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#1 -Emissary-

Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:26 PM

If money and space was not an issue, what car seat would you buy for 0-4 year? There seems to be so many choices. Safety and comfort is a priority for us and I don’t mind spending more for a good car seat given it’ll be used for at least 5 years.

We probably would choose a seperate booster when that is required.

We will also probably skip using a capsule. I’m still deciding whether we need it. Our biggest issue is that it’s going to be near impossible for me to carry the capsule out of the car myself so it’ll only be useful if DH is with me.

We drive an Accord at the moment but will probably upgrade to a SUV so space isn’t an issue.

#2 1lexi1

Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:36 PM

We have the Britax Graphene because space was an issue with my small car/tall husband combination! It's a great seat - great safety rating and extended rear facing. It's really safe seat with a very shallow RF depth and quite narrow (can fit three across). If space wasn't an issue I probably would have stepped up to one of the fancier Britax seats - maybe Platinum pro or Millenia but they do take up a fair chunk more space when rear facing.

Edited by 1lexi1, 21 July 2019 - 07:37 PM.


#3 Cheesy Sanga

Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:56 PM

An SUV may not mean any more space for a child seat, some SUVs have small back seats.

Do you have other child seats or adults sitting in the back? Is the driver or front passenger tall?

The bee's knees would probably be the Britax Platinum Pro but it's wide, and very deep in rear facing mode. The compact version is the Britax Graphene, it's slim and has the shortest rear facing depth of the current seats.

#4 -Emissary-

Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:08 PM

We’re tossing up between the Tiguan and the new Rav 4 at the moment.

We have a 12 year old who is about my height at the moment. DH is 1.75m while I’m 1.58m so not overly tall people. Most likely will be putting the seat to one side to give DS some room.

#5 Cheesy Sanga

Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:01 PM

Tiguan and Rav 4 don't have big back seats. The Platinum or other large seat is unlikely to comfortably fit. Can you test drive them to a baby shop to do a test fit of the seats? Put the child seat into the fully reclined rear facing mode and extend the head rest to the maximum rear facing height.

#6 Ocean waves

Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:34 PM

Hi guys,

I’m jumping in on this thread to ask if the Britax range are good for tall babies in extended rear facing mode? Only need one car seat these days so space not an issue, just want to avoid the baby outgrowing it lengthways. Thanks

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:06 PM

View PostOcean waves, on 10 January 2020 - 06:34 PM, said:

Hi guys,

I’m jumping in on this thread to ask if the Britax range are good for tall babies in extended rear facing mode? Only need one car seat these days so space not an issue, just want to avoid the baby outgrowing it lengthways. Thanks

Both my kids are long in the torso & i managed to get to 18 months rear facing with my second in my compaq - he was on the 90th percentile for height at that age. He's nearly 4 and still fits the seat in forward facing mode. My brother has an infa secure seat with the same height markers & my 3 year old nephew has only just been turned in it because his legs can no longer comfortably fit.

Edited by PrincessPeach, 10 January 2020 - 07:07 PM.


#8 Cheesy Sanga

Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:16 PM

Ocean waves, what car do you have? Does the person in front of the child seat need a lot of leg room?

The Britax Millenia or platinum are good for taller kids but the seat takes up a lot of room in both width and RF depth.

You could also look at the infasecure Quattro or attain (same seat just different trim levels). They have more leg room as the rebound functionality is built in to the seat rather than the rebound bar like the Britax have. It's slim in width and compact in RF depth.

There's also the joie i-travvel which is a medium sized seat in width and RF depth. It also has the built in rebound functionality like the infasecure seats so it's got good leg room.

#9 magic_marker

Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:18 PM

https://www.babybunt...VxoCsYkQAvD_BwE

We have this one.

#10 petit_manchot

Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:12 PM

View PostOcean waves, on 10 January 2020 - 06:34 PM, said:

Hi guys,

I’m jumping in on this thread to ask if the Britax range are good for tall babies in extended rear facing mode? Only need one car seat these days so space not an issue, just want to avoid the baby outgrowing it lengthways. Thanks

Yup we have a long one and had him rear facing until almost 2 years old. Only really turned him because he was starting to get antsy not being able to see what was going on in the car.




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