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Rear facing car seat that can be attached without Isofix?
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Slightlylessclueless · 21/01/2022 15:59

We are getting a car seat for my husband’s transit van for short journeys to do the nursery drop off/pick up once a week. It’s a safe modern van, but doesn’t have isofix.

My little girl’s currently almost 2, and I would prefer her to have an extended rear facing seat if possible. It will however often need to be taken out once he gets to work and out back in before he leaves. (He’s q strong and will be able to put it down nearby, so weight per se not a problem, but more fiddly-ness)

Does anyone know if there are any that can attach with the seatbelt that wouldn’t be a nightmare to take in & out?!

(Hard to search on websites now for seatbelt option, as if you put ‘isofix=No’ it takes out all the ones that do both)

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JaffaCakeGal · 28/01/2022 15:50

We have an Axkid move and I can uninstall and install in an other car in about 5 minutes. There aren't actually many ERF seats that DO use isofix, they mainly use tethers. There are a couple of ERF groups on facebook that have lists of the best rear-facing car seats out there.

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Lazypuppy · 28/01/2022 16:03

You may want to test yours in thrre first, as i could never see my wing mirror with car seat rear facing on passenger seat, don't know if it would be different in a van?

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BertieBotts · 28/01/2022 16:07

Axkid move/minikid
Britax Max way/max way plus/two way elite/multi tech 3
Avionaut sky

The above all do up to 25kg and tend to be sold by ERF specialists. If you don't need that capacity look at the Joie ones up to 18kg

Joie tilt/steadi/stages/every stage

The two way elite is meant to be best for not blocking Wing mirrors.

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user33323 · 28/01/2022 16:10

We had this problem when DH had a transit van. It wasn't so much the lack of isofix but finding one that didn't use tethers. We went with a Joie tilt with one child and a Joie Stages with another, I think it's called the Joie Every stage now, and there may be other Joie seats that do the same. The Joie tilt is very cheap but a small seat so no good for tall children, it was fine until age 4 for my short one.

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Slightlylessclueless · 28/01/2022 16:20

Thanks for all the advice, and good points about the wing mirrors, hadn’t thought of that.
I will have a look at the forums and have a good look at those mentioned!

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AegonT · 21/03/2022 21:59

We have the Two Way Elite and if you leave the tether straps in the car it is very quick and easy to fit and light to carry.

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Lavender2021 · 21/03/2022 22:03

Check the airbag can be turn off before you buy any seat. Often I have seen people saying you need to add a mirror on top of the original mirror to be able to see out of it.
Extended rear facing Facebook group have independent sellers who would be able to test out different seats to find the best fit for the vehicle.

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Ifeellikedancing · 21/03/2022 22:12

Axkid move or minikid, fantastic car seats.

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