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Car seat help please!?

(12 Posts)
SHORTY4111994 Tue 18-Apr-17 14:30:12

Hi ladies I have a 52 plate astra and cannot find a car seat to fit on any of the car seat fit checkers! Have any of you got the same car? What car seat do you have!!?

Nottalotta Tue 18-Apr-17 14:30:50

What age/weight is the child?

SHORTY4111994 Tue 18-Apr-17 14:32:46

She's 16 months but also have a 6 month who will be needing a new car seat soon xx would prefer rearward facing if it's going to be possible xx

SHORTY4111994 Tue 18-Apr-17 14:33:46

Not sure on their weights as not been able to check just lately sad also astra is 2002 xx

INeedNewShoes Tue 18-Apr-17 14:36:20

You could try contacting the In-car safety centre. I would have thought they must have a system for looking up suitable seats for different cars.

Sweetpotatoaddict Tue 18-Apr-17 14:36:58

So you need belted rear facing seats, as I'm sure isofix only appeared from around 2006 although worth feeling between the back of the seat and the seat for the metal hoops. I know that izi be safe does a belted rear facing seat.

SHORTY4111994 Tue 18-Apr-17 14:38:33

There are no isofox points in my car was looking at the joie stages but I'm not dm sure if it will actually fit without buckle crunch etc was hoping someone on here might have the same car and be able to help šŸ™ˆšŸ™ˆšŸ™ˆ

Nottalotta Tue 18-Apr-17 15:14:22

Email.in car safety centre, they are really helpful. I had a similar issue with my car, 03 golf, most rear facing leave limited leg room in front. I have the Britax two way elite for 21 month old son, it's very easy to fit, and I believe fits most cars.

The grandparents both have the joie, one stages, one every stage. It's quite bulky imo but otherwise OK. I find the recline too much for an older child. Ds is always straining to sit up more, but that depends on the car.

SHORTY4111994 Tue 18-Apr-17 15:31:40

They recommended the same one the 2 way elite I'll take car to other places and see what fits if all else fails I'll go for the 2 way elite x

Nottalotta Tue 18-Apr-17 15:39:30

The two way elite is a better option safety wise than most others and not too expensive. You do have to order from them though as not stocked anywhere else.

AliceMum09 Tue 18-Apr-17 20:45:02

Don't forget that when you are checking fitting lists some will have the Astra/Corsa etc under the European brand of Opel rather than Vauxhall.

AliceMum09 Tue 18-Apr-17 20:50:34

The Joie Stages never gets buckle crunch when rear facing (the seatbelt buckles would have to be on ridiculously long stalks for that ever to happen) and if the Astra has seats which slope towards the back of the car that will cancel out a lot of the recline of the Stages. My car has pretty flat seats, but my lightweight 5 year old is perfectly happy with the recline, even though the Stages is our spare seat and day-to-day she's upright in a Britax Multi Tech II

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