Child Seat Advice

Child Seat Advice

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boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Monday 14th February 2011
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It is but unsure as to how much.

Are you looking at buying one?

Zod

35,295 posts

202 months

Monday 14th February 2011
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Just wondering whether it might fit better than the duofix in the DB9. The duofix is properly secured, but it digs into the leather a bit at the sides of the base.

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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hora said:
Hello smile

Would this work in my 04 (mk1) Ford Focus?

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.207-5395.aspx

Potentially going to a mkVI Golf later on this year.
Hi,

According the the Britax fitfinder, this seat will fit into both the Focus & golf.

That is a superb price for that seat aswell.

pikey

7,663 posts

228 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Hello Boobles,

I have a question I've been pondering recently if you please!

We have 6 month old and a Maxi-Cosi "CabrioFix". You can keep taking bits out of the seat as the baby grows and we're about at the stage where her head is filling the head support 'bit'. If we take this out then the baby's head seems to have a lot of freedom, so we have the choice of her head being fixed and it looking uncomfortable or loose and free.

Should we remove this, then buy another neck support for an older baby or is the head support just for when she has weak neck muscles?

Thanks

Ben

PS. Had some Australian friends over recently, who were amazed by our ISOfix system as when they had baby seats for their kids (about 10 years ago) they were not allowed to install them.. so would never remove them. If it was removed (ie. for cleaning?), they had to take the car to a centre where a specially trained person fit the car seat (ie. threaded the seatbelt round the seat). It was just the done thing that seats remained where they were installed and never removed!

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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hora said:
boobles said:
Hi,

According the the Britax fitfinder, this seat will fit into both the Focus & golf.

That is a superb price for that seat aswell.
Thats what I can't figure though 'Olivia' - is it a sub-brand of the Evolve?
I can only assume that they have alot of this colour in stock. It's also a popular colour & for that price, I would snap it up.

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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pikey said:
Hello Boobles,

I have a question I've been pondering recently if you please!

We have 6 month old and a Maxi-Cosi "CabrioFix". You can keep taking bits out of the seat as the baby grows and we're about at the stage where her head is filling the head support 'bit'. If we take this out then the baby's head seems to have a lot of freedom, so we have the choice of her head being fixed and it looking uncomfortable or loose and free.

Should we remove this, then buy another neck support for an older baby or is the head support just for when she has weak neck muscles?

Thanks

Ben

PS. Had some Australian friends over recently, who were amazed by our ISOfix system as when they had baby seats for their kids (about 10 years ago) they were not allowed to install them.. so would never remove them. If it was removed (ie. for cleaning?), they had to take the car to a centre where a specially trained person fit the car seat (ie. threaded the seatbelt round the seat). It was just the done thing that seats remained where they were installed and never removed!
Hi,

Have you removed the "filling block" this should be removed when the child is approx 4 months old. This will make the seat deeper which allow you to keep the "head support" attached. Also, unless the fitting instructions say remove it after a certain timescale, I wouldn't remove it or replace it with anything else.

We recommend that you should always check the seat belt tension pretty much after every journey
because they can come lose overtime & can make the seat un-secure.

Edited by boobles on Tuesday 15th February 12:08

callyman

3,103 posts

156 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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boobles said:
It is but unsure as to how much.

Are you looking at buying one?
Boobles, Just grabbed a tape and the two base width results are below:-
Duo base is 340mm
Prince base is 360mm

So the Prince base is actually 20mm wider. thumbup

Zod

35,295 posts

202 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Thank you.

Dr_Gonzo

955 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Hi Boobles,

We have our first child on the way pretty soon. We have a E92 3 series touring and a Nissan Qashqai, both with ISOFIX. What would be your top recommendation?

