CYBEX Solution X-Fix, Toddler Car Seat Group 2/3, Pure Black £88.03 @ Amazon
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CYBEX Solution X-Fix, Toddler Car Seat Group 2/3, Pure Black £88.03 @ Amazon

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Found 5th Dec
Believe the cheapest this has been on Amazon for over 2 years.

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Excellent seat, great price - would buy if I didn't already have one.

I love the cybex stuff. Never understood why people put their children in cheap car seats.

y_am_I_buying_this6 m ago

I love the cybex stuff. Never understood why people put their children in …I love the cybex stuff. Never understood why people put their children in cheap car seats.



Because they're cheaper and they work.

Yes I agree. We've got one in each car and they're fab car seats.

mccririck22 m ago

Because they're cheaper and they work.


Hmmm debatable if a £20/30 car seat would be just as safe as this. Not a chance I’d put my child in a cheap car seat not worth the risk. Just cos it works doesn’t mean it will take away all impact etc.

Well when I was a kid we didnt have car seats and cars were not as safe. Not really sure what difference an expensive car seat will make over a decent cheaper one.

mccririck21 h, 25 m ago

Well when I was a kid we didnt have car seats and cars were not as safe. …Well when I was a kid we didnt have car seats and cars were not as safe. Not really sure what difference an expensive car seat will make over a decent cheaper one.


Search for the child seat recalls that have been issued over the past few years and you will see that they are all for the generic ‘cheap and nasty’ seats which are made in China and just given different covers and badges according to who will be selling them (Team Tex, Nania, Mothercare and Halfords own brands, Kiddicare own brand).
Yes all child seats on sale in Europe have to past the testing relevant to R44/04 or the newer R129 regulations, but the tests are very basic and carried out at fairly low speeds. These cheap seats really are very poor, having one is better than having no child seat at all, but only just! These types of seats were the ones used for the Watchdog investigation a couple of years ago, all of the shops fitted them in the car incorrectly and they didn’t fare well in the Watchdog crash tests (the headrest flew off one seat).
By buying ‘branded’ such as Britax, Maxi Cosi, Joie, Axkid, Besafe etc you know that you are getting a seat that the manufacturer has designed and developed to withstand much greater impacts than the European regulations test at. Much has been made of the fact that the new R129 (also known as I-Size) regulation includes a side impact test (the old R44/04 regulation doesn’t), but Britax and all the other big brands have been side-impact testing their seats at the same speeds in-house for many years.
You only have to look at the seats and lift them up to see what the extra money spent on a branded seat gets you. Child seats really aren’t an area you can go cheap on. Buy a second hand pram, clothes, toys, anything, but it’s really best to save up and buy a decent car seat. All those other things aren’t going to save your child’s life one day, a decent car seat just might.

I don't expect much agreement round here, but I'm of the opinion that the multi billion dollar child car seat industry is one big con, selling thinly covered Styrofoam at exorbitant prices to gullible overly protective new parents.
Bought a couple of these CYBEX seats for my little ones and they are fine as long as the kids don't go to sleep, which is any trip over 10 minutes, when they fall forward and appear to garrote themselves on the seat belt. Money down the drain IMHO but at least it calmed she who must be obeyed for a week or two. Cheap in that respect.

andreah9031 h, 59 m ago

Search for the child seat recalls that have been issued over the past few …Search for the child seat recalls that have been issued over the past few years and you will see that they are all for the generic ‘cheap and nasty’ seats which are made in China and just given different covers and badges according to who will be selling them (Team Tex, Nania, Mothercare and Halfords own brands, Kiddicare own brand). Yes all child seats on sale in Europe have to past the testing relevant to R44/04 or the newer R129 regulations, but the tests are very basic and carried out at fairly low speeds. These cheap seats really are very poor, having one is better than having no child seat at all, but only just! These types of seats were the ones used for the Watchdog investigation a couple of years ago, all of the shops fitted them in the car incorrectly and they didn’t fare well in the Watchdog crash tests (the headrest flew off one seat). By buying ‘branded’ such as Britax, Maxi Cosi, Joie, Axkid, Besafe etc you know that you are getting a seat that the manufacturer has designed and developed to withstand much greater impacts than the European regulations test at. Much has been made of the fact that the new R129 (also known as I-Size) regulation includes a side impact test (the old R44/04 regulation doesn’t), but Britax and all the other big brands have been side-impact testing their seats at the same speeds in-house for many years. You only have to look at the seats and lift them up to see what the extra money spent on a branded seat gets you. Child seats really aren’t an area you can go cheap on. Buy a second hand pram, clothes, toys, anything, but it’s really best to save up and buy a decent car seat. All those other things aren’t going to save your child’s life one day, a decent car seat just might.


Yeah yeah yeah. Side impact tests are done for one reason, and one reason only. To sell more Styrofoam in the great USA. T-bone accidents are common there because they have virtually no roundabouts. In countries with roundabouts these tests serve only to prey on fears and increase sales.
So which county in the world has the most roundabouts per mile of road? I'll let you Google that.

eatmorefish11 h, 59 m ago

Yeah yeah yeah. Side impact tests are done for one reason, and one reason …Yeah yeah yeah. Side impact tests are done for one reason, and one reason only. To sell more Styrofoam in the great USA. T-bone accidents are common there because they have virtually no roundabouts. In countries with roundabouts these tests serve only to prey on fears and increase sales.So which county in the world has the most roundabouts per mile of road? I'll let you Google that.


I’ve only ever been in two collisions (touch wood!), both times it was the driver (not me!) pulling out of a junction to turn right and not seeing an oncoming vehicle, due to parked cars blocking the view. So both times the oncoming vehicle ploughed into the side of our car. I believe side impact collisions make up about 25% of all road traffic collisions in the uk.
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