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Infa Secure Emerge 2020 perspective

Not Recommended – The Infa Secure Emerge is currently the widest G seat on the Australian market, the issue of head flop still remains with many parents struggling to tighten the harness. In comparison to Britax Maxi Guard and Maxi Cosi Luna it is not recommended however it is better than a convertible booster seat.

Infa Secure Emerge was the first of it’s type; G (fully harnessed until 7+) seat released into the market; when the 2013 standards came into effect. These standards changed over 5 years ago. Since then there has been very little change in this model. Many parents and fitters are wondering if there are any solutions to the very apparent issues with the Infa secure Emerge .

Britax Maxi Guard

In this same time frame as the Infasecure Emerge; Britax have introduced two upgrades to their first release model and introduced a basic version of the Maxi Guard. The first maxi guard was the Maxi Guard pro which was imporoved by making the seat narrower. The maxi guard comfi and the maxi guard text have been introduced; providiing memory foan cushioning and fabric protection.

Recline contributing to head flop

The recline on the Infasecure Emerge (other known names include Pulsar/Orbit/Accomplish/Opus); still remains unresolved, contributing to head flop; even with the addition of the rolled up towel. We have found in any duel cab this seat is not suitable. The Britax Maxi Guard; either model (Basic or Pro ); would be better solution in vehicles where the cars’seat is upright.

Harness adjustment…

Harness adjustment on the Infa secure Emerge can be difficult. This is currently a ratchet system lock off; that requires many small tugs to adjust. Achieved somewhat easier for those with upper body strength. Our experience has found to be more efficient; if you pull the slack out of the harness upwards towards the shoulders; this many help with the tightening of the harness.

The harness adjustments on the Infa Secure Emerge are approximately 40 mm apart; in comparison, Britax harness adjustments are only 15mm . The smaller harness adjustment of the Britax Maxi Guard ensures a closer (and safer) fit for your child. The better harness options are available with an easy of use harness adjustment ; making the Britax Maxi guard is a better choice.

Infa Emerge Harness fit and tightness

The fit of the harness around your child; is not as firm in comparision to that of a britax maxi guard. whose intial position sits lower making the maxi guard a better choice for children whose growth is slower. The Smaller increments means the harness is tighter around your child a better fit; therefore keeping your child safer.

Integrated Headrest issues

All Infa Secure forward facing baby car seat have thei top tether strap in the centre and the buckle position is not adjustable. The centre position of the top tether strap (inc infa secure emerge) means that when you have an integrated headrest; whether it is a toyota camry, volvo xc60 or a jeep discovery; it is difficult to connect the top tether to the anchor point; as a result, the top tether cannot be easily connected to the anchor point and must be split around the head rest or over the top of the headrest. In comparision the Britax Maxi Guard has the top tether attached on either sider of the child restraint; allowing for a more secure connection to the anchor point. The buckle position is not adjustable and being in the centre means that when the anchor point is is directly in line with the centre and near the top of the seat; it is not possible to tighten the tether strap on infa secure seats.

Infa emerge recommendation

In summary Not Recommended – the Infa Secure Emerge is currently the widest G seat on the Australian market. The very apparent issues of the past five years are yet to be addressed. The Emerge is not a seat we could recommend due to these unaddressed issues.

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Baby Capsule Hire Mico AP Isofix

Hiring a Maxi Cosi Mico Ap capsule is the easiest way to get you and your new baby home from the hospital safely. The Maxi Cosi Capsule is an easy to use capsul

Many parents are finding they only use a capsule for 4 months not the 6 months which most other baby shops hire capsules out for. When you need to use the maxi cosi mico ap capsule longer than 4 months; the hire rate is only $5 per week.

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Luxi by InfaSecure relevant in 2020?

Is the Luxi seat really relevant?

InfaSecure have been manufacturing the Luxi car seat or its equivalent for the past 16 years; since the 2004 standards (with the model CS40/41). However on reflection this design of car seat has little to no change in the design. Unfortunately in my opinion making this an outdated version of an an Australia original a weight based seat.

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Accredited Car Seat Installation is a complex area which many parents and even industry experts find difficult to keep up with. The only true way to be certain that you have the correct information is to contact an ACRI Accredited Car Seat Installation and fitter.

Many Parents see the installation of their car seat as just another expense and do not fully understand the service which is being offered by an Accredited baby car seat installer.

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South Melbourne Car Seat Fitting

South Melbourne car seat fitting is as simple as calling (03) 9694 4424 or making a booking online easy simple and direct by ACRI accredited Fitters

When you book a car seat fitting through South Melbourne baby seat Fitting, we take the time to come to your home, and explain how the car seat is used. Unlike many other local child restraint fitting services; where you need to schedule a certain day, We will not rush the installation just to achieve the quota for the day.

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Booster seats vs G type restraint

17 September 2014 the new Australian Standards for child restraints were introduced. The introduction saw ISOFIX child restraints being allowed as well as introducing the G type child restraint (extended forward facing) and the A4 type baby car seat (extended rear facing child restraint).


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Convertible Booster height markers

grey-swirl forward facing comfi-caprice by infa SecureConvertible Booster seats are simply referred to as forward facing seats, and cannot be used as a rear facing child restraint.

Even though the law says that a child can be forward facing from six months of age, in reality the 6 months of ages is simply too young to forward face as the child has not developed sufficient strength in their necks and backs to support themselves in a forward facing position.

Child safety experts have recognised this and have been working hard to introduce extended rear facing child restraints. In the Australian Standards these extended rear facing child restraints are referred to as A4 child restraints. An A4 Baby car seat is tested to a large 30 month old and have an exit marker of 39 cm.

Shoulder height markers refer to the torso length of the child when they are sitting down

With the Introduction of as1754:2013, convertible booster seats already existed; however the shoulder height markers had not been standardised, setting a maximum and minimum shoulder height markers

Convertible Booster height markers (6month-8yrs) descending order by tallest inbuilt harness height

  • Safe n Sound Maxi Rider Easy Adjust: Entry height: 31cms. Harness height to/Booster entry: 45cms.  Exit: 51cms
  • Infasecure Comfi Caprice: Entry height 29cms. Harness height to/Booster entry: 45cms. Exit: 51cms
  • Infasecure Comfi Crown/Comfi Cruiser/Roamer Plus/RallyE/Atlantis/Sprinter:entry height: 29cms. Harness height to/Booster entry: 45cms. Booster: 51cms.
  • Safe n Sound Novus: entry height: 31cm. Harness to/booster entry: 42-43cm. exit: 52cm
  • Love N Care Virgo: Harness to: 42cm. Booster to: 50cm
  • Cargo Marathon: Entry height: 30cm. Harness height to/Booster entry: 40cm. Exit: 51cm
  • Babylove Easy Combo: entry height: 30cms. Harness height to/Booster entry: 39cms. Exit: 50cms
  • Hipod Senator: entry height: 30cm.  Harness height to/Booster entry: 39cm. Exit: 44cm
  • Safety 1st Custodian: entry height: 28cms. FWD facing: 38cms. Booster: 52cms

Call 0420 516 587 for baby car seat fitting service in melbourne