BeSafe Stretch: The safest seat till 7 years at independent ADAC test

BeSafe Stretch is the safest toddler seat in ADAC’s autumn test 2022 and has a total score of 2.9!

It is especially the safety aspect in the ADAC test that again stands out as “Very Good” with a score of 1.2. This result makes BeSafe Stretch both the safest seat ever till 7 years and the safest belt-installed toddler seat ever in the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest child seat test!

With this, BeSafe Stretch has shown an excellent result in several tests, only shortly after its launch in May 2022. The seat has already been a test winner in both Norway and Sweden by “best-i-test.nu” and has also passed the Swedish Plus Test, which is known as the world’s toughest crash test.

Read more about BeSafe Stretch here

Going beyond just test scores

We’re happy to see BeSafe Stretch perform so well in this test, but its safety goes beyond that – in real life. For example, accidents can appear at various speed levels, often have multiple impact points, and can be at very differing impact angles. Rear facing seats like BeSafe Stretch protect your child even better in real life than what you see in test results.

Read about the benefits of rear facing seats in real life

Various opinions on the handling evaluation; we register the difference between test and real life

We are sorry to see that Stiftung Warentest/ADAC evaluated BeSafe Stretch’s handling negatively, which lead to an additional downgrade of the total score as well. This is as expected, because belt-installed seats with lower tethers always get similar bad ratings in this test.

This is a subjective rating from a few testers though, and the feedback we have received from the markets and many parents since the launch of Stretch is that this seat is very straightforward to install and much easier than other belt-installed seats.

When the Scandinavian organisation “best-i-test” evaluated BeSafe Stretch, they in fact came to another conclusion: “It is simply not possible to miss something in any of the important steps”. *

To further help parents with the installation though, we have introduced a new digital user guide on BeSafe Stretch, which can easily be accessed by a QR code that is permanently attached to the seat. This guide gives you the choice to watch the instruction video, access the user manual again, or also find your customer support contact should you still have questions.

Do you want to learn more about this test by ADAC/Stiftung Warentest? Read here! (In German)

*Source: https://www.best-i-test.nu/bilstol

What makes BeSafe Stretch a favourite among parents:

  • Rear-facing forever and ever! With unbeatable leg space of up to 26cm and no risk of outgrowing the maximum 36kg weight limit this seat will keep your child rear-facing for longer. This seat is suitable from 9 months (61cm) to 7 years (125cm). *
  • Maximum safety: BeSafe Stretch has a new and innovative exo frame, the construction connects with the car belts and floor to bear the forces in the case of a frontal crash. The rigid seat shell spine transfers the child’s energy onto the exo frame, keeping the child in a stable position in an impact. Allowing children to travel 5 x safer for longer.
  • Flexible and easy installation: The seat is belt mounted (no isofix) making it possible to install in any car and any seat, giving you maximum flexibility. Retracting lower tethers and an easy lock-off and tensioning mechanism make for intuitive and sturdy installation. The Stretch is one of the easiest seats to install on the market. *
  • Individualized comfort: With 5 recline positions, a 10-step adjustable headrest and lots of space for growing legs this seat provides exceptional comfort. Magnetic belt assistants™ make getting in and out of the seat a breeze. With Two-Fit cushions™ for an individual adjustment to the child really makes this the seat that truly grows with your child.
  • The seat that cares for the future: By using long lasting materials and making the exchange of parts a lot easier, BeSafe have extended the life of the seat to approx. 15 years. The seat that not only cares for your child now, but also cares about their future.

* Please note that the stated age range is just a guideline based on average values and does not limit or guarantee the usage time.

*Always check that your car’s manual allows using a rear facing child seat on the intended position.

Discover all about BeSafe Stretch

5 tips for how you get the most out of your baby carrier

A new family member means uncountable moments of joy and endless love. But it also comes with lack of sleep, many cups of cold coffee, and constantly feeling in need of an extra arm or two. We’ve gathered a few tips for how a baby carrier can make your life as a new parent easier and how you get the most out of it.

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1. Use a baby carrier both indoors and outdoors

This might sound a bit too obvious, but we can’t highlight the benefits of using a baby carrier enough. Carrying your baby means having your little one cuddled up in a safe place. At the same time, you have both hands free for household activities, hands-free shopping, walking the dog, or any other activities.

Besides the practical aspect, carrying your baby also means together time, lots of oxytocin (also known as “happiness hormone”) and even supports a healthy hip development.

2. Can I transfer my sleeping baby from carrier to bed without waking them?

Close to you is the safest place for your little one. No wonder that many babies get calm in an instant and tend to fall asleep when in a baby carrier. But is there a way of transferring your sleeping baby from the carrier to bed without waking them? Well, by following this little routine, you increase your chances of succeeding with what might feel like a mission impossible:

  • Loosen the shoulder straps of your carrier and fold down its back panel while securing your baby towards your chest.
  • Move your baby – still in an upright, slightly forward-leaning position – towards the bed. Make sure that the head is rather leaning forward – if the head tips backwards, your baby will wake in an instant.
  • Let the feet of your baby touch the bed and slowly bring your child into a sitting position
  • Bend the torso of your baby slightly to the side and forward (so that their arm touches the bed) and help your child roll over the side/shoulder into a supine position.
  • Let your little one continue their slumber.

It’s important to give your child some time to settle in each of these positions. Think of this little routine as if you would lie down on the floor yourself. You would first have contact with your feet, then sit down, put your weight onto one arm, and roll back over the side. It’s as simple as this.

3. Use a Mesh carrier for more comfort during summer

 

mesh carrier

You want to be active with your child – maybe do a small workout routine – or simply need a solution for the warmer months of the year? Then we recommend using a Mesh carrier. The BeSafe Haven™ baby carrier is available in an innovative 3D mesh fabric, which supports a great airflow and transports moisture away from your child.

Read more about BeSafe’s 3D mesh fabric here >>

Dress your baby in light and airy clothes if the weather is warm. An add-on sun canopy can protect your small one from harsh sun rays, but we recommend staying in the shadow if it’s really warm. Also, make sure to keep yourself and your baby hydrated!

Did you know that BeSafe Haven comes with an add-on sun canopy? >>

sun canopy

4. Can I use a baby carrier during winter?

Can you carry your baby outside during winter? Absolutely! It might even be a good alternative to pushing a stroller through the snow. When using a baby carrier in cold temperatures, we recommend carrying your baby inside your coat. This is easily possible with a maternity coat, a coat that’s a bit larger than your regular size, or with a special pouch that can be zipped or buttoned onto the front of a coat.

Underneath the coat, it might be a good idea to use layers of clothing. Wool is a great material to use, as it helps to regulate baby’s temperature. Protect your little one’s head with a hood or knitted cap and check their temperature by feeling the neck regularly.

Note: Puffy clothing should be avoided, as it gets compressed in the carrier and thus not keeping the warmth so good. 

5. Make sure you put the baby carrier on correctly for optimal comfort 

We know some of you might think that reading the manual is boring but sometimes it can be very helpful. Baby carriers are very different and almost all of them have different instructions for how to put them on correctly. If you use the wrong settings, like wearing the waist belt too low, the comfort and safety might not be optimal. So have a quick look in the manual or look up an instruction video of your carrier online.

When using BeSafe Haven™ on the front, the shoulder straps should be crossed on the back. Check the user manual or the instruction videos on the BeSafe Haven™ product page for putting on your baby carrier correctly. 

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BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size in the Stiftung Warentest/ADAC test 2021

Our baby car seat BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size was part of the independent child seat test by Stiftung Warentest/ADAC in May 2021. It showed strong performances in the safety category as well as handling and ergonomics, but got downgraded in the total score due to chemical findings. A chemical called naphthalene was detected in one label on our seat in a higher concentration than the test’s maximum value. The chemical limit used in this test is not derived from health aspects though. Independent chemical experts have established that the chemical level found in the label of the BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size does not pose a risk to the child’s health.

The results in detail

This consumer test consists of 3 main categories in which a car seat gets tested: Safety, comprising 50% of the total score, handling (40%) and ergonomics (10%). In the safety category, BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size achieved the rating “Very Good” (1.3) and the best side-impact score of infant seats in the test, even improving the already strong performance of its predecessor BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size. We are pleased to see that also in the categories of handling and ergonomics, the baby car seat received “Good” ratings, which would have resulted in a total score of “Good” as well.

However, the seat covers also get tested for chemicals, and if one or more of the tested chemicals is above a defined maximum value, the total score of the seat gets downgraded. In the case of BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size, a chemical called naphthalene was detected in a higher concentration than the test’s maximum value. This therefore resulted in the published total score of 5.5.

We have identified this chemical level to be located in the warning label and that it was in production since April 2020 due to a supplier not following the agreement.

Information about the chemical test

The maximum naphthalene values used by Stiftung Warentest are based on the German GS mark (“Geprüfte Sicherheit”). According to the German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment, these GS maximum values are not derived from health aspects though, but are rather oriented on what is nowadays technically achievable and fulfillable.

We support Stiftung Warentest’s intention of prompting manufacturers to minimize the chemical use as much as possible with these maximum values. But we are sorry to see that this can give wrong signals to consumers who do not know that these maximum values are not derived from health aspects.

Evaluation of potential effects on the user

We still wanted to get an individual assessment of the situation with our specific car seat and therefore reached out to chemical experts to get an in-depth understanding of any potential consequences. According to independent scientific specialists in the fields of i.a. human health assessment, exposure modelling and toxicity, the chemical level, which stems from a label on the fabric, does not pose a risk to babies, toddlers or infants when exposed during normal use of the car seat. This means that even if the levels are higher than what is technically achievable and also our own standard, it doesn´t represent any risk of health issues for the users and the seat can be used without compromise or worry.

But, as the chemical level in the label is not satisfactory to our standards, we have taken immediate action and changed supplier of the labels and shared this information already in mid May.

Read all about the expert assessment

What are ADAC and Stiftung Warentest?

Twice each year, the German consumer council Stiftung Warentest on behalf of the ICRT (International Consumer Research & Testing) issues an independent test of new and relevant child car seats in Europe. The crash tests and safety evaluations of this are executed at the testing facility of ADAC, the German automotive association. The other parts of the tests are executed by the Austrian and Swiss automotive associations, ÖAMTC and TCS.

Read more about the Stiftung Warentest/ADAC test

 

Warning Label composition – quality information

May 12th, 2021

At BeSafe we regularly test our products to ensure that they meet our own quality and safety standards. The BeSafe requirements are higher than the demands in the regulations. However, we have discovered that some of the labels used on our products contain too high levels of a chemical called Naphthalene.  

We reached out to chemical experts to get an in-depth understanding of any potential consequences. According to independent scientific specialists in the fields of i.a. human health assessment, exposure modelling and toxicity, the chemical level found in the labels does not pose a risk to babies, toddlers or infants when exposed during normal use of the car seat. This means that even if the levels are higher than our standard, it doesn´t represent any risk of health issues for the users. But, as the chemical level in the label is not satisfactory to our standards, we have taken immediate action and changed the supplier of the labels.

Information about the chemical

Naphthalene is a chemical belonging to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH). It is an organic compound and low concentrations of naphthalene can be found almost everywhere in the environment. According to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, there are no sound epidemiological findings of a carcinogenic effect in humans after naphthalene exposition by inhalation. Following the principle of minimization, manufacturers are advised to still reduce the amount of naphthalene in consumer products as far as technically possible.

As established by the independent experts based on their in-depth exposure modelling, human health analysis and knowledge in the field, the level of chemical finding in the label does not pose a health risk for the child in our car seats through any route of exposure. The conclusion is based on three factors; the amount of PAH found in the product, the weight of the exposed person and the accessibility of the chemical through air. The tests that are done specifically on the BeSafe products show that the level of naphthalene in the labels does not have a negative effect on the children using our products.

 

Update May 25th, 2021:

BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size in Stiftung Warentest/ADAC test

This detected increased chemical level is also reflected in the test results of the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest publication in May 2021 where BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size was included. Stiftung Warentest is a German consumer council that twice a year conducts independent child seat tests in collaboration with ADAC and other test institutes to help consumers navigate among different seats.

This consumer test consists of 3 main categories in which a car seat gets tested: Safety, comprising 50% of the total score, handling (40%) and ergonomics (10%). In the safety category, BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size achieved the rating “Very Good” (1.3) and the best side impact score in this test, even improving the already strong performance of its predecessor BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size. We are pleased to see that also with a solid performance in the categories of handling and ergonomics, the baby car seat would have gotten a total rating of “Good” as well.

But the chemical test result reflects the increased amount of naphthalene found in one label, which leads to a full downgrade of the total score. The maximum naphthalene values used by Stiftung Warentest are based on the German GS mark (“Geprüfte Sicherheit”). According to the German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment, these GS maximum values are not derived from health aspects though. They are rather oriented on what is nowadays technically achievable and fulfillable.

We support Stiftung Warentest’s intention of prompting manufacturers to minimise the chemical use as much as possible with these maximum values. But we are sorry to see that this can give wrong signals to consumers who do not know that these maximum values are not derived from health aspects.

As investigated by independent chemical experts, the level of chemical finding in the BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size does not pose a health risk for the child through any route of exposure.

Press inquiries

Contact Marie Haavardsholm, Director Brand & Product and Retail Sales.

The new 3D airflow-fabric for even more comfortable journeys together

3D Mesh

Up to 8x more airflow with BeSafe’s 3D Mesh fabric* – now also available in the colour tone ‘Anthracite’.

 

Safety is in the BeSafe DNA, and so is comfort. No child should be anything but comfortable in a car seat, no matter if it’s a short or long journey.

On warm days we can all feel a bit uncomfortable, also on long car journeys or when being active with your child outdoors. So from now on, we wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if you as a parent will be a bit jealous of the comfort, the BeSafe 3D-Mesh fabric offers your child in selected car seats and in our Haven™ baby carrier.

The BeSafe Mesh fabric has an open structure and a spacer layer with a 3D structure. That way, heat and moisture are guided away from the child, while air can flow in-between the layers.

With this system, the BeSafe 3D Mesh fabric offers up to 8x higher air permeability on the selected car seats* and up to 4x higher on our baby carrier BeSafe Haven™**.

On BeSafe Haven, we have in addition switched the soft fabric on the inside for a composition of cotton, Lyocell and linen. The added linen makes the fabric extra lightweight and airy and creates an up to 2.5x more air-permeable fabric***.

With the BeSafe 3D Mesh, adventures have never been more comfortable.

This fabric is available in two colour tones with a premium finish: ‘Peak’, a mid-grey tone that reduces heat absorption, and the darker ‘Anthracite’, which perfectly matches darker car interiors.

Peak Mesh is available on:

Baby Carrier (Peak Mesh only)

BeSafe Haven™

Car seats from birth

iZi Twist B i-Size
iZi Turn B i-Size

Toddler car seats from approx. 6 months on

iZi Modular A X1 i-Size
iZi Twist i-Size
iZi Turn i-Size

Booster seats from approx. 4 years on

iZi Flex FIX i-Size

*The 3D spacer fabric used on BeSafe car seats is up to 8x higher in air permeability than conventional PU foam-laminated fabric
**The 3D spacer fabric used on the BeSafe baby carrier is up to 4x higher in air permeability than conventional PU foam-laminated fabric
***The Lyocell-linen-cotton-spandex fabric used on the BeSafe baby carrier is up to 2.5x higher in air permeability than Lyocell-twill-cotton fabric

 

Why we at BeSafe recommend using a pregnancy belt

4 out of 10 pregnant women use the seat belt incorrectly

The Swedish insurance company Folksam has together with Chalmers Industriteknik Foundation carried out a survey, which shows that there is a great lack of knowledge about how the seat belt should be used during pregnancy. As many as 40 percent of all pregnant women use the belt incorrectly.

