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Yesplease222 Sun 11-Feb-18 14:35:10

Please help!

I need a car seat ideally with a belted base or if not just a whole belted seat (car does not have isofix) I would like it in the toddler size so usually 9 months to 4 years (I've seen some that are birth to 12 years etc so I know the ages range vastly) I am struggling so much!

It's for my in laws car when they do childcare so I can't give them our seat and base to use because it's all isofix only (maxi cosi 2wayfix)

we don't want to spend too much but can't find anything that is
1) rearward and forward facing
3)ideally with a base or just the seat at this stage!
4) and to cover a wide enough age range so we don't have to buy another seat too soon. I know it's cheeky posting for traffic but please help!!

Yesplease222 Sun 11-Feb-18 14:35:58

For context my DD is currently 9 months and 99th percentile so ready for that size seat

Unihorn Sun 11-Feb-18 14:38:07

I have the Joie Stages for my daughter. She's been in it since 9 months and is 14 months now. It goes up to 7 years roughly I think.

lorelairoryemily Sun 11-Feb-18 14:38:12

Car seat advice for mummies & daddies! Look them up on Facebook and ask there, they'll tell you what your best options are

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sun 11-Feb-18 14:39:12

Our grandparents carseat is a Joie everystage. It's 4.8 stars on Which and even my perennially confused mother can safely fit it for DD.

Yesplease222 Sun 11-Feb-18 14:59:11

Thank you joie every stage looks like what we need but I've also joined the Facebook group! Thanks so much love mumsnet!

SpagettiNetty Sun 11-Feb-18 15:07:13

We have a Britain’s Romer First Class Plus, Paid around £80 for it on Amazon, and really easy to use.

SpagettiNetty Sun 11-Feb-18 15:07:59


SayNoToCarrots Sun 11-Feb-18 15:12:15

Mothercare Madrid ticks your boxes. It's £100 but often reduced to half price in sales.

MiddleClassProblem Sun 11-Feb-18 15:14:26

We have Joie stages too and had it as belted as I don’t drive so would frequently go in other people’s cars other than DH’s.

BertieBotts Sun 11-Feb-18 15:22:37

This stage they don't have bases, it's just the seat. The Joie one will be what you need. Mothercare Madrid only rearfaces to 9kg which is less than most infant carriers! The first class plus used to be a great seat when there was nothing for ERF on the standard market - these days it's expensive and bulky for what you get.

Go Joie. Their website will split seats up into age ranges and iso/non so you can check out the different models and choose the best for your needs.

BertieBotts Sun 11-Feb-18 15:40:23

Oh - with the exception of the seats which go into a special "family" base anyway - but these tend to not be possible just to install with a belt either unless the base is belted.

KatharinaRosalie Sun 11-Feb-18 15:47:32

You don't really need a base, not like you would be carrying your DD around in the seat. Yes might be more convenient to move the seat, but if GPs are only using it occasionally, they might not want to keep the base belted in.

If she's 99th percentile, one thing to think about is that she might grow out of many seats that claim to be up to 4 years, I had the problem with my DS who was as tall as an average 4-year old at 2 years of age. Take a look at Axkid seats, they are the tallest - I have the Minikid which fits all your requirements except that it's RF only.

Lovelilies Mon 12-Feb-18 10:33:14

I have a joie stages for sale if you're interested OP! In north Yorks grin

HP07 Mon 12-Feb-18 10:46:23

We have Graco milestones seat, similar to the Joie but I like it more. I tried the Joie everystage and our son didn’t seem secure in it. The head restraint and straps didn’t seem to correlate with the size of my baby (maybe he is an odd size! confused) The Graco is perfect and you can usually get it cheaper than the Joie as well.

BertieBotts Mon 12-Feb-18 14:20:13

The Joie Tilt is best value for money IMO. The Stages and Everystage don't actually harness any longer, so you might as well just buy a high backed booster for after the Group 1 stage. For the difference in price, you can get a decent HBB.

Queuejumper Mon 12-Feb-18 14:21:13

Britax two way elite

Queuejumper Mon 12-Feb-18 14:21:54

Can rear face to 25kg

MrsPreston11 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:25:21

Joie Stages 100%

Doesn't have isofix and incredibly safe.

mustbemad17 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:27:51

Totally hijacking this as so many joie users...does the joie every stages fx have isofix when forward facing? Please 😬 Can't decide which one to get so all experiences welcome.

Sorry OP 🙈

welshweasel Mon 12-Feb-18 14:33:48

Mustbemad yes it installs using isofix when forward facing. I don't really get the point of it as you have to use the seatbelt to install it rear facing, which I assume you'd do until 18kg, then once forward facing at this weight you can't use isofix, so you may as well just get the normal everystage, which is a fab seat.

mustbemad17 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:38:48

Ah okay, thanks Welsh. Makes sense now you've said that as ERF is what we will be doing.

user1483387154 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:40:58

I bought the joie every stage to go in my parents car

purplemunkey Mon 12-Feb-18 14:41:21

We have joie stages too, would recommend. Used it rear facing til around 15m then forward facing, all very easy to adjust and secure. DD is 3 now so we've recently adjusted it again so headrest is higher etc - again, all very easy. I only started driving last year so it often got taken out of OHs car and put into someone else's if I was being taken somewhere with her. I bought the same one for my own car smile

Buxbaum Mon 12-Feb-18 14:59:46

PILs could very easily have isofix retrofitted in their car. It would probably be cheaper than the cost of a new seat and base.

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