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Isofix car seat

Looking for an isofix car seat - any advise appreciated..

Kiddicare seem to be the best priced as far as my research has gone. Is this the best site?

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borleyjoanne

Looking for an isofix car seat - any advise appreciated..Kiddicare seem … Looking for an isofix car seat - any advise appreciated..Kiddicare seem to be the best priced as far as my research has gone. Is this the best site?


How old is the child?

Original Poster

My son is 10 months old

borleyjoanne

My son is 10 months old


In terms of car seats thats a bit of an awkward age! Most baby seats go from birth to around a year. The next generation go from about 1 year to 4 years. More importantly is the weight of the child. If your son is 9kg plus I would go for one of these which were reviewed by Which

Britax Duo Plus Isofix

BEST BUY
The Duo Plus is designed for children from around a year old to about four (9 to18kg). It can be used in Isofix mode, with two- or three-point (using top tether) mounting, or a three-point adult seat belt to secure it.

It is well made and easy to use with clear instructions. Padding is excellent and leg and head support is good.

As a two- or three-point Isofix seat, its crash performance is good, with loads in front and side crashes low. Best performance is with the top tether attached (i.e. three-point). As an Isofix seat, its all round performance is good enough for it to earn the Best Buy recommendation. Using belts however, the front crash loads in particular are higher than for the Isofix and it doesn’t make the Best Buy grade.

Pros: Excellent crash performance as an Isofix seat. Good all round ease of use.

Cons: Doesn’t make the Best Buy grade as a belted seat. Seat cover must be hand-washed.


Or

Maxi Cosi Priorifix

BEST BUY
A seat for children from one year up to about four years (9 to 18 kg), this seat can be fixed using Isofix mounts or seat belts, and has a support leg which rests on the car floor for additional stability. The support leg needs a flat, solid floor, so it won’t suit all cars - always refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines before buying.

It is well padded and provides good leg support, and it has a very high back, allowing tall children continued use up to the point where they reach the weight limit.

It has clear instructions and is very easy to use but at a hefty 11kg, it’s difficult to handle – you’ll be best off leaving it installed. But this weight contributes to its crash performance which is good in both front and side crashes.

Pros: Very easy to use. Good finish quality. High back rest makes it good for taller children within the weight group.

Cons: Very heavy to handle. Child’s view is limited. Seat cover is hand-wash only


Neither of these is cheap. The first one is only a best buy isofix crash test. It didnt make best buy when using with a normal 3 point belt.

The Britax comes out well as its been tested in over 80 car models. For more details see here

childcarseats.org.uk/sta…htm

and here

britax.co.uk/Pro…e=1

You'll note you can click on a link which is a list of compatible vehicles.

Hopefully your car will be listed here otherwise it might mean a trip to your local car dealership that specialises in your make and model.

Hope this helps.

Original Poster

Thanks for all that information. My son has out grown his rear facing car seat now, hes too heavy and long!! Bless him

Was thinking of the britax and I think you have confirmed my choice. It seems to be a good match to the car too.

Thanks again most appreciated.

My pleasure.

Dont think you'll go far wrong with a Britax. We used them initially when our daughter was youngers and now use the hi liner which should last from 4 years to 11:-D
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