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Cheap toddler rear facing ?

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blue2014 Thu 28-Dec-17 11:01:24

Does anyone have any recommendations

We need something rear facing, not iso fix, for one year old (for grandparents car)

Thanks 😊

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blue2014 Thu 28-Dec-17 21:00:06

Bump?

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moreismore Thu 28-Dec-17 21:02:11

I bought one for £50 (half price) from mothercare for just this purpose. Was very pleased with it for the price. Was their own brand birth-4 years one.

blue2014 Thu 28-Dec-17 21:21:22

Thanks more - is it rear facing? All the ones I've seen are forward facing.

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NapQueen Thu 28-Dec-17 21:23:13

I think Joie do cheaper erf seats. We have the Britax 2way elite which was 220 quid but its done ours from 9mo to 5yo rear facing, then forward facing for another year. So a high outlay but weve had plenty of use.

fruitofthenight Thu 28-Dec-17 21:33:07

Joie have the tilt and steadi which all rear face until 18kg and are both under £100. If you pay more you can get the stages or every stage for under £200

Starlight2345 Thu 28-Dec-17 21:36:21

It is worth going to toysrus they will check seat fits

TuckMyWin Thu 28-Dec-17 21:39:06

The Joie range. As well as the tilt and steadi they have the stages /every stage which will do you all the way through as it converts to a high back booster, so may be worth stretching to if you can.

moreismore Fri 29-Dec-17 08:22:38

Yes it was rear facing, non-isofix and 2 recline positions. Removable newborn insert.

NapQueen Fri 29-Dec-17 08:41:36

Can you link more?

chequeplease Fri 29-Dec-17 09:08:36

I also recommend the Britax two way elite. I had to buy it from a Finnish website and have it sent here but saved loads that way (got it for around £125).
It lasts rear facing up to 6 years old so well worth the money! (And much safer)

chequeplease Fri 29-Dec-17 09:11:59

This was the website I used for the Britax. You can change the language to English too.

https://www.lastentarvike.fi/verkkokauppa/Car-seats/Car-seats/-Britax-Two-Way-Elite,-Flame-Red.html

TuckMyWin Fri 29-Dec-17 10:58:40

The TWE needs to rest on the passenger seat in front and has tethers. Just something to be aware of if it's going to be in the grandparents' car - they need to know how to fit it if they do need to move the passenger seat etc. The In Car Safety Centre stock it in this country.

moreismore Fri 29-Dec-17 12:36:39

www.mothercare.com/car-seats/mothercare-madrid-combination-car-seat-/LKA288.html?cgid=sale_car_Seats&dwvar_LKA288_color=Red#prefn1=brand&sz=12&start=1&prefv1=Mothercare

NapQueen Fri 29-Dec-17 12:43:56

more that seat only rear faces to 9kg. The op wants a seat that rear faces a toddler (so at least 2 to 3 yo).

velorbi Fri 29-Dec-17 13:42:39

There really isn't anything cheap and rear facing to fit over 18kg , look at Axkid seats we have rekid which is good for up to 25kg, but wasn't cheap . Following this because we could do with another rear facing seat for second car .

BertieBotts Thu 04-Jan-18 16:32:25

She doesn't want it for 18kg, she wants it for a 1yo.

Joie will be the best value OP.

blue2014 Thu 04-Jan-18 20:55:12

Thanks everyone, turns out mum doesn't have isofix which limits the options on good safety ratings. DH is very 'research all the options to death' and isn't fully convinced by the jolie Range, which is a shame as I like them. I think they'll win in the end as it's all round best option but the debate continues hmm

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Abby21 Thu 04-Jan-18 20:57:34

Think I saw joie stages rear facing on Argos website for £99! We have 2 of these and they are good seats!

BewareOfTheToddler Thu 04-Jan-18 20:59:59

We have the Joie Stages and the Every Stages. V easy to fit with a seat belt, we've been happy with both so far. I did a fair amount of research and felt like we got the most seat for our money with Joie.

Rotorevolution Thu 04-Jan-18 21:03:04

Would you consider a second hand higher spec rtf seat?

inappropriateraspberry Thu 04-Jan-18 21:13:52

I have a Halfords rear facing. Was about £50 when we got it a year or so ago. Had no issues with it and will last until age 7ish.

BertieBotts Thu 04-Jan-18 21:14:58

What's his issue with Joie? They do get good crash tests, apart from the Every Stage I believe.

BertieBotts Thu 04-Jan-18 21:15:59

You need to be careful with the own brand ones because they often RF only for Group 0, not Group 0+ so only until 9 or 10kg rather than 13kg which really limits their usage.

blue2014 Thu 04-Jan-18 22:06:38

Must be the everystage he looked at Bertie - one of them gets Which Don't Buy category.

To be honest I'm beginning to think I'm being unnecessarily cheap - we can pay more if we have to. It'll just be used to little (10 minutes a week!) but if it needs to be done it then it does

Weirdly I wouldn't want a second hand one even though I'll be giving our old ones away and would love someone to benefit from them

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