Babyology Exclusive – Maxi Cosi car seat launches in Australia!

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Australian parents have been sweating Maxi Cosi products for years. Indeed many babies have been born, have grown up and started school in the time we have all been watching and waiting for signs of a southern hemisphere release.

Babyology is thrilled to announce that Maxi Cosi looks set to be coming to Australia in October! Now before we all dash to our cars to check for the metal ISOFIX loops, we haven’t had word yet on exactly which products will be released to our market but we do know they have spent two years being adapted for Australian Standards.

If you’re new to the parenting world you may be wondering why this is such big news. The Maxi Cosi car seat is second to none – the Cabrio capsule can go from car to pram in one easy step. They are stunning aesthetically and rate very highly in the European safety tests.

With the use of adapters, the capsule can be fitted to the Bugaboo Cameleon, Quinny Buzz and Zapp, Maxi Cosi Mura 3 and 4, just to name a few. So not only do you get a fab-looking car capsule which ensures baby is rear-facing until about fourteen months, you just grab it and click it on to your pram. Transferring a sleeping baby no longer comes with the sheer terror of waking them that most parents have experienced!

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The question still remains whether ISOFIX car seats will finally be permitted here so we’ll fill you in as soon as we know. The big deal about ISOFIX surrounds its infallible installation system. You literally click in the car seat and go, with a green or red indicator to let you know if it’s secured properly.

If ISOFIX does meet regulations here, we’ll be sure to give you the full rundown. We’re honoured to have such a fantastic, time-tested European brand coming here to service families as it has done in Europe! Fingers crossed the Mura pram range makes it here too.

This news has me jumping around the lounge room! In the meantime, watch this cute video for a case of the warm and fuzzies and a good rundown of the Maxi Cosi products we may soon be seeing here. You will be able to pre-order soon from Minimee.

62 Comments

  1. When I was travelling throughout Asia, we used a Maxi-Cosi “Priori” on the aeroplane and in taxi’s. It was just the right size, pretty light and not too cumbersome. And the airline had no hesitation in letting my little girl sit in it, in her seat, as it had the european seal of approval sticker. I only rented it in Singapore, so I’m so glad to hear they’re coming to Australia so I can finally buy one!

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  2. ISOFIX is not part of the Australian Standard (updated Feb 2010) so you will have to hold your breath on that MUCH longer. The previous Australian Standard change was back in 2004 (and they said they were working on ISOFIX for the next standard update but that has not happened). So probably at least 4+ years away for ISOFIX.

    So the Maxi Cosi Capsule (which is the only item listed on the Australian Standards Standards Mark website – so currently no Priori Styles or Rodi Styles) will have to have the usual seatbelt base, rebound bar and top tether as is required by the Australian Standard

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  3. We have been using a Maxi Cosi ISOFIX for our newborn daughter ( now 3 months) and it has been fantastic. Especially because it clicks onto our bugaboo, then clicks into our Isofix base in our car. It is brilliant and so easy to get around without having to move or wake up baby.

    I would definitely recommend it!

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  4. ( I forgot to say that we live in Australia and because we have a European car, we have the Isofix option). It is not because Australian Standard are late testing new things that you have to wait. If it is good enough for EU and US Standard, it is good enough for here!)

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  5. Referring to the previous poster suggesting that ‘if it’s good enough for the US or EU it’s good enough for here’ that is blatantly not true. Neither EU or US standards include a requirement for side impact protection or 5 point harness in the EU. Both of which are required here. Are you really saying you’d rather forgo these standards for an easier to install system? Even the Australian motoring association has said when installed correctly there is no safety advantage of ISOFIX over our current system, the advantage is that it’s easier to install correctly. Maxi cosi is rated very highly for safety in the EU, however the tests performed to rate safety are usually based on the standards of that country, hence the results variey greatly. We won’t know how the Maxi Cosi capsule performs compared to ours untill AU safety ratings are next released.

    Regarding the article ISOFIX is not on the cards, AU standards cannot be modified in 3 months!!! A 9kg Maxi Cosi capsule was approved in April however.

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  6. and unfortunately if your carseat doesn’t conform to australian standards of fitting (ie isofix), you are actually breaking the law and I would supsect not covered by insurance. I say with a sigh, as I have two wonderful maxicosis not fit for aussie purpose.