The survey showed that almost everyone uses a seat belt, but close to 40 percent use it incorrectly during pregnancy. In the event of a collision, this can have devastating consequences for both the woman and the unborn child.

– The seat belt is the most important protection system and reduces the risk of death in a collision by about 50 percent – even for pregnant women. If you’re, it is extremely important to think about how you use the vehicle belt so that both you and the unborn child are protected in the best way, says Helena Stigson, researcher at Folksam.

The survey shows that the majority of women (84%) use the car every day or at least a few times a week. Due to the high misuse rate, these pregnant women are very often exposed to an increased risk for injuries. Only one third of the women had received or actively sought information on how to use the vehicle belt correctly during pregnancy. But even among these women, every third used the belt incorrectly. The misuse rate was significantly higher in the group that did not receive any information: 42 percent of them used the belt incorrectly.

Read the entire study here (the study is only available in Swedish)>>

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A pregnancy belt helps to position the lap belt beneath the baby bump

We at BeSafe recommend using a pregnancy belt such as the BeSafe Pregnant. Such a pregnancy belt helps to position the lap belt beneath the baby bump, preventing it from slipping upwards over the bump. In the event of a harsh braking manoeuvre or a collision, the vehicle belt is placed at the height of the hip bones, meaning that all forces are distributed over the hip bones, while the abdomen, the placenta and the unborn child are protected.

In their study, Folksam could also see incorrect usage of the shoulder belt. The shoulder belt should run along the side of the baby bump, over the chest between the breasts and in the middle of the shoulder. The belt must not slide over the shoulder and should sit as close to the body as possible.

The survey also shows that several pregnant women experience a lack of comfort while driving when they are pregnant. Our pregnancy belt features a padded cushion that makes you sit more comfortably. Many also experience that the pressure on the bladder decreases thanks to the pregnancy belt. Mothers, who have had a C-section can also use the pregnancy belt for several weeks after the birth of their child, as it keeps the lap belt away from the scar of the C-section.

Our BeSafe Pregnant Belt is tested according to ECE R16, which guarantees that it does not interfere with the vehicle belt. It has also been crash-tested for your safety.

Read more about the BeSafe Pregnant Belt >>

EXPLAINED: The BeSafe Active Retract Harness™

An actively tightening harness with retractors to help parents with buckling up.

Loose belts are dangerous – and more common than you might think!

Research shows that 49,3% of children in toddler seats are not having tight belts, and in 63% of these cases the misuse is classified as serious*. Having loose belts poses a serious threat for the child, as the belts could not secure the child as intended in an accident or harsh braking.

Parents are often simply not aware of how tight a harness has to be to keep a child safely in the seat and especially when many are involved in the daily car journeys, the risk for loose belts increases.

Read more about the study >>

*Source: Unfallforschung der Versicherer / German Insurers Association. “Use of child restraint systems – Compact accident research”, 2018

The only harness that helps you with buckling up

BeSafe is the first brand to bring a completely new way of buckling up to the market: The Active Retract Harness™. This never-seen-before harness features an advanced retractor construction inside the seat, which continuously pulls in the belts. That way, parents simply push up the belts inside the shoulder pads for a tight fit, and done.

The Active Retract Harness™ is developed and produced by our trusted partner Holmbergs®, a Swedish manufacturer of safety systems. The two Scandinavian companies BeSafe® and Holmbergs® share their focus on premium quality, innovativeness and superior safety and are together taking a giant leap in child safety by introducing the Active Retract Harness™ in the BeSafe iZi Modular A X1 i-Size & BeSafe iZi Modular A RF X1 i-Size.

How it works: Down, collect. Up, connect. Check.

Buckling up the child has never been easier by following these steps:

Down – Place the crotch bar down into the “open position” – in this position it is possible to pull out the shoulder belts. Pull the belts out and hang them into the magnets on the side of the seat. Place your child into the seat.

Collect – Bring your child’s arms through the belts and pull out the shoulder belts as far as possible. Then collect the two buckle “noses” together.

Up – Bring the crotch bar up into the “closed position” – in this position you cannot pull out the belts anymore, they only retract continuously.

Connect – Click the “noses” into the buckle on the crotch bar. Then let the harness tighten.

Connect – Click the “noses” into the buckle on the crotch bar. Then let the harness tighten.

Check – Always help the harness to be as tight as possible. Pull the shoulder belts upwards above the buckle to tighten the hip belts. Then grab the shoulder belts inside the shoulder pads and push them upwards to tighten them as much as you can. Do the ‘pinch test’ to see if the harness is tight enough.

Which seats feature the Active Retract Harness™?

Look for the “A” in the product name – this stands for “Active Retract Harness™”!

iZi Modular A X1 i-Size

  • Rear or forward facing toddler seat
  • Rear facing from 61 to 105 cm, forward facing from 88 to 105 cm (max. 18 kg)

Discover more >>

EXPLAINED: The BeSafe Active Retract Harness™

An actively tightening harness with retractors to help parents with buckling up.

Loose belts are dangerous – and more common than you might think!

Research shows that 49,3% of children in toddler seats are not having tight belts, and in 63% of these cases the misuse is classified as serious*. Having loose belts poses a serious threat for the child, as the belts could not secure the child as intended in an accident or harsh braking.

Parents are often simply not aware of how tight a harness has to be to keep a child safely in the seat and especially when many are involved in the daily car journeys, the risk for loose belts increases.

Read more about the study >>

*Source: Unfallforschung der Versicherer / German Insurers Association. “Use of child restraint systems – Compact accident research”, 2018

The only harness that helps you with buckling up

BeSafe is the first brand to bring a completely new way of buckling up to the market: The Active Retract Harness™. This never-seen-before harness features an advanced retractor construction inside the seat, which continuously pulls in the belts. That way, parents simply push up the belts inside the shoulder pads for a tight fit, and done.

The Active Retract Harness™ is developed and produced by our trusted partner Holmbergs®, a Swedish manufacturer of safety systems. The two Scandinavian companies BeSafe® and Holmbergs® share their focus on premium quality, innovativeness and superior safety and are together taking a giant leap in child safety by introducing the Active Retract Harness™ in the BeSafe iZi Modular A X1 i-Size & BeSafe iZi Modular A RF X1 i-Size.

How it works: Down, collect. Up, connect. Check.

Buckling up the child has never been easier by following these steps:

Down – Place the crotch bar down into the “open position” – in this position it is possible to pull out the shoulder belts. Pull the belts out and hang them into the magnets on the side of the seat. Place your child into the seat.

Collect – Bring your child’s arms through the belts and pull out the shoulder belts as far as possible. Then collect the two buckle “noses” together.

Up – Bring the crotch bar up into the “closed position” – in this position you cannot pull out the belts anymore, they only retract continuously.

Connect – Click the “noses” into the buckle on the crotch bar. Then let the harness tighten.

Connect – Click the “noses” into the buckle on the crotch bar. Then let the harness tighten.

Check – Always help the harness to be as tight as possible. Pull the shoulder belts upwards above the buckle to tighten the hip belts. Then grab the shoulder belts inside the shoulder pads and push them upwards to tighten them as much as you can. Do the ‘pinch test’ to see if the harness is tight enough.

Which seats feature the Active Retract Harness™?

Look for the “A” in the product name – this stands for “Active Retract Harness™”!

iZi Modular A X1 i-Size

  • Rear or forward facing toddler seat
  • Rear facing from 61 to 105 cm, forward facing from 88 to 105 cm (max. 18 kg)

Discover more >>

 

iZi Modular X1 i-Size is the safest 2-way seat at independent test by ADAC/Stiftung Warentest

The safest 2-way seat!

Independent consumer test appraises with rating “Good” / “Highly recommended”

BeSafe iZi Modular X1 i-Size Fresh Black Cab

Safety is always the most important factor when deciding on what kind of car seat to get. That is why you should always have a look at the newest independent results from the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest before making a qualified purchasing decision. In the test, the safety of a seat makes up for 50% of the total score, followed by handling (40%) and ergonomics (10%).

In the Autumn 2020 publication of the independent child car seat test iZi Modular X1 i-Size was tested alongside other child car seats. And the results are something to be proud of: a safety score of 1.7, a total rating of “Good” (2.0) by ADAC and “Highly recommended” by TCS*! With this great performance, iZi Modular X1 i-Size exceeds the already good score of 2.4 by its predecessor that was tested in 2016.

 

This great result makes iZi Modular X1 i-Size the best performing 2-way seat (meaning can be used rear and forward facing) in 2020 – both in terms of safety and in the total score.

iZi Modular X1 i-Size is the updated version of its predecessor iZi Modular i-Size, hence the ‘X1’ in the name. Launched in early 2020, this upgrade features new shoulder pads – the Ergo-Move Shoulder Pads™ -, a new sliding construction to attach the SIP+, as well as BeSafe’s innovative side impact protection construction: the Dynamic Force Absorber™.

The safety score is even more impressive that it looks!

The “Good” (1.7) safety score of iZi Modular X1 i-Size is especially impressive when considering how ADAC/Stiftung Warentest publish the crash test results. The published safety score namely is not an average of all usage possibilities of a car seat, but shows the worst result only. This means that when a seat can be used both rear and forward facing like iZi Modular X1 i-Size, the published frontal impact score is the result of forward facing usage only. The rear facing result is not shown in the score at all.

This means that the published safety results gives the consumer a “guaranteed minimum performance” – and when using iZi Modular X1 i-Size rear facing, the safety of this seat is even greater! Therefore we strongly encourage all parents to keep their child rear facing for as long as possible, at least until the age of 4 (read about why rear facing is safer). iZi Modular X1 i-Size enables children to comfortably travel rear facing throughout its whole usage time with several recline position and adjustable leg space.

What are ADAC, ÖAMTC and Stiftung Warentest? And what does this test contain? Read all about it here

 

*Swiss automotive association, which executes parts of the bi-yearly consumer test

EXPLAINED: The BeSafe E-Fit Guider™

Instant peace of mind with an electronic step-by-step installation checklist.

Why the correct installation is crucial for protecting your child in an accident.

Without installing a child car seat correctly, the seat cannot protect your child as it is designed to. For example, if the ISOfix is not connected properly or the support leg is not in proper contact with the vehicle floor, the forces of an impact are not deflected as they should but are putting stress on the wrong parts in the seat, your car, or potentially even onto your child.

Especially as first-time parents, installing a child car seat can seem daunting though – the installation steps have to be done in the right order and there is often no expert present who could check the installation and confirm if everything is done correctly.

The E-Fit Guider™: an electronic step-by-step checklist and instant feedback

The BeSafe E-Fit Guider™ is an electronic unit integrated in the child seat making the installation process easy for any parent. It not only gives instant feedback when a step has been done correctly, but also walks you through each installation step one after the other. This way, you can focus on each step without being overwhelmed and feel safe throughout the whole installation process, as the risk for mistakes is reduced.

How the E-Fit Guider™ works

When folding down the support leg to begin the installation, the E-Fit Guider™ starts – and gives you an audio signal that it is now activated. From there on, it shows the next installation step with a red icon which turns green and gives a signal when it’s done correctly. Only after one step is completed, the next step lights up, which makes it easy to follow along.

Which seats feature the E-Fit Guider™?

Look for the “E” in the product name – this stands for “E-Fit Guider™”!

iZi Turn E-M i-Size

 

Rear and forward facing toddler seat with 360° rotation and smart features from approx. 6 months to 4 years

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Study shows: almost 50% of toddlers are not buckled up correctly in their car seat

Field study by German Insurers Association identifies most common misuse causes in car seats.

Misuse – what is it and why is it dangerous?

A common word in the technical jargon of child car seats is “misuse” – which means that a child seat is not used correctly like it has been tested and approved. Misuse could for example be an incorrect installation or loose harness belts (often called “belt slack”).

If a misuse case appears, the child car seat cannot protect the child as intended and as tested, which could pose a serious threat for the child and other passengers in the car.
In their study “Use of child restraint system – compact accident research” (2018), the German Insurers Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V, short: GDV) writes that a misuse “can considerably reduce or even nullify the protection [child car seats] provide”.

Findings of the study: misuse in baby car seats (Group 0/0+)

Amongst the inspected child car seats that fall into the baby car seat category, the most common misuse was due to belt slack (24,8%). It was also observed that in almost 15% of the cases where a baby car seat was installed on the passenger seat, the passenger airbag was not disabled.

Fitting errors in group 0/0+ – Frequency

Belt slack – 24,8%
Belt guide not used – 19,3%
Lap and shoulder belt mixed up – 16,6%
Carrying handle incorrectly positioned – 9,7%
Seat belt twisted – 7,6%
Other errors – 22,1%

Findings of the study: misuse in toddler car seats (Group 1)

In the toddler car seat category, the by far most common error was belt slack with 49,3%. Out of these misuse cases, 63% were classified as serious slackness, 26% as moderate slackness and 11% as minor slackness. GDV states that “this considerably reduces the protection offered by a child restraint system and can result in serious injuries to the child”.

Fitting errors in group 1 – Frequency

Belt slack – 49,3%
Belt twisted – 12,9%
Belt guide not used – 10,2%
Belt buckle not or incorrectly used – 4,4%
ISOfix without anti-rotation feature – 4%
Other errors – 19,1%

Findings of the study: misuse in booster seats (Group 2/3)

Amongst the seats used for older children, such as booster or high-back booster seats, many different errors were observed, each of which occurred infrequently. GDV states that “Generally speaking […] there is less to bear in mind when fitting these seats, since the seat is secured in the vehicle together with the child”.

Fitting errors in group 2/3 – Frequency

Blanket (or similar) under child restraint system – 11,4%
User’s own solution – 11,4%
Interaction problem with headrest (of vehicle) – 11,4%
Impermissible fitting position – 5,7%
Child restraint system damaged – 5,7%
ISOfix not engaged on the vehicle belt buckle side – 5,7%
Other errors – 48,6%

About the study

In this field study, the German Insurers Association (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V, short: GDV) examined the frequency and seriousness of misuse in reality. For this, the field research was conducted from June 2016 – June 2017. During this period, they examined 1076 children in cars in the greater Berlin and Munich areas, as well as cities some distance away (e.g. Leipzig, Potsdam, Augsburg, Rosenheim). The main locations of the data collection were near shopping centres (38,4%), leisure facilities (31,6%), kindergarten (17,3%) and supermarkets (7,9%).

Out of the 1076 examined cases, 34 children were not secured in a child seat. In 472 cases, children were sitting in a seat falling into the category of booster seats or high-back booster seats (group 2/3). Out of these 472 cases, misuse was observed in 35.

372 children sat in toddler car seats (group 1) and misuse was observed in 225.

In 198 of the total observed cases, children sat in a baby car seat (group 0/0+) and 145 of these had misuse cases.

It should be noted that as the field research period was from June 2016 to June 2017, and the first child car seats approved to the newer UN R129 regulation only entered the market from around 2016 on, only a very small amount of the seats documented in this study were approved to this new regulation. That is why the groups of the “older” ECE R44 regulation (Group 0/0+; Group 1; Group 2/3) were used to classify the seats into categories.

Source of the study: Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V./ Unfallforschung der Versicherer [German Insurers Association/ Insurers Accident Research]. „Use of child restraint Systems – Compact accident research“ (October 2018)

Introducing a new seat in the iZi Modular concept in Norway & Germany

The iZi Modular A X1 i-Size features a new type of harness – the Active Retract Harness™ – and is now available as a pilot launch in Norway and Germany.

A new seat in the iZi Modular concept

When moving from the baby seat to the toddler seat of the BeSafe iZi Modular concept, parents in Germany and Norway can now choose a new variant of the toddler seat: the iZi Modular A X1 i-Size.

This new seat with the “A” in the name is almost identical to the iZi Modular X1 i-Size, which is available world wide. But in addition, it features the Active Retract Harness™. This never-seen-before harness features an advanced retractor construction inside the seat, which continuously pulls in the belts. That way, parents simply push up the belts inside the shoulder pads for a tight and secure fit.

