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Be Safe Izi Sleep car seat or Maxi Cosi

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PalomaBlanca Thu 21-Feb-13 21:35:32

I'm dithering between the Be Safe Izi Sleep car seat and a Maxi Cosi (either the Pebble or the Cabriofix).

The sales assistant really pushed the Be Safe Izi Sleep because you could recline it when you took the baby out of the car and, I gather, therefore avoid the debate about whether the baby should be in the seat for no more than 2 hours etc.

Just wondered if people really found this feature that useful in practice? Presumably it is if you are out and about and want to be able to recline the seat to avoid having to take the pushchair bit (i.e. just take the wheels and the car seat) but at home would you not still just lift the baby out and put in cot/moses basket etc? I suppose not if you are desperately trying not to wake them up.

I liked the feel of the Be Safe seat vs the Maxi Cosi - seemed to have more padding and just be a bit more comfortable. That said, it doesn't seem to score any higher on the Which reviews in terms of safety (and isn't a Best Buy).

There is a very good deal on the Maxi Cosi cabriofix on KiddieCare at the moment, such that it works out about half the price of the Be Safe seat (when getting with a base) so am a bit torn.

Any views gratefully received.

KatAndKit Wed 27-Feb-13 15:12:21

ha ha at idea of baby staying asleep for more than 2 hours in the car seat! Fat chance of that happening. As soon as I stop the car he wakes up. I would go for the maxi cosi. You can get adaptors for it for most pushchairs and the isofix base is very useful for ease of getting in and out of the car. Sales assistants are trained to flog the most expensive item.

PalomaBlanca Wed 27-Feb-13 21:18:22

thanks KatandKit. Asked in other shop and they said not to bother with the Izi Sleep cos it was really upright when actually in the car, so the supposed advantage of being able to recline it when not in the car was a bit pointless. Assuming, as you say, that he's asleep in the first place...

We went for the iZi go. It has 5 strap harness where as maxi cosi has 3.
Both fit with the maxi cosi adapters for various prams.

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