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GreenApplesandPinkHam Fri 09-Sep-16 10:05:40

I've 2 boys and one on the way.

Our car seats were damaged in a house move so they need to be replaced.

New baby will be in a bucket baby seat .

My oldest is 7 years old and was in an advansafix but now seems to be too tall for the seat even though he only weighs 17kg confused

My youngest is 4.5 years old was in a BeSafe Izi Plus but he is already around 18.5kg and is tall .

Would you invest in another ERF for the younger child ? I'm not sure I would get long use out of another ERF with his height and weight.

Or would you get both boys boosters now ?

I'm nervous about using a booster after ERF but I also can't afford to keep replacing seats if they outgrow them too quickly smile

Aeroflotgirl Fri 09-Sep-16 10:09:56

No I woukd go for a high back booster seat, you will need to get one soon anyway as he wont last that long in ERF.

OhFuds Fri 09-Sep-16 10:12:57

High back boosters for both boys.

Aeroflotgirl Fri 09-Sep-16 10:13:23

Is your 7 year old ERF? How does he fit, isent tat uncomfortable. Get him a high back booster too.

KatoPotato Fri 09-Sep-16 10:13:47

I would get an isofix high back booster for youngest?

GreenApplesandPinkHam Fri 09-Sep-16 10:17:18

7 year old was in a European seat with 5 point harness to 25kg but it's a bit of a squeeze for him height wise now smile

Aeroflotgirl Fri 09-Sep-16 10:20:07

Get him a night back booster as he's obviously a bit big for that.

Aeroflotgirl Fri 09-Sep-16 10:21:23

Later once your baby is born and growing out the car seat get an ERF, but at the moment booster seats for both boys smile

wornoutboots Fri 09-Sep-16 10:36:53

I'd get both of your boys high back boosters.
and a from-birth ERF for the baby when she's born.

GreenApplesandPinkHam Fri 09-Sep-16 10:54:37

Boosters it is smile

Does anyone have any recommendations ?

MiaowTheCat Fri 09-Sep-16 10:57:40

You could get an ERF seat with a view to passing it on to the baby - but to be honest I'd just get high back boosters for both kids now (also removes the potential for feelings that the baby's taken "my" car seat).

Personally I can't get on with the baby in a bucket type newborn car seats anyway and end up with a fixed in car from-birth jobbie after bashing the damned thing on my shins for a few weeks carrying it everywhere but that's a personal thing.

Planty18 Fri 09-Sep-16 11:02:34

You could get an extended rear facing and pass on to baby when they are older as there wouldn't be overlap in use. High back boosters do give them a lot of protection though, we have those as mine are just so tall rear facing when older just hasn't worked sad

Planty18 Fri 09-Sep-16 11:05:24

Sorry cross post, I'd say go and try them to make sure they fit in your car as which is best will depend how they fit, ours was a nightmare as a lot of them caught on the seatbelt mechanism. I like Britax seats, all of ours have been and I've been happy with them. 123 evolva has a harness for up to 18kg and a slight recline if you want so you could extend harness time for your 4.5yo that way too.

NapQueen Fri 09-Sep-16 11:09:12

I'd get the 70 a high backed booster.
Erf t 25kg for the 4.5yo (we have the two way elite) which can then be used by the baby once they are 9mo. At which point put 4.5yo who will be almost a year older into a hub.

KatoPotato Fri 09-Sep-16 11:15:03

We have a britax kidfix?

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