Britax TWE & BeSafe izi Plus in our Ford Mondeo -04

Britax TWE & BeSafe izi Plus in our Ford Focus -04

Caitlyn Anabelle is 3,5 years old, and Henry is now 19 months. Both very comfy and happy. 🙂

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The “Bottom Flooring Compartments” problem…

Some of the content of this post is taken with permission from http://addictedtobabystuff.com 

I have thrown up a reblog of the whole post (found here), but I thought since it’s such a long post, I’ll just post the actual email in a separate post. 🙂

The email is from Robert Bell who is considered an expert in this field. Robert Bell was CEO at Britax Nordiska throughout the 90s. Today he own Sakta (Sakerhetsbutikken) where he sells car seats and other safety equipment. He trains staff in car seat safety, is a member of the SIS-committee, and is involved in the development of car seats, so works closely together with the manufacturers.

Here is he’s email answering our question to the everlasting debate: IS it safe to use a filler in a bottom floor compartment, or if long enough, extend the foot-prop leg of the car seat all the way down to the bottom?
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The Holidays Are Coming!

…And with it comes cold weather, icy roads, snow and too many accidents!! 😦
Remember now in the cold to keep your little ones safe in their car seat!!

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 No heavy jackets or snow suits!! If a knitted jumper or fleecy jacket isn’t enough, use an extra blanket in the car to cover them with after the harness is nice and snug. 🙂

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The ‘BeSafe Izi Plus’ – A Toddler’s Point of View!

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. 🙂

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“Thumbs UP! Thursday” #4

This will continue to come on every other week, as having it up every week is just too much and too little time to find what I need. 🙂

 

 

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This past week I have been trying to make my mind up on who was going to be this Thursday’s “winner”. hehe 🙂
This retailer was one of the first ones I came across when I was looking for ERF retailers. Like some of the others, it’s small and privately owned. 🙂

 

I present to you….

 

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Congratulations to rear facing specialist; Secureatot! 

 

 

Secureatot is owned by Jayne and Kirsty.
They offer specialist rear facing car seat advice, both online by e-mail and Facebook, and on phone. They also have two showrooms for you to come and try out car seats. 🙂
These are located in; Brinkworth and Malmesbury, Wiltshire.


Their website contains a mountain of factual information put to you in a simple way to help you understand better. 🙂

On Youtube you can find many of their install guides to help you install your seat if  you have bought it online. Their website has an online shop, though some of the car seats can only be bought from one of their Showrooms.

 

Our babies were nine months old when we first came across rear facing car seats. We were shocked at how much safer rear-facing car seats are compared to forward-facing and began researching straight away to find out the facts. We could not believe that this knowledge was not more widespread and that we as consumers were unable to make informed choices.

We discovered that rear-facing car seats are 5 times safer than forward-facing seats!

Kirsty did what a lot of people will do and tried to convince herself that forward facing was the way to go. After all, isn’t it more sociable?! Also, if it was that much safer, why could they not be bought in the UK (at that time the only option was to import from Europe)?

There were also a whole host of questions ‘where do their legs go’, ‘how can I see my baby’ etc, all of which were perfectly understandable and ones that many parents had asked.

In the end we couldn’t ignore the facts any longer and we decided to buy rear-facing seats for our babies. We were then both amazed that we had to import the seats from Sweden, which was time-consuming and costly.

So that’s why we set up this site – to help make information about rear-facing car seats more widely available and to give you the chance to buy some of the best seats available from our UK stock.

You can learn from our experience but you don’t just have to take our word for it… please read the evidence yourself… and then pass it on!

 

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 9am till 5pm
Saturday from 9am till 12pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Securatot-Limited/128766507212840

 

 

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Thursday – Online Retailer Recommendation!

I’ve decided to start a weekly recommendation of retailers!

Every Thursday I will make a post on a retailer I have either just found and want to recommend, or it can be an old one I already have on my list. 🙂
I’ll be pondering about a name for this tradition as well, feel free to post a comment with a name you think would be awesome for this tradition! Something like…. “Awesome Thursday” as an example. Anything you can think of that you think would have a nice ring to it. 🙂 It would need to have Thursday in it, that’s all I have as a rule. :)You can either e-mail me your best names or you can post it in the comment section below.

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Group 1 seats!

“IS there a difference in testing and quality?”
A reblogg of a friend of mine’s exelent information post on Group 1 seats and the difference between ALL the testing that we do here in Europe. She also brilliantly explains why, in car seats as with a lot of other products, you really do get what you pay for, and cheap is not necessarily good. 🙂

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Weight: 9-18kg

Height: Top of ears level with top of seat

Direction of travel: Front or rear facing

Fitment: Seat belt or ISOfix

Other options: Impact shield

Introduction

A group 1 car seat is designed to restrain a child in the event of an impact.  They normally have a 5-point harness and are designed to hold the child in the seat and spread the force through the shoulder straps, hip and crotch straps.  It is law for every child to be restrained in the car in a suitable child restraint and there are very few exceptions.

Exceptions:

Taxi

Emergency journey (not shops or school!)

In both cases the child must the wear the adult seat belt, if available.

Why are there such big price differences?

This is such a common question and a valid one too.  Why would you pay £200 for a seat when you can get one…

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