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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:07 am
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if isofix is the safest way to but your car seat in why is there so little choice.
DS needs a high back booster have always used isofix as both cars have it and feel safe that it is secure. But is it really safest and then why is there only 3 high back booster to pick from on mothercare wedbsite.

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:13 pm
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Why do they not sell any extended rear-facing seats even though they are safer? Why do they sell baby carriers that are uncomfortable for both parent and baby, and not necessarily good for hip development?

Mothercare sell what the manufacturers market and what the masses want. Their range has improved and in the last few years as norms of car safety have changed, and I'm sure they will improve further.

I think Tony Kealys are recognised as more expert in car seats. And I find Halfords great for well-trained, helpful staff when shopping for car seats. Have never bought one in Mothercare now that I think about it!

Anyway, it's up to you, as a consumer, to research your options and buy according to your level of cost/safety. I'm not sure if Isofix makes that much of a difference when it comes to HBBs, but I'm sure the info is out there.

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:32 pm
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Great post Cannoli.

Darby, is it your 3 year old or 6 year old you're looking for a hbb for? If the 3 year old and you are concerned about safety you could still have him rear facing. ISOfix is considered safer because it removes or minimises the potential for the seat to be installed incorrectly by the parent. A correctly insalled non-isofix ERF seat is as safe as an isofix one, eg Britax Max Way and Britax MaxFix. I would imagine it doesn't make much difference for hbb as they are easy to install and not really a seat.


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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:56 pm
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it is for the 3yr old the 6yr old is in Kidifix isofix just looking as different options

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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:18 am
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Well if you want what's safest and he's not over 25kg then that would be an extended rear facing seat. A high back booster isn't great for a 3 year old whether isofix or not.


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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:58 pm
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arcadia wrote:
Great post Cannoli.

Darby, is it your 3 year old or 6 year old you're looking for a hbb for? If the 3 year old and you are concerned about safety you could still have him rear facing. ISOfix is considered safer because it removes or minimises the potential for the seat to be installed incorrectly by the parent. A correctly insalled non-isofix ERF seat is as safe as an isofix one, eg Britax Max Way and Britax MaxFix. I would imagine it doesn't make much difference for hbb as they are easy to install and not really a seat.


WSS. Just had a quick look on Which site and they say the same. In fact, it surprised me that they said in some way Isofix is not even as good as non-isofix because more of the impact from a crash goes to the seat and is passed on to the child, whereas with seat belt only, there is less of an impact. This has made me question my own isofix hbb. I might just install it without the isofix instead.

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How seatbelts help in a crash

When a seat is installed using a seat belt, there is some give in the belt. This means slightly more movement of the seat in a crash, but the forces transmitted to the seat (and hence the child) are often lower, because of the energy absorbed as the belt flexes.
How Isofix reacts in a crash

With Isofix mounts the 'joint' between the seat and the car is relatively stiff, and more of the force of the crash is transmitted into the seat.

Our testing shows that this can lead to the child being exposed to slightly higher forces in crashes than the same seat with a belted installation.

Now, they show a pic of a proper 'seat' rather than a hbb, but I'm presuming the same logic applies.


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Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:01 pm
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maplesyrup wrote:
arcadia wrote:
Great post Cannoli.

Darby, is it your 3 year old or 6 year old you're looking for a hbb for? If the 3 year old and you are concerned about safety you could still have him rear facing. ISOfix is considered safer because it removes or minimises the potential for the seat to be installed incorrectly by the parent. A correctly insalled non-isofix ERF seat is as safe as an isofix one, eg Britax Max Way and Britax MaxFix. I would imagine it doesn't make much difference for hbb as they are easy to install and not really a seat.


WSS. Just had a quick look on Which site and they say the same. In fact, it surprised me that they said in some way Isofix is not even as good as non-isofix because more of the impact from a crash goes to the seat and is passed on to the child, whereas with seat belt only, there is less of an impact. This has made me question my own isofix hbb. I might just install it without the isofix instead.

ETA quote from Which:
How seatbelts help in a crash

When a seat is installed using a seat belt, there is some give in the belt. This means slightly more movement of the seat in a crash, but the forces transmitted to the seat (and hence the child) are often lower, because of the energy absorbed as the belt flexes.
How Isofix reacts in a crash

With Isofix mounts the 'joint' between the seat and the car is relatively stiff, and more of the force of the crash is transmitted into the seat.

Our testing shows that this can lead to the child being exposed to slightly higher forces in crashes than the same seat with a belted installation.

Now, they show a pic of a proper 'seat' rather than a hbb, but I'm presuming the same logic applies.



Could u check which, which is best rated hbb seat

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In order of highest score to lowest, but all 'best buys' and nothing really scorewise between them:
Britax Kidfix xp SICT
Britax Kid Plus SICT
Cybex Solutions X2 Fix
Recaro Monza Nova 2 Seatfix
Britax Kidfix SICT Isofix
Kiddy Cruisefix Pro Isofix

Just below best buy:
Volvo Booster Seat - also known as Britax Kid Plus (previously also known as the Britax Evolva 2-3 Ultra) - This actually gets 5 stars and has the same % score as many of the best buys so I don't know why it misses out on best buy, they don't say.
Recaro Monza Nova 2
Storchenmuehle Solar

There are a few more but I haven't time to add them all. If there's one you're looking at let me know the name and I'll look.


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maplesyrup wrote:
In order of highest score to lowest, but all 'best buys' and nothing really scorewise between them LED Lighting Solutions:
Britax Kidfix xp SICT
Britax Kid Plus SICT
Cybex Solutions X2 Fix
Recaro Monza Nova 2 Seatfix
Britax Kidfix SICT Isofix
Kiddy Cruisefix Pro Isofix

Just below best buy:
Volvo Booster Seat - also known as Britax Kid Plus (previously also known as the Britax Evolva 2-3 Ultra) - This actually gets 5 stars and has the same % score as many of the best buys so I don't know why it misses out on best buy, they don't say.
Recaro Monza Nova 2
Storchenmuehle Solar

There are a few more but I haven't time to add them all. If there's one you're looking at let me know the name and I'll look.

Hello,
Thanks for the post.
Can you tell me which type of solar systems are good ??


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Thanks for this topic.This is really helpfull.

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