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  7. We love this car seat and we have been using our maxi cosi for years. I am so glad it will be finally available here as it cost us a motsa to import it into Australia YEY!

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  8. I really wish they would get the ISOFIX standard ‘approved’ in Australia..

    @clealala I think that using a seat that isn’t Australian Approved would be ‘illegal’? So whilst it may be just as safe (or possibly safer, or maybe not as safe) than an Australian Approved seat, you may be in violation of various laws and maybe certain car insurances may not be valid? (I don’t know for sure, but that’s why I haven’t done the same for my car seats, and am using the Safe’n'Sound range right now)

    And I do agree with Rebecca that USA and EU standards aren’t necessarily as stringent as Australian standards.

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  9. About Time!

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  10. About time. I have had my Maxi Cosi since 2006. I purchased adapters from Bugaboo and attached the seat to Mu Bugaboo Chameleon pram

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  11. finally!!! can’t wait so now i won’t be forced to “break the law” :)

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  12. Australia has the only independent car seat testing facility in the world and the some of the highest safety standards.

    There have been some questions recently about the side impact safety of car seats in the US and some brands (not all) have voluntarily retested their seats.

    ISOFIX will not be available in Australia so it remains to be seen how compatible Aussie Maxi Cosi will be with European & US prams.

    IGC Dorel will be making the announcement on what will be available soon.

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  13. I WANT ISOFIX!!!! I mean, i have it in my car, i just want to be able to use seats that have it!!
    Check out http://www.orbitbaby.com this is the seat i want… i have dreams about this baby car seat….. ahh thou shalt not covet… COME ON AUTRALIA… ISOFIX!!!!

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  14. wow!~ finally something colorful!! just could not find a pretty one around!

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  15. Hi everyone, i saw on the baby village website under car seats that they have the Maxicosi Mico for $399.95 and it has a 5 point harness not a 3 point harness like some of the other maxi cosi capsules but i dont like the hood on it its not the cute stretchy fabric. can pre order for november.
    I hope you have the option of the stretchy fabric hood.

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  16. Just to follow Camille’s post, I gave a call to baby village and they are getting pre-orders of the Maxicosi Mico at that price but apparently these seats need to be modified in some way to meet the Australia standard, i.e. according to the staff I spoke to, if you buy a the same model from overseas it won’t be the same as those they are selling and hence won’t be ‘legal’ to use it…
    I guess I will just wait and see if other baby shops are selling… for $399 and can be only used up to 12 months old… thats quite a fair bit to splash.

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  17. Hi, I know the maxi cosi has been delayed but am wondering if ANYONE knows ANYTHING about dates or approx when from now. Im Dieing to get one!!!

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  18. Absolutely… we have editorial being published tomorrow! It’ll be here in November :) Check back tomorrow for more details!

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  19. The reason for the isofix issue is that Holden owns safe and sound! Anyone who thinks its due to safety standards think again!!!

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  20. I thought Britax owned safe’n'sound? And Britax has a whole range of ISOFIX seats available in Europe, so I wouldn’t have thought it would be a big deal for them to bring ISOFIX to Australia?

    Where did you find out about Holden owning Safe and Sound?

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  21. Hi,
    As far as I know Britax owns safe n sound.
    There is a store that is selling the maxi cosi alot cheaper than baby village, and they have cheap postage as well. visit http://www.maxandkoby.com.au their capsule is only $329, instead of $399. You need to remember that just because you can only use the capsule till baby is 9kgs or 6months old, doesn’t mean that at 6 months you need to buy another car seat. These are guides only. If your baby is 6 months old and is under 9kgs and still likes rearwward facing, and their heads are not hanging over the top of the capsule, then keep them in it for as long as possible, as this is the safest mode of transport. Then the next car seat you purchase should be one that goes from 6 months to 7 years old. This will save you a couple of $100′s. No need to purchase the in between car seat. And bubs will have plenty of head control and strong tummy muscules for sitting up for long periods in the car! The ladies at max and koby baby store told us this and to us it makes perfect sense. But they did say it depends on how fast our baby grows.

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  22. @shea – Do u know if max & coby sell any other colour other than the black and white?? I have a 3yr old that will be pulling back the hood all the time and the white on it will definatelt end up filthy :) Any colour but white!