Studies show that almost 50% of toddlers are not buckled up correctly

Research shows that 49.3% of children in toddler seats are not having tight belts, and in 63% of these cases the misuse is classified as serious*. That is why we have together with our trusted partner Holmbergs developed the iZi Modular A X1 i-Size and the Active Retract Harness™, aiming to help parents to ensure a safe and correctly fitted buckle for the child.

As a pilot launch, iZi Modular A X1 i-Size is now available in Norway and Germany. As this harness is so unique, we are curious to see how parents perceive this new belt system and want to learn from their experiences.

*Source: Unfallforschung der Versicherer / German Insurers Association. “Use of child restraint systems – Compact accident research”, 2018

A BeSafe gamechanger that lets your baby sleep undisturbed

iZi Transfer – From car to home in one nap

All parents know the struggle: When taking your little one out of the car seat when sleeping, he or she often wakes up. The solution you all have been looking for is our new iZi Transfer.

BeSafe is proud to introduce a real gamechanger in the car seat industry: iZi Transfer – A baby transfer unit for car seat use. When moving your sleeping child from car to home (or the other way around), the iZi Transfer makes the process safe, smooth and effortless.

A natural sleeping position

For the Product Development Team at BeSafe, iZi Transfer has been a labour of love. They have worked effortlessly to find a solution for how to transport babies from car to home without waking them up. iZi Transfer is the answer.

Developed in close collaboration with both physiotherapists and parents, iZi Transfer mimics a natural position for your babies head, neck, back, bottom and tighs. It comes with extra padding in the head area and creates a snug fit. The result? A transfer unit with a sleeping position so safe and comfortable that your baby won’t be disturbed when moved in or out of the car seat.

We’ve also taken carrying comfort into consideration, giving the iZi Transfer soft, flexible handles.

An urban dream

The iZi Transfer is also a highly practical solution for the urban parent. With such a lightweight and efficient means of transportation, getting up the stairs to your apartment has never been easier. And when getting there, your little one is still asleep. Also: The iZi Transfer doesn’t take up any space at all when stored.

And while you probably already figured it out yourself, we still should mention that the iZi Transfer also is an excellent solution for carrycots.

Safety first

All BeSafe products are about safety, comfort and practicality. The iZi transfer is no different. It’s, of course, crash tested to make sure that it is 100 % safe to use in the car seat, and is safety evaluated by TÜV, a global leader in independent inspection services.

Quality and sustainability

The outside materials of iZi Transfer consist of 45% Lyocell. Lyocell is among others known for having enhanced breathability, exceptional strength, efficient moisture absorption and gentleness to skin. Lyocell is also a part of nature’s cycle, with compostable and biodegradable fibres.

How it works

1. Place your baby inside iZi Transfer
2. Close the safety harness
3. Ready to go

The safest toddler seats in the ADAC Spring test 2020

May 2020

BeSafe iZi Twist & iZi Twist B i-Size achieved the highest safety rating ‘Very Good’ in the independent ADAC/Stiftung Warentest car seat test in May 2020. They are the only toddler and 2-in-1 seat in the test that scored ‘Very Good’ in safety.

“Highly recommended” and 4 out of 5 stars for iZi Twist & iZi Twist B i-Size

The BeSafe rotation seats iZi Twist and iZi Twist B i-Size not only achieved a “Good” total rating by the German organisations ADAC and Stiftung Warentest, but were even awarded with “Highly recommended” by the Swiss organisation TCS and scored 4 out of 5 stars by the Austrian ÖAMTC.

We are especially proud of their strong performance in the – for us at BeSafe – most important category: the safety score. Both seats performed very well in the frontal and side impact crash test, and thereby achieved the highest safety rating ‘Very Good’. In terms of safety, this puts them ahead of all other toddler and 2-in-1 seats from birth that were tested in the Spring 2020 publication

What makes iZi Twist and iZi Twist B i-Size so special is not only their strong safety performance, but that they manage to achieve this while offering the best sitting position for the child across almost all cars with the Universal Level Technology™. 

Developed for real-life situations: the Universal Level Technology™ 

 

For us at BeSafe, it is equally important that we find safety solutions that work in real-life situations and everyday usage instead of simply in these test laboratory situations only. That is why we have decided to introduce the Universal Level Technology™.

Consumer research and feedback from the markets has shown us that child seats on steep benches are a big issue for parents and children, as their head can fall forward more easily when sitting rear facing. Preventing this is especially important for small babies.

With the Universal Level Technology™, the child always sits at a comfortable angle no matter how steep the car’s vehicle bench, because it can counter-balance almost any steep seat angle. However, this positive effect of this technology is not factored in by these ADAC/Stiftung Warentest test methods. But to ensure a comfortable and healthy position for any child in real life, we developed the Universal Level Technology™ anyhow. 

How the Universal Level Technology™ makes this possible

What are ADAC and Stiftung Warentest and how do they test child car seats?

Twice each year, the German consumer council Stiftung Warentest on behalf of the ICRT (International Consumer Research & Testing) issues an independent test of new and relevant child car seats in Europe. The crash tests and safety evaluations of this are executed at the testing facility of ADAC, the German automotive association. The other parts of the tests are executed by the Austrian and Swiss automotive associations, ÖAMTC and TCS.

The safety score of a child car seat is a combination of its performance in a frontal impact test at 64 km/h and a side impact test at 27 km/h, as well as an evaluation of its stability on the vehicle seat and the belt routing/belt position. This safety score makes up for 50% of the total result.

The remainder is comprised of handling (40%) and ergonomics (10%), in which aspects like risk of misuse, installation and deinstallation, comfort, the child’s outside view are being evaluated. In addition, each seat is thoroughly tested for harmful chemicals and gets a downgrade if strict thresholds are exceeded. 

More about ADAC/Stiftung Warentest and their testing

High-back booster seats vs. Booster cushions

Making the safest choice for older children

For the last step in a child’s car seat journey, there are two types of booster seats: a booster cushion or a high-back booster seat.

A booster cushion only has a sitting part beneath the child. A high-back booster seat also has a back part with an integrated headrest. On some high-back booster seats, the backrest can be removed

Both seat types do not have an internal harness. It is the vehicle belt that secures the child.

3 reasons why you should choose a high-back booster seat

1. Side protection

A high-back booster seat always adds protection for your child’s torso and head against side impacts. If your child sat on a booster cushion, there is no protective layer between your child and the car door in a side impact. Even if your car has side curtain airbags, your child might not be at the right height yet for the airbags to have an effect. The high-back booster seat gives your child side protection from the youngest to the oldest.

2. Shoulder belt positioning

Having the car’s shoulder belt at the right height is crucial in case of an accident. By choosing a high-back booster seat with shoulderbelt guiders, you can be sure that the belt is always in the right position for your child, even as your child is growing.

TIP! Choose a high-back booster seat that also offers a lapbelt guider. This way, the lapbelt always stays in the optimal position over your child’s pelvis.

3. Support while sleeping

When your child gets sleepy in the car, a high-back booster seat makes it easy for them to lean sideways against the headrest and side wings for support. This way, they are less likely to slouch over, as it is often the case when sitting on a booster cushion. When being slouched over, the car belt often does not sit correctly across the child’s torso anymore, which can be dangerous in an accident.

TIP! Choose a high-back booster seat that also offers a recline position where the sitting area also reclines. This way, your child can nap even more comfortable without risk of sliding down into the belts.

When to start using a booster seat

BeSafe’s booster seats

How to clean your BeSafe car seat

No matter if you need to clean your seat after a mishap or you just want to freshen it up: here are our tips and instructions on how to clean your BeSafe seat.

WHAT TO DO

Fabric cover

Belts, buckles and other surfaces

  • Wipe them off with a damp cloth and a mild soap
  • You can also rub them if needed
  • Let the seat dry off in the sun. This helps to remove bad smells

Foam cushion (in the sitting area beneath the cover)

  • Hand wash it in cold water with some mild soap if needed
  • Let it air dry in the sun if possible, or otherwise on a flat surface indoors
  • Note that not all seats are equipped with this

PAD+

  • Hand wash it in warm water with some mild soap if needed
  • Let it air dry in the sun if possible, or otherwise on a flat surface indoors
  • Note that not all seats are equipped with this

Lapbelt guider

  • Being an integral part of the seat, the lapbelt guider cannot be removed
  • It can be wiped off with a damp cloth and mild soap
  • If you want to clean it more, you can build a construction to have the seat upside down and then let the lapbelt guider soak in a bowl of water and mild soap. Let it try upside down as well
  • Note that not all seats are equipped with this

If you wish to go beyond these cleaning instructions, this is done under your personal responsibility, as other substances might have long-term effects on for example flame retardant treatments or the structure of the materials.

WHAT NOT TO DO

  • Do not spray, wipe or rub any part of the seat with disinfection substances
  • Do not use aggressive soaps, detergents or other cleaning products
  • Do not use bleach, laundry sanitizer, rubbing alcohol or essential oils
  • Do not get the seat wet by cleaning it in the shower or using a high-pressure cleaner or garden hose

 

Recall to repair of BeSafe iZi Go X1 (NOT BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size)

9th March 2020

Potential risk when using in combination with ISOfix base. It is safe to use the seat when installed with the vehicle seat belt.

UPDATE:

We understand that due to the COVID-19 situation, parents with a seat affected by the recall might not want to visit a store at this moment or that some stores are currently closed. While waiting to get an affected seat repaired, you can safely use your BeSafe iZi Go X1 by installing it with the vehicle seat belt. The potential safety risk only applies when using it with the ISOfix base. Here you can see how to install it with the vehicle seat belt >>

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, but health and well-being are of course of highest priority.

 

SUMMARY

  • Affects only BeSafe iZi Go X1 with serial number from ZG0247548 till ZG(0)270529
  • Affected seats are to be repaired immediately at selected BeSafe retailers from week commencing 16th March 2020
  • The potential issue is only when using with the BeSafe iZi Go X1 ISOfix base. It is safe to use the seat when installed with the vehicle seat belt
  • This does not affect BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size, BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, iZi Modular i-Size base or any other BeSafe products

WHAT TO DO

  • Check if your baby car seat is a BeSafe iZi Go X1
  • If yes, check the serial number on your seat
  • If your serial number is between ZG0247548 and ZG(0)270529, please contact your nearest selected BeSafe retailer immediately to have the seat repaired. The repair takes no longer than 10 minutes
  • Install the seat with the vehicle belt in the meantime. Here’s how to >>
  • If you purchased a new BeSafe iZi Go X1 from 9th March 2020 on, please check that it has the “CHECK 2020” sticker next to the serial number label. Then this seat has been repaired and is perfectly safe to use

WHERE TO REPAIR

The repair is of course free of charge and does not take longer than 10 minutes, so you should be able to take your seat back with you quickly. The repair kit is available at retailers in your country from week commencing 16th March 2020. For details, please contact the store directly.

Can’t find one or more repair points in your country? The map is updated continuously with repair points throughout week 11.

What is the issue?

We are issuing a recall to repair based on a potential safety issue with a component in the seat BeSafe iZi Go X1. The performance of the seat did not meet our standards in our routine testing. This was the case only in the most extreme setting of the several tests we regularly perform. We have not received any reports about incidents or accidents related to this.

The issue is caused by a small tolerance change in a modified component involved in connecting the seat to the ISOfix base. This component was modified late 2017, but regular routine tests conducted after the modification showed no issues, only the most recent test conducted in February 2020 did. We could therefore narrow down the window of affected seats to after the previous test with no issues. However, as our own safety and product quality standards are extremely high, we have chosen to go beyond what is required and to recall all seats that contain the modified component.

Since we have clearly identified the cause of the issue, we have developed a repair solution which eliminates the safety risk. We have thoroughly crash-tested the repair solution to ensure that it makes the seat 100% safe to use.

Which products are affected?

Affected -> immediate recall to repair

  • BeSafe iZi Go X1 with serial number from ZG0247548 till ZG(0)270529
  • If you purchased a new BeSafe iZi Go X1 from 9th March 2020 on, please check that it has the “CHECK 2020” sticker next to the serial number label. Then this seat has been repaired and is perfectly safe to use

NOT affected -> perfectly safe to use

  • BeSafe iZi Go X1 ISOfix base
  • iZi Modular i-Size base
  • BeSafe iZi Go Modular & BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1
  • BeSafe iZi Go X1 with serial number below ZG0247548 and above ZG(0)270529
  • Older versions, e.g. BeSafe iZi Go (without X1) or BeSafe iZi Go+
    BeSafe iZi Sleep
  • Any other BeSafe toddler and booster seat

What about the base?

The potential safety risk only applies when the BeSafe iZi Go X1 is used in combination with the ISOfix base. The base itself is not affected though.

It is safe to use the BeSafe iZi Go X1 when installing with the vehicle seat belt only. Here’s how to >>

Even if you are not using an ISOfix base with your BeSafe iZi Go X1, we kindly ask you to still have your seat repaired. In case you might want to sell it or gift it to someone later on who might use it with an ISOfix base.

How to find the serial number

Turn your BeSafe iZi Go X1 seat upside down. On the bottom side you find a white label saying “Serial no/ID” followed by a number with two letters and 6 or 7 digits. If your serial number has 6 digits, you would just add a 0 in the front to match the 7-digit-format.

If your serial number is below ZG0247548 or above ZG(0)270529, your product is not affected and perfectly safe to use.

If your serial number is between ZG0247548 and ZG(0)270529 and does NOT have a “CHECK 2020” sticker, your product is affected and must be repaired.

If your serial number is between ZG0247548 and ZG(0)270529 and DOES have a “CHECK 2020” sticker, then the seat has already been repaired and is perfectly safe to use.

 

QUESTIONS?

Below you find answers to questions you might be having.

For other questions or concerns, please contact BeSafe via:

+44-2036 301 655
sales@hts.no

The repair can be done at most BeSafe retailers but not all, since not all shops have the repair kit available. The repair kit is available at retailers in your country from week commencing 16th March 2020. You can find the list of retailers for the repair here.

No, the repair has to be done by an official BeSafe retailer for registration and insurance reasons.

The repair itself takes no longer than 10 minutes, but if the repair can directly be done when you get to the store depends on the store’s capacity at that moment of course. Please contact your retailer directly for this.

No, we have not received any reports about incidents or accidents related to this. We are issuing the recall as an own decision to eliminate any potential safety risk.

No, it is not needed to bring your receipt for this repair.

No, the issue does not affect BeSafe iZi Go Modular (X1) i-Size at all. Throughout all crash tests conducted with BeSafe iZi Go Modular (X1) i-Size we have never seen any issues. In addition, we even re-tested BeSafe iZi Go Modular (X1) i-Size in the extreme test to confirm its performance once again immediately after we detected the issue in BeSafe iZi Go X1. The connection-design of the BeSafe iZi Go Modular (X1) i-Size and the iZi Modular base is not identical to the connection design of BeSafe iZi Go X1 and its base, so that there is a different behaviour under extreme forces.

Immediately when issuing the recall on 9. March 2020, we have put out a sales stop until all existing stock of affected BeSafe iZi Go X1 has been reworked. And of course all newly produced seats will have the rework implemented. So when you buy a new BeSafe iZi Go X1 from 16. March 2020 on, this one will have been repaired and perfectly safe to use. Please look for the “CHECK 2020” sticker on the bottom of the seat next to the serial number label. This sticker shows you that the seat has been repaired.

No, this repair is free of cost, even if the seat is not covered by warranty anymore.

To see if your seat is affected, you have to check the serial number on your seat. For this, turn your seat upside down. On its bottom side you find a white label with a bar code and “Serial no./ID” beneath it.
If your seat is a BeSafe iZi Go X1, its serial number begins with “ZG”. Only seats with a serial number from ZG0247548 till ZG(0)270529 are affected and have to be repaired.

