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Sorry, I wasn't clear - the britax will last until 4yrs ish (like most stage 1 seats I think?) but does at least rearface up until 13kg (I think, something like 2yrs anyway) then you have to use it forward facing up to 18kg. I think there are other combi seats like it too.
Thanks Misty, but apparently the TWE is not suitable for our car. I have emailed Car Safety Centre, Securatots and Carseat.se and they've all come upwith seats that are at least £250 each (most are closer to 3-400), and taking into consideration I need two, plus I am not in the UK so have to order on line and then figure out how to fit... It's just a massive headache!
Ah, that's a pain then. Might be worth a cheeky ask for a discount since you're buying two?!
We've just had our britax max way delivered from Sweden (in uk ourselves) and it was pretty difficult to fit. More to the point, I've no real idea whether I've done it properly! I've compared with a friend who has similar and concluded I need to do some adjustments, but I'm sure once you've done it the first time it's easier. But that doesn't take away from the extortionate price of erf, I know. Disgraceful really. Ours was £308 delivered and with the wedge.
The next safest option to erf is impact bar forward facing, but they're just as expensive as erf ime. You should be able to get twin tax breaks I reckon! Must cost a fortune doing everything twice.
It is always worth asking for a discount if you're buying two of something expensive. I got 10% off my two Besafe izi combi seats, which helped a bit though you still have to breathe deeply while paying.
I know they're expensive, but when you consider the daily use over 3+ years, car seats are with the investment IME.
What car have you got? People may be able to advise more if they know car make/model and ages of children to be seated?
We have a toursn, 4dc, car is driven by both me and dh, so we can't have a seat behjnd the driver as the seat gets adjusted all the time.
As I said in a previous post I have emailed 3 different retailers who very kindly have looked into it and come back with some options. All are expensive, plus I don't feel comfortable fitting them myself (or dh).
So really the best option for me us something like the first class which will take us to 13kg. They are not big babies so that should last a while. It judt happens that the Fc is not ideal in our car either so I was asking for advice or recommendation on similar seats.
I do appreciate people trying to help , but I am happy with ghis solution now. Thanks!