    Also, to all whom are willing to pay the full $399. They are now being sold at baby bunting!! Yay- Finally here :) In time for my bubs too!

    Just wish they brought out the funky colours like they have in EU :( We get all the boring stuff! But hey, atleast they’re here :)

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  23. Hi,
    They do have all other colours available, the red and black, and the dark grey and black. They haven’t up dated their website yet. They said it should be all up and running now tho. Just double check again. I know they were having a few issues with their shopping cart, so I just ordered ours through the enquiry form, and they rang me to confirm my order and get payment details, it was very easy for me. (For once!)

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  24. @Shea (and etc.) — I just wonder which car seat do you use or plan to use for your child once he or she grows out from the maxi cosi — Safe n Sound maxi rider AHR? This is the only one that I could find with better review. But still, the problem with this I guess is the concern about durability of the car seat — will it really last for more than 6 years??

    If we think about durability perhaps a better option is to buy a convertible car seat for newborn till 4 years then change to a booster for 4 years to 7 years? As in, a better spaced out duration for the car seat to make sure they actually last?

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  25. @Sandy
    We are planning on buying the babylove ezy combo, as it doesn’t have winged sides on the base. Which means we can put 3 car seats comfortable along the back seat. It is fairly new on the market, so there are not too many reviews for it yet. The covers are really easy to remove to wash in the wash machine. And it only retails for $249. As far as lasting the distance, we are happy that it will, as it seems very sturdy and well made. Plus they are made here in Aus. I think the Maxi rider is good, but the babylove car seat is just as good. A few of our friends have the babylove ezy combo and they really like it, so we think we will give it ago!

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  26. Can anyone who has the Aussie MICO.

    I know it must be installed with the base to be ‘legal in Oz’ but can the capsule part be installed without the base using thew seat belt only like the US MICO and CabrioFix???

    So handy for airplane , Cabs etc…

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  27. Does anyone know where you cab buy the maxi cosi capsule
    bases from?

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  28. I was told at Baby Bunting last week that you cannot buy the bases separately in Australia; they will only be sold as a complete package, which is really frustrating given we’ve got a perfectly wonderful Maxi Cosi capsule, but our base is still sitting at my in-laws in London. I was also advised that the UK capsules wouldn’t be acceptable here as they don’t have the side protection and thus could nullify any insurance claims if required. I used a Maxi Cosi for a year with my first in London and found it excellent – safe and easy, so it’s frustrating that I still can’t use it here for number 3! Having said that I respect the AU safety standards process so shall abide!

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  29. Hi,
    We have the Maxi Cosi Mico Aussie version – is brilliant! Fits the bugaboo and quinny zapp adapters that I had for my CabrioFix and have been able to install in without the base as per the CabrioFix in the grand parents car!!!

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  30. Hi,

    I bought my son’s bugaboo and maxi cosi car seat in dubai when we were living there. I used the seat belt harness to secure the capsule in place as this was one of the options available. Now that im back in oz and pregnant with number 2, i want to know if i can still use the maxi cosi capsule in my toyota corolla and if so, how?

    im looking into the familyfix base from overseas….but is it compatible here? and if not, will oZ have them or already have them?

    sorry bout all the questions but it really is sad if i cant use the capsule in my car and then also wont really use it on my bugaboo :(

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  31. Hi All, I’m an expat mum returning to Aus in July and wanted to know if I can use my maxi-cosi priori yet. We’ve had our two girls in maxi-cosis for 2 and a half years and they have been a marvel. Obn visits to home we’ve used Ausie car seats and to be honest I have found that they don’t sit as securely in the seat as the maxi-cosi. I don’t want to change car seats. Does anyone know if the regulations are going to be changed soon?

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  32. RE: Jessica Parsons
    they are not permitted by law and this country does not have isofix and probably never will. I dont like the aussie car seats either and have been using my Tobi’s which I think are a lot better but it is against the law and you could be in a lot of trouble if you are in an accident, so the risk is up to you. I think the standards in europe are higher and I am dismayed that I am unable to use my isofix here. So it is up to you, yes the european car seats are better, but to use a seat that has not got the australian standards sticker is illegal. It is up to you. headache buying all new seats :-(

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  33. Australian car seat standards have been the highest in the world since car seats were first used (the first car seat/baby capusle was designed in Australia). It has taken the isofix system years to catch up to the safety standards of our teather system and it only has become on par in the past few years. Australia has the only independant car seat testing facility in the world. The only thing that lets us down is that kids should really be in a booster seat until they are at least 12. Unless you want to use a rear facing car seats for older children you won’t find better safety standards anywhere.

