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kiddy infinity?

(16 Posts)
sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 10-Sep-11 22:18:03

We have dd in a rear facing be safe izi combi isofix in my car and in a britax first class (fitted rear facing) in my husband's car. She's 2yr1m and weighs 9 and a bit or maybe 10kg. Her legs are a bit too squashed in the britax as a rear facing seat (it's group 0-1 RF so ok to 13kg and althought she's light she's not all that short)and whilst I've read all the stuff about leg position not mattering she's also a pain to get into it because of the seatbelt position across the side of the seat which means that if she starts protesting about getting in the car (we have to lift her in this one whereas she can climb into the besafe herself)there's no way to get her in and when you do she's yanked the seatbelt loose and you have to retighten it. she'll also reach out and grab the seatbelt whilst she's getting out loosening the fitting.

My mum occasionally has her for a day or 2 and we have started needing to get a girl from nursery and a neighbour to bring her home and look after her one night a week. They find fitting the britax into their cars a nightmare when rear facing especially actually getting b into it.

I'm torn between buying a britax TWE which is supposed to be easier to swap between cars or getting a kiddy infinity seat. husband wants to use the britax first class forward facing but I am not that convinced as I really wanted her ERF til at least aged 3.

The kiddy infinity seems to go up to aged 12 so would probably get bought when she outgrew the besafe anyway. Has anyone else been through this? if so wjat did you do any why?

nicm Sat 10-Sep-11 23:12:09

hi, if you want her to stay rf then i would get the twe and a set of tether straps for each car. it will last her a long time yet if she is only 10kgs and it goes to 25kgs.


sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 10-Sep-11 23:16:15

how easy would it be to fit a TWE? I know most people get spare tether straps to leave in each car - this won't be possible with girl from nursery or neighbour. will they actually manage to fit the seat? (would need to leave seat plus dd at nursery for them to get her put seat in car and come home)

sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 10-Sep-11 23:16:36

also can you buy a TWE anywhere apart from milton keynes

nicm Sat 10-Sep-11 23:22:06

very easy. about as hard as the priori i used to have. the only pain is the tether straps. but once you know it's easy. it goes down one side up the other and then push seat down and pull seatbelt to tighten. belfast?! not in the uk, you can buy them from and he will ship to the uk,


nicm Sat 10-Sep-11 23:24:01 found this on you tube.

cece Sat 10-Sep-11 23:29:13

I have a kiddy infinity car seat. Love it and wish they were around for my first two DC.

withLainintheWired Sat 10-Sep-11 23:29:40

We have a Kiddy and I would highly recommend it. So light, so easy to move between cars. Fantastic.

SkiBumMum Sat 10-Sep-11 23:32:28

Ditto re Infinity
Realistically, how long is a toddler / child going to want to stare at a car seat and travel backwards? Always makes me feel sick on trains smile

BertieBotts Sun 11-Sep-11 11:53:31

I have a kiddy infinity pro as well. If your DD is tall, I'd definitely get the one which converts to a HBB as I've found the side protection on the head part doesn't actually move up that far on the infinity (although DS doesn't seem to have grown in height for a year, judging by that, and his trousers...)

If there's any chance that someone might install the other one wrong I think this will save you a lot of worry, it's very easy and intuitive to fit.

aswellasyou Sun 11-Sep-11 11:59:59

The Kiddy Infinity only goes up to 18kg. The Guardian and Comfort both go up to 36kg but are more expensive. All of them only use an impact shield up to 18kg so there would be no point in getting one after your daughter outgrows the BeSafe.

Also look at the Britax Hi-Way. It's passed the Swedish Plus Test up to 25kg-unlike the TWE-and it's really light. It looked simple to fit although I didn't try it myself.

sleeplessinderbyshire Tue 13-Sep-11 21:14:06

anyone else care to comment?

feel I need to make a decision. Have those of you with a TWE managed to get an underconfident 60-something year old grandparent to fit it themselves or do you all have to do it for them? I need to be able to leave a seat at nursery sometimes so that if I am really late my neighbour can step in and get DD for me

sleeplessinderbyshire Tue 13-Sep-11 21:15:22

The Kiddy Infinity only goes up to 18kg. The Guardian and Comfort both go up to 36kg but are more expensive. All of them only use an impact shield up to 18kg so there would be no point in getting one after your daughter outgrows the BeSafe.

but surely stil of use as a HBB aren't they (or are other HHB at least as good?)

nicm Tue 13-Sep-11 21:25:31

My dad who is 65 can fit the twe no problem now. I just had to show him a few times and make sure he tightens it.


aswellasyou Tue 13-Sep-11 22:21:49

Well you could use them as HBBs but why spend £200 on a HBB when you can buy a different one that's basically the same for far less? Kiddy sell HBBs called Cruiser and Discovery which would be equivalent to using a Comfort or Guardian without the impact shield. The Infinity obviously can't be used as a HBB.

sleeplessinderbyshire Tue 13-Sep-11 23:19:32

also unless she suddenly jumps up some centiles dd will be 12kg at aged 4 according to the growth charts (2nd centile) I cannot see her staying rear facing in the besafe to aged 8 when she will be 18kg but she will not be heavy enough for any group 2 seat so if we had the kiddy then she could do FF in it (or I suppose we could get TWE and turn it forwards)

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