Given that ours has now been involved in an accident, we need to replace it. Cost is not an issue as we'll be reimbursed by the other driver's insurance company. DD is 2.5 years old but is as tall as the average 3.5-4 year old.
She has a Britax First Class at the moment, which has been great. We love all of the features like recline etc, but find it a little high now. It's quite awkward to manouvre DD into without catching her head on the roofline of the car <bad mummy alert>. I do really like Britax, and they fit well in my car ('98 Ford Focus).
Any recommendations for an age-appropriate car seat for DD ? Preferably one that's easy-ish to fit as the seat will be swapped from my car to DH's from time to time. Thanks
we've got the renaissance for DS2 (well it was DS1's but never been in an accident so made sense to 'pass it on). Good car seat - fits in lots of different cars and very light to move - and oh damn it's snowing again
The Trio, if you want the security of a harness, or the Britax Super Cruiser Plus if you want portability. We have both and ds used the Trio from age 2 and the Cruiser from age 3 (and is still using) and we have had no problems. dd now uses the Trio in dh's car as I find it a pain to move tbh plus it wouldn't fit in my c-max. You can check the fit of the trio on the Britax website. HTH
I think one thing to think about once you're getting car seats for 'older' children (2.5yrs plus) is that how long will it be before they have to move to a normal booster seat - in our case it wasn't going to be long so we went for the booster seat option.
We have the graco booster seats that do have backs. You fix the child in with the 3point belt and it has a clip above their shoulder to hold the belt in place. They are so easy to move from one seat/car to another.