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Baby in the front. Car seat help please

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Flipflop22 · 17/10/2020 11:17

Hi im looking to get the next size car seat (group 1)
I really wanted little man up front with me (airbags are off) I know rear is safest but I think I'd spent too much time looking at him. I have tried him in the rear with mirrors ( which don't really work that well in my car) and neither of us were relaxed.
So is there such a thing as a safe rear facing seat that will go in the passenger seat. My car doesn't have isofix in the front
Or do I have to accept that bubs needs to go in the back and ill have frequently pull over.
I wanted a seat the rotates too. ... but think I'm asking for the impossible.
Thanks in advance x

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teaandlotusbiscoff · 17/10/2020 12:28

Yes it is possible to have a rear facing car seat in the front! In fact it is safer to RF in the front that forward face in the back (with airbags off, of course!). But there aren’t any swivel seats that fit with a seatbelt. Do you have a budget? Also worth bearing in mind how long you want to rear face for and what centile DC is on—as of above 50th it’ll be worth investing in a 25KG seat instead as it’ll last longer

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Flipflop22 · 17/10/2020 22:25

Thankyou. This has narrowed down my search to something more manageable :) . Little one is on the 37th centile. I think up to 18kg will be fine. Covers may be washable .....but 6 years of grubby fingers. Dribble. Mashed in unidentified stuff ....nah, 4 years is more than enough !
You are ace. Thanks again 💐 xx

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BertieBotts · 18/10/2020 09:41

Up to 18kg seats look at the Joie range - Tilt, Steadi and Stages.

You may find that the larger seats block the passenger side mirror. If this is the case you can use a towing mirror, or try to find a smaller seat. Britax Two Way Elite has lower sides than most so can be good - you wouldn't have to use it right up to 6 years if you don't want to.

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