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11/08/2014 at 14:37
H and I finally got our bums into gear this weekend and looked/brought things we will need for baby. Car seats was something as first time parents we are overwhelmed by as there is so much choice. We went to kiddicare who showed us Isofix car seats, these seem great for us as we live in a second floor flat (with no lift!) so carrying a car seat up the stairs is how we will probably transport them and keep the pram in the car if we want to go for walks.
Does anyone have any feedback on these? They are obviously more expensive that a car seat installed with just a seatbelt but they looked very easy to install in a car and then make sure is fitted properly. Also the Maxicosy seats we were shown were light so ideal for carrying around.
Any feedback would be great please!
11/08/2014 at 15:07
We have the FamilyFix Isofix base and used it with the Maxi Cosi Pebble to start with (then used it with the pram as the travel system) and then when he outgrew that we moved on to the Maxi Cosi Pearl. From a practical, ease of use point of view it's been invaluable. Straightforward to install and I loved that the pebble would just click in and out and and onto the buggy. Also the little light system was helpful in alerting us if it wasn't installed correctly. We've just ordered another one for this baby as F will be using his for a while yet.
11/08/2014 at 15:08
11/08/2014 at 16:20
Loved our maxi cosi cabrofix, like the others said invaluable for putting on your buggy wheels in the newborn stage to not wake the baby! They become heavy very quickly I found though, also I didn't think ahead and ordered the easy fix base as it goes with the cabrofix and then wanted to use the next stage seat and had to buy a new base as it didnt fit on it- if I had brought the familyfix base from the start I wouldn't have needed that expense (doesn't apply if you want the pebble seat as that only fits on the familyfix)
11/08/2014 at 21:13
We bought the maxi cosi cabrofix, it's so easy to click in & out & useful to bring the baby in the house still asleep (or in a restaurant...!), although it definitely doesn't feel that light after awhile!! We used a sling so only used it on the buggy base a few times but it was useful if you're going down that route. Opposite to Noodles I wish we hadn't bought the family fix base as we chose an extended rear facing seat for the next seat which comes with an integrated base so wish we'd have bought the cheaper base.
11/08/2014 at 21:23
We use a M&Ps isofix base for our carseat it's just so handy, much easier than using the seatbelt and you always know the car seat is fitted correctly.
Maxi cosi can be used with loads of prams so worth checking out what your options would be
12/08/2014 at 14:21
I've got the Easy fix ISOFIX base with the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix. We were limited on car seat choice with our pram but I like what we've got.
I'm also in an upstairs flat and leave the pram in the car.
12/08/2014 at 17:13
We have the cabriofix, but although we looked at bases we never got around to getting one and two months in we are finding it really easy to just strap it in with the seatbelt. It takes no time at all and we still take it in and out of the car quite a bit as she doesn't like her carrycot, so we exclusively use the car seat with the pram chassis. Just thought it was worth mentioning that although isofix is handy, it's not tough to use a seatbelt. If I was worried that my husband or I was not 100% correctly installing it with the seatbelt! the safety of the isofix would make a base worthwhile, but it's second nature already. We leave the pram chassis in the car as well!
12/08/2014 at 17:16
Oh, and we only carry her into the house in the car seat if she is asleep in it, otherwise it's already too heavy to be something to do all the time! If she's awake we un strap her and just carry her!
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