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      02-25-2009, 07:12 AM   #23
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From my perspective, the ISOfix system has it's limitations. Since it's physically latched to the seat base, the restraint will not move in the event of a crash. Hence the only thing restraining the child is the harness and all the load will be distributed on those thin straps. This is less of an issue with rear-facing restraints. On the other hand, some research suggests that ISOfix offers better protection in side impacts.

The advantage of the ADR-compliant restraints is that the top mount allows the seat-base to rotate forward slightly in a frontal collision, before the seatbelt catches the back of it. This means that the restraint and the harness both combine to slow down the child's movement, spreading the load over a much greater area and cushioning the impact. This suggests there should be a lower risk of injury with ADR restraints compared with ISOfix in frontal impacts. The downside is that the ADR restraints can twist in side impacts and offer a bit less protection than ISOfix.
The Recaro ISOFIX system on the Monza seat allows the seat to "break free" of the hard mounting if the forces are enough. The seat latch onto the ISOFIX mounts remains attached to the car and seat via tethers. So the force is reduced, but the seat is still held in place. Of course the seat must be repaired/replaced after that has occurred.

So you get the ADR benefit of absorbed frontal impacts and superior side-impact protection with idiot proof mounting.
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      02-26-2009, 05:43 PM   #24
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Thanks for the tip. I guess if you're able to find a restraint that combines the benefits of both ISOfix and ADR systems, then you've got the best of both worlds.
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Hi guys,

wife is due in a few months so need to start sorting this sort of stuff out.

Sounds like most of you have ordered from o/s to get the isofix seats (which looks a lot more sensible than the Australian system). But the missus is keen to get an ADR compliant seat and I'd just prefer to buy from a shop in Australia.

Any ideas which ones fits properly on the skinny back seats of the 135?
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      04-11-2009, 03:18 AM   #26
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I feel so much better after reading this thread that if i have a baby i wont have to sell my car! Just might have to order a seat from OS. haha
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Hi guys,

wife is due in a few months so need to start sorting this sort of stuff out.

Sounds like most of you have ordered from o/s to get the isofix seats (which looks a lot more sensible than the Australian system). But the missus is keen to get an ADR compliant seat and I'd just prefer to buy from a shop in Australia.

Any ideas which ones fits properly on the skinny back seats of the 135?
Best thing to do is go down to the local Babyland or whatever and try out all the seats they have. Our kids are nearly out of the booster seats but they started in the Safe n Sound Royal Retractors which convert from rear-facing capsule to front facing seat up when required. It'll be a tight fit whatever happens especially a rear-facing capsule in a two-door as you have to lift the baby over the straps anchored to the rear parcel shelf.

I guess there's a reason why the old four-door is the family choice.
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      04-11-2009, 06:09 PM   #28
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I feel so much better after reading this thread that if i have a baby i wont have to sell my car! Just might have to order a seat from OS. haha
All these baby talk Sarah.... I think someone is getting nervous .

WAY has his boy at the back before. I think there is even enough room to have reverse rear facing (for young babies 0-6 months).

I will not have the seat set up because I wanna save the leather. My girl is 4.5 and 2.5 now and they can be in the booster seat.

Can't wait. The ship is docking 18th.
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      04-21-2009, 10:57 PM   #29
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I feel so much better after reading this thread that if i have a baby i wont have to sell my car! Just might have to order a seat from OS. haha
Hmm, should I be asking Kev some questions when I see him???
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      04-22-2009, 02:35 AM   #30
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Kev already denies it on facebook... he seems very confidence about a negative answer too.

Is there a performance issue????? j/k
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      04-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #31
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Kev already denies it on facebook... he seems very confidence about a negative answer too.

Is there a performance issue????? j/k
I think I brake too late, mess up my entries and miss the apex, this causes me to run wide and spin off.....
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ROFL...

You are probably going very fast at the same time too! Beware of the bedroom police Kev...

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      04-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #33
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maybe I need an instructor, I wonder if Dean Canto can help, or maybe Uncle Pete ??
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Been using the maxi cosi for close to a month now and no problems at all. I also bought a Bugaboo Bee (and adapters to fit the maxi cosi to it).

Takes 3 minutes to put baby in or out of car (including time to unfold bee, move seats etc).

Was kind of funny on the weekend, took him to Fox Studios (Moore Park) which is a very popular with new parents and parked next to 2 4wd who were also getting babies out of the car. I pulled up and had we were walking away in 3 minutes. Wife said they were just staring at me in shock as they were still struggling to assemble their massive strollers...

So if anyone is worried about the 135i and a baby - don't be!!!
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      07-20-2009, 06:11 PM   #35
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The baby talk...

I am sure Sarah would like to know from the fellow convertible owners of how to strap a backward facing baby seat in her car. Last meeting, I could not find for her the anchor near the head rest area.
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      07-21-2009, 03:25 AM   #36
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Thanks for bring this up. I forgot about it. hehe I have pregger brains.
For those that dont know, i am having a baby!

As Taka said any ideas?
Dont want to have to get rid of my pride and joy :-)
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      07-21-2009, 04:02 AM   #37
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Sarah, just get the maxi cosi etc as mentioned in this thread - its just so easy.

And get lots of sleep - I miss it...
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      07-21-2009, 05:00 AM   #38
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maybe I need an instructor, I wonder if Dean Canto can help, or maybe Uncle Pete ??
Put Canto in a diper and he'd look like a baby
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so what does it cost to get the maxi cosi and also cost of transporting it here from UK or US? (what sort of time needed to get it?)

My daughter is 19 months now--dont get 135i in Melbourne till October (convertible). Is there any issues with baby seat with vert?

Is maxi cosi ok for my daughters age group?? --she will be 21 months old on pickup in October?
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No no, the maxi cosi is for newborns. What you need is a cool Recaro baby seat like I have now.
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Been using the maxi cosi for close to a month now and no problems at all. I also bought a Bugaboo Bee (and adapters to fit the maxi cosi to it).

Takes 3 minutes to put baby in or out of car (including time to unfold bee, move seats etc).

Was kind of funny on the weekend, took him to Fox Studios (Moore Park) which is a very popular with new parents and parked next to 2 4wd who were also getting babies out of the car. I pulled up and had we were walking away in 3 minutes. Wife said they were just staring at me in shock as they were still struggling to assemble their massive strollers...

So if anyone is worried about the 135i and a baby - don't be!!!
The best part is, you never have to wake the baby up going in and out of the car! It's the best thing ever, and every friend I have recommended it to are now swearing by it. My sister just had her second child and is using our maxi-cosi in her X5, and she said she wished that she had known about the Maxi-cosi when she had her first one!
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what model of Recaro baby seat, any pics, web links?
cost for recaro?
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what model of Recaro baby seat, any pics, web links?
cost for recaro?
I think it is this one:

http://www.recaro-seats.co.uk/child-...xpert-plus.php

and need this as well

http://www.recaro-seats.co.uk/child-...sofix-base.php
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The best part is, you never have to wake the baby up going in and out of the car! It's the best thing ever, and every friend I have recommended it to are now swearing by it. My sister just had her second child and is using our maxi-cosi in her X5, and she said she wished that she had known about the Maxi-cosi when she had her first one!
Thanks for all your advise months ago - saved me from hell - maxi cosi and isofix rock)))
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