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      07-18-2012, 05:01 AM   #1
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Question ISOFix - hard to attach?

Hi guys,

Just wondering if any of you with kids finds it hard to fit the a child seat to the ISOFix? the brackets seem so recessed in my car that I can't help but think it would damage the leather... Am I missing something?
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thats about right the babyseat has to be hard against the car seat in order to be effective. IT will press hard against the seat best thing to do is get covers to protect the seat. Either use a clean set of floor mats or get this one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prince-Lionh.../dp/B000083GHY

Use this as protects the seat back and base as well as seat base front from foot prints. SOme seats like the Jane Exo you extend the ISO fix mounts from the base and then push the seat into the car seat and lock in place. THis is to avoid twisting in a crash.
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Our rear isofix bars are inside a plastic 'chute' with a fold down cover for when they're not in use. This gives clear access to the isofix bar, as all of our child seats have had extending isofix arms that you attach first then push the seat back firmly on a ratchet arrangement. (both baby seats / carriers and now high back boosters with isofox)

But if you don't have these, like mine doesn't in the front, then in my experience iso-fix child seats come with plastic guides that you push in and clip onto the isofix hoop and it 'parts' the seat cushions exposing the bar and allowing easy connections.

The car equivalent of a fitted speculum!
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Rears are a doddle as doughboy says but on the one or two times I've had to put one in the front it is a bit more tricky. The leather is very close to the two Isofix 'hoops' on the car's seat. It looks as if the Isofix 'jaws' on the child seat will pinch the leather but if you're careful it doesn't.
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The car equivalent of a fitted speculum!
Speak for yourself, I *use mine* as a fitted speculum.
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Sootylad,

for the the front seat isofix, Britax insertion guides which you clip into the anchors 1st and then stab the isofix prongs into the guides.

http://www.storktalk.co.uk/britax-ac...s/prod_47.html

I have used isofix child seats from the start and had no scuffs to the leather at all......

Hope this helps.

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