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Luxi by InfaSecure review
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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 Unfortunately in my opinion making this an outdated version of an an Australia original a weight based seat.

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Mothers Choice Emperor Car seat Review

Mothers choice Emperor car seat Summary

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

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Joie curve car seat
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Joie Curve Car seat review

Joie Curve car seat Summary

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).

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Mothers Choice Easy fit car seat review

NOT RECOMMENDED -The Installation for the Mothers choice easy fit car seat; is extremely difficult ; meaning that mum and dad will not be able to install the seat  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

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maxi cosi euro-nxt recall carseat
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Maxi Cosi EURO NXT Review

Summary Maxi Cosi Euro NXT

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

Maxi Cosi a2 Vs A4 Hera 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

The RRP of the Maxi Cosi Euro NXT is closer to the RRP of Britax; making the EURO NXT close to $100 more expensive.

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 is the Britax Millenia SICT

Installation

The Euro Next Car seat has both isofix and seat belt installation. The Isofix Installation does not work very well as the tensioning buckle is very large, the tensioning direction makes it difficult and the stabilising bar is some distance from the cars seat. The last issue mentioned, means that there is more rebound under emergency braking conditions. The installation of the car seat using the seat belt method only has issues with the rebound bar; howevr it is recommended that a Certified Fitter, install the baby car seat.

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).

Shoulder height-markers
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Covertible Carseat Height Markers

safe n sound meridian tilt and adjust  convertible carseatConvertible carseats are both forward facing carseats and rear facing car seats. These seats can be changed from rear facing to forward facing ie TYPE A/B child restraints.

Convertible car seats can include extended rear facing (A4) car seats, which allow child to travel in rear facing mode for an extended period of time (till approximately average of 30 months.)

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Safe n Sound Compaq Car seat

Summary Safe n Sound Compaq Car seat

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.

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