Your seat is safe to use while you install it with the vehicle belt only.
But even if you are not having an ISOfix base with your BeSafe iZi Go X1, we kindly ask you to have your seat repaired anyhow, in case you might want to sell it or gift it to someone later on who might use it with an ISOfix base.

No, the repair will, of course, be free of cost for you.

No, the BeSafe iZi Go ISOfix base does not need to be repaired. The affected component is in the baby seat itself only.

The repair of this takes no longer than 10 minutes.

You can get your seat repaired at any of the selected BeSafe retailers, even if you did not buy your seat there originally. You can find the list of retailers here.

While your seat is not repaired yet, you must stop using it with the ISOfix base. But you can safely continue using it when installing with the vehicle seat belt, as the issue is only related to a connection with the base.

No, you can have your seat repaired at any of the selected retailers for this rework. You can find the list of retailers here.

Our new 2020 colour: Cloud Mélange

Inspired by Scandinavian seasons and its mythical foggy landscapes throughout the year, we welcome this cool steel blue colour into our range.

Our Cloud Melange is a combination of cool grey and dimmed blue nuances. It creates a calm atmosphere with its distinct and soothing feel, giving homage to hillsides surrounded by clouds and morning fog quietly floating on top of rivers and lakes. With its soothing and timeless signature, Cloud Melangé will, for sure, create a trendy touch of Scandinavian nature inside of your car.

Cloud Mélange is available for

BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size
iZi Twist B i-Size
iZi Twist i-Size
iZi Turn i-Size
iZi Flex FIX i-Size

Blue Legacy – Limited Edition

Our new Limited Edition colour

Our children’s future, their safety and comfort are at the heart of everything we do at BeSafe. Both by creating the safest car seats possible and contributing to what world today’s children will inherit.

With the introduction of our new Limited Edition, we take sustainability in our products to the next level. With the same ideals fought for by today’s young environmentalists, we strive to create a clean legacy for new generations. That’s why we decided to use recycled plastic in the fabric of the Limited Edition seats and also support The Waste Free Oceans Foundation financially, an organisation collecting and transforming ocean plastic. Therefore, when you choose a Limited Edition, you invest in an ocean with less plastic debris through the great work done by the organisation.

Recycled plastic and clean, blue oceans mean a brighter future. That is why Blue Legacy is the name of BeSafe’s new Limited Edition.

Contribute to our children’s future

To experience nature and explore the oceans might be a given for you and us. But maybe not in the future and maybe not for everyone.

Plastic waste is one of the main reasons why the world’s oceans are being polluted. We can’t change everything, but we can do something. Our children are our future and preserving the ocean is an important part of this.

For this Limited Edition, we have entered into a cooperation with the organisation The Waste Free Oceans Foundation. This gives you the opportunity to contribute to our children’s future by supporting a 5-days ocean clean-up when you purchase a BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size Blue Legacy Limited Edition.

Made from plastic bottles

The textile cover of this child car seat is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. These plastic bottles have been collected, sorted, cleaned, crushed and melted. They are then spun into a soft material that is comfortable, chemical-tested and most importantly eco-friendly. It reduces the burden to our earth, and it protects our environment.

Because we not only care about your children’s safety, we also care about their future.

Facts about plastic in the ocean:

  • More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year
  • This equals dumping 1 garbage truck per minute into the sea
  • By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean
  • By 2050 99% of sea birds will have ingested plastic materials
  • Plastic waste kills more than 100.000 sea mammals and turtles each year

Source: United Nations Ocean Conference 2017

Rear facing BeSafe seat once again with top safety score at ADAC test

The rear facing trend continues

In the Autumn edition of their independent child car seat test, the German organisations ADAC/Stiftung Warentest tested the BeSafe iZi Kid X3 i-Size. With an overall score of Good (1,8) and the outstanding safety score of Very Good (1,1), iZi Kid X3 i-Size continues the unpreceded safety-legacy of this rear facing-only child seat model.

 

adac logo besafe english

In 2016, ADAC/Stiftung Warentest already awarded the historic safety score of 1,1 to the iZi Kid X2 i-Size (read more about the 2016 test). Three years later, the newest version of this child car seat model – the iZi Kid X3 i-Size – is tested and confirms the continued strong safety performance of this rear facing only seat.

How do the new features of iZi Kid X3 i-Size impact the test performance?

With the introduction of the iZi Kid X3 i-Size in Spring 2019, we added two new features to this seat: an improved attaching mechanism of SIP+ (the additional side impact protection) and a softer body hugger that gives especially younger children added comfort and support in the seat.

These features do not have an impact on the seat’s performance in laboratory settings but are in real-life making daily journeys more comfortable for children. It also makes the handling of the seat easier for parents. That is why the continued great test performance of iZi Kid X3 i-Size may not come as a surprise, but is of course again a great confirmation for the years of safety-experience that have gone into the development of this seat model.

The iZi Kid car seat model has been refined over many years. With its first introduction back in 2010 it actually was the very first car seat ever that passed the Swedish Plus Test. In 2014 the iZi Kid i-Size became one of the first i-Size approved car seats on the market, and iZi Kid X2 i-Size was one of the first seats that had an added side impact protection feature – something that has since been recreated by most brands in the market.

Strong safety performance confirms a growing trend towards rear facing child car seats

At BeSafe, we have understood the importance and advantage of rear facing travels for children up to at least the age of four already 30 years ago. In 1989, we developed our first rear facing child car seat and have been promoting and educating about the benefits of extended rear facing travels ever since.

Already in the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest car seat test in Spring 2019, the inclusion of our rear facing-only seat iZi Modular RF i-Size four years after its launch has sent strong signals about the growing importance of rear facing seats in the market.

To continue this trend, we are very happy to see the superior safety performance of rear facing child car seats like the iZi Kid X3 i-Size confirmed in independent tests, and are hopeful that this will continue bringing a wider acceptance and understanding of rear facing travels across markets worldwide.

Further reading:

 

BeSafe iZi Twist B i-Size nominated for award

In the final of Kind+Jugend Innovation Award

BeSafe is proud to be nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the car seat industry.

For us at BeSafe, innovation means making our child seats safer, more comfortable and easier to use. We constantly strive to develop never-seen-before solutions that give children and parents an even greater car journey experience.

Years of hard work have gone into the creation of the iZi Twist B i-Size, and being nominated for the Kind+Jugend Innovation Award 2019 is an acknowledgement we are immensely happy to share with you and everyone else in the BeSafe family.

Kind+Jugend is one of the worlds leading fairs for infant and children products, held annually in Cologne, Germany, this year from September 19th to September 22nd.

The iZi Twist B i-Size is nominated in “World of Travelling Kids”, the category for car safety seats for babies, infants and kids. The criteria for being nominated are innovative nature, safety, additional utilities for the customer, design and quality of the workmanship.

The iZi Twist B i-Size is a baby and toddler seat in one, for visionary rotation from birth up to approximately four years. Child car seats that feature a rotation function make everyday life easier for families, by enabling them to turn the seat towards them when placing the child into the seat or taking them out.

Read more about the special features of the BeSafe iZi Twist B i-Size.

The winners of the Kind+Jugend Innovation Award 2019 will be revealed on September 19th.

BeSafe seats acknowledged as back-friendly from independent experts

Seal of approval from AGR

The German association for healthier backs, Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR), gives their seal of approval to BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size and iZi Twist B i-Size.

BeSafe is continuously working on creating the safest possible car seats for children if an accident should occur. A car seat from BeSafe should also provide your child with proper back support no matter how long the ride. Every time you use our seats, it’s essential for us that your child is taken care of in all safety-related issues, so when AGR hands the BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size and iZi Twist B i-Size their seal of approval, it makes us immensely proud.

When we say that BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size and iZi Twist B i-Size is an excellent product that provides the best possible back support for your child, it’s with backing from leading experts in the field.

The AGR seal is given exclusively to products that have gone through extensive testing and verification from an independent testing committee consisting of experts within a vast number of medical disciplines. Not in any way will the AGR be compromised or influenced by the industries that want to have their approval. Seeing their seal on a product is independent proof that it is one of the best in the business for a healthy back.

The AGR pannel especially appreciated the following key features in the seats:

  • The Newborn Hugger™: Giving side stability and lifts the child’s back to give 10° more recline.
  • Easy adjustment of the headrest height.
  • Well designed and padded seat shell with soft fabric materials.
  • Universal Level Technology™: allows having a 45° angle in any vehicle, independent of the car. (iZi Twist B i-Size)
  • Rotation function: Good for the parent’s back, giving the possibility for a healthy back angle when putting the child into the seat and tightening the harness. (iZi Twist B i-Size)
  • Easy to click on/off the iZi Modular ISOfix Base: Good for parent’s back, allowing them to bring the baby seat inside the car with ease, comfortably putting in/taking out the child and buckling up. (BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size)
  • Travel System compatibility: Good for parent’s back, allowing them to click the seat onto the stroller easily. (BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size)
  • Ergo-Move Shoulder Pads™: Give the child more freedom of movement for the arms. Developed based on learnings from AGR.

The flexible solution for an easy everyday life

The BeSafe iZi Modular concept

From home to daycare to grandma – all with just one-click-action

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Does your family have an active lifestyle, where you are switching between cars a lot? Is one parent dropping your child off at daycare in the morning, grandma picking up afterwards and the other parent bringing your child back home in the evening?

The iZi Modular concept makes your daily family journeys smooth and uncomplicated by consisting of one ISOfix base and separate seats that are readily installed in the car with just one click.

Easy – separate seat and base allow carrying them without struggle.

If you’re swapping cars, the iZi Modular concept makes carrying the seat between cars easy. By being able to separate the seat and the base, you can carry them separately – with half the weight!

The easiest – having one base in each car allows you to just swap the seat.

If you’re regularly transporting your child in many different cars, having one ISOfix base in each car is the perfect solution for you. Leave the bases permanently installed and just move the seat itself between the cars.

Stopping for groceries without waking the sleepy baby.

Are you on your drive home with your baby and quickly want to stop for grocery shopping? Just release the baby seat from the base and click it onto the adaptors on your stroller chassis – and you’re ready to go within seconds. This way, you don’t have to wake your baby and can flexibly run your errands*.

 

From newborn to diapers to reading stop signs – all with just one base

Your child’s first 4 years of life are an exciting time, where a lot happens – the first journey together home from the hospital, the first steps, the first (and many more) words. They grow from a small and fragile newborn to a toddler that can happily chat away and read you signs when going on car drives together. And with that, not just their eagerness to explore life grows – but also their car seat has to grow with them.

The iZi Modular concept accompanies your child from birth to 105 cm of stature height – all with just one ISOfix base. After you have clicked your BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size baby seat onto the iZi Modular i-Size base for an easy installation, you can reuse the same base for the iZi Modular X1 i-Size toddler seat.

Adaptable cushions, growing legspace, click-and-go-installation: discover each part of the iZi Modular concept

Stage 1
Baby seat: BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size
40-75 cm, approx. 0-12 months
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iZi Modular i-Size base
Accompanies your child all the way from birth to 105 cm
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Stage 2
Toddler seat: iZi Modular X1 i-Size
61-105 cm, approx. 6 months – 4 years
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OR Stage 2
Toddler seat: iZi Modular A X1 i-Size
61-105 cm, approx. 6 months – 4 years
with the Active Retract Harness™
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The steps of the iZi Modular concept apply to existing previous versions of the baby and toddler seats BeSafe iZi Go Modular and iZi Modular; the base is compatible with all iZi Modular concept car seats.

*BeSafe recommends to not keep your baby in the baby seat for too long. Take your baby out of the baby car seat at least approx. every 2 hours. Even more often with a newborn.

Explained: The Universal Level Technology™

EXPLAINED: THE BESAFE UNIVERSAL LEVEL TECHNOLOGY™

A one-of-a-kind installation method that is constructed for the worst case to always give the greatest comfort.


Steep vehicle seats: good for adults, bad for rear facing child seats

Have you ever noticed that the back seats of some cars have a quite steep sitting area? For the passengers, this means sitting lower with the bottom and the thighs going a bit upwards instead of being in a 90° angle. These so called “sloping vehicle seats” are often found in cars with smaller interior spaces, sport models and luxury cars and can be there for various reasons: they reduce the space needed for the legs and give more space around the head or might reduce the risk of submarining for adults – which means sliding downwards in the vehicle belt in an accident.

While these sloping vehicle seats have benefits for adults, they pose problems for rear facing child car seats (which are 5x safer than forward facing car seats and should be used until at least the age of 4 years). Vehicle seat angles typically vary between 5 to 20 degrees, so that in the worst cases, a rear facing child car seat can be quite upright in the car, giving the child an upright sitting angle. This is often not a safety-concern but can be uncomfortable especially for smaller children.

The solution: the Universal Level Technology™

BeSafe has taken on this challenge created by the car industry and developed the Universal Level Technology™: a special seat-and-base design that is constructed even for the worst cases of sloping vehicle seats up to 20°. Unlike other common constructions of child car seats, here the seat does not sit flat on the base surface but is embedded into it in an angle. This way, the Universal Level Technology™ gives the same angle on all vehicle seats because its construction works independently of the seat.

A gap between base and vehicle seat?

Yes, if your car has vehicle seats that are not as steep as 20°, you will have a gap between the vehicle seat and the base. This might be unusual to see but has absolutely no impact on the safety performance or stability of the seat.

That is because the forces of an impact are distributed to the vehicle floor through the support leg and to the car body through the ISOfix anchorages. This is the case not just for BeSafe seats with the Universal Level Technology™, but also for any other child seat on the market that has a support leg, even if it is resting on the vehicle seat cushion; because the vehicle cushion is so soft that it would just compress if any forces would be put onto it. Vehicle cushions are filled with foam and if an accident occurs and weight is put on the seat, it would compress like a pillow.


Which BeSafe seats feature the Universal Level Technology™?

iZi Turn B i-Size

 

Baby and toddler car seat with 360° rotation from 0 to approx. 4 years

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Also available as purely rear facing seat: iZi Twist B i-Size


iZi Turn i-Size

 

 

Rear and forward facing toddler seat with 360° rotation from approx. 6 months to 4 years

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Also available as purely rear facing seat: iZi Twist i-Size


iZi Turn E-M i-Size

 

Rear and forward facing toddler seat with 360° rotation and smart features from approx. 6 months to 4 years

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Explained: the BeSafe Dynamic Force Absorber™

EXPLAINED: THE BESAFE DYNAMIC FORCE ABSORBER™

A technologically advanced construction for optimized and the most controlled side impact protection.


Side impacts – why they are dangerous and why children need special protection

After frontal impacts, side impacts are the second most common source of serious injuries for children. Cars do not have an energy-absorbing crumple zone to the sides as they have in the front. And while protecting the child, child car seats also make the child sit higher up in the car with less shielding from the metal parts of the car body. In addition, a child’s head is much heavier in relation to the rest of the body than for adults, meaning that it creates a lot of forces when accelerating to the side and therewith puts great strain on the child’s neck.

As a result, children are especially vulnerable in side impacts and it is crucial that their child car seat shields them from the impact and absorbs the forces especially in the head area.

The most advanced solution: the Dynamic Force Absorber™

The Dynamic Force Absorber™ is a state-of-the-art solution made of special materials and a construction of different flex-zones. Its advanced design allows for a controlled bending in the inner area while staying more rigid in the outer frame, through which forces are optimally absorbed.

How it works

To understand the effect of the Dynamic Force Absorber easiest, imagine falling from a great height. If you were landing just on the hard ground, your fall would come to an extremely abrupt stop, which is very painful and dangerous. If you instead had a trampoline standing on the ground, this trampoline would bend when you reach its surface. Through its flexible materials, it would gradually decelerate your fall, which significantly reduces the forces on your body and gives you a soft landing.

