Concord Absorber XT Isofix Car Seat or ???

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  1. 2010

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    I've been looking to buy an ISOFIX group 1 car seat for my son but the more research I do the more confused I am :confused:

    Basically all seats seem to have mixed reviews but I've come across the Concord Absorber XT and it looks promising apart from the fact that its new and as a result, has no reviews.

    Does anyone have one or can you recommend the seat you're using?

    I'd be grateful for any input.

    Ps My car is an A3 Sportback
     
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    We've got a Britax Duo Plus Isofix and very satisfied with it.
     
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    Recaro Young Sport for us. Not Isofix, but then Isofix is invalidated once they are 18Kg, so instead we looked for a seat with good padding and seat belt fixing arrangements. This one's universal group 1/2/3 so should do him through all his junior years.
     
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    That weight limit is for rear facing car seats. Once the child is old enough, a forward facing seat can be purchased, with Isofix.
     
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    Sorry, no it's not. Look up ISOFIX, you'll find it's valid for Group 0 and 1 only. The mounts aren't guaranteed to be strong enough for over 18Kg children.
     
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    Do you have any specific source for this?
    I was referring to what I read on this website.
    Interested because our 9 year old daughter is using a front facing isofix seat.

    Edit: Also checked the Britax website, and they sell approved Isofix seats for up to 36kg (groups 2, 3)

    http://www.britax.co.uk/safety-centre/360-degree-protection/isofix-faq
     
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    That says nothing about a weight restriction.
    Sorry, but can you provide a more specific reference to this weight restriction?
     
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    Have you considered signing up to Which? online trial for £1? That'll give you access to lots of reviews on child car seats.

    Can you not choose a seat that has been tested and given a good recommendation, rather than a seat that currently has neither?

    I use the Silver Cross Navigator Fix for both of my children. The non-isofix version narrowly missed out on a Which? 'Best Buy' as it wasn't Isofix. So logically the Isofix version must be one?

    I bought it as I liked the styling, the padding (so many of these seats seem to have none) and it reclined by the operation of a dial on the front which didn't require the child to be removed from the seat.

    I wanted isofix as it keeps the seat secure in the car when the child isn't in it and is still easy to remove when required. I didn't want 2 seats flying around the car in the event of a crash.

    In front facing seats, surely the car's seatbelt is doing the job of holding the child (whatever their weight) not the isofix mounts? They're just holding the seat.
     

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