Safest Group 1 car seat?

(14 Posts)
macaco Fri 02-Jan-09 15:43:31

How do I find out which is the safest group 1 car seat (I'm abroad so can't subscribe to Which online) and I see the Maxi Cosi says it's not suitable for all cars, how do I find out which cars it's suitable for?

smellen Fri 02-Jan-09 15:46:56

Check out www.rearfacing.co.uk - you can keep your LO rearfacing till approx 4yrs, and it is 5 times safer than a forward facing seat.

smellen Fri 02-Jan-09 15:47:23
MrsBadger Fri 02-Jan-09 15:52:19

but if you are set on a Maxi Cosi (and they are good) then there is a fit finder on their website

smellen Fri 02-Jan-09 15:53:56

and the rf equivalent of the group 1 maxi cosi tobi is called a mobi.

macaco Fri 02-Jan-09 16:11:38

Thanks. The Mobi doesn't seem to be available in Spain, where I am. In fact, i can't find any RF seats for sale anywhere so i'm trying to find out which is the safest FF. Looks like the Maxi Cosi may be the way to go.

mamadiva Fri 02-Jan-09 16:28:44

The Britax Evolva 123 is fab and I think it fits most cars

LIZS Fri 02-Jan-09 16:31:51

Bitax is often seen under the Roemer brand in Europe. The Duo is rated highly. Evolva isn't suitabel for many cars as it requires a long lenght of belt and may drown a lo. Britax also have a fitfinder.

TheBlonde Fri 02-Jan-09 16:31:52

thread here which results were....
Maxi Cosi Priorifix Group 1 9-18kg £195.00 75%
Britax Explora Isofix Group 1 9-18kg £195.00 70%
Britax Duo Plus ISOFIX Group 1 9-18kg £144.00 70%
Chicco Key1 Isofix (Non Isofix version not recommended) Group 1 9-18kg £170.00 70%

wellbalanced Fri 02-Jan-09 16:52:37

Am i right in thinking Isofix fit any car??(providing you have isofix points in car)

LIZS Fri 02-Jan-09 18:07:24

Usually but some can't accommodate the foot in all positions.

macaco Fri 02-Jan-09 18:35:16

Thanks everyone. The maxi cosi priorifix and Britax/Roemer Duo are easily available so I'll probably find more out about them.

smellen Sat 03-Jan-09 20:21:42

The BeSafe Izikid can be imported to Spain from www.toddler.se - it's £300 or thereabouts inc P&P (slightly cheaper if you import to a business address). If you are not sure what seat will fit your car, call the Essex In Car Safety centre (their number is on the rearfacing website). They offer a free fitting service for people who can visit them in Essex, but will also advise by email or over the phone - they are building up a database of information regarding which seats (both FF and RF) fit in which makes and models of car. (Don't forget that the year of manufacture can also affect the size of your car interior too.)

Hope this helps.

modama Sun 09-Dec-12 22:26:32

If your car has Isofix, this is the best option. You can check http://www.isofix.co.uk/

We bought the Britax Duo Plus locked with Isofix and are planning to add a Top Tether. This is much more secure than just using seatbelts. However, getting the seat out takes a lot of time.

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