Following on from my previous post on the BeSafe Izi Plus here comes my complete review of it , with pictures, from a Toddler’s point of view. 🙂
It’s once again Thursday and with it comes this weeks retailer recommendation! 🙂
This retailer is someone I happen to know personally. She’s a hard working woman with a knowledge base like Google. I swear I have yet to see there’s something she doesn’t know about car seats. hehe
Lets hear it for…
Rear Facing Toddlers is a retailer specialised in extended rear facing car seats for children up to up 18 kg (approx. 4 years) or 25kg (approx 6 years).
They are based in South London.
This retailer can offer you car seats from; Joie, BeSafe and Axkid.
Their website is stocked full of all the information you need on facts, FAQs, photos and more!
Expert advice and fitting from their qualified Child Seat Safety Adviser.
Here is a small quote from their website showing expert knowledge:
At Rear Facing Toddlers we specialise in Extended Rear Facing car seats.
It is five times safer for children under five years old to travel rear facing in the car. Children are not little adults and their skeleton is not mature enough to cope with the forces of a crash in a forward facing car seat. Keeping them rear facing until they are at least five years old greatly reduces their chances of being seriously injured in a car accident.
Although we sell rear facing car seats in our online shop, it is always better to try a seat in your car before making your purchase, because not every seat fits in every car. For a car seat to be able toprotect your little one, it needs to be installed and used correctly.
When a new baby is born one of the most important items of baby equipment parents buy for them is a rear facing infant car seat. But sadly most babies in the UK will only use that car seat for a year or even less. All nursery stores sell forward facing car seats that can be used for babies who weigh 9kg or over, and most parents think that this is the only option once their baby no longer fits in the infant carrier. Some even think that moving their baby into a big seat is a milestone to look forward to.
But in the event of a car accident, a child under the age of five in a forward facing car seat is five times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than in a rear facing one.
Congratulations to Rear Facing Toddlers!!
Not too long ago I decided to try and switch the kids around in the car. 🙂
As a result, Caitlyn ended up in the ‘Joie’ , and Henry ended up in the ‘BeSafe’.
So this is now how they look in the car, all happy and jolly. 🙂
The ‘BeSafe’ is higher up then the ‘Joie’, so Henry can see more as he’s still quite short and small.
It doesn’t recline as nice though, so I’m still unsure if this is a temporary thing, or if I’ll switch them back the way there were, but atm they are very happy with the change. hehe
And let’s face it, a change of scenery is often nice to have!
And as always I can see him clear as day! 😉
One of the reasons why I take a lot of pictures of the kids showing how good space they have and such, and that I can in fact see them, is because this is one of the main concerns people who are not custom to ERF will ask questions about.
By showing pictures like this, I can hopefully help you relax and understand that ERF children are in fact very happy, safe and have tons of space in their car seats. 🙂
So recently I decided to switch the little ones around, putting Henry (9 mo) in the ‘BeSafe’ and Caitlyn Anabelle (29 mo) in the ‘Joie’, and see how that would work out. 🙂
I wanted to see how much room she would have, just to give me a clue really, I’ve seen a lot of questions about having a toddler in the ‘Joie’ so I thought it was about time I could show you how it looks in our Citroen C5.
As you can see, she fits really well. 😀
Legs all over the place dangling off or on, she couldn’t make up her mind on where to have them. haha
Personally I think she likes the angle of the seat. It seams to be more reclined and far deeper then the ‘BeSafe’.
I previously posted Henry in the ‘Joie’, so you can see a comparison.
All in all I think it works very well!
//Q: Do you have any pictures of your toddler in the ‘Joie’? 🙂
A lot of people ask me if I’m not afraid that I wont see my rear facing children. 🙂
They also ask me about the legs, wont there be a leg issue? A room issue? What if we crash and their legs are “like that”, wont that damage them? – and so forth. A lot of questions and concerns.
Understandably so if you have never really had any experience with extended rear facing, or haven’t really had the pleasure of seeing it in action. 😀
Let me show you what I see my friends. 😀
And as for the legs, well.. there’s plenty of room for them too. 🙂
You see, ERF seats are made to accommodate sitting with your back rear facing, so they are generally built to give you better leg room then you would have if you just took a forward facing seat and turned it around. Something a lot of people tend to think is what an ERF seat is. hehe 🙂
I hope this has shown you that it is in fact not a problem to rear face. 🙂
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂
This is from today. CA (the girl) is in a BeSafe x3 IZI Combi ISOFIX, and H is in a Britax First Class Plus. 🙂
He will soon be moving on to the Britax Two Way Elite as the Britax FCP has a rear-facing limit of 13kg, and he’s almost 11kg at 8 months. 🙂
//Q: What rearfacing car seat do you use? Would you recommend it to others?