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  34. Australias “independent car seat testing authority” is actually owned by Safe & Sound so I would assumed they are very bias

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  35. Standards Australia testing is done in the RTA’s crashlab in Huntingwood. Nothing to do with Safe n Sound :)

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  36. If Australian standards are so brilliant I wonder why is it that no one else in the world are following them??? Hmmmm I don’t think they are at all …

    I would not risk my babies safety in Australian seats that are not approved in EU or elsewhere. It is just protecting your own tiny Australian market that is why.
    So I am happily using one of the best brands in the world Maxi-Cosi (Cabrio-Fix that is)
    And suggest you do the same.

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  37. Erika: are you claiming Australian safety regulators are in league with baby seat manufacturers? Really? Any evidence?

    I gather you don’t live in Australia? In which case you’re doing the right thing not using seats which aren’t approved in your country.

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  38. You are joking, we moved here from London a year ago and had to sell our fantastic car seat and isofix because Australia didn’t recognise it!!!!!
    Wish they had approved them earlier!!
    They are the best car seats we will definately be getting another when now!!!!

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  39. OH another thing i have not found a car seat here that will match Maxi Cosi seats!!!
    We currently have one Aussie made and it does not tilt so when my little ones falls asleep his neck hangs down it look so uncomfortable.

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  40. Just wondering if anyone has used the maxi cosi capsule yet and how long did you get out of it? My friend has offered to lend me her steelcraft plus capsule which does up until 9 kg.So im trying to decide whether or not its worth the money to buy a maxi cosi that goes up to 9kg. Was thinking if you could get longer out of the maxi cosi i would go that option. I want my baby rearfacing longer than 6 months that for sure. My little boy was rearfacxing until 15 months and could of easily stayed rearfacing longer. thanks

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  41. Hi,

    You will be pleased to know the Maxi Cosi is actually rated to 13kg’s in other parts of the world and our bub stayed in it until 15mths (although she is a little one!)

    And if you have an easyfix base you can buy an Aussie tether strap and fit it onto yours (just like the Safe n Sound) beacuase believe it or not the tether just wraps around the unit and attaches to the anchor point plus you get the added comfort that your capsule is actually fixed to your car securley via isofix!!!

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  42. Hi all. I’m heading over from Ireland in June and
    wanted to bring my baby and toddler maxi cosi isofix car seats
    in the container. Am I still correct in thinking that this
    might be pointless? We have an iCandy buggy that the
    Maxi Cosi baby seat fitted to also.
    Thanks. Camellia.

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  43. Camellia, not completely useless as you can still use your maxi cosi seat on the pram here in Australia, but unfortunately not in your car. You will need to buy a seat that meets Australian safety standards :(.

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  44. my car is european and only allows me to use an isofix carseat. so im looking at buying the orbit baby G2 travel pack.
    I think its quite expensive to convert my car fixtures to adapt to australian standards.

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  45. In general, the difference is the tether strap. These can be bought and adapted to the top of the maxi cosi – which is what we’ve done each time in Australia. Yes, the safety stds are good there – so are they in the EU. And isofix is very common here. Plus the new seats have 5 point harness so with a tether should meet the required standards.

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  46. hi,i am moving to brisbane this year and i was wondering if i could bring my evenflo synfony 65 with me it has a teather?,its a fantastic carseat with awsome safty points.thanks xx

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  47. I just bought a maxi cose Mila stroller today when I was out shopping & I used it straight away for my 2 year old. It’s fantastic I just love it. I can’t get over how quick it is to fold & how easy it is to steer. I can even comfortably put my 6 year old in it too.

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  48. The Maxi Cosi are officially airline approved (Unlike Australian brands), we had no problem using them on for example Singapore Airlines.
    Also, you can use the maxi cosi on taxi’s, public transport, prams, or even just to carry your baby. And if that’s not enough, they make a great rocker ! So it seems that they’re only not approved (doesn’t mean good enough!) to be used in a car (other than taxi).

