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SLP88 Tue 23-Oct-18 21:13:20

Hi all

I am looking for a car seat that can lie flat in the car for my little girl due in March.

I don't plan to have her in the car often but I might need to go a few younger journeys when she is still little so think a car seat with lie flat option would be best

I am looking at the Joie one and can't see much others

Does anyone have any recommendations?

MrsA2015 Tue 23-Oct-18 21:14:35

I didn’t know they even existed! Sorry can’t be of help OP!

MaderiaCycle Tue 23-Oct-18 21:16:03

We have / had the Jane one. It was great. Goes on the pram frame too.

randomsabreuse Tue 23-Oct-18 21:17:44

Joie have one. Britax flex base for Baby Safe Isize goes pretty flat too.

Struggling with sloping rear seats so need nearly flat to get sensible level of recline for day to day use!

SLP88 Wed 24-Oct-18 10:04:04

Thanks ladies

I will look those up 😊

justanothersugar Sat 03-Nov-18 15:09:10

We've had the kiddy evaluna I size which is low flat in the car too. It's been really good as we tend to do longer journeys

justanothersugar Sat 03-Nov-18 15:09:41

Sorry, lie flat not low flat - oops!!

INeedNewShoes Fri 16-Nov-18 13:05:47

I am very late to this thread but just want to say that I've been absolutely delighted with the Jane Matrix Light 2 which I bought when DD was born. We do long motorway journeys every 4–6 weeks and the peace of mind that DD was safe lying flat made these journeys easier.

The only thing I would say about the Matrix is that in the upright mode the recline isn't great so one we'd finished using the lie flat mode (DD is small so was still lying flat at 14m) I went on to buy an ERF to rear face up to 4.

SLP88 Mon 19-Nov-18 12:31:49

Thanks ladies.

@INeedNewShoes that's why i need one long as doing longer journeys every 2 months or so x

teaandbiscuitsforme Tue 20-Nov-18 06:55:05

Just be aware that the ones that are installed sideways can't offer the same level as protection in a crash as a rear facing infant carrier.

Stuckforthefourthtime Tue 20-Nov-18 07:09:15

Like a pp, wanted to say that the rear facing non flat ones have higher safety ratings. Is there a specific reason you want lie-flat?

SLP88 Tue 20-Nov-18 07:59:11

Yes we need lie flat for when doing longer journeys to visit family ect

INeedNewShoes Tue 20-Nov-18 10:46:58

I believe that the stats were that in 2015 fifteen babies died from asphyxiation from being in a traditional infant carrier for too long which was higher than the number of babies under a year killed in collisions.

It's an issue which has not had enough press.

Having said that, I would like more research into how lie flats behave on impact. The Which? testing painted a pretty good picture of the Matrix.

The Kiddy lie flat is also a rear facing seat so that probably wins on all counts?

OneAndDoneForNow Tue 20-Nov-18 10:57:04

The kiddy evolunafix is a good choice as it only takes up one seat and has some of the highest safety ratings on the market.

olympicsrock Tue 20-Nov-18 10:58:57

Just a word of caution. Many babies don’t like being flat. DS2 had reflux and hated even a regular car seat as he preferred to be upright. I had to do long journeys with mine when they were little. Ds1 was fine in a standard rear facing seat . DS2 cried in the same seat every time after 2 mins and was inconsolable flat in Moses basket or bed. It is really common!

teaandbiscuitsforme Tue 20-Nov-18 12:47:27

Which doesn't test car seat safety, they use the ADAC testing and then add their own opinion on things like fabric.

With regards to the number who die in a crash, that's hugely reduced by the fact that most babies are transported in safe infant carriers. Physics tells us that travelling sideways in a car can not be as safe as travelling rear facing.

My youngest was born in the EU and we were constantly travelling back to the U.K. You have to take breaks regularly anyway so I'd rather choose the car seat that fits in my car the best in order to ensure the safest position.

WhatIGoToSchool4 Fri 23-Nov-18 05:08:34

I had the Jane Matrix light 2 (nothing light anout it!)
My babies both seemed to love it and I love my other Jane products (pushchair etc) but I could not recommend the Matrix as it drove me mad each and every day with its stupid twisty straps.

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