but again you agree with what she says.

I would bet money on it that everyone making these comments about what is best,don't drive around in a car that is the top of it's class for safety.
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 28th Nov
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