ISOFIX is a great child car seat safety system that will give you the peace of mind when you are out travelling with your child. With statistics showing that two thirds of car seats are incorrectly fitted, 'International Standards Organisation Fix' was created - also known as ISOFIX!
This innovative system uses fixed connection points rather than a seatbelt. This helps secure the seat into your car for a much simpler and safer installation.
It's important to note that when it comes to child seat law, you have the responsibility to make sure you're in line with it. The child seat law was introduced to the UK in 2006. It ensures youngsters are protected if you are unlucky enough to have an accident whilst on the road.
The law says that all children under 135cm tall need a car seat on all journeys, so it's best to start thinking about the right car seat before your little bundle of joy arrives.
A child car seat base is a really easy way to fix your child's car seat into your car. The base is anchored into the car, allowing you to clip the seat in and out easily.
Most modern cars use an Isofix base system for you to fit your child's Maxi Cosi car seat onto. With anchor points which the base clamps onto, this is easier than using the seatbelt to secure the seat so there's less risk of it being fitted incorrectly.
Most car seat bases have a visual or audible indicator that the base is fitted correctly and that the car seat is fitted correctly to it. This takes the guesswork out of fitting your seat, giving you peace of mind that your child is in safe hands.
Pop down to your local Halfords store, where our trained child car seat experts are on hand with help and advice and we'll fit them for free too, because your child's safety is of utmost importance to us.