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All stages with spin function(15 Posts)
I’m looking for a group 1/2/3 car seat that can spin to the side (this is a must due to disability) I’ve been looking here:
But don’t recognise some of the brands. Can anyone recommend one please, or which brands to avoid? I only recognise Cosatto. Also there is 5% off today.
Although not on precious little one website the Joie spin 360 birth to 4yrs is good. I really like it and a few of my mum friends have it.
Sorry not to be more help, I don't recognise any others on the list except Cassatto, but not sure if I would buy a car seat from that brand. There's a Facebook group called car seat advice UK which is very helpful.
Thank you - I’ll check it out.
We have the Joie spin already (which is fab) but outgrown it now so need something in group 2/3 that will spin
How old is DC? Is there a particular reason you want a 1/2/3 spin seat? I only say this as because they meet to cater to three different groups this may mean that there’s a safety compromise in order to “fit” each category (eg Joie every stage doesn’t do well in forward facing).
A safer option would be to get a group 0+/1 spin seat, then a booster later once DC needs. Booster seats can be as little as £30. Here are some examples of spin seats:
Britax dualfix 2R
Britax Dualfix I-size
Britax Dualfix I-size M
Joie spin 360
Joie i-spin 360
Joie spin safe (does not forward face)
Joie i-spin sage (again, does not forward face)
Maxi Cosi mica
Maxi Cosi axissfix (although only RF to 2)
Cybex Sirona (many different models)
Cosatto Den i-size
Cosatto come and go
BeSafe izi turn
BeSafe izi twist
Another good option would be a car seat with low sides such as the Britax TwoWay Elite
Sorry—didn’t RTFT and just saw the last message! Maybe something without armrest could work as it’s easier to get into? The trouble with group 2/3 spin seats is that now the seatbelt is used it can tend to get in the way!
The Britax Adventure and Discovery SL have no armrests so it may be easier to have DC get in. Or alternatively if you have a non-isofix booster you could turn it to the side to load DC in then turn and they could strap themselves in if possible?
There are no group 2/3 seats which spin unfortunately, except for a special needs seat. Those seats listed in the article only spin in group 0/1 modes.
Is the disability referring to the child or the caregiver? If it's the child the specialist seat might be suitable. You would probably want to look into funding for it though as it's very expensive. I'll go and try to find the name of it for you.
If it's the adult with the disability I would recommend looking at a group 2 seat which is an extended rear facing one such as britax two way elite, britax max way, or Axkid move/Minikid as these seats have very low sides which make it easy to get the child into the seat and/or for them to climb up themselves. Then once the child has outgrown this seat they should be well able to cope with getting themselves strapped into a high backed booster.
It seems I was wrong about being just one and there are a few special needs seats with the swivel function
Riccaro zero. We have one and it's been the best £450 we spent. It comes as a infant seat which clicks into the next stage seat. We've had it nearly three years now and it's still got plenty if growing room in it.
Just realised I spelled it completely wrong, but here's a link to one.
The problem with that Recaro seat is that it is only suitable up to the same stage as the Joie Spin which the OP's child has outgrown. It is a great seat, though
Thanks for the replies. It’s my child that is disabled (can’t walk or get out of the seat) so I really need the seat to turn to the side so I can lift child out.
I didn’t realise the Cossato doesn’t spin up to age 12. I read it as if it spins for all groups? Thanks
I've had a further look into it and I'm not sure actually. I think you might be right, if the seat is fitted with isofix, there's nothing in the manual saying that you can't do this, but I would send an email to Cosatto to check before you purchase it, as I would expect the seat is not designed to be rotated past the harnessed stage and it may be that it's considered too much wear and tear on the mechanism. I don't know how practical it would be as they get bigger/older, but it's certainly much cheaper than a special needs seat.
Chicco Seat4Fix is also worth a look. In fact I know Car Seat Libraries UK (FB/Website) have one of these - if you send a message to the lady who runs it she will probably be able to tell you and if she can't she will find out direct from Chicco.
Do you have a Smyths near you? They tend to have these kinds of seats in so you might be able to look in person.
You could also try the In Car Safety Centre for advice, via phone or email if they don't have a branch local to you. They are very good with finding the right seat for children with disabilities or special needs, and because they have experience with both the standard seats and the special needs seats, they'll be able to advise you better on whether it's suitable to use a rotating seat that goes up to Group 2/3 with the seatbelt like these.
OK - never mind - just seen that Chicco Seat4Fix only rotates when rearward facing, not forward. It's locked to that one rear facing recline.
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