The Dynamic Force Absorber™ works just like that. By bending like a trampoline, it reduces the acceleration gently and avoids a sudden stop which would otherwise result in high G-forces. The bendiness of the material in the Dynamic Force Absorber™ is achieved through V-shaped holes placed in an alternating pattern. This way, the material can elongate in two directions in an impact and goes back to its original surface instead of staying deformed after the impact.

The optimal flexibility of the Dynamic Force Absorber™ has been achieved through the material choice and by carefully adjusting its geometric properties like wall thickness, space between the holes or the length of the holes. This way, the Dynamic Force Absorber™ allows for a perfectly controlled and very gentle “catching” of the child to give them the most advanced protection in a side impact.


Which seats feature the Dynamic Force Absorber™?

iZi Modular A X1 i-Size

 

Rear and forward facing toddler car seat from approx. 6 months to 4 years.

Featuring the Active Retract Harness™, which helps you buckle up your child.

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iZi Modular X1 i-Size

 

Rear and forward facing toddler car seat from approx. 6 months to 4 years.

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BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size

 

BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i Size Metallic Melange

Rear facing baby car seat from birth up to approx. 12 months

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iZi Turn B i-Size

 

Baby and toddler car seat with 360° rotation from 0 to approx. 4 years

Discover now >>

Also available as purely rear facing seat: iZi Twist B i-Size


iZi Turn i-Size

 

 

Rear and forward facing toddler seat with 360° rotation from approx. 6 months to 4 years

Discover now >>

Also available as purely rear facing seat: iZi Twist i-Size


iZi Turn E-M i-Size

 

Rear and forward facing toddler seat with 360° rotation and smart features from approx. 6 months to 4 years

Discover now >>

 

Rotation for the new generation

ROTATION FOR THE NEW GENERATION

The modern generation of families experiences an ever-changing and quickly developing family life. Pregnancy and family apps, electric cars, new technologies – it is all becoming part of their everyday lives and innovation is inherent to them.

Today family life is all about exploring things together and appreciating the small moments. Quality of life is becoming more and more important. When travelling, child car seats play an important role. Not just in keeping their child safe, but also in making their daily journeys as easy and comfortable as possible. Rotating car seats have established themselves as scoring high in convenience – they can rotate towards the door and make buckling up and getting in and out of the seat easy.

But for us at BeSafe, that was not enough. We wanted to take rotating child car seats to the next level, we wanted to create a rotation experience for the new generation.

Innovative design and advanced technologies

The iZi Twist product line with two product models is challenging the status quo and is taking rotation seats into the future. Their innovative design features the Universal Level Technology™ – a construction that allows parents to always give their child an ideal sitting angle, no matter what their family car. Why steep vehicle seats are a problem and how the Universal Level Technology solves it >>

With the Dynamic Force Absorber™ in the headrest, they feature a state-of-the-art solution for side impact protection. It is constructed like a trampoline and its advanced design optimally absorbs forces and protects the head area. How the Dynamic Force Absorber™ works and why side impact protection is so important >>


Discover the BeSafe rotation seats

The Visionary One: The iZi Twist product line. By being rear facing only, this product line allows children to always travel 5x safer rear facing and fully embodies our BeSafe vision of rear facing travel. It features a smooth side-to-side rotation to easily place the child into the seat and buckle up.

The Flexible One: the iZi Turn product line. By featuring a rear facing and forward facing, this product line enables a full 360° rotation while still allowing children to travel rear facing throughout the whole usage time.

 

iZi Twist B i-Size

Baby seat and toddler seat in one, for visionary rotation from birth up to approx. 4 years

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iZi Twist i-Size

Toddler seat for visionary rotation from approx. 6 months to 4 years

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iZi Turn i-Size

Toddler seat for flexible rotation from approx. 6 months to 4 years

iZi Turn i Size Metallic Melange

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iZi Plus X1 awarded with “Best in Test 2019” by Folksam in Sweden

iZi Plus X1 takes over the first place

The Swedish insurance company Folksam recently updated their test for rearfacing toddler car seats (for children between 9 months old to approximate 4 years old). Out of the 32 different seats that were tested did iZi Plus X1 get awarded with the “Best in Test 2019”, and by winning did it take over the first place from it´s predecessor iZi Plus.

You can say a lot about the iZi Plus series but something everyone can agree on is that it truly is a testwinner. Since the launch of iZi Plus in 2013 have the carseat gotten a numerous of prestgious awards and also scored well when being crashtested. Allowing children to travel rearfacing until at least 5 years old, the iZi Plus have become a true consumer favourite.

“This news makes incredibly happy and we are very proud that the iZi Plus once again that it stands strong agains the new competitiors in the market” says Magnus Ifring, Product Specialist from BeSafe Sweden.

Folksams test differs from many other test since it´s researchers within the field of childrens safety in cars that perform the tests.

Folksam have used the following parametres to judge the child car seats:

  • Type of toddler car seat – rear facing or forward facing
  • Turnable combi-seat (To be classified as a good choice the seat needs to be rearfacing only)
  • Weight limits
  • The height of the chair back
  • Legspace
  • Installation of the seat
  • Support leg or installation in front seat
  • The side protection of the seat

The predecessor iZi Plus have been awarded with “Best in Test” by Bäst-i-Test.se fire times, most newly in 2018 when the seat was tested together with 18 other children car seats. iZi Plus was awarded top marks with with the justification “Spacious children car seat with multiple recline positions, adjustable during the ride and high weight limit”.

Other BeSafe toddler car seats in the Folksam test

Except the testwinner did all BeSafe toddler car seats, category 6 months to 4 years get categorized as “Good choice 2019”. “Good choice” means that the children car seats fullfills the majority of the most essential qualities a children cars seat should have according to Folksam. Folksam recomends that you should buy a children car seat that is approved up to 25kg, this means that all i-Size and ISOfix seats drops points since they are only approved up to 18kg.

Burgundy Mélange from BeSafe

Burgundy Mélange from BeSafe

The new Burgundy Mélange fabric extends the BeSafe colour pallet with a tasteful burgundy tone and is not only inspired by Scandinavian nature, it is rooted in it. Our new colour is exclusively available on BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, iZi Modular i-Size and iZi Flex FIX i-Size.

After all, burgundy is in every fresh, vibrant landscape that makes Scandinavian nature such a powerful visual experience across every season. The burgundy heather covering hills and moors is as robust as the Scandinavian people themselves and a natural complement to BeSafe’s own roots in Scandinavian design.  

— “In the Scandinavian flora we have several Burgundy nuances, so the colour can easily be attached to our surroundings. Especially the nuances with warmer undertones”, explains Dagny Thurmann-Moe, independent Norwegian colour designer and consultant behind Dagny Colour Studio.

— “Burgundy is a colour that we will see much more of going forward, often in the company with the popular terra cotta nuances. We know that this colour will grow in popularity over the next five years. Burgundy, or dark red, has been present in colour trends for hundreds of years. It reappears quite regularly and some of the nuances are considered quite classical. Burgundy is a highly flexible colour. You can combine it with anything”, Dagny Thurmann-Moe states.

The new Burgundy Mélange fabric colour is available on the BeSafe iZi Modular concept and the UN R129-approved high back booster seat iZi Flex FIX i-Size. 

Discover the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size baby car seat

Discover the iZi Modular i-Size toddler car seat

Discover the iZi Flex FIX i-Size high back booster seat

Celebrating 30 years of rear facing car seats

30 years of rear facing child car seats!

In 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, Madonna was topping the charts and big shoulder pads were in fashion. Here at BeSafe, we were busy developing our very first rear facing child car seat – back then a new phenomenon to take child car safety into the future.

Did you think or have you heard that extended rear facing child car seats are “nothing but a new trend”? Not quite so. The first so called “extended rear facing car seats” – which are keeping children rear facing even after the baby car seat – were developed as early as 1989. Ever since the beginning, the goal has been to make rear facing car seats just as comfortable as forward facing ones were seen as, but to give children the extra safety on top.
Why rear facing is 5x safer
That is why even our very early rear facing car seats already featured extendable leg space, to make rear facing journeys as comfortable as possible, but also to give parents the peace of mind that their children can stay rear facing throughout the whole usage time of the seat.In this German report from 1995, you can see a Norwegian colleague from back then explain the model “BeSafe”, back then launched under the brand name “HTS”.

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A lot has happened during 30 years

Since the premiere of rear facing child car seats in 1989, a lot has happened around these important safe-keepers. In Sweden for example, there used to be a mandatory approval called the “T-approval” which had much stricter safety standards than the “regular” ECE R44 approval. This “T-approval” was developed by the Swedish VTI institute and NTF organisation and laid the foundation for Sweden becoming a “rear facing market”. When Sweden joined the EU and the “T-approval” had to be removed due to market competition regulations, VTI developed the Plus Test instead – a voluntary test which certifies outstanding safety and still plays an important role today.In 2013, a new child car seat regulation was introduced: the UN R129. In this regulation, children are now required to travel rear facing at least until the age of 15 months. For us, this is a good first step, as it recognizes the importance of keeping children rear facing beyond the baby car seat, but we at BeSafe recommend children to travel rear facing for as long as possible, at least until the age of 4.And of course, the designs of car seats have evolved during the years – not just in terms of safety features, but also in their looks. Fabrics, colours and patterns have come and gone, but for us at BeSafe, one thing has always been important throughout these 30 years: raising awareness for and educating about the benefits and importance of travelling rear facing.

On this picture from the 90s it says “Sit rear facing”:

The parents on this catalogue front page from 1998 say “Sit rear facing and tighten your seat belts”:

Celebrating 30 years of rear facing with the new iZi Plus X1

In 2013, we launched a rear facing seat that quickly became an all-time favourite: the iZi Plus. It is truly optimized for rear facing safety, lasts up to approx. 5 years of age and fits into many cars, as it does not require ISOfix. It passed the world’s toughest crash test, became test winner at auto, motor und sport and at Folksam and wonbäst-i-test.se 4 years in a row.In 2019, we are now adding two new features to this rear facing-champion and are launching the new iZi Plus X1! It is the latest in a long line of products designed to deliver the highest levels of safety – every time, every day.
Discover iZi Plus X1 and its new features

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Clever tips for a tidy family car

Clever tips for a tidy family car

As a parent, you know how easily your children get dirty. Once it’s raining or snowy, it seems like your children (and everything they wear) become mud magnets. Unfortunately, this means your car interior wears the dirt too.

Some days, keeping your children clean feels like a never-ending battle. Here are some simple tips that might help you at least protect your car from their mess!

Cover it up!

During the wet months, your child car seats will take even more of a beating than usual. Kids put their hands, feet (and sometimes their mouths) on EVERYTHING. You can’t always clean them down before getting in the car so, the simplest solution is to protect the child seat with removable, washable covers. After all, it’s so much easier to clean a cover than a whole seat. As an added extra, BeSafe Child Seat covers have installation tabs to make it easy to fit the covers onto seats.

Protect your car interior

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The best way to protect the car’s interior from those muddy shoes is to use a protective cover. Our BeSafe Tablet and Seat Cover is a great long-term accessory for your car because it can be used for both rear and forward facing car seats. Once you move your child into a forward facing booster seat, the bottom part of the cover will even protect the vehicle seat in front from muddy shoes and kicking feet.Besides protecting the vehicle seats, the Tablet and Seat Cover also keeps tablets free from dirt by having an extremely sturdy and water-resistant tablet pocket, that still allows you to use the touch-screen of the tablet.

Top tips for a cleaner family car

It’s inevitable that you’ll have spills and mess – that’s just part of life with kids! The other certainty is that you won’t always have time to clean the car. If you follow some of these tips, you’ll save yourself a big clean-up job later:

  • Keep disposable rubbish bags in the car and get the older kids to clean up after themselves at the end of the trip.
  • Baby wipes are ideal for wiping sticky hands and faces and cleaning up small messes. They’re also great for wiping down the dashboard and car interior (or cleaning bird poo off the windscreen!).
  • Pack a spare outfit – when you have kids, it’s never a bad idea to have a change of clothes handy!
  • Good quality floor mats that you can remove, clean and vacuum will ensure your car floor is protected from mud and mess.
  • Keep spare towels in the car, either to dry wet kids or clean up bigger messes.
  • Besides protecting the vehicle seats, the Tablet and Seat Cover also keeps tablets free from dirt by having an extremely sturdy and water-resistant tablet pocket, that still allows you to use the touch-screen of the tablet.

Safety first = jackets off in the car!

winter jackets car seats correct

While BeSafe accessories are equipped with covers to protect them from dirt, your children don’t need those extra layers in the car. In fact, wearing a jacket in the car can be unsafe. It keeps them cosy and warm outside, but a thick jacket prevents you from tightening the car seat harness close enough to their upper body. Read more about why this is dangerous and how you can keep your child warm in the car in other ways.Wishing you lots of family fun, inside and outdoors during the muddy season. And remember, the dirt will wash off but their happy memories of playing in the mud will last a lifetime!

Winter jackets in car seats

Learn why you should remove winter jackets

Letting children wear winter jackets in car seats is a common mistake. Read on to learn more about why you should remove thick winter clothing before placing your child in the car seat. Also, get six safe alternatives for keeping children warm in a car.

At BeSafe, we know that protecting your child and keeping them safe is your number one priority, whether it is in school, on holiday, at home or in this case: in your car. Keeping your son or daughter safe is after all why you have a car seat installed in the first place. So let’s talk about why you should avoid the combination of winter jackets and car seats. 

As temperatures are dropping and you protect your child against the cold outside with a winter jacket, taking that coat off before going on a drive is not necessarily something that comes to anyone’s mind. That is why we as a car seat manufacturer do what we can to get the following message across each year before winter sets in: In the event of an accident or even just harsh braking, the seat’s harness may not be correctly tightened over the child’s body if they wear a winter jacket. As a result, the car seat cannot keep your child as firmly in place as it is designed to. 

Why are thick winter jackets in car seats dangerous?

Most winter jackets have a filling material like down or feathers, which are designed to keep your child warm by creating a thick “air buffer” in between your child and the cold air outside.

However, when placing your child in the car seat with such a jacket on, the coat’s thickness can prevent you from tightening the harness close to your child’s upper body.

winter jackets in car seats instruction 1On this picture, it looks like the harness is tightened well and that it cannot be pulled any tighter.
winter jackets in car seats instruction 5When keeping the same harness settings and then taking the jacket off, it becomes clear that there is a lot of space between your child’s upper body and the harness.
winter jackets in car seats instruction 6In contrast, this picture shows how tight the harness should be when buckling up your child correctly.

In the event of an impact where your child is pushed out of the seat and into the harness, the forces are so strong that the air in the coat is released. This results in your child having too much space for movement, as the harness is not tight enough to hold them back securely.

Thus, when travelling with children in winter, we strongly encourage you to avoid having them wear thick winter jackets.

How to prevent my child from being cold in the car?

1 – Use footmuffs specifically designed for baby car seats

Footmuffs specifically designed for being used with baby car seats have back openings and pre-cut holes that allow placing the harness on the inside in its correct position. As these footmuffs are closed above the harness and have non-compressible material like wool in the back, no puffy layer is added between your child and the seat’s harness.

2 – Place a hot water bottle into the car seat 5-10 minutes before departure (but of course remove it before using the seat)

By placing a hot water bottle into your child’s car seat five to ten minutes before departure, you can easily ensure that they are not sitting on a cold surface. Instead, they are even receiving extra heating from below. This suggestion was contributed by BeSafe car seat users, thank you!

3 – Have your child wear clothes made from fleece or wool

These materials offer good isolation properties without being so thick, so that the harness can be tightened properly.

4 – Put the jacket on ‘the wrong way around’ after buckling up

Place your child into the seat without the jacket and buckle them up tightly. Afterwards, you can put the jacket on ‘the wrong way around’ by putting it over the arms and laying it over their upper body. This way it can still protect from the cold air without being placed in between your child and the harness.

