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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    It really makes sense financially. There are 3 options for keeping your older child harnessed till at least 8. The Infasecure Evolve, the SnS Maxi Guard and the Babylove Ezy Grow. The first 2 have easy adjust harness/headrest. The Evolve is wider than the other 2. Personally I like the Maxi Guard and have one on layby for my DS.
    If your intersested the FB page Child restraints. Is your child restrained correctly? is really helpful.

    ETA- Also depends if you are still rear-facing your older child and if you want to continue that. if so you might want to look at seats that allow rear facing up to 4 years. They are called A4 seats and there are 3. The SnS Platinum SICT, the SnS Meridian SICT and the Maxi Cosi Euro ISOGO.
    @WiseOldOwl, you seem to have a good understanding about car seats. I was actually looking online at some of the seats mentioned above before I stumbled across this post. Mind if I pick your brain. .??
    6m-8yr fully harnessed seats, which is the narrowest?
    Do they all have the same height markers?


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    No problems @Tinkers. Of the 3 type G seats that harness from 6mth to 8yrs the SnS Maxi Guard and the Babylove Ezy grow are both 47cm wide and the Infasecure Evolve is 49cm. The Maxi Guard has the easy adjust harness (a godsend) and so does the Evolve but the Ezy Grow you have to remove from the car to adjust the harness other than that they all have the same entry and exit markers. Personally, I wouldn't put a child younger than 2yrs in one of these as the recline is not as good as a 0-4 seat so not as good for kids that fall asleep alot in the car. I am getting the Maxi Guard for my DS who is 3.8yrs and almost at the exit marker on his current seat. He is about 5cm over the entry marker on them so I don't think many 6mth olds would meet the marker to start using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    No problems @Tinkers. Of the 3 type G seats that harness from 6mth to 8yrs the SnS Maxi Guard and the Babylove Ezy grow are both 47cm wide and the Infasecure Evolve is 49cm. The Maxi Guard has the easy adjust harness (a godsend) and so does the Evolve but the Ezy Grow you have to remove from the car to adjust the harness other than that they all have the same entry and exit markers. Personally, I wouldn't put a child younger than 2yrs in one of these as the recline is not as good as a 0-4 seat so not as good for kids that fall asleep alot in the car. I am getting the Maxi Guard for my DS who is 3.8yrs and almost at the exit marker on his current seat. He is about 5cm over the entry marker on them so I don't think many 6mth olds would meet the marker to start using it.
    With the width issue I'm able to fit an Evolve, a Neon, and a Maxirider three across in the back of my car. So even the widest one you can still make work. I do like the easy adjust feature as I can have it take my 1yo or my 7yo niece without taking it out.

    Back to the OP my first born also had the hand me downs from cousins. And what wasn't a hand me down I bought off buy swap sell . I did like buying some new clothes for both girls though. I like choosing something that was just for them, that was them. I would focus on that rather than big ticket items.

    If you do buy a car seat I would go the Infasecure Neon from Big W when they are on sale for about $130. They are fantastic seats with high height markers. I've had a few different car seats and I can't fault it. I've had more expensive seats but that ones still my favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post

    If you do buy a car seat I would go the Infasecure Neon from Big W when they are on sale for about $130. They are fantastic seats with high height markers. I've had a few different car seats and I can't fault it. I've had more expensive seats but that ones still my favourite.
    It's actually on sale at the moment for $128. It is very popular because you can get a long while rear facing in it. Toys-r-us have the same seat with different covers called the Acsent it's also on sale atm for $130.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    It's actually on sale at the moment for $128. It is very popular because you can get a long while rear facing in it. Toys-r-us have the same seat with different covers called the Acsent it's also on sale atm for $130.
    Yeah I love the neon too. We have two, one in each car. I was lucky to get one for $115 a couple of months ago! Ds is almost 16 months still rearfacing in it and he is quite big (14kg and 75th percentile for height).

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    @WiseOldOwl- awesome, thanks for explaining that to me!:thumbup:

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    Ok I was looking at the maxi guard but I've seen the rally booster by intra secure. Any feedback on this one

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    It's very popular. I haven't had one but it appears from what others have said that it will last a while harnessed if you have an average size child. If you want to continue to keep your child harnessed to 8 you will still need another seat. I think the rally is harness to about 44cm seated height then booster mode with seatbelt only to 51 cm where the MaxiGuard is harnessed to 51cm. Both are safe seats. Just depends what you are looking for. Personally i want to keep DS in a 6 point harness as long as possible so I am getting the Maxi Guard.
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    Are they safe? I'm getting mixed reviews on the net

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    The rally has a 4 star crep rating. It's a great seat.


 

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