For about a month now Osian has been in a group 0+/1 car seat. It wasn't an easy task to find a car seat. He was way too long for his baby car seat, and the shoulder straps weren't staying in place properly, so it just wasn't really safe any more. He wasn't and still isn't the weight to be forward facing. Therefore he needed the next size car seat but one that could still be rear facing.
I had a look on Which? and they only had reviews of 3 car seats from the group I was looking at. None of them scored very high. I then took to looking at car seats on Mothercare and Kiddicare's websites, but I wanted to actually see the car seat before purchasing. Our local Mothercare is quite small and didn't have any group 0+/1 car seats. I managed to find a car seat which seemed good, but without being able to physically see it before buying, I had to trust the reviews I read online. A few of the reviews were saying that the car seat was a bit too large, but without knowing what car they were using the seat in it was hard to tell if the seat would be too big for the car we're using. I felt like I was in a right pickle and didn't know what to do.
In the end I decided to go for it and clicked order, but that was after a lot of stressing over what to do. I don't usually stress over things at all. Who knew I would find it so hard? Everything worked out okay in the end, the car seat fits perfectly, it does look big, but the car is big enough to hold it securely.
Was I just being fussy? Or just getting worked up all over nothing? Did anyone else find it hard choosing a car seat?