Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th April 2016, 22:29   #796
BHPian
 
petrol_power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bangalore/TVM
Posts: 162
Thanked: 148 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

So has anyone successfully fixed Chicco Elatta in hatchbacks in rear facing without seat belt extenders?

Does Polo has ISOFIX?

As per the review here, Chicco Elatta seems like a good one. Any other good brands to suggest which is cheaper and offers nearly same quality?
petrol_power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2016, 12:51   #797
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Pune
Posts: 119
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrol_power View Post
Does Polo has ISOFIX?
I own a Jetta which has ISOfix mounts so was hoping Polos have it too but could not find any documentation in their brochure saying it has ISOfix mounts. I am afraid you might have to drop in to the showroom to confirm.

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrol_power View Post
As per the review here, Chicco Elatta seems like a good one. Any other good brands to suggest which is cheaper and offers nearly same quality?
I use Britax Eclipse for my 2 and a half year old, have been using it for her since she was 1, its a rock solid car seat, which I have used earlier for my elder daughter in the UK as well.

Shoppers Stop stock them, and seem to have healthy discounts on them from time to time, I got mine at a 50% discount for 10k.

HTH
harryputtar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2016, 12:58   #798
Senior - BHPian
 
comfortablynumb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,146
Thanked: 702 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrol_power View Post
As per the review here, Chicco Elatta seems like a good one. Any other good brands to suggest which is cheaper and offers nearly same quality?
Hi, how old is your child? If he/she is more than a year old, please do have a look at the Chicco Gro-Up 123 model too.

From this post at least it seems that the Polo doesn't have ISOFIX:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3402474 (Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review)

Cheers,
Vikram

Last edited by comfortablynumb : 2nd May 2016 at 13:00.
comfortablynumb is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd May 2016, 14:32   #799
BHPian
 
petrol_power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bangalore/TVM
Posts: 162
Thanked: 148 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by harryputtar View Post
I use Britax Eclipse for my 2 and a half year old, have been using it for her since she was 1, its a rock solid car seat, which I have used earlier for my elder daughter in the UK as well.

Shoppers Stop stock them, and seem to have healthy discounts on them from time to time, I got mine at a 50% discount for 10k.
HTH
Thank you for the information. I will check for Britax in Shopper's stop.

Quote:
Originally Posted by comfortablynumb View Post
Hi, how old is your child? If he/she is more than a year old, please do have a look at the Chicco Gro-Up 123 model too.

From this post at least it seems that the Polo doesn't have ISOFIX:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3402474 (Volkswagen Polo : Test Drive & Review)

Cheers,
Vikram
Thanks, so now its confirmed that Polo doesn't have ISOFIX. My kid is 5.5 months only, so I guess Chicco Gro-up is not suitable for her.
petrol_power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2016, 10:20   #800
BHPian
 
Avinash_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 142
Thanked: 51 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

I bought the Gro-up 123 over the Elatta and now regretting that I did not pay heed to the online reviews. The reclining angle of the Gro-up is not much. Because of this, whenever my daughter dozes off, her head keeps falling over because of the lack of angle. She usually sleeps as soon as she gets in the car and this is incredibly frustrating for us.
Avinash_R is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2016, 13:59   #801
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,992
Thanked: 5,035 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by harryputtar View Post
I own a Jetta which has ISOfix mounts so was hoping Polos have it too ...
I think that the Jetta is imported, so you have the full European spec. The Polo is India-built, with India-build cost cutting.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2016, 20:28   #802
BHPian
 
petrol_power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Bangalore/TVM
Posts: 162
Thanked: 148 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssateesh View Post
I am using this model for past 2 months for my 1 year old kid in rear facing mode. You should use it in rear facing atleast till 1.5 years age for safety reasons. It's a very nice and comfortable baby seat with 3 recline positions. Following are the -ves which may or may not affect you

1. Even in the farthest recline position the baby seat looks almost upright in my car rear as the rear seat is slanting upwards. so when my son sleeps his head tilts towards the front sometimes.

2. For taller kids the feet may be hitting the rear seat back and may require legs to be bent and may not be stretched. This might not be comfortable for long runs.

Both these -ves will dissappear once we start using the seat in front facing position.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avinash_R View Post
I bought the Gro-up 123 over the Elatta and now regretting that I did not pay heed to the online reviews. The reclining angle of the Gro-up is not much. Because of this, whenever my daughter dozes off, her head keeps falling over because of the lack of angle. She usually sleeps as soon as she gets in the car and this is incredibly frustrating for us.
Ssateesh is saying about chicco eleta and Avinash speaks about Gro-up. It seems both the seats are suffering from a low reclining angle leading to more of an upright position. Is Britax having a better recline over chicco? low recline is definitively a wrong design. Is anyone else also facing the same problem? is it dependent upon the car seat also?
petrol_power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2016, 22:29   #803
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 71
Thanked: 33 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrol_power View Post
Ssateesh is saying about chicco eleta and Avinash speaks about Gro-up. It seems both the seats are suffering from a low reclining angle leading to more of an upright position. Is Britax having a better recline over chicco? low recline is definitively a wrong design. Is anyone else also facing the same problem? is it dependent upon the car seat also?
HI, as I mentioned above low recline problem is only in reverse facing mode where the seat is slanting compensating the recline of the car seat. In forward facing it is just the opposite. Even in no recline position the back is at a comfortable angle due to seat slope. My son sleeps comfortably with zero recline in forward facing mode
ssateesh is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2016, 15:29   #804
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Pune
Posts: 119
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
I think that the Jetta is imported, so you have the full European spec. The Polo is India-built, with India-build cost cutting.
Ah I see, I knew that the Jettas in India are exactly the same as being sold in Europe, this was one of the biggest reasons why I went for the Jetta. Did not know Polos were being manufactured in India, thanks for letting me know. Is the same the case with the Vento?

