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Please help me find a car seat that will work in my car!(5 Posts)
My 8.5mo has been in a maxi cosi pebble plus since birth and we have been really happy with it. However I think it's starting to get a bit cramped for her (she's tall). I have a hand-me-down Britax rear facing seat from my sister, so I installed it in my car (Guilietta) yesterday. Baby seemed much happier and pleased to be able to see out of the window. However... once she fell asleep, to my horror, her head was lolling on her chest and obviously very uncomfortable . My sister never had this problem and I think it is caused by the bucket seats in the back of my car, plus the car seat doesn't recline much.
There must be car seats which will work in my car?! Google hasn't been much help, but I'm hoping someone may be able to advise!
i would ask on the halfords live chat. they will be able to advise what is best and can help fit the seat if you take the car to the store x
Head flop isn't dangerous after 6 months although it does look uncomfortable. However if when her head lolls forward her body moves out of the position of the harness then that would be a problem.
Which Britax seat is it? Is it seatbelt installed or isofix?
Something seatbelt fitted like the Britax Two Way Elite or Axkid Minikid should work better because you can adjust the recline when you're installing it.
Car seat advice U.K. on Facebook is a good place to look for car seat advice. You can search for your car type and see what other people have fitted. Or try an independent car seat retailer rather than Mothercare, John Lewis, Halfords etc.
Go to John Lewis, get their advice, and get someone to try various seats in your car (you usually need to park by their collections bit). Bucket seats are a problem but many seats will fit
Are you on Facebook? There is a group all about rear facing car seats called The A-Z of Rear Facing which is a really good resource for questions like yours.
You might want to look for an extended rear facing specialist near you. You'll usually get better advice from them than from Halfords or John Lewis. And you won't have the risk of them telling you that it's impossible to rear face in your car and just to use a forward facing seat which plenty of high street retailers will unfortunately do.
Stick her back in the pebble for now until you decide. Although she will look big in it she'll have plenty of room yet. Even tall babies can fit in a pebble until over a year generally.
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