5 – Bring an extra blanket with you in the car

Allow your child to snuggle up with a blanket that is placed over them after buckling up. This allows them to be warm and cosy but still travel safely during the whole journey.

6 – Have your child wear a poncho and put the back part over the seat

If your child is wearing a poncho, you can place the part that is hanging over their back over the child car seat and the front part above the harness. This way you can create a ‘warm bubble’ underneath the poncho and still ensure that no thick layer prevents the harness from being tight. Alternatively, the same can be achieved by taking a blanket and cutting a head opening into it. Please make sure though that the back part of the poncho/blanket is laying loosely on the car seat and is not stuck anywhere. This suggestion was contributed by BeSafe car seat users, thank you!

How to inform more parents about winter jackets in car seats

Do you know someone who should know about not using winter jackets in car seats? One way of making more parents aware of the danger is by putting up posters in your day-care or by handing them out as flyers. To make spreading the word easier for you, we have prepared a poster for you that you can download and easily print out at home. 

Download A4 poster

Download A5 flyers

Thank you for helping to spread the word! With your help, more children will travel safely during the cold winter months.

The mountains are calling!

The mountains are calling!

You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss

The day takes on a sense of anticipation when you get ready for a family journey into the mountains. No matter how long the drive is, it’s like another world up there.

New Limited Edition fabric as fresh as mountain air

Inspired by the crests of distant snow-covered peaks, we’re happy to introduce the Mountain Mélange Limited Edition. The exclusive fabric mirrors the muted hues of rocks and mist. Complementing the misty blue-grey tones, a reflective piping edges the seat and a distinctive mountain graphic brings a touch of the Scandinavia to your car interior.

Let the journey be your goal

At its very heart, Scandinavian nature has a pure, fresh crispness that simply draws you outdoors – from the waterfront to the mountain tops.

Think of everything you can see and explore when you head out there on a new adventure with your family. While your journey might have a cabin as its destination, it’s also all about the journey and the experiences you have along the way.

Your little passenger in the backseat will enjoy observing the changing landscape. As the road winds higher, talk to them about the different trees they see and how the mountain peaks are getting closer. Have the colours changed since they saw them from a distance this morning? What animals and birds have they noticed?

Tips for the perfect trip to the mountains

  • Remember to take breaks along the way – stop every hour to refresh and explore the new scenery
  • Relish little moments like stopping beside a mountain stream to skip stones across the water
  • Think up small incentives to keep your child alert and interested: ‘at the next stop, let’s make our mark to show that we’ve been here’ – you can find a beautiful small stone to put on a stone pyramid, a Norwegian tradition
  • Sing songs about the mountains or driving
  • Play a game of ‘eye spy’ to test each other about what you’re seeing along the way

And when you reach the top, your ultimate reward will be stretched out before you. Breathe in the clean, fresh air and feel the calmness wash over you as you enjoy the moment together. Getting to your mountain getaway isn’t just another family road trip – it’s a whole new way of seeing things as you explore life together.

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Part 5: Small adventures and big breaks

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Part 5: Small adventures and big breaks

(And how to stretch your legs the right way)

The saying “life is about the journey, not the destination” is pretty spot on, at least it applies perfectly to our road trip. We had a few plans on where to stop and what to do along the way, but there is always the “I have to pee” and “are we there yet?” when you’re on the road. It forces you to take breaks which actually can turn out to be pretty great (and not only for the kids)!


If you – like our family – have kids that will turn over every rock they see in search of bugs or want to climb every mountain, you are in luck. All the breaks you take will turn into a small adventure, no need to plan everything out. The best times are made up along the way, right!?

Taking breaks

Our road trip also included several ferry rides, which was a great break for everybody. It was something else to do and see and we all got some fresh air! Also, If you are travelling by car with a baby you should actually take breaks approx. every 2 hours and even more frequent when travelling with a new-born or premature baby – just to make sure your little one get as much movement and fresh air as possible.

Curious George on the ferry with Dad. This is your chance to tell your kids about that scary sea monster that lives deep down in the fjord…

Stopping for a snack and lunch is necessary! We had sandwiches and fruits with us and got waffles and ice cream in a cosy café. That will give you enough energy for a few more hours on the road!

A stop at the beach was a big hit! We had brought a few small things with us like the kids’ fishing gear and small wooden boats to play with. So we kept busy catching crabs and racing those tiny boats, and Dad even went for a swim…

Take advantage of the fact that you are travelling with another family with kids. Let them loose as soon as you have found a safe parking spot so they can run free and pretty much do what they want. When you are ready to hit the road again they might even sleep a few hours in the car.

The BeSafe checklist:

  • If you are traveling with a baby, keep in mind that you should take frequent breaks (approx. every 2 hours and even more frequent when new-born or premature).
  • Use this to your advantage and plan something that will give you both a small adventure and fresh air.

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Part 4: Backseat campers

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Part 4: Backseat campers

(And how not to be a complete bore on the road)

Entertaining kids in a car for a longer period of time can be a challenge, believe me, we know. But with lots of stops along the way and a few smart tricks, it can actually be quite fun!


When you are planning a road trip, you know that there will be hours and hours spent in the car only. You need to plan smart and have a few fun games up your sleeve. We also bought audio books and played a lot of (very loud) music, the kids loved that! If your kids really want to watch something on their tablet, they can. Just make sure you have one of those great crash-tested tablet and seat covers, so the kids are protected in case of an accident!We stopped several times just so the kids could stretch their legs and play for a bit, or just take a nap.

Also, doing quite a bit of research before the trip can be great for storytelling later on in the car.

The views we had only from looking out of our car window were pretty amazing and telling stories from where we had been and where we were headed was actually appreciated.

The BeSafe checklist:

  • Remember that when children are rear facing then there is a delay between what you describe and what your children see out of the window side and rear windows
  • Tablets should only be used in crash-tested tablet covers in case of an accident.
  • Children should only have soft toys in the back seat when the car is moving so that they don’t hurt them in case of an accident.

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Part 3: Packing smart for a road trip

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Part 3: Packing smart for a road trip

(And what not to wear in the car)

Did you remember to pack a blanket for the car, oh and don’t forget the extra rain jackets for the kids, just in case? And the sun hat…and the kids should have some soft toys to cuddle in the car, don’t forget those… Yup, the list is always too long. We wanted to share a few tips and tricks on what to pack and what to leave behind for a road trip. 


When it comes to clothes and what to pack, we always think in layers and for this particular trip we knew that the weather was going to be unpredictable – so we packed everything from swimsuits to wool sweaters. For inside the car it’s great to have a few blankets or scarves for the kids (actually for us grown-ups, too). We had a long drive so the kids actually slept for a few hours, which was great and so the blankets came in handy.

It’s also better safety-wise for children not to have too thick and puffy clothes on when they are in their car seat. So leave the thicker jackets in the trunk.

Our families’ go-to outfit on any trip has to be a tee with a sweatshirt on top, followed by loose pants. We always keep shorts or a skirt in a separate bag with us, just in case. This road trip of ours included both cars and ferry rides, so a lot of in-and-out of the car, checking out the scenery…

In other words, warm one second, chilly the next.

For the smallest members of the family, it’s a Scandinavian tradition to layer with wool – it’s warm yet breathable and oh so soft (and keeps them warm without being puffy, so perfect also for their safety!). A hat and a cardigan are perfect to start out with, just take them off when you feel the need.

The BeSafe checklist:

  • When choosing a child car seat, check that the car seat has ventilation holes in the back for optimal ventilation.
  • If you’re going on longer car journeys, choose a child car seat that has great padding that provides comfort for long journeys.
  • Check regularly to ensure that the child is not too warm.

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Part 2: A blank page

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Part 2: A blank page

(and how to ruin it. In a good way.)

Planning a trip can actually be just as fun as the trip itself (well, almost). I for one love that part, the start, a blank page, when nothing really is decided and you have the whole adventure in front of you! I guess I could do without the packing bit, but somebody has to do it, right? 


So we know there is a road trip in Norway coming up and we have agreed on the destination and the route (the kids are ecstatic as it happens to include both cars and ferries). We just need to plan all the little adventures on the way and what we do together as a family.

A great tip is to really let the kids go crazy with ideas on what the trip should include. We had everything from fishing, climbing mountains, staying up late (like really, really late) and/or catching monkeys. Even though you might not do everything on that list, the kids get really excited and feel like they are part of an adventure. That is pretty much is all you want, right!?

Ready to leave!

All the bags are in the car, tightly packed in the trunk, the car seats are in and are screaming the kids’ names (take the time to double-check that everything is correctly in place). We are ready to leave!

But everybody knows that the kids need to work off some energy before the trip can start, that’s one of the perks of travelling with another family with kids!

Also, make sure you cuddle enough with the smallest member of the family to get them settled in before you leave!

…and we are finally off on our road trip!

The BeSafe checklist:

  • Check that your car seat is correctly installed according to its user manual and that all indicators show green! If your child is not sleeping, keep your child car seat as upright as possible, yet as reclined as necessary based on your car conditions.
  • Before starting your journey, check that the car seat is correctly adjusted to your child. If you’re using the BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size booster seat, remember the shoulderbelt and lapbelt guiders for optimal belt positioning. The headrest should be at the right height for the child and the PAD+ should be in the right position.
  • When having a seat with an internal harness, it is extremely important that the harness is securely tightened and close to the child’s body. To check if the harness is tight enough, try to make a fold in the shoulder belts. If this is still possible, the harness is not tightened enough yet.

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Part 1: Notes from the road

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Two families on the road in Norway, lots of planning ahead for mini-adventures with the car. Just follow along!

 

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Part 1: Notes from the road

(And how to road trip with kids the right way)

The more the merrier, right? Travelling with another family is so much fun and actually much easier for everybody. Our experience is less squabbling and more play (that goes for both the grown-ups and the kids), win, win!

Before we left we made sure to fill up on coffee/smoothies and buns, oh, and cuddles of course…

Pointing us in the right direction!

Show and tell with Dad on the ferry! Everybody was pretty excited that the journey started on the water. So much to look at and so great to get some fresh air before we head off in the car!

A little bit of in-car-fun, soft toys and tiny Pixie books. We also had audio books for the car which everybody loved. We left the tablets at home for our journey, but in case you’d plan to bring one along, make sure to use a crash-tested tablet cover to make sure that the kids are protected in case of an accident!

To be able to stop whenever and wherever you want is such a great feeling! We drove by this café and just had to stop, the fact that they served hot waffles was – of course – a bonus.

We made some new friends along the way, too… as you might imagine this was one of the highlights of our trip. We got to pet the lamb and the kids fed them grass and flowers.

Stop and smell the flowers (and have an ice cream).

Another stop we made was at this cute beach with the most amazing views. The kids, of course, were more interested in catching crabs and finding seashells, but everybody enjoyed themselves. Some of us even went for a swim!

We had brought a few small things with us to play with while on the road. Nothing big, just things we knew the kids would have fun with, like their fishing gear and small wooden boats for the beach.

Ferry rides

On our way again, next stop: the ferry and then our home for the night.

The ferry rides almost became our favourites, they really break up the journey. Remember to take regular breaks throughout the trip, especially if you are travelling with a small baby to make sure your little one gets a lot of movement and all the fresh air he or she can!

After a long day, it was so great to get a good night’s sleep (and especially with this view). Day two started early with a lot of coffee and a big breakfast. We also made some sandwiches for the road since we knew there would not be any place to get food at for a few hours.

Some of us took a nap and some of us played, I think both were equally good…

We just had to stop here and go for a little exploring, I mean: snow in the middle of summer?! We weren’t able to climb the mountain, but we went for a little adventure. The best times are really made up as you go.

It’s all about contrast

It’s all about contrast, right!? One great tip (that you probably do anyway) is to do a lot of research before the trip about where you are going and the history of the area. So if the kids are tired of the audiobooks or the music you can entertain them with stories about where we had been and where we were heading.

Buckle up, we are driving back home. This road trip has been so great in every way, a real adventure for everyone actually. So easy and so enjoyable to have the freedom to stop wherever you want, it’s been pretty amazing. I know we didn’t drive to the end of the world but we figured that a great adventure could also be small.

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When to change car seats for children

Last updated May 2020

One of the most common questions we are receiving is: “when is the right time for my child to change to the next car seat?” – and this is a great and very important question! Different regulations focussing on weight, height and age and can make it quite confusing. We have therefore collected an overview of when to change car seats for your child.

At BeSafe, we categorize the different child car seat stages in a child’s life into three groups:

1) Car seats from birth
2) Car seats for toddlers
3) Car seats for older children

When choosing a seat for your newborn, there are two paths you can choose from: either to use an infant carrier from approx. 0-1 year, followed by a toddler seat until approx. 4 years; or to use a 2-in-1 seat from 0 to approx. 4 years.

When using such a 2-in-1 seat, it is only relevant in this article for you to know when to change to a seat for older children. When to remove the baby insert of your 2-in-1 seat is defined by the user manual of your seat.

INFANT CARRIERS

change car seat infant

If you choose the path of having a “classic” infant carrier for your newborn, these are typically used to approximately 12 months and feature a carrying handle that makes it easy to bring with you outside of the car. Infant carriers are always installed rear facing in the car. They can be installed either with the vehicle belt or for some seats with an additional ISOfix base, both being equally safe when fitted correctly.

When to change the earliest from an infant carrier to a toddler seat?

We at BeSafe recommend you to use an infant carrier for as long as possible, as it gives you as a parent flexibility and offers your baby great side protection. However, you might consider changing to a toddler car seat earlier. In these cases, we recommend you to only change to a toddler car seat when your baby can sit by themselves, as toddler car seats typically are more upright and give a bit less stability than infant carriers.

Depending on which toddler seat you are choosing, make sure that your child has reached the minimum requirement of that seat. Based on its regulation, this can either be a minimum weight or a minimum height.

When to change the latest from an infant carrier to the toddler seat?

Step 1: Check the weight/height limitation of your seat

If your infant carrier is approved to ECE R44-04, then your seat has a maximum weight based on its approval. This maximum weight must not be exceeded. But this does not mean that you can always use your infant carrier until you have reached this maximum weight, often babies outgrow their seat in height before they reach the weight. For this, check step 2!

If your infant carrier is approved to UN R129, then it has a maximum height given by its approval. This maximum height must not be exceeded. In most cases, the maximum height marks the end of when you can use the seat, but in addition, also check step 2!

Step 2: Check the shoulder belts and distance to the top of the seat

When the uppermost point of the baby’s head is approx. 2 fingers away from the highest point of the seat shell, you should change to a toddler seat. Ideally, you should look for toddler seats already some time before your baby has reached this point. This 2-finger-distance is recommended since it includes a “buffer” for upwards movement in case of an accident. Such a movement can happen if the belts are not perfectly tightened. Even though we know that parents do their best to always tighten the belts correctly, it can happen – when in a rush or if the baby moves a lot – that the belts are not as tight as they should be.

Additionally, check how the shoulder belts are sitting on your baby’s shoulders and what your seat’s user manual advises about this. Most manufacturers say that the shoulder belts should not come from below your baby’s shoulders. So if the shoulder belts are not coming straight onto the shoulders anymore when having the headrest/belts in the highest setting, then it’s time to change as well.

TODDLER CAR SEATS

change car seat toddler

If you chose the “classic path” and had an infant carrier before, the toddler car seat is the second car seat for your child. It can be used from approximately 6 months of age up to approx. four years, depending on the height and weight of your child. According to the regulation UN R129 (i-Size), children must remain rear facing for at least 15 months, but we at BeSafe recommend to keep your child rear facing until at least 4 years of age, preferably longer. Some seats in this group can be used both rear or forward facing.

