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Best baby car seats-for grand children
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Best Baby car seats for Grand Children

The day has arrived; when you will be called Nana, Grandma or Poppy; but this will involve transporting your Grand-children. Here I explore the best baby car seats for grand children; and the benefits/ disadvantages of choosing that seat.

The best baby car seat for your grand children, will depend upon your lifestyle, frequency and budget. Do you drive your friends around, perhaps you play golf and need to fold down the back seats. Her we explore these issues and suggest possible car seat to handle these issues.

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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.

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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Infa Secure Carseats
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Infa Secure Carseats – Best or Worst ?

All Infa Secure Carseats come standard with a number of great features, features which other manufacturers can only dream of having and in some instances the features will never be incorporated into the design of their seats.. All these features boil down to making the seat easier to use for parents, grand-parents and carers.

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Infa Secure Visage Booster seat

Infa Secure Visage Convertible Booster

Not Recommended – The Infa Secure Visage convertible booster seat; is one of the tallest booster seat on the market, featuring a new crotch buckle (which has recently been recalled) helping to eliminate the harness clip popping out.

The Visage is not suitable for children of average width or wider. The Arm rests make it difficult to access the seat belt buckle and the anti submaring mean you do not get any peace and quiet from your uncomfortable children.

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maxi cosi rodi booster seat
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Maxi Cosi Rodi Booster Review

Summary

Not Recommended – The cost of the Maxi Cosi Rodi is a huge negative; considering the price of the britax maxi guard is only marginally above that of the rodi. Other issues such as the cable ties, the pinching hazard and the headrest coming completely out; mean there are better alternatives for the money

The Maxi Cosi Rodi AP Booster Seat claims to be the Safest and most comfortable booster seat of the market. Consider for a moment that the Maxi Cosi Rodi is only a Booster seat and with an RRP of $259, making it the most expensive booster on the market.

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mothers-choice celestial car seat review
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Mothers Choice Celestial car seat Review

Mothers Choice Celestial car seat Summary

NOT Recommended – There are too many issues with Mothers Choice Celestial car seat. The shell of the celestial is very small; you will turn your child around earlier than many other parents. The manual rethread means that in forward facing mode, the harness will be at the incorrect position, not securing your child a well as it should be. In forward facing mode the most secure position is upright; this may cause head flop for your child. Lastly the possibility for incorrect installation forward facing is very high; due to two forward facing seat belt paths.

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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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