Any other cars which get euro-spec versions in India, fiat punto/linea maybe?

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrol_power View Post
Is Britax having a better recline over chicco? low recline is definitively a wrong design. Is anyone else also facing the same problem? is it dependent upon the car seat also?
I am not sure how the recline compares with the Chicco, but my 2 year old's head hangs forward if I do not put the recline on. Once reclined to the maximum, she sleeps comfortably with her head resting on her chest.

I dug up the instruction manual for the Britax Eclipse and found the recommended weight is 9-18 Kgs, let me know if you need something specific from the manual.
harryputtar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2016, 22:29   #805
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 306
Thanked: 201 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by petrol_power View Post
As per the review here, Chicco Elatta seems like a good one. Any other good brands to suggest which is cheaper and offers nearly same quality?
Check for the "Chicco NextFit Convertible" which is definitely more expensive than Eletta, but has great reviews. I am planning to buy one next month.

Two days back, it was available for Rs 22,000(Coupon code : May7Brand) in FirstCry.com.
shetty_rohan is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2016, 22:36   #806
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,992
Thanked: 5,035 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by harryputtar View Post
Ah I see, I knew that the Jettas in India are exactly the same as being sold in Europe, this was one of the biggest reasons why I went for the Jetta. Did not know Polos were being manufactured in India, thanks for letting me know. Is the same the case with the Vento?
I don't know for sure, but I think so. They are pretty close siblings.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2016, 10:04   #807
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DELHI
Posts: 573
Thanked: 263 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

I am looking at an Automatic in the <15L Range and just don't see any option other than the Ecosport which has the ISOFIX or Child Seat Anchors on the seats !!

My questions are:
1. Am I missing any car/model with ISOFIX, in the above budget?
2. how to affix child seats in a non-ISOFIX seat ?
3. If I use Seat Belts for the child seats- is it safe?
BUXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2016, 10:43   #808
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DELHI
Posts: 573
Thanked: 263 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

^^ OK.. the City & Vento AT have it too. Any other ?
BUXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2016, 12:16   #809
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Pune
Posts: 119
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUXX View Post
I am looking at an Automatic in the <15L Range and just don't see any option other than the Ecosport which has the ISOFIX or Child Seat Anchors on the seats !!

My questions are:
1. Am I missing any car/model with ISOFIX, in the above budget?
2. how to affix child seats in a non-ISOFIX seat ?
3. If I use Seat Belts for the child seats- is it safe?
1. The only one I can see close to this budget is the Hyundai Creta automatic, from the official review (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...-review.html): (Hyundai Creta : Official Review)

" Oddly, the automatic variant gets a 60:40 splitting rear seat & ISOFIX child seat mounts, but the top-end SX(O) MT doesn't. The SX(O) owner buys a higher variant with less kit?"

If automatic is not a stringent requirement, you could look at the Jetta TSI trendline, which would be cheaper than the Creta probably, and will get you world class safety and an awesome car, my 2 cents.

2. I have a non-isofix car seat (Britax Eclipse) for my younger one and an isofix (Maxi-cosi Rodifix) one for my elder daughter, which I ordered from Amazon UK. So for seats not supporting isofix, 3-point seat belts help keep the seat in place. The baby is also restrained in the seat with the help of a separate 5-point harness. How sturdy these seats are, depends on the quality and safety rating of the car seat. Some of them also come with a top tether to avoid the seat rolling over to the front in case of an accident, I could not find this attachment for my younger one's seat.

3. Obviously isofix car seats are really sturdy and confidence inspiring, but non-isofix car seats are safe too, if used correctly. I think you will find that isofix car seats are not available for all age-groups, I found more booster seats support isofix, rather than those for children 1-3 years of age. Also I am not quite sure rear facing seats for babies support isofix, but I might be wrong there.

Good luck with your search, it is heartening to see so many people getting serious about their kids safety.

HTH
harryputtar is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2016, 12:45   #810
Senior - BHPian
 
razor4077's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,824
Thanked: 142 Times
Default Re: "Child Seat" for Babies & Kids

Have been using Chicco Eleta for my son from the time he was 3 months old. Started with a rear-facing position and changed to a forward facing position when he got older. Recline angle has never been an issue - it is adjustable, and even in the most upright position he hasn't been uncomfortable. Only grouse is lack of neck support, which means his head can roll about a bit if he's sleeping. It's a tight squeeze in a hatchback, especially in the rear-facing position. In the Figo we could push the front seat only about halfway back to accommodate the child seat.

On another note, my son is now outgrowing the Eleta (he's 4). Need a replacement which he can use for the next 4-5 years. Any suggestions/recommendations?

Last edited by razor4077 : 6th May 2016 at 12:46.
razor4077 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Cayenne" we "XC-eed" in our "Endeavour" to "Safari"? Taking powerful metal off-road SS-Traveller 4x4 Excursions 55 10th November 2016 22:56
Indian cars to become "Child Seat" friendly from October 2014 mints21 The Indian Car Scene 18 20th May 2016 15:38
Asta la vista babies Asta_la_vista Introduce yourself 5 15th October 2015 19:13
Carkoon- Enhanced Safety Child Car Seat flyingkolors Modifications & Accessories 4 16th January 2013 00:02
Babies Day Out - Hosur OTR Report - 3-Jul-10 svsantosh 4x4 Excursions 42 7th July 2010 18:59


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:34.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks