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Need a swivel seat. Help!
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TwinDad10 · 26/01/2017 20:05

Hi everyone. First time poster here!

We have 15-month twins and have just moved one of them out of their Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix into the Joie 360 Spin.

Problem is, it feels very wobbly even when all ISOFIX lights are green and the support leg is firmly on the floor. Also, using a bit of force can move the seat between the back/forward settings. Not great.

Basically, it doesn't feel safe so we are going to send it back and start again.

We definitely want a swivel seat and would like our kids to be rear-facing until 4. It seems like our choices are limited to:

Cybex Sirona
Britax Dualfix 360
Recaro Zero.1

Can anyone give me any pros and cons for these please? We're leaning towards the Recaro but haven't seen it in person as no-one stocks it near where we live in SE London. There are also very few user reviews online as it's quite a new seat.

Thanks!

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BuffyFanGirl · 28/01/2017 17:16

I'm looking at swivel seats now for DS. I had set myself on getting the cybex sirona but I'm not sure I like the big padded thing when forward facing. A lady in John Lewis told me they are bringing out a new one in March time that has a five point harness forward facing instead of the pad, but cybex won't say if that's true or not. If it is true then perfect!
I loved the britax dualfix more when I saw it in the shop. DS looked really comfy in it and it had loads of room. Also a decent amount of recline. I ruled out the Joie due to lack of recline.
So right now it looks like the britax unless cybex bring out something new before we buy. Never heard of the recaro one before so will look into that!

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AliceMum09 · 28/01/2017 22:11

There is already a new Cybex Sirona that uses the 5 point harness when forward facing cybex-online.com/gb/carseats/sironam2isize.html it doesn't swivel though!

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Monkeymonstermum · 28/01/2017 22:14

Have had the cybex Sirona for 4 years and love it. The children love the bolster thing when forward facing too (I found they could get themselves out of straps but not out of the bolster). I thought the reason they use the bolster was that it's safer forward facing as if you have a crash they don't get such a sudden jolt that they do from a traditional set of straps.
I'd highly recommend.

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preciouspig · 29/01/2017 07:58

Placemarking as I need similar advice Smile

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lemoncakes · 29/01/2017 08:06

I have the britax dualfix for my DD. She's been in it around 2 months (only 11 months old) so we're quite early days but really like it and no problems so far. Seems very solid and safe.

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ASqueakingInTheShrubbery · 29/01/2017 08:29

We've got the Dualfix and it's been fab. Comfy, feels secure, worn well, makes it easy to get DD rearfacing in 3-door car.

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Acorncat · 29/01/2017 08:29

I have the dualfix, used it since birth. It's fine for shorter kids, don't think it would last till 4 if they're tall. No problems with it. I'm switching soon to a bigger rear facing seat as new baby will use dualfix.

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VeryPunny · 29/01/2017 08:31

We have two Cybex Sironas as we have two under fours. They are utterly fab and a lifesaver when I was pregnant with DC2 - so easy to get child in, even when they are tantrumming. DC1 has only just gone straight into a high back booster (4 in March) as she reached the weight limit, so we have never used them forward facing.

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FruitBadger · 29/01/2017 08:49

Rear Facing Toddlers might be able to help you....

www.rearfacingtoddlers.com

A bit more of a trek but there's also the In Car Safety Centre in Raleigh... incarsafetycentre.co.uk

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