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Cheap extra carseat for age 4.5+ ?

(14 Posts)
franch Wed 01-Oct-08 21:13:32

Think I need an extra one for when the DDs have friends in the car. What's the cheapest option?

trumpetgirl Wed 01-Oct-08 21:41:41

You can get the booster seat ones from supermarkets or argos for less than £10

franch Wed 01-Oct-08 21:51:11

I see from this old thread that the Graco Junior and Britax Ranger were given the thumbs-down by Which?.

Mothercare Milan (£40) any good?

What about the Baby-Start Starter (£25)?

Mamas & Papas Trekker, reduced from £35 to £30?

franch Wed 01-Oct-08 21:52:23

Are they ok for 4yos trumpet?

franch Wed 01-Oct-08 21:58:00

Oh yes, just checked Argos site, I see they are. Hmm. They don't seem as safe, though, do they?

trumpetgirl Wed 01-Oct-08 22:06:36

I have used one for my dd since she was about 4. The idea is just to get them the child the right height for the seatbelt to work properly. I feel comfortable using it, but then when I was little my dad's car didn't even have seatbelts!!!

franch Wed 01-Oct-08 22:11:46

Well yes that's true, I remember rolling around in the back of my dad's car as a child too! 70s childhoods eh!

DontCallMeBaby Wed 01-Oct-08 22:19:06

There are a couple of Britax Hiliners on Ebay (new ones), £45 including delivery - they did well in Which? testing though they've been superceded now.

trumpetgirl Wed 01-Oct-08 22:24:06

70's childhood indeed. I wasn't born til the 80's. My dad just had a really old car!

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Wed 01-Oct-08 22:27:41

I got a Ladybird booster seat with 'arms' in Woolies for about £10. It's been used quite often to give short distance lifts to dd's friends (age 5 onwards).

gigglewitch Wed 01-Oct-08 22:29:54

we've got one of these as a spare grin - bargain!!

franch Wed 01-Oct-08 22:31:53

Oh go on trumpet, make me feel old why don't you grin

Yeah I guess the booster cushion type thing makes sense for short trips (and slow speeds, in London traffic). Will see what DH thinks (medic - seen a lot of crash victims in his time so errs on the side of caution - if he thinks it's ok I'll be happy).

franch Wed 01-Oct-08 22:33:39

Out of interest - people who, like us, have two highback seats in the back of the car - where do you put the backless booster when you give someone a lift?

gigglewitch Wed 01-Oct-08 22:35:11

on the roof
no actually
we usually stick one of the high-backs in the middle and put the other dc behind the passenger seat iyswim

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