When to change the earliest from a toddler car seat to a booster seat?

We at BeSafe advise you to keep your child rear facing for as long as possible or at least until the age of four. Therefore, we recommend you to move your child to a booster seat only when all three of the following conditions are met:

  1. Your child should be at least four years old
  2. Your child has reached the minimum requirement of the seat (15kg when approved to ECE R44 or 100cm when approved to UN R129) – this is legally binding by the regulations
  3. Your child has the mental maturity to sit still in the high back booster seat. When leaning forwards a lot, your child is outside of the seat’s protection zone, so the seat would not protect your child as intended.

When to stop using your toddler seat the latest?

Step 1: Check the weight/height limitation of your seat

If your toddler seat is approved to UN R129, you have to stop using your seat once the maximum height of your seat according to its approval is reached. In addition, ISOfix-installed UN R129 seats also have a weight limitation which you can find on your seat’s approval sticker and/or user manual. It is time to change to another seat once your child has reached one of the two limitations, whichever comes first.

If your toddler seat is approved to ECE R44-04, the seat has a maximum weight which you can find on your seat’s approval sticker and user manual. Once your child has reached this maximum, you have to change. However, practically you might not always be able to use the seat until the maximum weight as your child can outgrow the seat in height before. Check step 2 for this!

Step 2: Check the shoulder belts and ear-to-headrest level

When the top of child’s ears reaches the highest point of the headrest, it is high time to change.

Additionally, check how the shoulder belts are sitting on your child’s shoulders and what your seat’s user manual advises about this. Many manufacturers say that the shoulder belts should not come from below your child’s shoulders. So if the shoulder belts are not coming straight onto the shoulders anymore when having the headrest/belts in the highest setting, then it’s time to change as well.

CHILD CAR SEATS/BOOSTER SEATS

change car seat child

This is the car seat that your child will use for the longest time – from approx. 4 years until 12 years. Using a high back booster seat instead of only a booster cushion ensures that your child is provided with a side impact protection during the whole period of use. We recommend you to use a high back booster seat for as long as possible, even if not required by national law anymore to give your child the best kind of protection.

When to stop using a booster seat?

Step 1: Check the weight/height limitation of your seat

If your booster seat is approved to ECE R44-04, you have to stop using your seat once the maximum weight has been reached, which is 36 kg based on the regulation.
If your booster seat is approved to UN R129, you have to stop using the seat once the maximum height has been reached, which is 150 cm based on the regulation.

Step 2: Check your national laws

Each country has own regulations regarding until when a child car seat has to be used. In the UK you are required to use a child car seat until your child is either 12 years old or 135 cm tall – whichever is reached first. In Ireland, children are required to sit in a child car until either 12 years old or 150 cm tall.

Step 3: Check how your child sits in the car without a child car seat

In addition to step 1 and 2, you can do the “5-point check” to see if your child’s body would be ready to sit in your car without a child car seat. If one of these 5 points is not reached yet, your child should still sit in a booster seat:

  1. Can they sit with their back flush against the backrest of the vehicle seat?
  2. While doing that, do their knees bend over the edge of the vehicle seat
  3. Does the lap belt sit low over the pelvis bones and not in their tummy area?
  4. Does the shoulder belt lay well on their shoulder and is not too close to their neck or sliding off over the shoulder?
  5. Does your child understand and manage to sit properly on the vehicle seat without slouching or leaning over?

How to travel safely during summer

How to travel safely during summer

When temperatures are rising, there are some important things to keep in mind to travel safely during summer. Choosing a safe and fitting child car seat for your child when going on a car journey is an obvious first step, but there a few other tips that help you making sure that your child is perfectly safe on your summer journeys.

Why leaving a child unattended in a hot car can be dangerous

Temperatures inside a parked car can rise by approx. 3 degrees Celsius within just ten minutes and by more than 10 degrees within 30 minutes. Even if the windows are opened, temperatures inside the car can still rise quickly.

travel safely during summer

Children are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, as their bodies produce more heat relative to their size than adults and because their abilities to sweat are not as well developed yet. It is therefore extremely dangerous to leave your child (as well as any pet of course!) unattended in the car during warm days.

How to travel safely during summer

There are some important things you can do to make your warm-weather journeys safe, happy and memorable:

1. Never leave your child unattended in the car, even if you’re just briefly stopping to pick up some groceries or an ice cream

2. Check on your child regularly when driving and take them out in the fresh air as often as possible to ensure that they travel safely during summer

3. Protect your child’s head from any direct exposure to sun rays coming in through the front or side window to prevent heat strokes

4. To do this, chose a baby car seat that has a high UPF and a low reaching sun canopy that can be used independent of the carrying handle to be able to use it at any time

5. When placing your child car seat on the rear seats, covering the side windows with sun shades not only protects your child from direct sun exposure but also increases comfort.

6. Don’t overdress your child – it can be uncomfortable when they’re strapped in and start to feel hot and it could also cause them to overheat

7. Use a car seat with 3D Mesh fabric for advanced airflow and comfort for your child. Alternatively, you can also use light-coloured protective covers over your seats to reduce your child car seat from heating up, especially if the seat has a dark fabric colour. Additionally, these covers help absorb sweat and keep your seat protected from spills or dirt.

8. If you leave your car parked in the sun for long periods, throw a light-coloured blanket over the car seat and when you get back, check that buckles and straps aren’t too hot to the touch before putting your child into their seat
travel safely during summer
The BeSafe sun shades feature UPF 50+ and give your child a large shadow area to protect them from the summer sunshine. They adhere to the window with static for flexibility.
travel safely during summer
The BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size baby car seat features a flexible and low reaching sun canopy with UPF 50+ that protects your baby’s sensitive skin
travel safely during summer
Light-coloured BeSafe child seat covers are fitted over the seat’s regular cover and help absorb sweat during summer and reduce the heating up especially of otherwise darker child car seats.

Help other parents to keep their child safe during summer

Many parents might not be aware of how dangerous it can be for a child to be inside a hot car, especially because the risk of a heat stroke is not as great for us adults as it is for children.

If you’d like to help make more parents aware of the danger of children in hot cars, you can put up posters in your day care or hand out flyers so that even more children travel safely during summer. To make spreading the word easier for you, we have prepared an A4 poster and A5 flyers that you can download and easily print out at home.
DOWNLOAD A4 POSTER

DOWNLOAD A5 FLYERS

Thank you for helping to spread the word! With your help, even more children will travel safely during summer.

Sources:
Mann (n.d.): “Danger: Kids Left in Hot Cars. Expert tips for keeping your kids safe from heat stroke in cars.”
Grundwein, Dowd, Meentemeyer (2010)

BeSafe’s best tips for a safer journey

BeSafe’s best tips for a safer journey

Of course you as a parent want your child to travel as safely as possible in the car. Choosing the right child car seat is an obvious first step to achieve this. However, there are also several other things you as a parent can do for the safety of your children. Below are BeSafe’s best tips for a safer journey.

 

Make sure the child car seat is properly installed

No matter how safe a child car seat is, it will not work as intended if it is not installed correctly. It is ultimately of course your responsibility as a parent that the seat is properly installed according to instructions.

Especially if seats are moved frequently between cars, it is important that it is fitted correctly every time. If you are unsure, please visit your local retailer and ask them to show you how the child car seat should be fitted.

Tighten the the internal harness

It is extremely important that the the internal harness is securely tightened and placed near the child’s body. To check if the harness is tight enough, try to make a fold in the shoulder belts. If this is still possible, the harness is not tightened enough yet.

Keep the carrying handle in an upright position

The handle of a baby car seat is often marketed as a carrying handle, which it is. But above all the carrying handle of BeSafe baby car seats serves as a roll-bar in the event of a collision. The carrying handle on BeSafe’s baby car seats should therefore always be in an upright position during a journey. This protects against rotation in the event of a rear collision.

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No loose objects in the car

Entertaining kids in the car can be difficult and many parents choose to provide their children with various toys or even tablets during the trip. Just keep in mind that loose objects like these will move around and become extremely dangerous in the event of a collision. The same applies
for other luggage.

Ensure that everything is secured properly, and that there is no risk of loose objects inside the vehicle. To safely use tablets inside the car, we recommend you to place them inside the crash-tested BeSafe tablet & seat cover.

Use accessories that help you tackle both large and small challenges

BeSafe has developed many smart accessories that make car journeys easier and safer. One example is the new sleeping help cushion. When falling asleep in the car, children just like adults sometimes have their head falling forward. The sleeping help naturally invites them to rest their heads sideward, thereby staying within the protection area of the seat’s headrest. Another tip is to always use a baby mirror with integrated soft lights to be able to keep an eye on your child in the back seat even when it’s dark outside.

When choosing accessories, always check that they have been crash-tested! If for example a mirror or tablet-holder has not been crash-tested, there is a risk that they could disconnect in an impact and become dangerous projectiles.

tips for a safer journey

The right headrest height makes buckling up easier

For BeSafe seats, the height of the shoulder belts automatically adjusts when moving the headrest up or down, allowing you to easily adjust the shoulder belts to the right height for your child.

For BeSafe seats, the shoulder belts on our baby and toddler seats should always be at a “90-degree angle” onto the shoulders (but don’t forget to take the angle of the backrest into account). With the right headrest height, the risk of a head loll is
reduced and buckling your child up will go much more smoothly.

Never travel with puffy winter jackets

The jacket’s puffiness can prevent you from tightening the harness well enough, giving too much space inside the belts when the jacket gets compressed in an
accident or under harsh braking.

Read all about it and find alternatives on how to still stay warm inside the car during winter

Did you know that it is quite common for babies to cry in their baby car seat at some point?

Does your baby cry a lot in their baby car seat? Don’t worry, this does not mean that they do not want to go rear facing anymore. As babies’ senses develop when growing older, they want to see and experience more of their surroundings in the car.

Baby car seats, however, are usually quite low in the car and make them face the backrest of the rear seats or the roof of the vehicle. Moving to a toddler seat quite often helps to stop the crying, as they are now sitting higher in the vehicle, can see their surroundings through the side and rear window and can even communicate with the parents via a baby mirror.

Please do always consult with your local retailer in person though to check if your child is ready to move to a suitable next stage car seat.

Keep your child rear facing

It is proven to be five times safer for a child up to four years to travel in a rear facing child car seat. Therefore, choose a seat that allows your child to continue to travel rear facing as long as possible.
Read more about Rear facing 5 times safer here

BeSafe Premium Car Interior Black – anything but basic

Car Interior Black

BeSafe Premium Car Interior Black – simply special

In June 2018, we launched our long awaited fabric news: the Premium Car Interior Black fabric! Its updated design reflects the latest look of automotive interior trends and it features high-quality polyester and extra padding for comfort and durability.



When it comes to car seats, your children deserve the safest in design and the best in comfort. But that shouldn’t mean a car seat that looks less than stylish or doesn’t match the rest of your car interior. With the latest BeSafe Premium Car Interior Black fabric, your child can now travel in style, just like you.

Being at the forefront of automotive interior trends is just another example of BeSafe leading the way in child car seat design. Our design team have done extensive research into car interiors and visited car dealers to see what’s happening inside luxury cars. Aside from the highest levels of comfort and superior quality details, car seat fabrics can really lift a car into luxury status.

Car Interior Black
Car Interior Black

Our updated Premium Car Interior Black fabric replicates these features to perfectly match the look of contemporary car interiors. The beautiful, white French stitching makes a striking contrast to the rich, deep black fabric. It’s these little details that give you the best of luxury car interiors, adapted to a child car seat.We’ve also retained important comfort features such as extra padding, with double thickness foam in many places beneath the fabric. The high quality polyester scores extremely well on ‘abrasive resistance’ and is especially soft and durable.Of course our car seats are all washable because we know that life with children isn’t always a luxurious and stylish journey…!Above all, we want your child to travel in safety and comfort. BeSafe car seats give you this peace of mind, while our new Premium Car Interior Black ensures you don’t need to sacrifice style to get the very best in innovative design. Like everything we develop, it’s simply special.

The Premium Car Interior Black fabric is available on these BeSafe seats:

Car Interior Black

BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size

Baby car seat from approx. 0-12 months, approved to UN R129 (i-Size), can be installed with the 3-point vehicle belt or an ISOfix base
Car Interior Black

iZi Modular i-Size

Toddler car seat from approx. 6 months – 4 years, approved to UN R129 (i-Size), installed with an ISOfix base
Car Interior Black

iZi Flex FIX i-Size

High back booster seat from approx. 4 – 12 years, approved to UN R129-02, can be installed with ISOfix or with 3-point vehicle belt
Car Interior Black

iZi Kid X2 i-Size

Toddler car seat from approx. 6 months – 4 years, approved to UN R129 (i-Size), installed with ISOfix
Car Interior Black

iZi Plus

Toddler car seat from approx. 6 months – 5 years, approved to ECE R44-04, installed with 3-point vehicle belt
Car Interior Black

iZi Combi X4 ISOfix

Toddler car seat from approx. 6 months – 4 years, approved to ECE R44-04, installed with ISOfix when rear facing

BeSafe test score overview

A full BeSafe test score overview of all rear facing BeSafe toddler seats

In this BeSafe test score overview you can find the consumer test results of the Plus Test and ADAC testing together with an easy overview of the differences between the tests and how to evaluate their results.


With different test institutes, different publication platforms and different publication years, getting a complete picture of the different seats’ test scores can be difficult. That is why we have collected all results of our rear facing toddler seats in this BeSafe test score overview.

The iZi Kid X2 i-Size was presented as test winner of its category (ca. 1-4 yrs) by ADAC, and scored the outstanding safety result of 1.1 – the highest safety score of its category ever recorded by ADAC/Stiftung Warentest. It has additionally passed the Swedish Plus Test, which makes it one of the safest seats on the market. The iZi Kid X2 i-Size was also awarded “Best Buy” by the UK Consumer organization Which?. One of its unique safety features is the innovation SIP+: Side Impact Protection+.
Read more about the iZi Kid X2 i-Size

Read more about the iZi Kid X2 i-Size ADAC results

Read more about SIP+

The iZi Combi X4 ISOfix has not been chosen by ADAC for testing as yet but is essentially the same car seat as the iZi Kid X2 i-Size when installed rear facing. The only difference between the two seats is the option of installing the iZi Combi X4 ISOfix forward facing as well. Since October 2016, the iZi Combi X4 ISOfix also features the SIP+ innovation. Be assured that the iZi Combi X4 ISOfix offers the same level of safety as the iZi Kid X2 i-Size when installed rear facing.
Read more about the iZi Combi X4 ISOfix, made from test winning genes

Read more about SIP+

What are the differences between these two seats? Both seats are identical, except for the iZi Modular i-Size also featuring the option of installing it forward facing. The iZi Modular RF i-Size has been specifically designed for the Swedish market, where keeping your child forward facing below the age of four is not seen as an option, and the ‘RF-version’ can thus only be installed rear facing. Both seats also feature the additional side impact protection “SIP+”.

How did they perform in the ADAC test? The German institutes ADAC/Stiftung Warentest only tested the “combi-seat” iZi Modular i-Size, as this version is available on the German market. The Swedish-based RF-version has not been chosen by ADAC for testing as yet. The iZi Modular i-Size scored a really good safety result of 1.8, which is especially outstanding for combi-seats, as the forward facing crash test result also influences the final safety score.

How did they perform in the Swedish Plus Test? The Plus Test always considers the ’worst result’ of combi seats, which is the forward facing installation. That is why only the iZi Modular RF i-Size could pass the Plus Test. However, the iZi Modular i-Size is equally as safe as the iZi Modular RF i-Size when installed rear facing.
Read more about the iZi Modular i-Size

Read more about iZi Modular RF i-Size

Read more about the iZi Modular i-Size ADAC results

Read more about SIP+

The iZi Plus has not been chosen for testing by ADAC/Stiftung Warentest since its launch in 2013. Yet, it is tested and approved by the Swedish Plus Test and is one of the most popular seats in the safety-focused Scandinavian markets. In 2015 and 2017, the iZi Plus was awarded “Best in Test” by one of the largest Swedish insurance companies ‘Folksam’. The improved side impact protection “SIP+” is available as an accessory for the iZi Plus to further improve its side impact performance.
Read more about the iZi Plus

Read more about the Folksam awards

Read more about SIP+

What is the ADAC and how can I evaluate its test results?

