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car seat for 4 yrs + - any recommendations?

(13 Posts)
MissChief Thu 21-Apr-05 09:40:33

we're looking for a long-term car-seat for 4yr old, ideally one to last thro to 11 yrs or so.
Main features - super-safe, easy to put them in/put selves in. I've heard the concord brand (from germany is good), but can't find where to get in UK. any recs?

LIZS Thu 21-Apr-05 10:54:02

The Concord one (Lift)is good and stylish but the head rest has a full height back to it so although you move the cushion up as child grows the support is permanently at full height , obscuring view unnecessarily imho. We have a Maxi Cosi Rodi which has been very good and ds has used it since he was almost 4 (now 7)

bundle Thu 21-Apr-05 10:55:06

we have maxi cosi rodi too, very pleased with it, got it on special offer from but that was over a year ago

bossykate Thu 21-Apr-05 10:57:11

another vote for the maxi cosi rodi - it's great. can't remember where we got ours - i kelkoo'd it and got it from the cheapest place...

bossykate Thu 21-Apr-05 10:59:23

now i remember! it was onlinebabystore . i recommend them.

Marina Thu 21-Apr-05 11:56:28

We have a Britax Kid and are very pleased with that too.

MissChief Thu 21-Apr-05 12:59:22

thanks all, will check them out.

nicm Fri 22-Apr-05 09:38:54

i would recommend the rodi as well. have one for a 7 yo. have the instruction booklet here and it says 15-25kgs with backrest and then up to 36kgs without. hth

fruitful Fri 22-Apr-05 14:53:12

I hate this "15kgs+" thing. DD will be 6 before she weighs that much!

Twiglett Fri 22-Apr-05 14:55:43

maxi cosi rodi

Doddle Fri 22-Apr-05 15:09:18

Britax Kid is great, has good safety review from the AA too.

LIZS Fri 22-Apr-05 16:39:38

Know the feeling, fruitful. dd is 3 1/2 and only 12 kgs ! Makes it really hard to accept lifts to and from playgroup when people offer. Actually I do wonder what the structural difference is between the 9kg + ones which use an adult seat belt and 15kg +, or is it just size.

daisy1999 Fri 22-Apr-05 16:43:25

we love our graco one and it has a drinks holder and snack holder built into the base.

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