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If you had to pick a car seat for under $200 which one would it be?

 

It needs to be convertible 0-4+

Ideally, the ability to rear face as long as possible

Ideally, as slim as possible

Not to hard to adjust the harness

 

Thanks for any help. I really have no idea about car seats in this price range. Any practical pros and cons are also appreciated :)

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Cheesy Sanga

Baby Love Ezy switch $159

It's an 0-4 RF/FF seat, extended rear facing.

It's slim in width but medium sized in RF depth.

It's manual re-thread harness so must be uninstalled to change the strap height.

 

Britax compaq $269

It's an 0-4 RF/FF seat, extended rear facing.

It's slim in width and small sized in RF depth.

It's an easy adjust harness so can be left installed when changing the strap height.

 

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Cheesy Sanga

The cheapest Safe n Sound is the Cabrini.

https://www.bigw.com.au/product/safe-n-sound-cabrini-ii-convertible-car-seat-black/p/808523/

I had the previous version for my youngest.

 

It's an 0-4 RF/FF seat, but it's not extended rear facing.

It's slim in width and small sized in RF depth.

It's manual re-thread harness so must be uninstalled to change the strap height.

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MakesMeHappy

Thank you so much! That is super helpful!

 

Cheesy Sanga do you have an opinion on the Infasecure Kompressor Caprice? It is on sale at Baby Bunting for $199

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Cheesy Sanga

The kompressor is not an extended RF seat. But the kompressor 4 is an ERF seat. I wouldn't get the kompressor. The kompressor 4 is ok, as it's reasonably priced and has great recline in FF mode. But it's a massive seat in RF mode (but slim in width) and it's a manual re-thread harness so needs to be uninstalled to adjust the strap height.

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Purple Polka Dots

Cheesy Sanga you seem to know your car seats! Any chance you have any recommendations for after a 0-4 seat? I need to move my 3.5 yr old into another seat to use the britax compaq for the new baby.

It’s such a minefield!

 

OP, sorry for asking a question on your thread.

I have the britax compaq which has been great for slim line and extended rear facing. The only thing I would have liked is some more head support. But it’s been easy to use and doesn’t take up much space, even rear facing.

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PrincessPeach

My 5 year old is in a britax maxiguard. I also had a compaq.

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Cheesy Sanga

The next seat after an 0-4 is a type g harnessed seat. They are FF harnessed to 8yo approx.

 

Recommended options are:

Britax maxi guard pro or maxi guard.

Baby Love Ezy Grow (baby love is made by Britax).

Infasecure grandeur aka titanium or emperor or achieve or cadence.

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Purple Polka Dots

The next seat after an 0-4 is a type g harnessed seat. They are FF harnessed to 8yo approx.

 

Recommended options are:

Britax maxi guard pro or maxi guard.

Baby Love Ezy Grow (baby love is made by Britax).

Infasecure grandeur aka titanium or emperor or achieve or cadence.

 

Thank you - that’s a great starting point for me!

When it comes to such a cost difference in seats, does it make one safer than the other?

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Cheesy Sanga

All seats sold in Australia to Australian Standards are safe. The price difference is due to convenience factors like an easy adjust harness, or a bamboo fabric, or a compact size, etc.

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Purple Polka Dots

All seats sold in Australia to Australian Standards are safe. The price difference is due to convenience factors like an easy adjust harness, or a bamboo fabric, or a compact size, etc.

 

Great, thank you - just seems crazy when you can spend anywhere from $100-$700 on a seat!

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