Products: Mothercare Madrid child seat review

Products: Mothercare Madrid child seat review

Review of the Mothercare Madrid child seat

Mothercare Madrid child seat

  • Price: £80
  • Group: 0+, 1
  • Age range: Birth to four years
  • Best for: Parents on a budget
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MOTHERCARE’S sensibly priced, functional products are a godsend to parents on a tight budget. The Madrid, which has a five-point harness, is suitable from birth all the way up to around the age of four, rear-facing until about nine months and forward-facing afterwards.

It may be one of the cheapest on the market but it ain’t ugly; while the Madrid is not made from luxury materials, it’s handsome enough and available in burgundy and cream or black and cream.

The retail price is £79.99 — which works out at £20 a year if it’s kept in play until your child’s fourth birthday — but keep an eye on the company website because the seat often crops up in sales.

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It doesn’t have Isofix and instead is secured by a seatbelt. What’s more, this is not a seat that you’ll want to be lugging backwards and forwards to the house as there’s no carry-handle — a bit of a disadvantage if your newborn, like most, nods off in the car, but a compromise worth making for the price.

It’s also a great option as an extra seat for Granny’s car, as long as she’s not planning on taking it out of the car very often as the seatbelt setup is a bit of a faff.

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