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2.5yo too tall for Group 1 seat - what now?

(6 Posts)
PinkSchmoo Sat 17-Sep-11 20:16:03

Just realised DDs head is over the top of her maxi-cosi priori fix, she's not quite 2.5 yet, weighs 16k - I have no idea about group 2/3 seats. How do they work, what is the difference and what would you recommend?

Thanks.

aswellasyou Sat 17-Sep-11 21:00:08

I would get a group 1/2/3 seat. Either with a long harness or an impact shield. Impact shields are safer forward facing and you don't need to worry about her height, but a five point harness is still safer than a seatbelt at her weight/age. You'd have to use the seatbelt when she gets to 18kg though.

thisisyesterday Sat 17-Sep-11 21:05:20

pink, it;s ok if her head is over the top. she hasn't outgrown it until the top of her ears are level with the top of the seat.

PinkSchmoo Mon 19-Sep-11 18:52:33

Top of ears is level with top - she's growing like a weed!

SurprisEs Mon 19-Sep-11 19:17:27

1-2-3 seems to be the next stage for her. I live the Britax Evolva 1-2-3. Try sitting her in one and see if the harness as still got plenty of room for adjusting as the headrest can only go up to a certain point with the harnesses on (which are still needed)

cambridgeferret Sun 25-Sep-11 20:15:41

You could try a Mothercare Sola if cost is an option. Basically it's a group 2 seat with an integral five point harness.

I bought one when DD2 grew out of her Britax first class but only weighed 14kg. Only disadvantage is that it doesn't recline.

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