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Child Car Seats – ISOfix, Forward–Facing, Rear–Facing
The safest way for children to travel in cars is with a child car seat that is suitable for their weight and size.
BeSafe car seats are the best that we have found for ease of installation, greatest safety and comfort. BeSafe is a Scandinavian company that have put safety at the forefront of the design for all their child car seats.
ISOfix is the easiest way to install a child car seat, almost impossible to install incorrectly. It's highly recommended that you have both a car and child car seat that is compatible with ISOfix.
Rear–facing child car seats are the safest way for children to travel, they are 5 times safer than forward–facing car seats.
When choosing your child car seat you must make sure that it is suitable for both your child and your car. It has become industry standard that new cars are fitted with ISOfix connectors in at least 1 of the seats.
So what is ISOfix? Well ... essentially it is a metal bar that is hidden at the back of your car seat, in the gap where the back meets the seat. If you put your hand down the gap you should be able to feel it. It may not sound like much, but if you have an ISOfix compatible child car seat fitted in an ISOfix car, then it is the safest way for your child to travel. It's also near impossible to install it incorrectly.
Rear facing child car seats are 5 times safer than forward facing child car seats. They are the way forward, and soon everybody will be using them instead of forward facing child car seats. We recommend you use rear–facing child cars seats for as long as possible.
The only reason we have a forward facing version of the Group 1 child car seat available, is that some cars are not compatible with rear–facing child car seats, particularly 2 seater cars. This may seem like an outrageous suggestion, but if your car is not compatible with rear–facing car seats, sell it and buy one that is! The safety benefits of rear–facing child car seats outweigh any objection you may have ...
Once you reach Group 2 child car seats, forward–facing becomes the preference.
- Group 0 – Xplory Carseat – 0–6 months
- Group 1 – Combi X3 ISOfix – 6 months to 4 years (0–18kg)
- Group 1 – Comfort X3 1–4 years (9–18kg)
- Group 2 – Up X2 – 4–12 years (15–36kg)
The age and weight guidelines are exactly that, guides, because the true indication of whether your child fits the seat is actually height. In particular measuring the crown of the child's head against the highest point of the child car seat. A soon as they pass this point it's time to move up to the next stage.
Big children will need to be moved up to the next stage sooner, smaller children could stay in their current car seat for longer.
There is an overlap between each stage, so as soon as you think the child might be out growing the current car seat, you can probably move them up to the next stage ... Of course if you have any doubts, come to us first, we can advise you.
|Xplory ® Car Seat - iZi Sleep ™||RRP£269.00||£ 259.00|
Stokke's ® iZi car seat that fits perfectly on the ISOfix base when in the car and slots straight onto the Stokke Xplory ™ frame when you're out and about.
Group 0+, weight 0-13 kg (approx 0-12 months).
What is ISOFIX
ISO 13216 is the standard for fitting child safety seats in vehicles. Known as ISOFIX (which stands for "International Standards Organisation FIX") in the UK and Europe, it has been in use since the early 2000's and was designed as a "Plug-in" system for fitting child safety seats in cars quickly and simply. (The same system is known as LATCH in the United States).
The idea is very simple. All new cars are manufactured with inconspicuous attachment points in standard locations, whilst ISOFIX compatible child seats have latches on the back to lock onto the mounting points in the car with a simple push and click system.
Why was it developed?
ISOFIX car seats have been an important development in safety as many people find it difficult to fit child seats correctly. Surveys have shown that a large proportion of child seats are not fitted securely enough.
As only a properly fitted child seat can provide a child with the correct protection, the ISOFIX system helps to eliminate the chance of misfitting the seat, and provides a quick and easy way to correctly install a compatible seat by attaching it directly to the vehicles ISOFIX connection points.
What are the benefits?
Most child seats on the market are currently designed to be fitted by using a car's adult lap and diagonal seat belt. However, car seat shapes, seat belt lengths and their anchorage points can vary dramatically between different models of cars. These factors make it almost impossible to make a child car seat that fits all cars, and can sometimes make it tricky to fit a child car seat correctly.
ISOFIX was designed to solve all these problems and to improve the performance of child seats by rigidly attaching them to the car's structure.The ultimate aim is that any ISOFIX child car seat you buy will fit your car simply by plugging it into the locating points.
However, there are several versions of the ISOFIX system, you must check which is suitable for your vehicle.
The best way to know if your vehicle will accept an ISOFIX seat is to check your handbook or ask your local dealer. If this is not possible, you can tell by inspecting the car itself. ISOFIX anchorage points (where fitted) should be clearly labeled. You can also check along the crack between the back seat cushion and the back rest, and also on the boot floor behind the back seat.
All new cars introduced since early 2006 have been required by law to be fitted with 'Universal' ISOFIX anchorages for a minimum of two seating positions, however, many cars built before 2006 were fitted with the two-point 'Semi-universal' ISOFIX system.
|BeSafe - iZi Go X3||£ 129.99|
Award Winning iZi Go. This car seat is simple to install in the car and easily transfered onto a compatible pushchair.
|BeSafe - iZi Combi X3 - ISOfix||£ 349.00|
Award winning car seat. This is one of the safest car seat in the world. Designed with a solid outer shell and softer material inside it gives maximum comfort and safety. It also includes: shoulder straps, heavy padding around the head, neck and legs, and is ISOfix compatible for quick and easy installation.
|BeSafe - iZi Comfort X3||£ 189.99|
This child car seat is much easier to install than any other belt-fixed child car seat. It has multiple adjustments providing maximum comfort for your child, without having to re-tighten the seat belt.
|BeSafe - iZi Up X3||£ 119.99|
This child car seat has high levels of side protection, is adjustable in height so that it can grow with the child right up until they are ready to not need a car seat at all. For longer journeys the child can adjust the seat to a sleeping position.