Category Archives: Car Seats

Axkid Minikid 2 – Replacing crotch strap

Don’t throw away your expensive car seat if crotch strap is damaged.  This can easily be repaired. A damaged strap is something we see quite often regardless of car seat brand. This is caused by constantly pulling the strap to one side when tightening harness.  Common when car seat is installed with little leg space […]

Axkid Minikid 3 installed in a Volvo V70

A very straight forward installation with some bonus suggestions for the less experienced.  Axkid Minikid 3 is a great seat famous for its compact size, extremely tall back and being approved for the R129 standard (i-Size) to 36 kg.  In todays installation we already have a Britax Max-Way behind passenger seat installed with small leg […]

Britax Max-Way Plus installed in a VW Transporter

Todays installation is a challenge for most parents.  How do you install a rear facing seat with tether straps in a VW Transporter? There are no tether loops, no seat rails and the front seat is surrounded by a steel box.  How and where are the tether straps attached?  No problem, there is always a […]

Real world protection of booster-seated children

During the awesome child safety seminar on Wednesday last week, “Child occupant protection: Latest knowledge and future opportunities”, there were as usual some very interesting presentations. One of them was by my friend and car seat rockstar Lotta Jakobsson at Volvo and her presentation “Real world protection of booster-seated children”. The presentation has quite a […]

New rear facing car seats at Kind & Jugend 2014

The annual Kind und Jugend convention in Cologne took place this past weekend. This is a huge fair where manufacturers show their new models and ideas. Clothing, toys, furniture, strollers and of course car seats. was of course there to check out the new rear facing seats. We have some minor updates from Maxi […]

New i-Size rear facing car seats

Some new rear facing car seats are arriving. Two brand new seats and two upgraded models. The two new seats are approved for i-Size, also called UN 129, which is the new European car seat standard. The current ECE R44 European standard will continute to be valid for many years to come. A detailed explanation […]

Rear facing car seats and leg space for your child

Many parents are concerned about leg space for their child when using rear facing car seats. Rear facing kids often have legs touching back of the vehicle seat. Is this comfortable? Is it safe? We take a closer look at the issue which does in reality affect safety of rear facing children. But not in […]

First look at the new Klippan Triofix Recline

The new Klippan Triofix Recline has arrived. First shown during the Kind & Jugend fair in Cologne a few weeks ago but planned for over a year. The orginal idea was to rebuild the base with recline position but this was later changed with a new smart and easy solution recline tube on the seat. […]