Thanks,

The Doctor

pikey

7,663 posts

228 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Thanks

boobles said:
We recommend that you should always check the seat belt tension pretty much after every journey
because they can come lose overtime & can make the seat un-secure.
I take it this doesn't make much sense as I've always docked it into the ISOfix base? smile

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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pikey said:
Thanks

boobles said:
We recommend that you should always check the seat belt tension pretty much after every journey
because they can come lose overtime & can make the seat un-secure.
I take it this doesn't make much sense as I've always docked it into the ISOfix base? smile
This applies to both belted & isofix seats.
It's always better just to check it over.

pikey

7,663 posts

228 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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boobles said:
pikey said:
Thanks

boobles said:
We recommend that you should always check the seat belt tension pretty much after every journey
because they can come lose overtime & can make the seat un-secure.
I take it this doesn't make much sense as I've always docked it into the ISOfix base? smile
This applies to both belted & isofix seats.
It's always better just to check it over.
Now I'm confused as to which belt you're referring? When I dock the car seat I get a green indicator to say it's in properly, never attached a belt..

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Dr_Gonzo said:
Hi Boobles,

We have our first child on the way pretty soon. We have a E92 3 series touring and a Nissan Qashqai, both with ISOFIX. What would be your top recommendation?

Thanks,

The Doctor
Hi,

Due to the fact that there will be several seats that fit in either cars or just one but not the other, I can't start naming them due to that very reason (there are to many). If you are asking me from a safety point of view, I can't & won't name or shame products due to obvious reasons (like being taken to court). You can however try either of these to sites for an indication to what will & won't fit.

http://redirectingat.com/?id=1044X509854&xs=1&...


http://redirectingat.com/?id=1044X509854&xs=1&...

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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pikey said:
boobles said:
pikey said:
Thanks

boobles said:
We recommend that you should always check the seat belt tension pretty much after every journey
because they can come lose overtime & can make the seat un-secure.
I take it this doesn't make much sense as I've always docked it into the ISOfix base? smile
This applies to both belted & isofix seats.
It's always better just to check it over.
Now I'm confused as to which belt you're referring? When I dock the car seat I get a green indicator to say it's in properly, never attached a belt..
Either seats whether it be seat belt only or just isofix (no seat belt)
Both installations should be checked on a regular basis to ensure it's still secured.
I realize that you are saying that the indicator is still green but it doesn't hurt just to check once in a while.

joewilliams

2,004 posts

145 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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What's your opinion on extended rear-facing seats?

Whilst I appreciate the theory behind doing it, I haven't seen any accurate statistics confirming how much safer they are, only scare-mongering.

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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joewilliams said:
What's your opinion on extended rear-facing seats?

Whilst I appreciate the theory behind doing it, I haven't seen any accurate statistics confirming how much safer they are, only scare-mongering.
How do you mean "extended rear facing seats" ?

Do you mean keeping children rear facing for longer?

Amateurish

5,967 posts

166 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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My eldest is now 15kg and so old enough to move to a group 2 seat. Should we do this soon or is it better to keep her in her group 1 seat until she has outgrown it (i.e. 18kg)? Cheers.

KeyR1

124 posts

110 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Amateurish said:
My eldest is now 15kg and so old enough to move to a group 2 seat. Should we do this soon or is it better to keep her in her group 1 seat until she has outgrown it (i.e. 18kg)? Cheers.
this was my question aswell ... my son is now 15.5 kg but we have still kept original seat at present.

I do however have a a bigger question ..... say my son has an illness and goes through the whole weight loss sickness bug going round and we have already got said seat - would it be Completely wrong to be in said seat @ 14.5 kg when usual weight 16k or are the weights recommendations rather than set in stone. I can explain more if neccessary but am at work.

boobles

Original Poster:

15,240 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th February 2011
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Amateurish said:
My eldest is now 15kg and so old enough to move to a group 2 seat. Should we do this soon or is it better to keep her in her group 1 seat until she has outgrown it (i.e. 18kg)? Cheers.
I would keep her in the current seat until she is 18kg, unless she is to tall for it. If thats the case I would look at getting the next one.


KeyR1 you can PM me if you like where I can hopefully help if you would prefer it.

joewilliams

2,004 posts

145 months

Wednesday 16th February 2011
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boobles said:
How do you mean "extended rear facing seats" ?

Do you mean keeping children rear facing for longer?
Stuff like this: http://www.carseat.se/

Designed for keeping children rear-facing for as long as possible.

It may well be safer, but I can't find any proper statistics.