There are a number of points to consider when purchasing your next stage car seat. With many seats to choose from, Axkid would like to help raise the key points in the buying experience. Seeking expert advice will help greatly with the selection process also.
One important consideration is the percentile of your baby. Why is this so important, well it will help determine at what age your child will reach certain height and weight limits that car seats will impose. It is therefore important to understand this when choosing your next stage car seat.
Whether the car seat will need to be moved is another consideration. It is important that child car seats are installed correctly and therefore if being moved regularly, then this is something that should be considered when selecting a seat.
At Axkid, we recommend that children remain rear-facing for as long as possible. We have a range of rear-facing seats to suit different needs. Here is a little more information:
Axkid Modukid Seat is approved to R129 for toddlers, 61-105 cm and up to 18 kg, approx. the age of 4 years for a child on the 50th percentile. The functionality of the 6 adjusting positions on Axkid Modukid Base makes sure that your child is comfortable when growing, as you can choose between compact installation for the small child and extended legroom for the larger child which allows for a comfortable seating position regardless of age. Due to the opportunity to choose between compact installation or extended, the car seat system fits in both large and smaller cars.
The unique feature of the headrest and internal harness, which automatically adjusts according to the child’s length and size when you pull the harness tight is incorporated in the Axkid Modukid Seat.
The ISOFIX connectors are integrated with safety colour indicators and a sounding safety system for the support leg, just to confirm that installation is correct. If moving the seat regularly between cars, this can be a reassuring feature.
The rear-facing car seat Axkid Minikid, has been designed to provide the best possible safety and comfort for both small and large children, enabling your child to travel rear-facing for as long as possible.
Axkid Minikid is approved to 25 kg (approximately 125 cm, 6 years) providing a perfect solution for children on a high percentile and those wishing to rear-face for as long as possible.
The self-tightening tether straps make the installation smooth when the car seat is “wiggled” in place. Therefore, if moving between cars, the Axkid Minikid makes an excellent choice.
The unique feature of the headrest and internal harness, which automatically adjusts according to the child’s length and size when you pull the harness, is an excellent highlight of the product.
Axkid Minikid is Swedish Plus test approved up to 25 kg, received the “Good Choice 2019” award by Folksam, “Best Cost Value” by Best-in-Test.se and is Rollover approved by VCA making this an excellent safety choice seat.
The rear-facing car seat Axkid Move is for those looking for an affordable and safe solution. Your child can travel rear-facing up to 25kg and the seat is easily installed with the vehicle’s three-point belt. Axkid Move takes up very little space in the car, so you can install it in both small and large cars.
The recline can be adjusted in two different positions and the headrest has three fixed positions, all for the child to be safe and comfortable. If more recline is needed, our angle adjusting wedge is a good addition.
Axkid Move is approved 9-25 kg and has received very good reviews from several independent test institutes. The car seat has passed the Swedish Plus Test up to 25 kg, awarded with “Good Choice 2019” award by Folksam and is Rollover approved by VCA.
No compromise is made on safety with the Axkid Move.
All Axkid car seats, Modukid, Minikid and Move are included with an ASIP - Axkid Side Impact Protection, developed together with a recognized crash institute in Germany, providing the best possible protection for the child in the event of a side impact collision.
Before buying a car seat Axkid recommend:
· Check your child’s percentile by checking their weight and height. Follow their percentile to establish what weight and height they will be at the age of 4yrs.
· If your child is over the 50th percentile for weight or height - buy a rear-facing car seat to 25kg car seat. It is also the most economical and the car seat is likely to last your child all the way to high back booster age. We recommend rear-facing for as long as possible at Axkid, and to switch to a high back booster only when your child’s car seat is fully outgrown, which means when the max height or weight has been reached.