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hi, we are just about to go to italy and need my in-laws to buy a carseat for my 30lb DD (3.5). ideally they would get a britax evolva 123, but presumably because they are an english make they seem v pricey in italy.
is there a 'standard' italian brand that one relies on, like britax? do you know of a 123 carseat that would meet my stringent safety standards? and is there some 'standard' shop, like mothercare/halfords where you could purchase such a thing?
From what I've read and heard, car seat safety attitudes in Italy are generally not that good -- many many people don't believe in using them, anyway. If you are that worried about it right now, I suggest you specify exactly what your inlaws should buy -- buying something you trust. And they can come back and tell you what's available locally -- if they won't buy online -- so you can research and choose what they can manage to buy.
Might be easier just to bring your own seat with you!
thanks, i generally do specify, they just said to bear in mind that they are in italy, so an italian make might be cheaper. also they think all things italian are brilliant. and generally they are right of course.
we can't take our own one cos we're going on the train and we can barely transport our stuff and two children. actually that's an exageration, we can easily transport our stuff and children, but could not manage an extra carseat
do amazon deliver to italy? I know kiddicare don't because i asked them, before the last time we went.
ixia - thanks, i'll look into that. the thing is, while i don't want to compromise safety, it's not going to be used that much. and ironically, while we're there we like to travel around by train, but it's a 3 mile journey to the nearest railway station.
yeah sazm, i've seen them, and also what which say about them...
it's confusing, because i don't want to spend money on something excessive (if you can be excessive about something as important as car safety), but although she's 3.6 she is less than 15kg and she hasn't outgrown the integral straps of her carseat here. the prob is that the evolva 123 is 200 euros, which is nearly double what it is here, so we'd be paying so much more for something that would hardly be used.
any more advice people? mil wants to buy something and we're going on thursday...