Just found out I'm about to be a dad for the first time (at 41 as well!).\n\nLooking at the Britax web site for car seats threw up a problem I had not\nconsidered. My Signum has front passenger and side airbags. Whereas most\ncars allow you to disable these, usually via a key or switch, Vauxhall\ndecided to go one better and it looks like the only way to put a rear\nfacing child seat in the front seat is to buy the "transponder" seat from\nVauxhall at £300 + £50 for the 0-9 month insert. I have looked at other\nchild seat manufacturers and no-one seems to indicate that they can\nprovide seats with transponders. 2 questions:\n\n1. Does this mean I'll have to but a Vauxhall seat at £350?\n\n2. If so...anyone got one they are no longer using and are willing to\nsell?