Forward and rear facing car seats? Not a debate, looking for a seat to do both!

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  1. Scampie

    Scampie Mummy to Sam and Finn!

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    Im lookin around and getting a bit lost! LO has outgrown his carseat and he is only 8 months. Im looking to buy the next stage car seat, but i want one which is usable both forward and rear facing.

    Any ideas which car seats are capable?

    Please dont turn this into a debate about the benefits of one over the other.
     
  2. Eala

    Eala Mum of two gorgeous girls

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    Britax Multi Tech, which you can buy from Volvo for around the £160 mark. It'll rear-face till LO is 25kgs (so about 5 years on average!). It can also be a harnessed forward facing seat, and then used as a booster seat (with a 3-point seatbelt). :thumbup:
     
  3. Mrs A

    Mrs A Mumma & TTC #2

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    rather than say, i dont want a debate, i would have just gone to a place that sells them, and ask the experts? no? :dohh:
     
  4. Scampie

    Scampie Mummy to Sam and Finn!

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    I tend to value the opinion of other mothers over a salesperson anyday! Plus the closest place to buy them is around 40 min drive away. Research before you purchase?
     
  5. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    We have the britax hiway and im pretty sure its rear facing up to 35lbs but can also be FF.

    I would think if your planning on switching it between the both your LO might not like it. River has been FF 2 or 3 times in other kids car seats and we find when she goes back into our car she is less then immpressed.
     
  6. Scampie

    Scampie Mummy to Sam and Finn!

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    Not planning on changing for a long time yet. Just most of the ones ive found are rear facing to 20lbs. My son is 24lbs already and only 8 months. Want to keep him rear facing till at least a year, then have the option to turn him forward facing if i decide to do so without having to buy another car seat x
     
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    special_kala love my bugs

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    We will be going for this one 'Britax Multi Tech' i think x
     
  9. littleone2010

    littleone2010 Mum of two girls

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    I think the multitech too.. This is the only one we found that does everything and isnt the most expensive (you can afford what you can afford!) although obviously dont want to compromise of safety! :) My lo is almost 9 months now and there is still room for her in her infant carrier seat thing so im going to hold out a bit longer.. she is over 20 lbs for sure (was 18.7 lbs at 5 months!) although have not got her weighed in a few months! xx
     
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  11. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Experts dont always know everything, and up to date with products! Id go with other peoples experiences anyday.

    Shes entiteld to say she doesnt want a debate about it as this is one of the hot topics that do easily get out of hand.
     
  12. fifie123

    fifie123 Well-Known Member

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    what are rearfaced carseats?
     
  13. Kalah

    Kalah Guest

    There aren't very many places that sell extended rear facing seats so it would take a LOT of driving around just to get to one and they might not even have ones that can also be forward facing. Many times the staff aren't very educated about their own products either, they just want to sell you things!
     
  14. Heidi

    Heidi Mummy to two girls

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    Scampie Mummy to Sam and Finn!

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    Thanks for your replies ladies. Gave me some ideas to look into!
     
  16. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    We've got the Britax multi tech. RF and FF from 9kg to 55kg.
     
  17. Mrs A

    Mrs A Mumma & TTC #2

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    blah! whatever! :dohh:
     

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