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      11-04-2018, 04:12 AM   #1
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Child car seats?

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I wanted to ask me where to buy good child car seats, and especially which model should I buy?
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Also in the same predicament, not sure of your circumstances but I’ve recently changed from a F31 to my F80. Unfortunately I now find my 7yr olds Recaro seat doesn’t fit well due to the integrated headrests interfering with the seat back when raised for my sons height...

I need to find a good high back booster seat for a 7+ Child that makes full contact with the back seat!

I’ve heard good things about Cybex seats but they all look like the headrest will stil interrfere when extended for my sons height!
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Wow. It's been ages since I thought about my daughter's height vs weight vs age for safety. Well, 18 years to be exact. She drives her own car now.

OP, I don't know if you can get all the brands, but here's a link to Consumer Reports and child seats.
https://www.consumerreports.org/sear...=Child%20seats
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Hello everybody
I wanted to ask me where to buy good child car seats, and especially which model should I buy?
Age/weight/height is a critical one to have a discussion.
We used Uppababy Mess for infant, and we have 2 sets of Britax, pair of convertibles in wife's E90 and a set of front facing only for my F10.
Bought the front facing for my car for biggest range since it is occasional use with kids. Hers will get replaced attest one more time, at a min with booster seats.
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When they are fresh and right out of the oven it's ideal to have a car seat that also is a baby carrier. Don't wake the baby.

When they get older get a tank made by Diono.
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Hello everybody
I wanted to ask me where to buy good child car seats, and especially which model should I buy?
How old is the kid? I have had a BMW throughout my daughters lifetime (she is 4 now) and can give some good advice for all stages. I did a ton of research so should hopefully be able to give some decent recommendations.
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I think it is always important to decide objectively which child seat is the right one. We have this one from Cybex Aura (9-36 kg): https://productz.com/en/cybex-aura-fix-child-car-seat
Together with the matching base (Isofix system) it can be installed super fast and our little one is very stable and secure in the shell. The seating position is perfect. You can put the head area forwards or backwards.... The reviews were also consistently positive, so 100% buy recommendation.
Please do not save on the price when buying a child car seat. The seat must be suitable for the child, it must fit the car... I save on almost everything, but safety on my child - NO GO!
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Sub'd to get recommendations as well. Have a boy on the way.
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I'd avoid all-in-ones like the plague. Plan on three seats, baby capsule, stage II and then stage III that that is suitable from age 4ish to age 8. I don't do booster seats, if you roll the car the kid will fall out in a booster, they won't in a proper stage III seat that goes to like 75 pounds.

I like Britax products.
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Sub'd to get recommendations as well. Have a boy on the way.
After an enomous amount of research, this is the one we chose for our daughter when she was an infant. The reasons were as follows:

1) Very high ratings and top safety pic

2) Extra base was cheap, so easy to mount a base in each car and then transfers were a piece of cake no matter which car we decided to take on a given day

3) Price was reasonable for the top rated options

4) Perfect match to click into the stroller and for use as a baby carrier

5) The more expensive options didn't really give any more comfort items to the baby or to the parent and there was no increase in safety


http://www.gracobaby.com/en-US/Infan...ar-seat-116184


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I like Britax because of their integrated steel frames, ease of install, and their safety & testing standards. Height and weight will determine the type of car seat you will need. I look for crash testing data as well.

Also AAP now recommends children remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Previously, the AAP specified children should remain rear-facing at least to age 2; the new recommendation removes the specific age milestone.

I will say that every car seat has it's strengths and weakness just like everything else.You have to pick and choose what is most important to you. Whatever car seat you get make sure you understand how to properly use the car seat. It may sound silly, but 96% of parents think they know how to properly fasten and use car seats yet the data shows 72% to 84% of child restraints show critical misuses resulting in injury or death.

I've added some links below to help you.

AAP Info
https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-...-Children.aspx

Britax Safety Info
https://us.britax.com/why-britax/safety-standards/

The Best Convertible Car Seats of 2018
https://www.babygearlab.com/topics/v...tible-car-seat

The Best Infant Car Seats of 2018
https://www.babygearlab.com/topics/v...field=#compare

The Car Seat Safety Stats: Car Crashes Are The #1 Killer Of Children
https://saferide4kids.com/blog/car-seat-statistics/
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I had peg perego primo viaggio in leather for both my kids when they were younger... easy to wipe off and clean especially if you have boys.. now I am using clek oobr boosters for them... wife really likes them.
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We had the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio in Licorice. It matched the interior of the cars nicely (most are really bad looking) and was super comfortable for the kids. Yes, it is expensive, but we sold them for a few hundred when they grew out of them. Considering they'll be in your car for a few years, get something that at least looks nice.
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Had a discussion regarding this on another forum this morning:

The U.S. and the EU use different child-seat anchor standards. ISOFIX, the most common standard in the EU, hasn't been used in the U.S. since the late 1990s. (An ISOFIX-based system called LATCH is one of the U.S. standards, but the bottom-anchor method is very different between both.)

The OP is in the UK. Providing him recommendations that only apply to the U.S. doesn't do him much good.

(Oh, and nikkola : That you mention ISOFIX in your post is proof that you're not in New York, like I pointed out in a slightly less-diplomatic way in another thread. Please don't misrepresent your location to other members of the forum. It's really kinda not all that cool).
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Hello everybody
I wanted to ask me where to buy good child car seats, and especially which model should I buy?
Need more details. Age of the child?

Cybex for younger and Diono for older. Easily both the safest seats...but need more info for specific recommendations.
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Following as I have a baby girl on the way! Problem I have is I have the E90 as well as an E38 that'll act as baby transporter and my wife has an Audi A3 for right now, swapping to SUV soon. So Ill need 2 bases so its easy to swap the seat on days I take her.
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We've had several from Nuna. Very impressed.

https://www.nuna.eu/usa/car-seats
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Not sure about boosters, but the cybex Aton Q fits my tiny 1 series.
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Either Clek Fllo (or Foonf if you have the room) or Nuna Rava.

We simply went with the Clek Fllo since it was narrower for the backseat of the F80. if you have the room (width), go with the Rava as it's probably easier to install/adjust.

Oh, and I didnt bother with ISOFIX/LATCH. The seatbelt was safer/more secure anyway.
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We have both the Peg Primo and Clek fllo.
The Clek is built like a tank it is very high quality and made in Canada. It's great for my E90 because it is narrow. It has higher safety score than many others including the Peg. The Peg is lighter and easier to put a kid in, the Clek takes a bit more patience. I would be spending $300 plus to get something quality even though the cheaper ones pass the crash tests, you get better test scores and both have held up well. I would equate the Clek to a Volvo, it is a heavy indestructible tank. The Peg is more stylish.
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Recaro are by far the best. Side head protection doubles as a head rest to sleep plus the look great.
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Recaro are by far the best. Side head protection doubles as a head rest to sleep plus the look great.
Recaro child seats are absolute GARBAGE. if you are using them; throw them away and get yourself a proper child car seat.

Their seats were so bad that Recaro have actually LEFT the child car seat market completely in the US market. Abandoned it after numerous safety citations and complaints.

Sometime in 2018 they had also announced they were stopping production of all child car seats globally. They had also recalled 173,000+ car seats a few years ago i hope you were aware.

so no, they are not "by far the best".
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