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UK stroller with US car seat

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Hopeful1904 Fri 13-May-16 03:23:49

Hi there,

I've just moved to the US and my friend in the UK kindly donated her Maxi-Cosi Elea before I left. It's in perfect condition and I couldn't pass it up. I brought it with me and now need to buy a car seat. I thought I'd buy a Maxi-Cosi car seat (US one to meet US standards, etc), but I don't actually know if it will fit the UK Elea. It's hard to find an answer online as to whether a US car seat will fit on a UK stroller. i assumed if I went with the same brand it'd be ok, but does anyone have any experience of this?

I'm just trying to find out before I order the car seat.

Thank you.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Fri 13-May-16 04:39:35

Do you need seat on the stroller? Can't you have it without?

MyFriendsCallMeOh Fri 13-May-16 04:47:27

Take the UK stroller to ToysRUs, Target, Walmart etc and see if a car seat will fit.

Want2bSupermum Fri 13-May-16 08:54:55

I don't know the answer but I can stop into our local baby store who are awesome with stuff like this. You could also call the company and ask them.

Hopeful1904 Fri 13-May-16 15:13:59

I emailed maxi-cosi but haven't heard back. It's frustrating as it seems the local baby store has closed here. I could go to a babies r us but I know that not all stores stock all brands and I assume I have more chance of a match with a maxi-cosi. Thank you for the advice and help.

Want2bSupermum Mon 16-May-16 18:00:01

The store here said yes it is compatible with a US car seat.

Want2bSupermum Mon 16-May-16 18:01:00

Pressed send too soon! Personally I'd buy on Amazon so you can return if it doesn't fit.

Hopeful1904 Mon 16-May-16 18:11:34

Thank you so much. That's so helpful. You are a star.

Want2bSupermum Mon 16-May-16 18:20:21

BTW be wary of buying anything from babies r us if you think you might need to return. They have a horrible policy and charge a restocking fee. I've found Amazon far better.

Hopeful1904 Mon 16-May-16 18:31:24

Good to know. Thank you.

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