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

In Car Safety Centre
Rayleigh
Website
01702 808313
07581 833469

Pushchairs and Car Seats
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Website
01491 821290

MT Carbox
Windsor
Website
01753 833442

Baby Lady
Canterbury/Ashford
Website
01227 787400 (Canterbury)
01233 636346 (Ashford)

Babyland
Norwich
Website
01603 434848

Babycare
Orpington
Website
01689 896665

Great Expectations
Brighton
Website
01273 622993

Baby Nest
Croydon
Website
020 8684 3930

Anns Pram Centre
Petersfield
Website
01730 265522

Whites Baby Barn
Colchester
Website
01787 228000

Frills All Round
Uckfield
Website
01825 761625

Nursery Gear
East Grinstead
Website
01342 312430

Baby Boom 2000
Ruislip Gardens
Website
01895 675596

Peppermint
Kingston, Battersea, Chiswick
Website
0203 393 3101

Back in Action
Amersham
Website
01494 434343

Back in Action
Marlow
Website
01628 477177

Huggle
Central London
Website
0207 483 2826

Groovystyle
Berkhamsted
Website
01442 872888

Zebedee
Southend
Website
01702 351844

Prams & Toys
Kings Lynn
Website
01553 761666

Babycare of Dagenham
Dagenham
Website
020 8599 3024

Baby2k
Portsmouth
Website
023 92670 670

Rear Facing Toddlers
South East London
Website

My Precious Cargo
Basingstoke
Website
07876 033871 or 07967 154885

Olivers Babycare
Winchester
Website
01962 840491

Oxford Pram Centre
Oxford
Website
01367 253586

Bentalls
Kingston
Website
020 8546 1001

Pushchairs & Car Seats
Wallingford
Website
01491 821877

South West


Securatot
Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Website
01666 510555
01666 825585

Baby & Co
Keynsham, Bristol
Website
0117 986 8184

The Baby Centre
Helston
Website
0845 5441258

Glow Maternity & Baby
Barnstaple
Website
01271 314422

Adeba Nurseryworld
St Austell
Website
01726 73125

Devon Pram Centre
Honiton
Website
01404 43334

Mama Chic
Plymouth
Website
07827 962681

Back in Action
Bristol
Website
0117 922 6377

Baby Gear
Bridport
Website
01308 422552

Discount Baby Equipment
Bournemouth
Dorset
Website
01202 720020
01202 730630

Midlands


Precious Little One
Grantham
Website
0845 226 0754

Affordable Baby Care
Rotherham
Website
01709 719 192

Babyland Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Website

County Sleep Shop
Shrewsbury
01743 351611
BeSafe range

Hopscotch
Hereford
Website
01432 342052

Baby Baby
Solihull
Website
0121 744 6786

Simply Baby
Shrewsbury
01743 453942
Website

Cotton Nappy Company
Leamington Spa
Website
01926 430000

Baby Planet
Leicester
Website
0116 255 6222

Babes 2 Tots
Ashby de la Zouch
Website
01530 564446

North East


Paul Stride
York
Website
01904 674800

Babycare
Bradford
Email
01274 640 364

W H Watts
Middlesborough
01642 246 125

Moisers
Grimsby
Website
01472 342334

North West


Pramworld
Wigan
Website
01942 214864

K300 Ltd
Stockport
Website
0161 355 1275

Prams and Cots Galore
Chester
Website
01244 329 899

Babylicious
Hoylake, Wirral
Website
0151 633 2717

Ladybugs
Poynton, Cheshire
Website
01625 858449

Countryside Kids
Oldham
Website
01457 810566

Baby Business
Heswall, Wirral
Website
0151 342 9970

Babyworld
Kendal
Website
01539 740040

Lesters
Manchester
Website
0161 720 7227

My Crib Rocks
Liverpool
Website
0151 928 4220

Scotland


Jan Stewart
East Kilbride
Website
01355 222 064

Jan Stewart
Falkirk
Website
01355 222 064

Little Peas
Dunfermline
01383 738 866

Pram Centre
Glasgow
Website
0141 552 3998

Wales


Little Treasures
Abergavenny
Website
01873 857765

Bocs Babi
Bangor
Website
01248 208240

Uber Kids
Wrexham
Website
0843 208 2180

Northern Ireland


In Car Safety Centre
Belfast
Website
028 9074 2052

Tony Kealy's
Belfast
Website
028 9068 2118

Republic of Ireland


Tony Kealy's
Walkingstown, Dublin
Website
01 450 3966

Tony Kealy's
Dublin
Website
01 867 2757

Tony Kealy's
Cork
Website
021 500 5500i

High Street Stores


John Lewis
Website

Mothercare
Website

Mamas & Papas
Website

Online only retailers


Baby's Mart
Website
0845 250 4545

Baby & Toddler World
Website
0845 257 4545

International


www.carseat.se

www.rearfacingcarseats.com

www.babyland.se

www.babyparadies-shop.de

www.reboard-kindersitze.at

www.kindseats.com

Car Manufacturers


Volvo
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Saab
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If you wish to add your details to this guide or to advertise on the site, please email us at info@rearfacing.co.uk