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Why Don't Axkid Make Forward Facing Car Seats?

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Why Don't Axkid Make Forward Facing Car Seats?

The short answer is simply: Because rear facing is safer The slightly longer version is: It is safer for children to rear face for as long as possible. Forward facing car seats subject a young child’s neck to unacceptably high loads in a crash, which can result in very serious injuries. Most of these injuries are avoided simply by using rear facing car seats. There are car seats available that rear face up to 18kg or 105cm (approximately four years) that can also face forward up to the same limits, from either 9kg or 15 months. And there are quite...

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Rear Facing In the Front Passenger Seat

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Rear Facing In the Front Passenger Seat

Here in the UK it is quite rare to see big rear facing car seats in the front passenger seat. People worry that the front seat is not as safe as the back, but in fact using a rear facing car seat in the front seat is very safe, especially if the seat is braced against the dashboard, which is one of the strongest parts of the car. The front seat is great for little ones who cry in the back as they are usually much happier in the front where they can see mum or dad in the driver...

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The Differences Between the Axkid Minikid and Move

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The Differences Between the Axkid Minikid and Move

Whenever I post about the Axkid Move or Minikid, people always ask what the differences are, so I just thought I’d make a little list: 1. TETHER STRAPS The Move’s tether straps have to be pulled tight by hand. The Minikid has self tightening straps that tighten when you wiggle the seat. 2. HEADREST AND HARNESS HEIGHT The Move’s headrest and harness have three positions that need to be re-threaded to change the height. The Minikid’s headrest is lowered when you pull the strap to tighten the harness. It never needs to be re-threaded and adjusts automatically to the child’s...

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