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Recommend me a HBB

(16 Posts)
Spindelina Sat 24-Sep-16 09:24:43

DD is 4 and getting near 18kg (limit of Energy Pro).

We don't own a car, so criteria are:
- safe(!)
- lightweight / luggable on trains / to the pub etc
- quick and idiot proof to secure in whatever taxi / hire car turns up
- not insanely expensive

Thanks!

AppleJac Sat 24-Sep-16 09:26:51

www.mothercare.com/highback-boosters-without-harness-group-2-3/cybex-solution-q2-fix-highback-booster-car-sea/LG2574.html?dwvar_LG2574_color=Happy%20Black&cgid=car_hbb_withoutharness#start=6

We have this

Spindelina Sat 24-Sep-16 09:36:00

Apple, isn't that one isofix?

AppleJac Sat 24-Sep-16 16:58:42

Its both. It can be used as isofix but what you can do is tuck the isofix under the seat when not in use

Spindelina Sat 24-Sep-16 17:17:31

I'd have thought having the isofix there would mean that I'd pay £££ for something I'd never use?

AppleJac Sat 24-Sep-16 17:47:15

It's won awards for its safety rating. It has side impact on it etc

AppleJac Sat 24-Sep-16 17:48:47

The more safety features something has then the more you pay.

You could get a £60 car seat but the safety ratings would be bare minimum on it

InformalMother Sat 24-Sep-16 17:55:31

We have that seat but it's really heavy! I wouldn't want to lug it to the pub etc.

Spindelina Sat 24-Sep-16 18:56:44

See, that's the thing. Going by train, carrying the car seat for the taxi the other end, is safer than hiring s car and getting on the motorway because the seat is too heavy to carry.

I could just get in a taxi with no seat, but my risk if taxi crash vs faff of taking seat assessment comes down on the side of carrying a lightish seat.

Isofix is going to be ££ and weight that I just won't use.

I think.

Poocatcherchampion Sat 24-Sep-16 19:03:10

That looks like a great seat - I might get it when the time comes. However the colourways other than black are shocking!!!

Its not what the op wants though I'd have thought.

TeaPleaseBob Sat 24-Sep-16 19:52:42

www.kiddicare.com/p/Britax_Adventure_Group_2_3_Car_Seat_in_Cosmos_Black.htm

Friends have the britax adventure which is a nice lightweight HBB, seems sturdy and easy to fit.

Spindelina Sat 24-Sep-16 19:57:54

Thanks, Tea.

Any more?

AppleJac Sat 24-Sep-16 21:51:45

Could you go into your local mothercare and discuss with them your requirements and see what they come up with?

In your position I would try and get a high safety rating one but the lightest one on the market

AliceMum09 Sat 24-Sep-16 22:00:41

I'd second the Britax Adventure, or for an ISOFIX version the Discovery SL.

Spindelina Sat 24-Sep-16 22:03:29

We've got one retailer (independent) locally, but it's a bus and train ride away and I'll need to go on a Saturday when it'll probably be busy. So I want to do my research first!

There are just so many on the market, I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone had any ideas to start off with.

When you say high safety rating, what do you mean? Which? Or are there other scores?

Spindelina Sun 25-Sep-16 07:58:23

Ooo I've just remembered we've got Halfords in town. I don't have much cause to go there usually, but I can get there easily. I assume they sell car seats - it's not car-accessible though.

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