I have started researching these, as there is no way Ollie is going to last past 6 months in his infant carrier (like his sister) and we will need time to save up for one. We had a Britax First Class for Amy but with the law changing I think there is no chance of Ollie still being within the 13kg rearfacing weight range at 15 months, never mind beyond that.
Taking into account the cars we have, I have narrowed it down to the BeSafe Combi and Klippan Kiss. We have seen the BeSafe briefly in the flesh but not the Klippan yet. I have read that it is compact, which is great for my little Agila, but I just wondered if its compactness would mean a largish child would outgrow it quickly? It's a lot of money to spend on something that won't last the distance and we couldn't afford to have to buy yet another seat later on.
This seat is also sold by Graco (they market it as the DuoLogic if you wnat to look up reviews etc). We got it for our LO when she was about a year old. She was nowhere near the weight limit on her infant carrier, but the reclined position was annoying her.
I would highly, highly recommend the Klippan/DuoLogic. Although it is compact, it is still quite tall as it comes with an additional headrest which you clip on when their head reaches the top of the basic infant seat. One of the things I really like about the seat is that it can be fitted with either the belt OR Isofix (I don't know of any other ERF seats which do this, but I haven't researched for a while to be fair). It makes it a doddle to fit into other cars quickly and easily. I've had the seat in a Honda Jazz and still had leg room for the passenger.
Thanks Eala. The option to isofix or not isofix was what drew me towards it, as DH's car has it and mine doesn't (or at least I don't think it does, must check). We certainly can't afford two seats, especially not while I'm on maternity leave. Worst case scenario, the ERF goes in his car and I'll use Amy's old First Class until I am back at work and there is more money coming in.
A bonus is how easy it is to fit, even with the belt. There are no additional tether straps or anything like that, so it doesn't take much longer than fitting it with Isofix. I don't recline it anymore now that Roo is older, but the recline positions are nice too for a younger child
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