Travelling with a toddler in a car has always been something people have had to do tentatively. While safety is the biggest concern in such cases, other things also play a big role in giving you the peace of mind needed throughout the journey while keeping the child safe and comfortable.
BeSafe’s iZi Modular RF X1 i-Size toddler car seat has taken all these requirements under consideration and it promises to be one of the best all-round solutions when it comes to toddler car seats. Today, we will look at everything that makes this rear-facing seat a great option for people who have to travel with children who are between 6 months and 4 years in their cars.
While it is true that safety should always be a top priority for anyone travelling in the car and modern cars are designed to ensure that the people inside the car are safe, the safety measures are usually designed for adults. They can often come up short when a toddler is involved. That is why a toddler car seat is recommended in the first place. BeSafe has taken every step to make sure that the child gets the maximum level of safety.
This seat has passed the Swedish Plus Test which happens to be the toughest crash test there is. In the unfortunate event of a crash, this seat can withstand the high forces involved in such cases. Things are further improved on this front with dual side impact protection. The first layer is built into the seat shell and acts as the primary barrier against impacts from the side. This is supplemented by a second layer that easily slides into the seat shell. This doubles the protection without making the seat bulky towards the centre of the car saving it from conflicting with passengers.
Two of the most delicate and vulnerable parts of the human anatomy are the head and the neck and that is even more so for a child. The Dynamic Force Absorber is an innovative way to protect the head and the neck. The headrest on this seat is made up of special materials and is designed in such a way that it can flex and bend under load but in a controlled manner.
This keeps the child safe without catching them too abruptly. It essentially prolongs the impact time and the forces are absorbed over a longer time and this reduces the chances of any sudden deceleration to avoid any harmful whiplash effect.
Easy To Use
In the past, the safest car seats often used to be too complicated to use. They would take a lot of time to install and would be just as much pain when it came to uninstalling them. They would also be almost a little difficult to fix to the car’s seats without referring to a user manual or watching an instructional video each time.
BeSafe has designed the BeSafe iZi Modular RF X1 i-Size toddler car seat to be as intuitive to use as it can be. The seat comes in two sections. A base that they have named iZi Modular i-Size base. It has magnetic belt assistants that make it very easy to get in and out of the seat. Fixing the seat on to the base is also quite straightforward. Finally, adjusting the seat to accommodate the child perfectly can also be done with minimal effort. A complete set up of this toddler car seat from scratch can be done in under 5 minutes.
The feature that particularly impressed me was the implementation of audio and visual feedback to ensure that everything is installed perfectly. There are high visibility green and red visual queues that indicate whether a particular section is in place as it should be or not. There is also an additional audio feedback system that acts like a failsafe and will ensure that you will not set off without the car seat being fixed exactly as it is designed to be.
The lockable ISOfix arms on the base complete the package and they keep everything securely anchored and levelled out. This system also makes it easy to use this car seat in different cars while requiring minimal adjustments.
The seat also comes with plenty of flexibility to accommodate a growing child. You can also use this flexibility to either keep things compact or provide the child with more space to move around. Doing these adjustments are also very simple and will hardly take a few seconds to get just right. Despite this, everything is secure enough that the child on its own cannot get out or get any of the attachments undone.
Security in toddler car seats has often come at the cost of comfort and while keeping the child secure should be the priority during a journey, the child should not feel trapped or constrained.
That can not only make the journey unbearable for them but also put the adults in the car through a trying ordeal. The Ergo-Move Shoulder Pads are intelligently designed to keep the child’s shoulders well supported while offering plenty of room for them to move their hands about.
As mentioned above, the legroom can also be adjusted very easily to make it even more comfortable. The 10-step adjustable headrest does the same when it comes to headroom. The seat as a whole is made from high-quality materials and there is enough airflow to make even long journeys quite comfy.
The recline angle can also be adjusted after the seat has already been installed. This can come in very handy to make last-minute adjustments. The whole thing weighs 15 kg which makes it quite manageable when it comes to installing, adjusting, and moving it in and out of the car. The build quality is really good and so is the pricing. If you are in the market looking for a toddler car seat then the BeSafe iZi Modular RF X1 i-Size toddler car seat is definitely worth looking into.
Stature height: 61 – 105 cm
Max. weight: 18 kg
Age: approx. 6 months – 4 years
Car seat + base weight: 15 kg
Seat dimensions (L x W x H): 60 x 44 x 50 (with headrest in lowest position)