Mothercare- online -Graco Junior Maxi Highback Booster Car Seat - Scarlett- delivered

Mothercare- online -Graco Junior Maxi Highback Booster Car Seat - Scarlett- delivered

Found 10th Oct 2012
1st post please be nice :-) Looking for car seat for my daughter and came across this bargain, reduced from £49.99 and with free delivery. Seat reclines and there are retractable cup holders. Only found this as was looking at the Disney princess one which we will be buying shortly but my husband isn't liking the idea of a pink car seat in his car, especially as he uses his car for work.
If anyone can add pic I would be grateful, tried n failed!! I am on an iPad and I couldn't get photo bucket to work :-(…tml?)
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they dont look like the most comfortable of seats but my little ones love the cup holders x
The reviews seem good, have ordered so will see when it gets here. Haven't brought as her main one, although she likes the Disney princess one which is identically made!! For £24.99 it's worth a go, ideal for when relatives want to take her in their car.
Bought one from Asda for around 30 very recently. Not the best quality, but pretty decent.
Which reviewed this and gave it 20%, don't buy!!

The Junior Maxi is fairly easy to use and offers acceptable front crash protection, but as the seat's protection is so poor in side crashes it has been given the Which? Don't Buy rating.


The Junior Maxi scores three stars for front-crash protection, but in a side crash, with the back fitted, we gave it just two stars as we found it exposed the child to a risk of serious injury. It was even worse with the back removed, offering virtually no side-impact protection at all. The side-impact protection is so poor overall, we recommend you don't buy this seat.

Fitting and using the seat

Using the Graco Junior Maxi is very straightforward, and clear instructions and labels warning of potential misuse mean there is little danger of installing it incorrectly. It's easy to adjust as your child grows - it uses the adult seatbelt to secure the child, so there is no difficulty in buckling up and making adjustments.

The seat offers good leg support, and the padding is comfortable, while the child's view out of the car is clear.

The junior Maxi offers plenty of space for the child, but it also takes up a lot of space in the car compared to some seats. It is very light - handy if you need to move it from one car to another - and the finish quality is excellent.

The cover is very easy to remove for cleaning and to refit.

Overall rating

With a total test score limited to just 20% by the poor side impact protection, we recommend you don't buy this seat.

If you already own one of these seats, think about buying a better seat, but don't stop using it until you've bought a new one - after all, any seat is better than no seat at all.

Updating our tests

In 2011, we changed the car body we use for testing to more accurately reflect the current typical family car seatbelt layout and design. We carried out some repeat testing to ensure that previous tests shown online are broadly comparable to the current ones. However, such a significant change means we can't make absolute comparisons.

This result is from our 2012 tests.

Pros: Light and easy to use, easy to clean

Cons: Side crash protection is so poor we recommend you don't buy this seat Graco Junior Maxi
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