{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.

 

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

  1. Shaaista Mahomed says:

    To wheel well, 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.

  2. Sulika says:

    I received a really old brown used carseat from a friend that I hope to donate at ‘any Renault Dealership’! I would love to win this new car seat! Awesome that your hubby wrote the post! I got to convinced my husband to read it! Lol

  3. tania brewis says:

    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.

  4. Terri Rosslind says:

    You can donate your cars to Wheel well by dropping it off at any Renault dealership or make direct arrangements with them through their website 🙂 Fingers crossed baby no2 on the way

  5. anushka moonilal says:

    Old seats can be donated to wheel well at any renault dealership. Also you can donate by getting in contact with wheel well via their facebook page.

  6. Zelmarie Beselaar says:

    Donate your old seats to Wheel Wl! Luckily, you can drop it at a Renault dealer, but otherwise their website will help you out ??

    Spreading some good! #carseatfullstop

  7. Maanda Mudau says:

    My old car seat can be donated to Wheel Well. The seat can be dropped off at any Renault dealership or an arrangement can be made with Wheel Well on their site.

  8. Aniqah von Waltsleben says:

    My daughter has just outgrown her current seat in my husbands car, winning this would be a great help.

    If I were to win I would take her old seat to my closest Renault dealership or donate it to Wheel Well

  9. TERESA VERDONESE says:

    THANKS FOR THIS ARTICLE. car seat safety is so important & we find that so many of our friends do no bother putting their toddlers in car seats anymore. Its not NEGOTIABLE for us as a family.
    Old car seat can be donated to wheel well & renault dealerships

  10. Linell says:

    I will donate the car seat to the Sunshine Association hope for children with disabilities it will go a long way and will assist as they drive out with the little ones to the clinics or park.

  11. Lizelle says:

    Wheel Well. You can drop the seats at any Renault dealership or get in touch with Wheel Well through their website. #CarseatFullstop

  12. Pat says:

    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.

  13. Leanne Crossman says:

    This would be truly amazing for my new baby that we can keep him safe and sound! You can take old car seats to Wheel Well or to any renault countrywide and they will give them to Wheel well. #CarseatFullstop

  14. anusha naidoo says:

    Wheel Well

    And for your convenience convenience drop the seat at any of the Renault Dealerships or get in touch with Wheel Well via their website.

  15. anusha naidoo says:

    Wheel Well

    And for your convenience drop the seat at any of the Renault Dealerships or get in touch with Wheel Well via their website.

  16. Julie Jones says:

    You can donate old seats to Wheel Well at any Renault dealership, or at one of the other spots mentioned on their website (under the “Donate” tab). Holding thumbs!

  17. Philippa says:

    Awesome bloG and review of the besfae, ive been between a couple different seats and you post makes me truLy consider this one, thanks! For the comp, the seat donations go to wheel well, Awesome organization ?

  18. Simóne Human says:

    You can donate the old seat to Wheel Well by dropping it off at any Renault dealership or getting in touch with Wheel Well directly through their website.

  19. Lee Goldschmidt says:

    You can drop the seats at any Renault dealership or get in touch with Wheel Well through their website.
    Nice read. Especially coming from a dad.

  20. Roxanne Rossouw says:

    You can donate your carseat to Wheel Well or drop off at any Renault dealership. We would love to win this beautiful and very safe carseat for our miracle baby. We have waited 8 years to fall pregnant. Medically speaking we should never have fallen pregnant but we did!♡♡♡ vehicle safety is very important to myself and my husband as we feel a vehicle is one of the most dangerous places you put your child in.
    #carseatfullstop #caffeineandfairydust

  21. Princess malele says:

    yYou can donate old car seats at any Renault dealership or by contacting Wheel Well via their website.
    ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
    I would love to win this car seat for my daughter ???

  22. Katie Williams says:

    Lovely article. Being a first time mom (well pregnant right now) everything is quiet overwhelming with the array of options available for everything. Where do you even start!!! This definitely helps me think about the various factors to consider!! Thank you

  23. Heather Poulos says:

    Donate your old car seat to Wheel Well…potentially save another little kid’s life, and hopefully win a car seat yourself!

  24. Andrea Thomas says:

    Insightful article from a Dad’s point! Loved the honesty! I would like to win this new baby for my 28 month old daughter! #carseatFullstop

  25. Roxanne Punt says:

    You can donate your old chair to Wheel well. Such a great idea as kids chairs are so expensive but we need to keep our kids safe on the road. Such a awesome competition.

  26. Faziela Davids says:

    You can donate your car seat to Wheel Well, I fully advocate car seat usage and am a big supporter of Mandy and her Car Seats Full stop campaign.

  27. Janine says:

    You can Donate your old car seats toe Wheel whell, or drop it of at any Renault dealership.
    Rearfaci g is so much saver, and I want my so to be save as we always travel whether it’s in town or out.
    Love these seats so much, would appreciate it to be able to win one as my so wil soon outgrow his infant seat…

  28. Janine says:

    You can Donate your old car seats to Wheel Whell, or drop it of at any Renault dealership.
    Rearfacing is so much saver, and I want my son to be save as we always travel whether it’s in town or out.
    Love these seats so much, would appreciate it to be able to win one as my son will soon outgrow his infant seat…

  29. Janna de Gouveia says:

    You can donate your old car seat to Wheel Well.

    Sho! Seems like an amazing option! I’d give up room in the front any day if it meant our child is safe in the back of the car!

  30. Humera says:

    donate it to Wheel Well. ((Alternatively take it to my nearest Renault dealership so that it can make its way to wheel well to get ready for a new home))

  31. Peppa-Rae Aston Jewell says:

    Entered, fingers crossed!! What an awesome initiative, I will definitely consider donating ours once our little boy has outgrown it to Wheel Well!! 🙂

  32. Samantha Braithwaite says:

    One thing I will not compromise on!!! Car seat is a MUST!!! I always say “Safety first” whilst buckling my little girl in. Would love to win this for hubby’s car as we are always moving the car seat from car to car.

  33. Samantha Braithwaite says:

    You can drop the seats at any Renault dealership or get in touch with Wheel Well through their website. One thing I will not compromise on!!! Car seat is a MUST!!! I always say “Safety first” whilst buckling my little girl in. Would love to win this for hubby’s car as we are always moving the car seat from car to car.

  34. Tiffany says:

    I love that it’s rear facing until 18kg my 2 year old escaped from her fisher price car seat forward facing while I was driving!!?the belts were as snug as could be! I now have to upgrade to something more Houdini proof but will take this seat to my nearest Renault dealer for wheel well!

  35. Diane says:

    Old car seats can be donated to Wheel Well, and can be dropped off at any Renault dealership.
    My car was stolen a few weeks back with both girls’ car seats in (and leaving me stranded with my 6 week old) so would love to win a new ultra safe and all round awesome car seat! 😉

  36. Aimee Smit says:

    You can donate your old care seat at Wheel Well.

    Pretty please choose me… I am struggling to afford a car seat and this would just be so perfect ❤️❤️

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