    I find it amazing that the people of Australia require a higher/different standard than is followed globally. Does it have anything to do with the local driving skills ?

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  49. I am expecting my third very soon. I’ve had to buy everything again. I have purchased a Quinny pram and want a capsule system to go from car to pram. My two oldest are 8 and 5, both at school and have many extra activities. The baby willl practically live in the car. The Maxi looks like the best option, but I want my child rear facing till 12moths+. The Mico is only till 9kg. All of my babies have been quite big, but stayed rear facing till 12months in a safe and sound capsule that turned and was used till 4. It seems the only option is the Cabrio fix that holds till 12 months. Am I right in thinking I can buy a cabrio fix, use the iso fix points in my car and buy a tether to wrap the top and I will be following Australian standards. Or has all this very useful information just confused my baby brain even more?

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  50. Hi Sue-Ann, The Cabriofix is not approved for use in Australia and it would therefore be illegal to use this system here. There has been talk for years about the introduction of ISOFIX in Australia but I wouldn’t hold your breath – they were talking about it when I first became a parent seven years ago! Cheers Suzi

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  51. Hi Suzi,

    Is it just that ISOFIX is not approved for use in Australia that Cabriofix is also not approved, or is it because the Cabriofix only has a 3 point harness instead of 5 point?

    Do you have a link or reference to the Australian Standards?

    Cheers,
    Kylah

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  52. Hi Kylah,

    ISOFIX is not approved for use in Australia, plus the Cabriofix has no top tether and no five point harness. I’m afraid I can’t tell you too much more as that is the extent of my knowledge until such time as ISOFIX is legalised in Australia.

    Here is a document of interest, however, in no way would we endorse using a restraint that is currently illegal for use in Australia – in any case, there would need to be modifications to the current overseas model Cabriofix in order for it to comply with Aust. Standards, such as the 5-point harness, so any model imported from overseas would still not comply regardless of the ISOFIX factor. In addition, there have been talks about approving ISOFIX since I was first pregnant more than 7 years ago so I’ll believe it when I see it!

    http://www.mynrma.com.au/motoring/education/children/restraints.htm#ISOFIX

    Cheers
    Suzi

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  53. Hi all, we are about to buy a maxi cosi but are still a bit unsure because of some of the comments here. I am willing but the mrs is unsure, we too have a euro car. Regarding aus standards, European car crash testing are the most stringent in the world and most cars from euro have had 5 stars for years, no Australian car met the standard until a year or two ago. I’ll let you draw your owns conclusions.

    Thanks for all the, mostly, great advice, happy times.

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  54. We are about to move to Australia from Europe, and it is really weird to have to be going backwards in safety regarding car seats just to meet Australian Standards! The official government websites say things like “some of the most stringent testing in the world” or “isofix not safer than a correctly installed car seat” and more bla bla, but this is simply not true.
    Even in Europe they do comparative tests of for instance the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix seats with and without isofix and it comes out safer if installed with isofix! Furthermore a high percentage of parents don’t install their car seat (without isofix) correctly… I can’t imagine in Australia all of a sudden 100% of the parents do…
    A 5-point harness is not safer than 3-point if the sides of the baby-capsule are so high that you don’t physically need the tie-points on the side – so simply stipulating the requirement of the 5-point harness as added safety is nonsense.

    Furthermore, BY FAR THE SAFEST WAY TO TRANSPORT ANY CHILD YOUNGER THAN 4 YEARS OLD IS REAR-FACING (even in Europe or America this is not very common yet, except in Sweden – which has by far the most extensive baby seat testing and lowest infant mortality rate in car accidents in ther world – a zero death rate most of the years and low seriouw injury rate as well!! see http://www.rearfacing.co.uk/ for a website in English on this topic) but there is not a single seat available in Australia with this possibility (although not common in Europe or America, you do have quite some options if you want to buy one).
    What really flabbergasted me though, is stories I heard from (European) friends of mine a couple of years ago living in Australia that received comments from other mothers/fathers if using a convertible car seat about not having it turned around to forward-facing yet if the baby was only 6 months or so old – luckily they knew better and kept it rear-facing for as long as the weight of the child would let them (usually 14-15 months). Hopefully this has changed by now and Australians are also keeping their children rear-facing for as long as they can now – we’ll find out in two-off months when moving there.

