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{WIN} A BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix Worth R8999! {& Review} #CarseatFullstop

So I know that I normally write the reviews around here, but it made more sense for my husband to write this one. A) He actually reads instruction manuals, B) he uses it every day as he takes the kids to school and fetches them and C)… well, he just gets these things. So, here you go – a review from the amazing Cole on the BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix for #CarseatFullstop! Also, you can WIN one worth R8999!!!!

 

 

 

Seeing as I am the one who drives the kids to and from school everyday, I thought it would be fitting if I wrote the review on the car seat. So, from the technical and slightly childish mind of Dad, here we go.

 

We’ve had quite a few car seats over the years. Most of them forward facing, except for this one and the new-born sized one that came with the kids pram. Forward facing car seats are super convenient for inserting and removing our mini me’s from the vehicle BUT we all know rear facing seats are the safest. Ok? All agreed on that? Good. Let’s move on. (If you don’t get it yet – read this amazing article by Mandy-Lee, the founder of #CarseatFullstop over on her blog!)

 

When I unpacked this bad boy, my first thought was: Jeezy creezy, there are a lot of parts. But then, out of nowhere, a nice thick instruction manual slipped out of one of the plastic packets and with a satisfying *SLAP* it hit the floor. Now, as my wife will attest, I looooove instruction manuals… not like that. I probably spent more time reading the manual than I did installing the car seat.

 

THE FEATURES

The car seat in the spotlight today is the iZi Combi X4 iSOfix. Yes, a mouthful, isn’t it? It can be used by your little monster from 0-18kgs in the rear facing position and 9-18kgs in the forward facing position. It also comes with a really cool side impact protection block which attaches to the side of the chair closest to the door. And when your tiny human falls asleep, it easily adjusts back into its sleep position, this helps to stop their heads from flopping forward. Comfort to the max!

 

THE INSTALLATION

This probably took me about 15mins to achieve (that’s because I read the manual, thoroughly.) We have ISO FIX so it took a couple clicks, extend the foot, crank the foot pad thingy and ka-chow! One fitted car seat! Even if you don’t have ISO FIX it would still be pretty simple, although it can’t be fitted in the rear facing position if your car doesn’t have ISO. Sorry.
Overall, relatively simplistic installation thanks to ISO FIX. Oh, and it’s a little heavy to carry to the car.

 

DAILY USAGE
At first, I have to admit, I found it a bit of a mission to strap in my wiggly little boy and to adjust the straps tight enough without going too far and getting “it’s too tight” moan from Knox. A couple of trips down the line and I’m a pro. Press the little button and loosen the straps before installing or ejecting child, no problem. The only “issue” I would say (if I had to name one) would be the awkward space you have to work in above your child when standing outside the car and reaching over them to retrieve a dropped dinosaur or Barbie. Another issue, now that I think about it, is the passenger seat position. Because of the length of my son’s legs, my wife has to rest her knees against the dashboard and sit completely upright and we don’t have the smallest car, we have a Ford Focus Sedan. It’s ok to go to the shop but I can’t imagine it would be fun all the way to Upington… We will let you know how that goes when we get there.

 

OVERALL OPINION

We have established that rear facing is best.
Setting up is pretty idiot proof.
It’s comfy for the little monster as long as dad doesn’t over do it when pulling straps tight.
There isn’t much space in the front seat.
It comes with a really nice instruction manual.

 

Read more about the BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix here

 

If you are thinking about buying a new car seat, please consider donating the one your child has outgrown to Wheel Well. You can drop the seats at any Renault dealership or get in touch with Wheel Well through their website. Wheel Well receives donated child safety seats to create a “seat exchange” where lower-income families can receive child restraints in return for an affordable donation. The seats are thoroughly cleaned and checked for defects before they put into stock. We encourage parents to return the seats once outgrown to perpetuate the cycle.

 

COMPETITION!!!! {WIN} A BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix Worth R8999!

Please follow the Rafflecopter steps below to enter, but please… share this post. You might just save a life. I also highly recommend that you like #CarseatFullstop on Facebook, there are tons more giveaways coming and the information you will read on there is absolutely crucial to your child’s road safety. Use the hashtag #CarseatFullstop when sharing so we can see you 😉

 

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Maz Halliday

Maz is self-employed mom to two of the most gorgeous, yet tiring kids you will ever lay eyes upon. She maintains her sanity by blogging at Caffeine and Fairydust and rocking from side-to-side in her bath tub at night (with a glass of bubbly - no one ever said you can't be fabulous while having a nervous breakdown). She aims to broaden people's perspectives - and in the process will either make you laugh or p%#@ you off. Don't be shy... come say hi!

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