My dear readers! 🙂
Thank you so much for following the blog for such a long time! And still I am getting email’s from readers and also new followers who follow this blog. 🙂
I am writing this new post after so many years of not writing a new one just because it seems not everyone is aware that the blog is fully active at it’s new address!! 😀
I would LOVE for you to follow us on our new (but no longer so new) domain which is very much active and full of content and helpful tips. 🙂
I hope to see you all there! I just think it’s such a shame that you are missing out on so much content and info because I probably haven’t made it clear enough that we moved. 🙂
Have a wonderful summer and I hope to see you there! 🙂
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?
The most magnificent thing has happened – it’s almost boarding on a miracle, there is now a highly affordable Extended Rear-facing Car seat on the market!
And it’s at Babies R Us of all places!! 😀
It’s the Joie Stages.
It has a rear-facing limit of 18kg (40lb), and a forward facing limit of 25kg (55lb).
Basically a very good seat for an affordable prize.
Until now, I’ve been reluctant to write about the Joie, simply because there was a lot of questions regarding the RF limit. You see the first stock of Joie was labled as RF 0+, which is 13kg, the same limit as any infant carrier, and then forward facing until 25kg.
This turned out to be, well..not entierly wrong, but neither right, because the seat itself had been tested and approved for rear-facing to 18kg.
I’ll let Margaret at Rearfacingtoddlers.com explain it better then I can;
The install is the same, because the whole seat is the same, nothing has changed. It always passed RF up to 18kg, but because that was never an official classification, they put 13kg on it, like the First Class Plus for example. Now that ERF is becoming more well known, they are now allowed to sell it as RF up to 18kg.
So there you have it! Be sure to make your way to the nearest Babies R Us and have a try! It doesn’t hurt to tell you that it comes in many different colours as well, for those that like that sort of thing. 😉
Just make sure you ask for the new stock in the white box, clearly labelled as rear facing to 18 kg! 🙂
//Q: Was this info helpful to you? 🙂
I’ve now updated the “Approved Rear-Facing Car Seats” tab at the top, so that when you hover your mouse over it, you can see I’ve put in all the BeSafe seats.
Each one has it’s own page with a picture, and some info on the seat.
They also have an installation video. 🙂
I’m going to spend the next few days doing this to ALL the seats, but it’s worth it!
Don’t forget to click on the actual tab as well at the top so you can see the list of car seats, the retailers that sell them, and how much they are in price. 😀
With that I bid you a good night, and I hope you sleep well. 😉
Oh yes! I’ve started this blog now, it’s slowly getting there. I’m still putting in stuff, there’s still stuff to add, but I do have kids and a hubby so I can’t spend all day in front of the box even though I do want to get everything sorted! 😉 If you want to read about me and why I started this blog (though I’m still adding on to that info) you can find that <HERE>.
I’ve also got a list of retailers selling ERF seats and what they price, and also it links to their website where you can see them. That information is stored <HERE>.
Also note that the information on the “Approved RF Car seats” tab, will be updated as I come across more seats and so forth, so always keep a lookout on that page! 🙂
I would also love if you “liked” my Facebook page (you can do this just over there —-> ) there I will and do post news and deals I might come across before it goes live here! 🙂
You can also follow me on Twitter @ERFmama .
I hope all my visitors return soon for even more info and maybe funny snips of my visits to any highstreet retailer who sells car seats. 🙂