What is the difference between Axkid Minikid 4 and Axkid Movekid?
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by Winnie Dee
4M ago
When it comes to child safety in cars, Axkid Minikid has been a trusted name for over 10 years, providing parents with innovative and secure car seats. The new Axkid Movekid is based on the Minikid platform, and we have now two exceptional offerings – both built on the same solid foundation of safety and quality. In this blog post, we’ll explore what these two car seats have in common before diving into the key differences that set them apart. Common features of Axkid Movekid and Axkid Minikid 4 First and foremost, both car seats are designed with a sturdy shell and incorporate advanced safety ..read more
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Autumn 2023 ADAC Crash Testing Results
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by Winnie Dee
6M ago
(Image credit: ADAC / OAMTC). The ADAC  / OAMTC Autumn 2023 results are in!  Unfortunately a popular car seat in Ireland, the Maxi-Cosi Pebble 360 Pro has failed the pollutant test. The pollutant that was found is naphthalene, which is suspected of having a carcinogenic effect. ADAC do not recommend purchasing this seat or the Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix 360 Pro isofix base. Great to see two of the new Britax HBB included. The Britax Adventure Plus scored, 2.2 (Good) for safety and the Discovery Plus 2 scored 2.1 (Good). Credit where it is due also to Cosatto. Their Cosatto A ..read more
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Differences between Axkid Minikid 3 and Axkid Minikid 4
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by Winnie Dee
8M ago
The Axkid Minikid 4 is the latest addition to Axkid's range of innovative, safe and Swedish Plus tested car seats. The Minikid 4 has an extended rear-facing capability of up to 7 years (or even longer), thanks to its impressive back length and the impressive weight limit of 36kg. The Minikid family – the family hero For approximately 10 years, Axkid Minikid has served the market in providing the highest safety for children all over Europe. The unique functionalities featured on the Minikid as well as the huge safety benefits with extended rear-facing travel make it a product that is trul ..read more
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Travelling abroad with kids: what to do about car seats?
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11M ago
Travelling safely with kids can be hard. Car rental seats are not recommended and trying to find out what you can actually use on board an aircraft is difficult. So we have put together some information to make it easier for you!  Can you bring a car seat on board?  There are two factors here. First the car seat generally needs to be TUV or FAA approved for use on board an aircraft (see list at end of blog post of car seats that are TUV approved). Second the airline needs to accept car seats on board. Each airline has different rules and while it can be very frustrating trying to ..read more
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First Female Car Crash Test Dummy
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by Winnie Dee
1y ago
Did you know that the most commonly used car crash dummy has been based on the average male build and weight? The dummy that is sometimes used as a proxy for women is a scaled-down version of the male one, roughly the size of a 12-year-old girl and represents the smallest 5% of women by the standards of the mid-1970s. As women are shorter and lighter on average than men, have differences in muscle strengths and in the shape of the torso, hips and pelvis, they physically respond differently in a car crash. A 2019 study by the University of Virginia found that seat belt-wearing women were 7 ..read more
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Passing the 5 Step Test: a check before allowing your older child to travel without a car seat
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by Winnie Dee
1y ago
Passing the 5 Step Test. Our eldest is 11 years and 5 months old and above 36kg so legally he can travel without a car seat restraint. This doesn't mean he can do so safely and we wanted to show you that he doesn't yet pass the 5 Step Test for travelling without a car seat restraint.  (Legally in Ireland a child needs to be using a car seat restraint until either 36kg or 150cm, approx. age 11 / 12). Step 1 Can your child sit with their back against the vehicle seat (vertical)? You can see that his back is not fully against the vehicle back (vertical) seat. Step 2 Does your child's knee ..read more
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Axkid Car Seats Comparision
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by Winnie Dee
1y ago
Axkid car seats are very popular and as they have recently expanded their range of extended rear facing car seats it makes it harder to decide which one to get! The comparison guide below gives an in depth look at each of the Axkid One 2, Axkid One 2 + Plus, Axkid Minikid 3, Axkid Minikid 2 and Axkid Move car seats. Due to the importance of rear facing and safety to Axkid, all of their rear facing seats have passed the voluntary and stringent Swedish Plus Test. At Rearfacing.ie we stock the full range below and any questions on which one suits your child, car and family needs just contact us ..read more
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Difference comparison between Axkid Minikid and Axkid Move
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by Winnie Dee
1y ago
Due to the popularity of Axkid car seats this is a question we get asked all the time so in this blog post we will describe in detail how the Axkid Minikid and Axkid Move Children's 25kg Rear Facing car seats are similar and different! Safety Both the Axkid Minikid and Axkid Move car seats are Swedish Plus Tested and have the ASIP (Axkid Side Impact Protection). The Swedish Plus Test is one of the hardest tests to pass and unlike the standard car seat crash tests, it is voluntary. Plus Tested car seats ensure that your child is not exposed to exposed to excessive head and neck load forces ..read more
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Child Car Seat Crash Tests
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by Winnie Dee
1y ago
Do Legal Car Seats mean Safe Car Seats? When you consider the average speed that you drive at and compare that to the 30-50km/h speed that car seats are crashed at to pass EU Regulations and be sold legally then it is not surprising that additional crash tests that use higher speeds and look at additional measures such as forces on the neck etc. give you a better indication of the safety of a car seat. For a car seat to be legally sold in the EU it must pass one of the below crash tests: The older EU Regulation is the ECE R44 04 crash test: * Frontal collision testing at a speed of 50km ..read more
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Choosing your Extended Rear Facing Car Seat: 18kg v 25kg
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by Winnie Dee
1y ago
  Choosing Your Extended Rear Facing Car Seat As many parents have Isofix installed infant carrier seats one of most requested features of the next stage Rear Facing car seat is Isofix installation. The second most requested feature is the swivel/swing function. In this article learn more about all the options for extended rear facing car seats! Weight / height limits With regards to Isofix installation the weight of the seat and the child must not exceed 33kg. For this reason the majority of Isofix car seats have a weight limit of 18kg or a height limit of 105cms in i-Size car ..read more
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