www.securatot.co.uk

Featured retailers

www.carseat.se

CarSeat.se is Sweden's largest rear facing source where you will find everything you need to keep your child rear facing and safe. Trusted rear facing advice, personal service, and fast delivery globally. The safest rear facing seats from Britax, Maxi Cosi, BeSafe, Akta/Graco and Brio are featured in the online store.

www.securatot.co.uk

Securatot are the UK's only rearfacing car seat specialist, born from a passion for promoting the benefits of rearfacing car seats. Securatot offer free, professional advice to ensure you get the right seat for you, your car and your child – experts in rearfacing car seats who stock a full range of seats and accessories.

www.incarsafetycentre.co.uk

In-Car Safety has over 20 years experience in Extended Rear Facing Seats. Our fully trained and experienced staff operating from our Centres in Milton Keynes, Belfast and Rayleigh, will demonstrate our complete range of Rear Facing Seats, which includes Besafe, Britax, Klippan, Maxi Cosi and Recaro. All seats held in stock. Selecting a Rear Facing Seat may take time, so you are advised to make an appointment.


Buyer's advice

The rearfacing website has been live since January 2008 and a lot has happened since the site was launched. Back in 2008 there was only one shop selling rear facing group 1 car seats in the UK. Now more and more parents and retailers are aware of the benefits of rear facing car seats. This page is dedicated to helping parents who are in the process of buying a car seat. Below, you will find a list of the suppliers we are aware of. If you know of any other retailers selling rear facing group 1 car seats, let us know and we will add them.

General advice:

  • Make sure that the seat fits your car. Buckle crunch, too short belts and insufficient space is not fun to deal with when you have already bought your seat. Also make sure that your car has not got under floor storage compartments if the seat you want has a support leg.
  • Make sure that the seat fits the child and the child fits the seat. Check weight limits and weigh your child. Check that your child is not too tall for the seat.
  • Never ever place a car seat where there is an airbag! The airbag shoots out at 300 km/h. You do not want your child caught in the way.
  • Make sure that the seat has not been damaged. This is extra important if you buy a seat second hand or has it delivered to you in the post. Buying second hand car seats is not recommended, not even if you know the seller, and if you get a seat delivered in the post you have to make sure that it has been packaged properly. Check with the seller before you buy!

The road safety officers in Essex have kindly compiled a Fitting Guide with measurements and detailed information of things to look out for when buying a rear facing car seat. You can download the document here. You can also visit their centre to check if the seat you want will fit in your car or to get help with installing your new seat. You will find their contact details here.

NOTE: If you get a seat that is not installed by a professional, you have to be very very very careful when you install it yourself. 7 out of 10 car seats are fitted incorrectly according to UK statistics, and this is a major reason why children get injured in traffic. We do not want your child to be one of them!

If you would like to be able to buy rear facing seats closer to home, download our leaflet from the home page and take it with you to your local shop. Let them know that you want a rear facing seat and see what consumer pressure can do.


Where to buy

South East


In Car Safety Centre
Milton Keynes
Website
01908 220909
Britax Nordic range, Recaro Polaric, BeSafe range, Maxi-Cosi Mobi

In Car Safety Centre
Rayleigh
Website
01702 808313
07581 833469
Britax Nordic range, Recaro Polaric, BeSafe range, Maxi-Cosi Mobi

Pushchairs and Car Seats
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Website
01491 821290
Recaro Polaric, Britax Multi-Tech, BeSafe Izi Combi

MT Carbox
Windsor
Website
01753 833442
Bimbofix

Baby Lady
Canterbury/Ashford
Website
01227 787400 (Canterbury)
01233 636346 (Ashford)
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe range

Babyland
Norwich
Website
01603 434848
BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix

Babycare
Orpington
Website
01689 896665
Britax Dualfix, Britax Maxfix, Britax Mayway, Britax Multi Tech, Besafe Izi Combi X3 Isofix, Besafe Izi Combi X3, Besafe Izi Plus, Besafe Kid X3 isofix, Besafe Kid X3, Maxi Cosi Two Way Family

Kiddicare
Peterborough
Website
01733 201873
Recaro Polaric

Baby Nest
Croydon
Website
020 8684 3930
Britax Multi-Tech, Maxi-Cosi Mobi, BeSafe range

Anns Pram Centre
Petersfield
Website
01730 265522
Britax Multi-Tech, BeSafe range

Whites Baby Barn
Colchester
Website
01787 228000
BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix

Kindercare Boreham Wood
Borehamwood
Website
0208 9532002
BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix

Kindercare Southend
Southend
Website
01702 466472
BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix

Baby Boom 2000
Ruislip Gardens
Website
01895 675596
BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix

Peppermint
Kingston, Battersea, Chiswick
Website
0203 393 3101
BeSafe Range

Back in Action
Amersham
Website
01494 434343
BeSafe range

Back in Action
Marlow
Website
01628 477177
BeSafe range

Huggle
Central London
Website
0207 483 2826
BeSafe Range

Groovystyle
Berkhamsted
Website
01442 872888
BeSafe range

Baby @ Holland’s
Wickford
Website
01628 477177
BeSafe range

Chariots of Colchester
Colchester
Website
01206 617343
BeSafe range

Babycare of Dagenham
Dagenham
Website
020 8599 3024
BeSafe Range

Baby2k
Portsmouth
Website
023 92670 670
BeSafe Range

Rear Facing Toddlers
South East London
Website
Axkid Kidzofix, Minikid, BeSafe iZi Kid & iZi Combi

