Thursday, November 29, 2007

Which rear facing car seats is available in Norway?

Rear facing car seats

The picture on the right side shows a little girl rear facing in a HTS BeSafe iZi Combi seat. The seat is mounted in a Ford Escort stationwagen 1993 mod. The girl is 15 months old, 81 cm long and weights 10 kg.

A lot of people believes that you have to have a rather large, new car to have enough room for a rear facing car seat. It is not so. In the Norwegian market to day it exists rear facing car seats which will fit into smaller cars such as for example: VW Polo, Nissan Micra, Mazda 121, 323 og Peugot 105 og 306. That means that there should be a possibility to find a rear facing seat that fits in your car, but it is important to try different seats to find the seat that fits perfect in your car. It is not a good idea to just go out and buy a car seat, it is important to try it in the car first.

Overview of rear facing car seats available in Norway(the infant seats are not included in this list):
  • Akta Graco Cosmic Comfort 0 - 25 kg, approved up till 18 kg in the backseat and 25 kg in the front seat(NB! It it not allowed to have a rear facing child in the front seat where there is an active airbag).
  • Akta Graco DuoLogic 0 - 18 kg, can be mounted with either isofix, 2 point seatbelt or 3 point seatbelt.

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