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    Which car seat is right

    Good Morning,

    Baby is 14 months and need a new car seat for him.

    I am not sure which group to buy, but he needs Group 1, maybe I should go for Group 123.. otherwise I will have to purchase group 2 n 3 separately in future.

    Here are few I found but not which one is best to buy,

    Kiddicare - £29.99

    http://www.kiddicare.com/p/Kiddicare_Traffic_SP_Group_1_2_3_Car_Seat_Black_Red.htm

    Groupon - £38.99

    https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/kinderkraft-car-seat?deal_option=14fc6cd5-fe37-4c5e-a07c-70f824edeb38&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=uk_dt_sea_ggl_txt_tim_pads_cbp_chp_nbr_target*_adposition*1o3_prodtarget*266323365348_adtype*pla_productpartitionid*266323365348_campaignid*687507573_adgroupid*34904213985&mr:referralID=16844aa0-c427-11e6-bac4-005056941669&gclid=CJiC6ezU-tACFUa4GwodHFoFVA

    Halfords - £44

    http://www.halfords.com/kids-zone/car-seats/toddler-car-seats/cozy-n-safe-group-1-2-3-child-car-seat-with-cupholders-grey-black

    Argos - £39.99

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2375458

    Tesco - £37.95

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/nania-1st-beline-sp-car-seat-group-1-2-3-graphic-black/169-5665.prd?skuId=169-5665

    Please feel free to detail if you know any better deal, thank you very much.

    15 Comments

    Try before you buy, especially if your child is on the small side.

    I had a kiddicare seat and really liked it, but it was sold as a 0-1-2-3, and it was far too big for a baby, even with extra padding added, and too small for a 3 y/o - bearing in mind she is quite diddy for her age.

    You also need to check it fits your car, the seat contours and seatbelts in some car dont fit all car seats.

    I personally wouldn't go for price, take a look on which.com (I think that's the safety tester website) they will tell you which ones are the best for age

    without clicking on any of the links I can see they are cheap. take it price is a priority? I have 4 kids, my youngest has just gone into his big sisters group 1 car seat when she went to group 2-3 at the age of 4. when thinking of buying car seats you need to consider how often they are in and the length of journey. you get what you pay for. you really need to go to a shop and put your hands on them. some do feel more flimsy. some more sturdy. and not all car seats fit every car. the staff are trained to fit them for you and show you how use them. halfords staff even sign the receipt to prove they have given advice and fitted it. go in store, take you mobile so you can check reviews too.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for answers.

    Just to elaborate I am not looking for the cheapest but best value for money

    I personally would invest in a decent car seat and one with isofix, if your car has it.

    My youngest is very tall for her age and bought the britax evolve 123. it has the removable harness and is very spacious. she is nearly 6 now and it still has loads of life in it left. The only part I've had to replace is the polystyrene in the head rest which cost around £6 direct from britax.

    the evolva does not have the isofix but this model does. it's worth a look and although a lot more expensive than the ones your looking at, it'll be money well spent for piece of mind and comfort for your child. You might find it cheaper too

    mothercare.com/for…IoA

    dani80

    I personally would invest in a decent car seat and one with isofix, if … I personally would invest in a decent car seat and one with isofix, if your car has it.My youngest is very tall for her age and bought the britax evolve 123. it has the removable harness and is very spacious. she is nearly 6 now and it still has loads of life in it left. The only part I've had to replace is the polystyrene in the head rest which cost around £6 direct from britax.the evolva does not have the isofix but this model does. it's worth a look and although a lot more expensive than the ones your looking at, it'll be money well spent for piece of mind and comfort for your child. You might find it cheaper toohttp://www.mothercare.com/forward-facing-car-seats-group-1/britax-romer-duo-plus-isofix--car-seat---cosmos-black/834183.html?CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=9755685931&CATCI=pla-112483454491&cm_mmc=Google-_-Car%20Seats-_-Shopping%20-%20Car%20Seats%20-%20Priority//Shopping%20-%20Car%20Seats%20-%20Priority-_-+-+&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&gclid=CJKEzrzf-tACFcyRGwodc7oIoA



    ​sorry just realised this one is only stage 1-2 - upto 4yrs

    dani80

    ​sorry just realised this one is only stage 1-2 - upto 4yrs



    ​I don't think you can buy an isofix that covers all the stages but if that's what you want I'd recommend the britax evolva 123 or the one I've linked you to, if your happy to replace in a couple of years.

    this one's the updated evolva 123

    amazon.co.uk/gp/…ile

    welshgirl1983

    I personally wouldn't go for price, take a look on which.com (I think … I personally wouldn't go for price, take a look on which.com (I think that's the safety tester website) they will tell you which ones are the best for age



    ​Surely I would stay away from which. com and try carsecuritycentre. com. Or something like that. Bought Klippan Kiss2 for my kid and we all are really happy with it. Also your kid must be rear facing for the sake of his and your wellbeing. Had to brake really hard a few times but my kid didn't even notice that as she is in a rear facing seat.
    Edited by: "Pigmejs" 17th Dec 2016

    I also have a britax evola 123 and I did get a bargain price of £39 at the end of Asda baby event a year ago It also has been around the £60-70 range in sales before and reviews are ok and my child gets on fine with it.
    I agree with most of above you do need to try in your car and sit your child in the seat.
    When it comes to your child safety I think only you can decide what feels best. I also paid a lot more on a pebble isofix system but on occasion my child has pulled her arms thro which is scary when you can't pull over to stop. Happy shopping

    I second the Britax evolva 123. I've seen some offers on here lately I'm sure.. Mine was £100+ but it's going to take my child through the years. I read all the recommendations etc at the time and this fitted the bill but still reasonably priced.

    Pigmejs

    ​Surely I would stay away from which. com and try carsecuritycentre. com. … ​Surely I would stay away from which. com and try carsecuritycentre. com. Or something like that. Bought Klippan Kiss2 for my kid and we all are really happy with it. Also your kid must be rear facing for the sake of his and your wellbeing. Had to brake really hard a few times but my kid didn't even notice that as she is in a rear facing seat.



    Which have some very good reviews, although you have to pay to access them. Also, your child does not have to be rear facing anymore, it's recommended, but not the law. Rear facing seats take up a lot more space in the car and are a lot more expensive than anything you've linked to there as well

    Also when choosing keep in mind ease of cleaning/removing covers......babies love a good upchuck in them!

    I always trust maxi cosi. I needed 2 and were £169 8 yrs ago. When number three came along got the maxi cosi priori a little cheaper but needed it as smaller so all 3 would fit in back seat
    If you go to Halfords they give good advice and let you try out in the car. In this instance you get what you pay for I'm afraid. If you choose wisely it should do you until child is 10/12 yrs. It's now illegal to purchase booster seats without a high back. Good luck

    Join the Facebook group 'carseat advice for mummies and daddies' - it is run by qualified car seat specialists. There's loads of information on there and if you post including the required info they ask for (i.e. Age of child, which percentile they're on, your car, budget) they will recommend a seat for you. They are very pro rear facing - which is great as it's 5 times safer than forward facing... our little boy will be rearfacing until he's at least 4.

    Cakeboy79

    Which have some very good reviews, although you have to pay to access … Which have some very good reviews, although you have to pay to access them. Also, your child does not have to be rear facing anymore, it's recommended, but not the law. Rear facing seats take up a lot more space in the car and are a lot more expensive than anything you've linked to there as well



    ​Yeah maybe it's not a requirement but I WOULD NEVER drive my child in front facing seat till she's at least 4 or 5 years old. Read on the Internet about it.
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