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#1 Gossipgirl

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

In the Big W catalogue it is on special has anyone got some reviews on this seat???

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#2 Isolabella

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

In CREP testing it does do well across all areas.

It is only a RF to 6m seat so will have lower RF turn to FF then other seats. The turn to Booster markers are not particularly high either.

I would suggest it is a good seat for grandparent car/2nd car.

Edited by IsolaBella, 15 June 2014 - 06:14 PM.

#3 Gossipgirl

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

I don't have a newborn so I will be using it for my 2yr old who is 11 kilos and 5yr old at 19 kilos.
We were in a car crash insurance won't cover all the cost of the car seats just 80% so to buy two of these I have enough cash but really want a good seat for my kids seeing as I have seen how amazing seats are in protecting our kids (also how much impact they can handle).

Thanks for the link also if you have any ideas on what other seats I good for my kids and size?
I wanted to buy 2 knew Maxi riders easy adjust however We won't be getting that amount back I could put my own money towards new ones but I thought infa secure do well in the CREP tests.

#4 CFMummy

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

We have one and its great for our tiny 3 year old have no complaints

#5 liveworkplay

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

What was it called? I have an infa rovette  for my rather tall 3 year old and it is great. My 140cm 9 year old can fit in it and her shoulders are only just over the "do not use past this mark" mark.

Iv'e used infa seats for a while and have been impressed with them.

Edited by liveworkplay, 03 February 2013 - 03:03 PM.

#6 Isolabella

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

19kgs 5yo I would go a New Maxi Rider or a straight dedicated booster seat. The Hipod Boston tests well by CREP.

Perhaps get this for the 2yo but I would suggest better 5pt harness life out of the New Maxi or an SnS Lifestyle/Compaq. Their turn to booster markings are higher.

Also note someone recently posted the Pram Warehouse had good prices for the New Maxi Rider.

#7 Gossipgirl

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

Thanks everyone so far for your replies and help.


For my 5yr old the reason why I haven't gone for a hi liner or similar seat is in the crash she took the whole thing the other vehicle pretty much smash straight into her door and her side was really horrible and scary and she was in a Maxi rider ahr ( I think the ahr is the bit in the middle) now her seat was dented but I really feel the reason why she was ok besides cuts from the glass is her seat took the impact but the ahr part kind of protected her head ect... and she came out without any serious damage.
So I am really looking towards having a seat that has the same.
I know that the crep results have the hi liner quite well but I think its my personal preference to have a similar seat she was in just seeing from our accident how well i think she was protected but also want a seat that has good reviews and CREP tested well ( the seat she was in was not at the top lists of CREP but I think it did well in the accident we had)

Really I would love to never get in a car again and walk everywhere but i know I have to just move on and make sure that the kids are always restrained properly so I know I have done my best.

#8 Isolabella

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Go the New Maxi then if you are going to use the 5pt harness for your 5yo.

As PP said britax replacement programme


Glad to hear that you and the kids are fine. First thing I did after my accident was replace my seats with the same seat, knowing how it had protected my bubs.

#9 spando

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

If you were in an accident log on to the britax website. They replace our two car seats after a crash at no cost to us. You do have to send your old seats in and do it within 90 days.

#10 Gossipgirl

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

I think with the crash exchange program you need your reciepts and I did not have a clue where they were.
I did really want to go with two new Maxi riders and i'm now thinking I will pay some money and get them instead i'm glad i have EB to ask questions to so thank you all so much original.gif

#11 Isolabella

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

Glad you have made a decision.

Just going to say if you remember the month you could work backwards from CC statement and possibly get a receipt printed from store. I know I did this when I realised I had accidentally turfed my Compaq receipt.

Yes after my accident getting some insurance money was a bonus, getting the seats replaced to my standard was my priority.

I will say that the fear of getting in a car does reduce over time. First 3m were hardest. I had my 3.5mo in the car with my accident.

#12 Gossipgirl

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

Quick update that our insurance is paying out the full amount all we need to do is send a copy of the reciepts and they will send us the money back in a cheque so we are getting the new maxi riders as a replacement thank you to everyone for your help and feedback.

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