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moving up from group 0 - rear facing options?

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SJF48 · 13/09/2012 11:11

my DD is 9 months old and weight about 9kg. we dont have a car but we do own a car seat as I go out with friends and we hire a car to visit relatives.
we just returned from a holiday and I think we need to move up from group 0. length wise she was just filling the seat and she is at the weight limit.
I've read that rear facing are safest, but not widely available.
Any recomendations? ideally rear facing and easy to move between different cars. when hiring we go for 5 door medium sized cars.

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vodkaanddietirnbru · 13/09/2012 12:33

is it group 0 or group 0+ as 0+ covers up to 13kgs.

SJF48 · 13/09/2012 17:53

current one is group 0 so we do need to move up. she is looking a bit long for it too.

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1tinnietinytoddler · 13/09/2012 18:07

you can buy car seats that are forward facing but can also be used as rear facing.
I don't know how to do links so type this code in on the Argos website. 9055623

1tinnietinytoddler · 13/09/2012 18:08

that one is suitable from birth to 4 years

lagoonhaze · 13/09/2012 19:59

Have a look at securatot, and incarsafetycentre.

Personally I wouldn't buy a combination seat as it will be a false economy.

You baby is however safe in it's baby seat to 13kg as long as head within seat. Crossed legs is fine and quite comfy.

SJF48 · 14/09/2012 16:41

Thanks, I will check out those web sites. will have another look at her in the seat to see how close her head is. She is quite tall!

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NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown · 17/09/2012 20:32

We have just bought a Britax Hi-way for roughly £235 for DC2, DS is in a Britax two-way elite (I won't turn it forward though he'll be in it until he's 25kg) - haven't had a chance to use it yet but it fits lots of different cars and looking at the installation video on // it looks very easy to fit. We don't drive either and have found the two-way elite very easy to use, it fits most cars we travel in and DS is very happy in it. He's 19 months, 80-98th centile for height and over 2 stone

Kroder1 · 19/09/2012 08:19

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