I'm pg and trying to decide which carseat to buy for a newborn. This is all new to me so I'm trying to find out what's important and what's available etc. I expect there are a few people in this situation. It'll be a spring / summer baby if that's relevant.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or info. I have a few Qs and would appreciate some input... also if anyone has any recommendations pls let me know.
I don't plan to use the seat for long car journeys but it'd be nice to have the option. I don't mind which pushchairs it fits onto (I don't intend to use the seat on wheels.)
I am keen on a seat that will recline (for reducing the risk of oxygen desaturation etc) as well as the obvious - one that performs well in safety tests. I'm a bit disappointed that Which? don't review all seats but that's life.
Are there any reasons not to leave the carseat in the car at all times? (Theft? The seat won't overheat as it's kept under cover)
Isofix - Are the benefits mainly about ensuring the seat is properly fitted each time it's moved into the car? I.e. it's safer than a belted seat as it's more likely to be fitted correctly?
If both options are available in the car, is it better (easier/safer) to get an isofix base that uses the car's top tether restraint or one with a floor support leg?
Is it realistic to buy one isofix base and seat to use between two cars? (It'd be used in one car almost all the time but would be handy if it can be easily swapped around.)
If buying an isofix base for the first car seat, would the same base be ok for subsequent seats made by the same manufacturer? Or am I likely buying a seat plus base for each growth stage?
Advice pls - carseat for a newborn?
IndigoOrchid · 06/02/2011 06:45
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