My Precious Cargo
Basingstoke
Website
07876 033871 or 07967 154885
BeSafe Izi Combi X3 Isofix, BeSafe Izi Combi X3, Besafe Izi Kid X3 Isofix, Besafe Izi Kid X3, Klippan Kiss 2, Klippan Triofix, Axkid Kidzofix, Axkid Kidzone, Axkid Minikid

Olivers Babycare
Winchester
Website
01962 840491
Recaro Polaric

South West


Securatot
Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Website
01666 510555
01666 825585
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix, BeSafe Izi Combi, Britax Multi-Tech, Klippan Kiss 2, Klippan Triofix, Axkids Kidzofix, Axkids Kidzone, Britax Max-Way, Cybex Sirona, Britax DualFix, Britax Maxfix, Axkid Minikid

Baby & Co
Keynsham, Bristol
Website
0117 986 8184
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix, BeSafe Izi Combi, Britax Multi-Tech, Besafe Izi Kid, Besafe Izi Kid Isofix, Britax Max-Way, Britax Max-fix, Cybex Sirona, Klippan Kiss 2

The Baby Centre
Helston
Website
0845 5441258
BeSafe Range

Glow Maternity & Baby
Barnstaple
Website
01271 314422
BeSafe Range

Adeba Nurseryworld
St Austell
Website
01726 73125
Britax Multitech, Britax Max-Way, Britax Max-Fix

Devon Pram Centre
Honiton
Website
01404 43334
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe range

Mama Chic
Plymouth
Website
07827 962681
BeSafe range, Fair G0/1 Isofix, Axkids Kidzofix, Axkids Kidzone

Back in Action
Bristol
Website
0117 922 6377
BeSafe range

Midlands


Precious Little One
Grantham
Website
0845 226 0754
BeSafe range

Stork Talk
Ilkeston
Website
0115 930 6700
BeSafe Range, Britax Maxfix

Babyland Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Website
BeSafe range

County Sleep Shop
Shrewsbury
01743 351611
BeSafe range

Hopscotch
Hereford
Website
01432 342052
BeSafe range

Baby Baby
Solihull
Website
0121 744 6786
BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix, Besafe Izi Kid, BeSafe Izi Kid Isofix, Britax Max-Way, Britax Max-fix, Maxi Cosi Maxfix

Simply Baby
Shrewsbury
01743 453942
Website
BeSafe, Recaro, Cybex

North East


Paul Stride
York
Website
01904 674800
BeSafe, Maxi Cosi, Britax, Recaro and Cybex ranges

Babycare
Bradford
Email
01274 640 364
BeSafe Range

W H Watts
Middlesborough
01642 246 125
BeSafe Range

Moisers
Grimsby
Website
01472 342334
BeSafe Range

North West


Pramworld
Wigan
Website
01942 214864
BeSafe range, Recaro Polaric, Britax Nordic range, Maxi-Cosi Mobi

K300 Ltd
Stockport
Website
0161 355 1275
Recaro Polaric

Prams and Cots Galore
Chester
Website
01244 329 899
BeSafe range

Babylicious
Hoylake, Wirral
Website
0151 633 2717
BeSafe Main Stockist, BeSafe Izi Combi X3 Isofix, BeSafe Izi Combi X3

Ladybugs
Poynton, Cheshire
Website
01625 858449
BeSafe Range

Scotland


Jan Stewart
East Kilbride
Website
01355 222 064
Recaro Polaric

Jan Stewart
Falkirk
Website
01355 222 064
BeSafe Range

Little Peas
Dunfermline
01383 738 866
BeSafe Range

Wales


Little Treasures
Abergavenny
Website
01873 857765
BeSafe Range

Northern Ireland


In Car Safety Centre
Belfast
Website
028 9074 2052
Britax Nordic range, Recaro Polaric, BeSafe range, Maxi-Cosi Mobi

Republic of Ireland


Tony Kealy's
Walkingstown, Dublin
Website
01 450 3966
Britax Multi-Tech, BeSafe Izi Combi

Tony Kealy's
Dublin
Website
01 867 2757
Britax Multi-Tech, BeSafe Izi Combi

Tony Kealy's
Cork
Website
021 500 5500
Britax Multi-Tech, BeSafe Izi Combi

High Street Stores


John Lewis
Website
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe iZi COMBI X3 Isofix

Top Mothercare Stores
Website
BeSafe iZi COMBI X3 ISOfix

Online retailers


Baby's Mart
Website
0845 250 4545
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix, Besafe Izi Kid, Besafe Izi Kid Isofix, Britax Max-Way, Britax Max-fix, Cybex Sirona, Klippan Kiss 2

Baby & Toddler World
Website
0845 257 4545
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe Izi Combi Isofix, Besafe Izi Kid, Besafe Izi Kid Isofix, Britax Max-Way, Britax Max-fix, Cybex Sirona, Klippan Kiss 2

International


www.carseat.se
Britax MultiTech, Britax Hi-Way, Britax Two-Way, BeSafe Izi Kid, BeSafe Izi Kid Isofix, Brio Zento, Maxi Cosi Mobi

www.rearfacingcarseats.com
Maxi Cosi Mobi, Brio Zento, BeSafe Izi Kid, BeSafe Izi Kid Isofix

www.babyland.se
Akta Graco Duologic, Britax Hi-way, Maxi Cosi Mobi, Britax Multi-tech, Britax Secura

www.babyparadies-shop.de
Recaro Polaric, BeSafe Combi

www.reboard-kindersitze.at
Britax Multitech, BeSafe IZI Combi X3, Recaro Polaric, Fair G0/1 Isofix

www.kindseats.com
Axkid, Akta Graco, Recaro

Car Manufacturers


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