A few months back Sam was shunted from behind in the car, thankfully neither Athena or I were in the car at the time (I was pregnant) but her car seat was so we decided to replace it (with a Joie Steadi – here’s our review) which can be both forward and backward facing. We’ll be moving Arlo from his group 0 car seat to the next stage up, which will last him to around four years quite soon, but he will still be rear facing for as long as possible! As he’s too heavy for me to carry in his current car seat (the type with a handle) we thought a bigger more padded seat would be more comfortable for him as we have a couple of longish journeys coming up, and will need to bring one on our flight to Geneva in January too!
The car seat regulations are a bit of a minefield but UK Claim Lawyers have put together a useful infographic to help decipher them!
For independent car seat testing and reviews you could visit the Which website, and for more information on the new rear facing regulations visit their site here: Rearfacing – the way forward.
This is a collaborative post, all words and opinions my own.