NOT Recommended – There are too many issues with Mothers Choice Emperor car seat. The money that you may save will be spent in purchasing a new seat as well you will be turning your child around sooner than many other parents.
The Mothers Choice Emperor car seat is a newborn to 4 years (baby car seat). The Mothers Choice Emperor is using the same shell as many other Mothers Choice car seats such as
Not Recommended – The Joie Curve car seat is not recommended due to the high RRP and its’ limitations (you will not get much use out of the seat past 3 years of age & it will only keep your child rear facing for between 12 and 14 months of age).
NOT Recommended – Too many issues make the Celestial car seat an inappropriate seat of choice for many parents and these issue may cause you to turn your child around forward facing sooner than many other parents.
NOT RECOMMENDED – Installation is extremely difficult for most fitters; let alone a mum and dad. The length of the seat makes it impossible to sit in the front seat unless you are very short. You can buy better seats at the similar price at department stores like BIGW
Not Recommended – The Euro NXT is the original Euro but with lower height markers, meaning your child will only last until is approximately 3 years of age.
EURO Nxt – Lower Height Markers
The shell of the Maxi Cosi car seat, stayed the same, with the top marker was moving down 13.5 cm(from the top of the restraint_.
Higher RRP for Maxi Cosi Euro NXT
The RRP of the Maxi Cosi Euro NXT is closer to the RRP of Britax; making the EURO NXT close to $100 more expensive.
Euro NXT Harness straps
The shoulder straps are Velcro to the cover making it harder to loosen and tighten the harness. Maxi Cosi have now removed the Velcro from the cover; so that the shoulder pads are no longer attached to the car seat cover. This is how it should have been to begin with.
Forward facing blanket is now a Bonus
The original Maxi Cosi Euro, included a bag, which contained a messy mat as well as a blanket for when the child is forward facing. However since the recall the Forward facing blanket is no longer included, and you now need to register to receive the blanket.
G Cell Side Protection
The GCELL side impact energy absorbing protection is said to be the next generation, crash-absorbing technology, providing a crumple zone for enhanced side full body protection.
Very little information is available to demonstrate how this is meant to work except that it is taken from nature ?
How much safer the GCELL makes the child restraint.
Redesigned cover for the Maxi Cosi Recall
The Maxi Cosi EURO cover has been redesigned so that there is no longer any possibility of the cover catching under the release button. This is how the Euro, should have been designed from the very beginning. An better alternative to Maxi Cosi Euro NXT is the Britax Millenia SICT
Euro NXT Summary
Not Recommended – If I were a parent; and had an impacted Maxi Cosi EURO from the recall; I would simply replace it with another manufacturers child restraint. The benefits of the EURO NXT are minimal and the RRP is almost the same as Britax which is mostly made in Australia(At the time of writing).
The original Safe n Sound Compaq ahr was originally the smallest child restraint on the market, however design changes meant the britax compaq car-seat received a base making the car seat wider and more difficult to fit three across the backseat. The base of the new Safe n Sound Compaq AHR was made smaller appealing to a wider range of parents looking for a solution for smaller cars.
Not Recommended – The Maxi Cosi Euro has lower shoulder height markers when compared to Britax and Infa. Additionally the ISOFIX system does not work effectively; and it may be not as tight as a seat belt installation.
NOT RECOMMENDED… Update 2014 There are more up to date car seats which operate easier and have an easier to use easy adjust harness. Many parents reported that the tilt and adjust child restraints were difficult to tighten and led to many parents pulling the harness from behind to secure the harness around their child. Secondly when the restraint is forward facing, the tilt mechanism can be pushed forward by the cars head rest causing the restraint head rest to fall down.
RECOMMENDED.. Update 2016.. The Infa Secure Luxi Caprice is the only seat that you will need, designed for newborn to 8 years of age. Other manufacturers do not offer such a seat and the best you will get is a forward facing seat that will take your child from 12 months through to 8 years of age. The Luxi like all Infa Secure seats, offers full side body protection and additional hear protection, features the other brands only offer in their premium models.