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bebs63 Tue 15-Sep-09 23:27:22

hello. does anyone know the best buys from Which? tests for the car seats that would fit my 9 month old? i am swamped with so much choice, and reckon should just go with the one that got the best score.....

thanks!

sazm Wed 16-Sep-09 09:32:32

you also have to make sure that the seat fits your car correctly,
try mothercare/halfords/toys r us they will check which seats fit in your car,

oopsacoconut Wed 16-Sep-09 09:42:20

Hi

This is from a which report - a girl in our NCT group subscribes to Which and sent this to me.

The main criteria is safety for side and front impact, but Which also tests for ease of use, ease of fitting (ie avoiding incorrect usage).

The first one is their top rated and the score shows how Which rates them overall. The prices are current market prices, but you may be able to get them more cheaply.

Kiddy Infinity Pro 78% £130
Maxi Cosi PrioriFix 75% £240
Chicco Key1 Isofix 70% £170
Brittax Safefix plus Isofix 70% £230
Britax Duo plus Isofix 70% £180

They also tell you which carseats NOT to buy as they do not provide adequate safety:

Recaro Start
Mamas & Pappas Pro Tour
Chicco Max 3s
Mamas & Pappas Teko
Little Shield Combi 123

HTH

nicm Wed 16-Sep-09 09:45:37

hi have you thought of a rear facing group 1? they are 5 time safer than a forward facing car seat. for more info look on www.rearfacing.co.uk

we have the britax 2 way elite for ds 16 months and he loves it and so do we. is easy to fit and fits in small cars too(my mum's clio) we got ours from www.incarsafetycentre.co.uk and they were really helpful, tried loads of them in our car and then fitted this one for us.

nicm Wed 16-Sep-09 09:47:05

oh and ours was £185 so not any more expensive than many ff seats!!

oopsacoconut Wed 16-Sep-09 09:51:38

NICM - we ended up deciding to go rearfacing too. we went locally to - here

Now if DD (1) would just put on some weight!

nicm Wed 16-Sep-09 10:15:34

oopsacoconut we did but i had nearly bought a maxi cosi isofix when i stumbled across the rf website! can't believe that it's not more widely broadcast. am in the process of changing my car seats to rf that i use for childminding!!

bebs63 Wed 16-Sep-09 22:39:55

thanks all! i have been reading about the rear facing seats too.... off to do some price comparisons! thanks again x

BertieBotts Wed 16-Sep-09 23:00:24

I researched rearfacing seats but in the end decided to go for the Kiddy Infinity Pro as I don't drive and need something easy to move between cars - was happy that this is the safest seat of this type as well and I like the impact shield as opposed to the 5 point harness.

bebs63 Thu 17-Sep-09 17:24:49

just bought the kiddy infinity pro. hope it fits in a fiat panda!

oopsacoconut Thu 17-Sep-09 18:15:09

I have been to try 4 different rear facings in my car and they are all too big - the front seat has to be right forward and upright, which means I can't have anyone in the passenger seat which is useless in a family car! DD's maxicosi goes upto 13kg so we are just going to leave her in it until she is too tall or reaches 13kg which ever comes first.

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