    Because of the insurance-issue I have now decided to buy new car seats for our twins in Australia upon arrival, but I’m definately not happy with the big step back in safety I have to make!

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  55. Hi Wenneke

    Actually, when installed correctly Aussie car seats are amongst the safest in the world. When you go and purchase your car seats in Australia make sure you ask what the 5 ticks on the standard are for. You’ll be lucky to find a car seat in Europe, Asia or the US that will meet that 5 tick standard.

    All the research you refer to does not include Aussie car seats which are significantly different. Also if you look at the stats for deaths in road accidents in Sweeden and Australia you will find only a very minor difference and we’ve got much further to drive than the Swedes!

    Australia is the only country that requires all car seats to be independently certified, tests for side-on and roll over accidents, requires head clearance for side impact crashes, requires a top tether strap and so on and so on.

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  56. I share your frustration wenneke, its really disappointing for us too since first baby is on the way. We were going to by one direct from europe but found out it would void our car insurance, to me its just protectionism and one of the main reasons everything here is double or triple the price of europe and the US.
    Vanessa, if the research doesn’t include “aussie” car seats how can you claim that they are safer than the combined experience of europe, the US and Canada, sorry but that doesnt stack up. As for driving further than the Swedes, Australia is the most urbanised country in the world with almost 85% of people living in cities and 80% of car journeys under 100k’s, the idea that aussies drive further than everyone else is a myth.
    Thanks

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  57. Our seats are safer because our standards are much higher than else wear. Each of the five ticks on our standard represents a safety aspect of the seat which is independently tested. Standard testing in other countries would only equate to one or two of our ‘ticks’ depending on the country. Some overseas car seats might do better if they have additional, optional, safety features such as a top tether strap.

    Irrespective of how far we travel our stats are still only marginally higher than Sweeden’s.

    Its every parents job to choose the right car seat for their child depending on their families needs. However, this idea that Aussie car seats are substandard because they don’t have ISOFIX is not true.

    Knowing the difference between Aussie standards (excluding ISOFIX) and US standards (including ISOFIX) I’d choose an Aussie car seat for my child any day.

    In two years Australia is likely to have both rear-facing seats up to 4 years old and ISOFIX plus our higher safety standards.

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  58. Vanessa, just to make a point that our child car death statistics are far higher than Sweden’s – 80 deaths per year (4000 injuries) compared to Sweden’s five deaths in 46 years.

    Also, it isn’t as much to do with the standards of the seats as the installation issues. Australian seats are very complicated to install compared to ISOFIX, resulting in incorrect installations and babies being turned front-facing much too early.

    I just wanted to make those vital points – you may want to have a read of this:
    http://babyology.com.au/out-and-about/what-the-statistics-say-about-car-seat-safety-in-australia-join-the-discussion.html

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  60. Does anyone know if the Maxi Cosi Elea Strollers are the same they sell in the UK? I would like to get the pram but instead of attaching the Maxi Cosi Mico you cna buy in Australia I would like to buy a Pebble from overseas.
    So is the adapter on the Elea for the seats the same as in the UK?

    Thanks

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  61. Hello
    I would like some advice on anyone using the Baby Orbit G2 newborn/infant car seat and whether it meets australia standards?

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  62. I find this discussion very interesting and the points of view of both sides are valid…. points I would like to address. First of All I am both Australian and European so I have do bias on either side.

    1. Comment on Europeans not testing side impact…. The which review website in the UK and that Touring club Suisse, tests this fact…. so this person is in in fact WRONG

    2. I think that Australia is such a closed market and that like in Switzerland that there are many people associated with the government might be getting pressure to keep it this way…. though I have no proof.

    3. I have a child (In Europe) and my brother has a child the same age in Aus. I have had the opportunity to look at the car seats available in both countries and I must say that there is not much in it…. but I think that in Australia there is too little choice, and all of the products way too expensive.

    4. ISOFIX is not just about crash safety…. I feel a lot safer about placing my child in a clicable system that is easy to check, rather than having to pass the seat belt around (which I have done when we were on vacation with the rental)

    At the end of the day… it is what it is… but I (for one) am glad of the choice that I have in Europe, as I do not like being told what to do by the nanny state

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