We bought a Britax Maxway Plus for our main car seat once DS grew out of his infant one and are very happy with it. However it isn’t easy to switch between cars as it has multiple tethers - we only have one car so for the most part this wasn’t important to us. However my parents will be looking after DS one day a week and there may also be occasional other carers who will need to put him in their cars e.g. if he’s sent home from nursery unexpectedly. So we’re looking for a second car seat that is:
- Very easy to put in and out of cars using just the seat belt
- Reasonably priced
- Easy for arthritic grandparents to use
- Fits child for as long as possible so we don’t need to replace again when child is 4, for example. DS is fairly large and heavy, haven’t weighed him for ages but he was born on 91st percentile then went down to around 75th I think.
- Rear facing for as long as possible, although this will have only occasional use so not essential to be until 7 years
Any suggestions? The Joie Stages and Tilt look ok for installation and price but aren’t rear facing that long and need replacing once child is around 4 years.