We’ve been wanting to buy a new car seat for Zee, for the past few months. Her old one served us well, but was in desperate need of being replaced. With different factors delaying the purchase, Shawn and I decided it would be the first thing we’d do this holiday. I had my picks narrowed down to two, but after one last check in with the Car Seat Support South Africa Facebook group on Tuesday morning, I ended up going in a different direction.
Some of the ladies recommended the BeSafe iZi Up X3, and after reading up on it, I was very impressed with the seat, and with the Norwegian brand. A snippet of what I read on their website that morning:
Our driving force is the will to protect what is most precious to us: our children. At BeSafe we are dedicated to developing the safest possible car seats and other road safety products for children of all ages. Our vision is to have no children seriously injured in road accidents.
All BeSafe child seats are equipped with SIP – Side Impact Protection. In addition, we have also developed an additional side impact protection, SIP+ – Side Impact Protection +. A new, innovative solution of energy-absorbing material that reduces the loads on the child’s head and neck by a further 20%.
We headed straight to Kids Emporium Morningside to check it out. We were assisted by Martha, who was both friendly and knowledgable – she told us all about the product and answered our questions with ease. She also brought out a seat for Zee to try out, and for us to have a proper look at. Zee sat on it for a while, and her verdict? Two thumbs up! “It’s sooo comfy mommy, I love it!” 🙂
With mommy and daddy very happy with the safety features, and little person comfortable and smiling, we finally had our car seat – yay! Once the deal was done, Martha came with to our car, to make sure it was installed correctly, and Zee’s been cruising in (and loving) it since.
In case you’re also looking for a child car seat, and are confused by the many options out there, perhaps what BeSafe says about the iZi Up X3 can help you with your decision too:
EASY TO ADJUST HEIGHT
The head and back supports can be easily adjusted on both sides of the car seat using a synchronized function. There is also automatic guidance of the shoulder belt, so that it always lies correctly across your child’s shoulders.
EASY TO INSTALL – SAFE TO USE
BeSafe iZi Up X3 is easy to install. In order to avoid incorrect installation, iZi Up X3 does not have any unnecessary belt horns.
iZi Up X3 can be used in 2 different sleeping positions. Your child can make their own adjustments by using the handles.
1. Easy to install the 3-point belt: the shoulder belt guider holds the car belt in place and no guider for the hipster belt is required which prevents misuse. Older children can buckle in themselves without chance of wrong installation.
2. Reclining in 2 positions, which can be operated by the child itself
3. SIP – Side Impact Protection. Improved protection for both head & neck by EPS in head support and seat shell
4. The height of the backrest and headrest can be easily adjusted from both sides of the seat
5. The shoulder belt guiders go wider when the seat is adjusted to higher positions
ECE R44-04 approved for forward facing installation group 2/3: 15 – 36 kg
I’m thrilled we finally bought a seat, I’m so happy with our choice, and I’d definitely recommend it to other parents.