Review: Axkid Bigkid 2
Dec19

Review: Axkid Bigkid 2

When it comes to child car seats choosing the right car seat for your child can be a tricky business. Suzanne Keane reviews the Axkid Bigkid 2 What is it? Axkid specialises in rear-facing child seats but the Bigkid 2 is their second foray into high back boosters, ideal for loyal fans of Axkid seats whose children have outgrown their Minikids. The new high back booster has improved side impact protection and is even more adjustable to...

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Are your car seats insured?
Dec14

Are your car seats insured?

Suzanne Keane looks at the various levels of cover on offer for child seats in your car We all know the importance of having the correct car insurance and how to shop around to get the best price for your insurance each year. However, have you ever thought about what’s actually covered in your car? If you have a collision, no matter how small, it’s important that your car seats are replaced and that the old seats are destroyed....

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What’s new in Child Car Seats
Dec13

What’s new in Child Car Seats

Suzanne Keane rounds up the latest in Child Car Seats Do you know a family in need? The wonderful team at rearfacing.ie are doing their bit to give back this Christmas and are looking for nominations for families that would benefit from a free safe child seat. To nominate a family that you feel would benefit from this send an email to info@rearfacing.ie with the age of the child, their location and while you feel they should be...

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What to consider when moving your child to a booster seat
Nov30

What to consider when moving your child to a booster seat

Is your child ready for a booster seat asks Suzanne Keane We’re inching closer to the limits on our rear-facing car seats (125cm and 25kg) so I’ve had to consider an imminent transition to the scary world of forward-facing for my almost 5-year-old. I assumed we would rear face until he started school but after a recent growth spurt, it looks like he will be moving to a booster seat sooner than I thought! So how do you know your child...

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Review: Sirona Z i-Size
Nov24

Review: Sirona Z i-Size

Suzanne Keane tries out the Sirona Z i-Size: A flexible Car Seat for 0–4 year olds What is it?  The Sirona Z i-size is the latest seat in the Cybex Z-Line. This seat rotates 360 degrees to allow for easy entry and exit, no matter what car you’re driving. The Sirona Z allows rear facing up to 18kg or 105cm (approx. 4 years old). A rear-facing car seat reduces the risk of injury in a head-on collision by more than 80% when compared to a...

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Review: Axkid One
Jan17

Review: Axkid One

Suzanne Keane tries out the latest Axkid One What is it? For anyone who has researched car seat options, Axkid needs no introduction. Founded in Sweden 10 years ago their focus is on child safety and promotion of extended rear-facing seats for families. The Axkid Minikid (read review here) is one of the most popular extended rear-facing seats on the market and Axkid moved towards the ISOFIX market last year with the release of the...

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