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"We chose a rearfacing car seat as we don't drive…"
We chose a rearfacing car seat as we don't drive often, usually only on holiday, so we wanted the safest seat we could find. For our purposes, we needed a seat that attached with seatbelts, and not Isofix.
Our 3 yo has been using this for a year and a half now, and is very comfortable in it, falling asleep in it often. It has plenty of space, is well padded, the sides are high enough to look like they offer good protection, the cover comes off for cleaning and comes in a choice of colours. It is not high enough for her to see well out of the window yet (she's not very tall), but it can be reclined (only while installing, not driving). Another benefit of rearfacing is that you or a passenger can sit in the back seat and interact face to face with your child to avoid them becoming too bored.
Installation the first time is a little daunting, but after that, its straightforward enough that it can be done in about 5 minutes (and I'm not particularly adept in this regard). The seat feels very secure once the belts are all tightened properly - I held onto it to brace myself when going around curves. The 5 point padded harness is very secure, but adjusting it is sometimes fiddly, and it must be fitted well or the little octopus will shimmy out in no time. The seat has fit easily into every small rental car we've used.
We had to replace one of the styrofoam inserts (it broke at home when another child jumped on it), and it arrived in a couple of days forRead moreLess
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