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Confused about car seat regulations? Read our reviews of baby car seats, toddler car seats and booster seats to find out which ones are worth investing in.

Size 2/3 seat with harness
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PreschoolYes · 18/10/2019 16:22

My DS will need to move from the size 1 car seat in the next 6 months or so but if possible would like the next one to have a harness rather than use the seat belt.

He's autistic and a nightmare with belts like airplane seat belts etc and I think he'd really dislike the car seat belt in a high back booster.

Does any one use a bigger seat still with a harness?

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dementedpixie · 18/10/2019 16:32

Depends on his weight as the harness only does up to certain weight -18kg or 25kg I think depending on the seat and whether its rear or forward facing

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PreschoolYes · 18/10/2019 17:34

I'd want one going up to 25kg, he's about 15/16kg now.

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BertieBotts · 18/10/2019 19:05

Yes you can get one like that. Do you want a forward facing one? There are only four on the UK market at the moment. You'll need top tether in your car for 3 of them: Joie Bold, Diono Radian 5, Cozy n Safe Excalibur. Of the three I have a slight preference for Joie Bold. If you don't have top tether, you can get the Maxi-Cosi Beryl, but it's much more expensive than the others as it's only just come out.

If you're interested in the idea of rear facing you've got a much wider choice, but the seats are more expensive.

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BertieBotts · 18/10/2019 19:07

How to tell if you have top tether:

www.goodeggcarsafety.com/blog/what-is-a-top-tether.html

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PreschoolYes · 18/10/2019 19:21

Thank you @BertieBotts that's really helpful. I had read about the Beryl as we currently have a maxi cosi.

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bobstersmum · 18/10/2019 19:53

It's called a 123 seat isn't it? Usually you use with the harness first then remove the harness when not needed so it becomes a 23 seat?

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BertieBotts · 18/10/2019 19:57

Bobstersmum unfortunately no, with those seats the harness is removed at 18kg and the OP needs to harness longer than this. So a 123 seat won't be suitable in this case.

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BertieBotts · 18/10/2019 19:59

Can't get your link to load - but a standard 123 seat, in any case :) You need a specific one if you want to harness past 18kg.

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AlaskaWaves · 21/10/2019 20:59

We have a diono radian 5 which can have the harness up to 25kg, either forward or rear facing.
I think it's great! However it's very heavy and took bloody ages to set it all up and put it in my car the first time. But now I know how to do it, it's fine!
The only negative about the seat itself is that it doesn't have a removable/washable cover so I also bought a waterproof insert just in case!

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PreschoolYes · 23/10/2019 13:32

Many thanks @AlaskaWaves it's good to know you like it.

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