When I was doing my list of must have items before my daughter was born, I remember thinking that the car seat was one of the more expensive items on my list. I remember - foolishly- thinking, “Oh, well, at least it's a once off purchase”.
For the first three months it was a fabulously light carseat that we could actually carry her around in, since we didn't have a pram. By four months her legs were hanging over the end, so we invested in a bigger one, which worked very well, until one day the clasp literally broke in my hand. I still thank heavens we never had an accident with her in that seat.
At a year a friend loaned us a booster seat to try out, but that didn't last long as she was still way too small. We finally found the right age appropriate seat, and although her feet hover near the end, she's at least securely buckled in! So next it'll be a booster seat, but fortunately we have a little time still!
For those of you who don't, however, this Mamas & Papas Trekker Car Seat is a Group 2 – 3 seat, and is suitable for children aged 4 – 12 years, or 15 to 36kg and is approved to ECE.R44.03 standards.
It fits front and rear seats, and uses a lap and three point seat belt to secure it. It also has side impact protection and a removable, machine washable cover.
Going forward it also converts to a booster seat, so hopefully it'll be your last car chair purchase!
Thanks to rustysusty at HUKD