Child car seat tests are conducted by International Consumer Research & Testing (ICRT) in conjunction with the ADAC, the German motoring organization. Crash tests at the ADAC are tougher than the tests seats are subject to in order to obtain type approval in Europe. Front collision and side collision are the most important elements of the tests. However, the seat’s construction is also a key factor. Since 2011, greater emphasis has been placed on child comfort. The sitting position and roominess of the seat are evaluated. An evaluation is also made of how much space the seat takes up in the car.

That is why it is important to remember the different evaluation criteria when looking at ADAC results. The safety score ‘only’ accounts for 50% of the final score, while handling aspects account for 40% and ergonomics for 10%. Aspects like ‘heavy seat’ or ‘limited view range for the child’ lead to reduction of a seat’s score. Chemical test results however have no influence on the final overall score unless they’re above a certain threshold.

The ADAC decides which seats are to be tested and purchases these directly from the German market. Manufacturers do not have an influence on whether their seats are being part of the tests or not. ADAC tests are conducted twice a year: in Spring and in Autumn. Typically, seats that were launched since the previous test are included in the latest test.
Read more about child car seat tests and the ADAC

What is the difference between ADAC and Stiftung Warentest?

Stiftung Warentest is the consumer council in Germany. It administers and conducts tests on behalf of the International Consumer Research and Testing organisation, ICRT. Stiftung Warentest conducts its own tests in collaboration with the ADAC.

What is the Plus Test and how can I evaluate its test results?

The Plus Test is conducted by the Swedish testing institute VTI and is a voluntary approval that car seat manufacturers may choose to test their car seats for. A child safety seat approved according to the Plus test has passed the toughest crash test available and gets an additional logo marking as evidence.

All child car seat tests, except the Plus test, focus on the measured strain on the crash test dummy’s chest rather than the neck which show little about the true risk factors. The Plus test measures only the strain on the crash test dummy’s neck and the requirements for maximum strain are very demanding.

The Plus Test has such strict requirements that forward facing child car seats would not be able to comply with them. The thinking behind the test is that no children sitting in a child car seat which is Plus Test approved would sustain any serious/life-threatening injuries in a collision.
Read more about child car seat tests

Outstanding side impact scores for iZi Flex FIX i-Size in ADAC test

BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size receives fantastic side impact results in this year’s ADAC test

In May 2018 the latest consumer test results from the German test institutes Stiftung Warentest/ADAC were published. As the first booster seat in the world approved to the new regulation, the BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size ADAC results also show fantastic scores in side impact protection and an overall good result. 

Being the very first and still the only UN R129-approved high back booster seat in the market, iZi Flex FIX i-Size has passed these very demanding and complex approval criteria. When we developed iZi Flex according to the new regulation, the demands on us as the manufacturer were extremely high, not only for side impact protection. During the development process we not only considered laboratory testing but mainly focussed on real-life situations and real-life accidents – so that we developed smart solutions that make sure to provide the child with the highest safety in real life.

”Very Good” 1,2 score in side impact test

In this year’s ADAC test, BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size achieved the top-score of 1,2 (”Very Good”) in the side impact crash test – no other booster seat in the test scored better than iZi Flex FIX i-Size.However, it is even more outstanding that iZi Flex FIX i-Size is the only seat in the market that combines this very good side impact protection with great results in ‘space for the child’ and taking up little ‘space in the car’. We are very excited for having launched a booster seat that offers one of the highest side impact protections without having to compromise on either comfort for child or user-friendliness.

At BeSafe, we have recognized and understood the importance of side impact protection many years ago, which is why we have developed the additional side impact protection SIP+, a feature included on iZi Flex FIX i-Size and several other BeSafe seats.
How SIP+ works and why it matters

BeSafe iZi Flex FIX ADAC

The balance between crash tests and real life situations

Safety is and has always been BeSafe’s main priority. For us, safety is not just about performing well in a crash test environment, it’s about real life accidents and everyday usage to make sure that our car seats are performing their best when really needed. With iZi Flex FIX i-Size we have found the perfect balance, something that this year’s test from ADAC proves. iZi Flex FIX i-Size achieved the total safety score ”Good”.When we developed iZi Flex FIX i-Size, we made a conscious choice based on reality. By adding a reclining position, we added comfort of the child but more importantly increased real-life safety by helping their head and upper body to stay within the seat’s protection when sleepy in the car. A decision that does make a difference in real life situations but can lead to a slightly lower score in some laboratory based crash-test frontal impacts, as the testing set-up only reflects very specific and controlled conditions.

BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size – still unbeaten with historic 1,1 safety score

In this year’s ADAC test, BeSafe was not represented with a car seat in the toddler segment. In 2016 the purely rear facing BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size scored the historic safety score of 1,1 – a result that is still unbeaten to this day.

With the BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size ADAC participation in 2018, BeSafe is now the first manufacturer in the world to offer a fully approved and independently tested UN R129-product range from 0-12 years.
Read more about the 2016 ADAC results

BeSafe iZi Flex FIX ADAC

The perfect accessories for rear facing journeys and beyond

Accessories for rear facing

The perfect accessories for rear facing journeys and beyond

This new range of BeSafe accessories for rear facing journeys helps parents feel confident about keeping their child rear facing for as long as possible by providing solutions to any insecurities they might come across. Most of these accessories can even be used when the child changes to a forward facing booster seat for an extra long usage time. And for your peace of mind, the key products are safety tested in crash tests with severe impacts.



What is your idea of your child’s perfect rear facing journey? One where they are sitting in a comfortable, safe, appropriate and correctly installed seat? That’s definitely a great start but it’s probably where most parents stop thinking about travel safety.

BeSafe’s mission doesn’t end with the design of safe child car seats. Our goal is to equip you for the best rear facing journey in every possible aspect. That’s why we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our whole range of accessories for rear facing journeys and beyond is well designed and safe too. If you’re confident in the choices you make and you can find ways to keep the whole family happy, you’ll have a more pleasant journey overall. And if we can help you do that, then we’re happy too.
Why rear facing is 5x safer

Accessories for rear facing

Safety, comfort and peace of mind

“We’ve worked hard to analyse our existing products and develop a new range of accessories that fully support parents in travelling safely with their rear facing children,” says Marloes Koenraads, BeSafe accessory designer.

“Following extensive research with consumers and safety testing, we’ve made many smart adjustments to the BeSafe range of accessories for rear facing and beyond, paying close attention to design and to children’s needs and comfort.”

“We’re not required to crash test our accessories but we have chosen to do this with all key products where testing is relevant to ensure that the accessories do not impact safety in any way in an accident.”

Introducing 5 new accessories for rear facing journeys and beyond

Accessories for rear facing

Mirror, mirror in your car – the new Baby Mirror XL with lights

When you’re travelling, your child isn’t isolated in their own little world in the back seat. If they’re awake, they like to be engaged with you and their fellow passengers. The BeSafe mirror enhances the contact between you and your rear facing child. It also reduces your worry because you can see them with a quick glance in your mirror.

In addition to the standard baby mirror, BeSafe now offers the premium Baby Mirror XL with integrated LED lights. With a larger surface area, you can see more of your child when you look in the rear-view mirror. Not having to turn around to check on your child means safer driving. The new rotating and tilting mechanism allows you to adjust the mirror to the perfect angle. A parent can press a small remote from the front seat (or anywhere in the car really) and the light softly fades in, enabling you to see your child in the dark without waking them up.

Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing

The Baby Mirror XL with light has been crash tested for the highest safety and has undergone extensive adjustments and optimization in the development process.
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Accessories for rear facing

A little screen time for the back seat – the new tablet & seat cover

Being on the road for long periods can test the patience of even the most hardened little traveller. As much as your child loves connecting with you, they sometimes also need time to retreat into their own little world (just like we do!). This can eventually mean using a tablet.

It’s important that a heavy object like a tablet doesn’t become a projectile in the event of an accident. The BeSafe tablet and seat cover is crash tested in a severe test and thanks to its smart closing mechanism, it will keep your little one safe in an accident. The Fidlock Snap-Pull closing easily closes by letting the magnets snap into each other but can only be opened by pulling the string upwards, thereby preventing it accidentally opening in an impact.

Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing

But the BeSafe Tablet & Seat cover is more than just a safe way to keep tablets. It can be adjusted in height to fit all kinds of vehicle seats, goes all the way underneath the child car seat and has thick padding to reduce or prevent front brace-marks on the vehicle seat. It is easy to clean and protects the tablet from dirt and scratches – but it is of course touch-screen compatible, so that you can still access the tablet once it’s in the cover. It works with ISOfix seats as well!

Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing

When it’s time for your child to move into a forward facing booster seat, you can separate the two parts of the cover, so that you have one protection part for underneath the booster seat and one for the front seat. This way, the Tablet & Seat cover becomes the perfect accessory for rear facing journeys and beyond, as it accompanies your child from birth until they’re at least 12 years old. Of course you can also continue using the front seat part even after they stopped using a child car seat.
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Accessories for rear facing

Here comes the sun – the new window sunshades

It’s important to shade your baby from the harsh sun while travelling. Sunshades reduces the glare of sunlight or street lights in their eyes and also provide a comforting, darker environment. The new BeSafe sunshades come in a set of 2 and block out harmful UV rays with a sun protection of UPF 50+. They do not require suction cups, simply attaching to the car’s windows with static. We’ve also made them larger to provide more shade, without obscuring the driver’s view. The set of two shades comes in a handy storage bag.

Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing

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Accessories for rear facing

More comfort when napping – the new sleeping help cushion

Many children easily get sleepy in the car, having a nap ever so often.

The crescent-shaped BeSafe sleeping help cushion makes it easier for children to rest their head to the side onto its soft surface when sleeping in their car seat. It thereby makes it more natural for their head to stay within the headrest of the seat without restricting the movement of the head in an accident. The cushion is easily clipped underneath the seat shell, fitting to all BeSafe toddler and child car seats. It can be adjusted in height for a better fit, rotated by the child and flipped over the headrest when not in use. The sleeping help cushion can be machine washed as a whole for easy cleaning.

Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing

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Accessories for rear facing

We’ve got your seats covered – new child car seat covers

It’s so much easier to clean a seat cover than a whole child car seat! The BeSafe child car seat covers are the perfect way to keep dirt off your child car seats and protect the seat materials. They are made of high-quality bamboo jersey and cotton lining. Not only is bamboo an eco-friendly product, it’s beautifully comfortable and soft to the touch. In warmer temperatures, the covers help to absorb sweat and cool the seats for added comfort, and when getting washed, they get even softer!

Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing
Accessories for rear facing

Thanks to the fitting tabs and an optimized overall fit, putting the cover onto the seats is now even easier. Satin stitching makes it easy to find the position of the easy access magnets. The fabrics all meet the standards and regulations that require them to be free of harmful substances and treatments.
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New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size

New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, now with a white edge

New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size – now with a white edge detail

We’re happy to introduce to you a new design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size. To make this baby car seat perfectly match the iZi Modular i-Size toddler seat and iZi Flex FIX i-Size booster seat, we have updated its design with a sleek white edge, which makes the family look complete.

Until recently, it was only the iZi Modular i-Size toddler seat which featured the crisp, white edge detail. With the launch of the iZi Flex FIX i-Size booster seat, the white edge design detail was also given to the next stage car seat up to 12 years. So we thought it’d be only right to also add the new design to the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size to make the family look complete.
New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, now with a white edge

New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, now with a white edge

New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, now with a white edge

The first complete product range from birth to 12 years approved to UN R129 (i-Size)

BeSafe is proud to now be able to offer you the first complete product range from 0-12 years in the world that is approved to UN R129 (i-Size) and has a perfectly matching design language.

The iZi Modular concept takes your child from birth to approximately four years of age (105cm) and helps you keep your child rear facing for longer. Consisting of one ISOfix compatible base, the iZi Modular system features two child seats that conform to the new UN standard R129 (i-Size). When your child grows out of the baby seat, the iZi Modular i-Size fits on the same base. With a base module that can be extended to allow more legroom, children can travel rear-facing up to four years of age (105cm).

When your child is ready to move into a high back booster seat (read here when we recommend you to start using a booster seat), the iZi Flex FIX i-Size is the first seat in the market that is approved to the newest safety regulation. It can be used from 100-150 cm and does not come with a minimum weight requirement or maximum weight limit. With many innovative solutions for superior safety, greatest comfort and space flexibility, the iZi Flex FIX i-Size perfectly fits to the iZi Modular concept not just in design, but also in its functionality and safety.

New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, now with a white edge

BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size

40-75 cm

New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, now with a white edge

BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size

61-105 cm

New design on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, now with a white edge

BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size

100-150 cm

Additional improvements for even greater comfort and usability

Besides the new design, we’ve also made some small improvements on the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size. Because when we asked for your feedback in our #BeSafeBeReal campaign, we didn’t just do this to hear all of the good things that people were saying about us. We also wanted to know how we could improve our products even further to make everyday use as easy and comfortable for your and your little one.

Together with the new design, the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size now no longer uses Velcro to adjust the headrest height, making it easier to adjust when the baby is in the seat. We have made the fabric cover of the belt buckle bigger for even greater comfort and have improved the fit of our fabrics. Additionally, new anti-slide stripes on the bottom of the baby car seat ensure even better stability. These might seem like small changes but when you told us you wanted easier headrest adjustment, better fitting fabric and a fresh modern look – we listened.

Do you have feedback on a BeSafe product? We’d love to hear it!

How to prepare for driving home from the maternity ward

Travel home from the hospital with your baby

Are you going to be parents for the first time? In this article, we have collected our best tips for preparing for the first trip you will take with your baby.

Questions answered in this article:

  • Why practice installing the car seat beforehand?
  • What is a good outfit for your baby when leaving the hospital?
  • How do you put in and fasten your baby correctly in the car seat?
  • How do you adjust the car seat to fit your child?
  • Why will a Travel System make your life easier?

New-borns in car seats – 6 things to prepare for the drive

1. Practice installing the baby car seat in the car before the child is born

You have probably already chosen a baby car seat by now – but if not, you can read more about BeSafe’s baby car seats here. BeSafe’s baby car seats have two installation options. The first option and the one we recommend is an ISOfix base. This is an easy and flexible option that saves time every time you get in and out of the car. Alternative two is to belt the baby car seat with the car’s 3-point belt. Both options are equally safe if everything is done correctly. Whatever you choose, we recommend that you practice the installation before the baby comes so you feel safe with how to do it when you leave the hospital. Remember to always turn off the airbag if you install the baby car seat in the front seat of the car!

2. Plan what the baby should wear when leaving the hospital

If your baby is due during the colder months of the year, it might be good to plan what the baby should wear when leaving the hospital. Babies should never wear thick outerwear in their baby car seats. Rather let them wear regular clothes and use a footmuff (adapted to be used in baby car seat without compromising on safety). Footmuffs are available in different variants, we recommend the crash-tested Voksi® Move during the winter months and during the warmer months Voksi® Move Light or the Voksi® Baby Wrap, which is a baby blanket designed to use in baby car seats. Voksi® is BeSafe’s sister brand and you will find more information about their products here: https://www.voksi.com/

3. How to place and fasten the baby correctly

  • If you have a baby car seat with belt magnets, start by releasing and loosening the belts of the seats completely (as shown in the user manual), open up the buckle and hang the belts onto the magnets, so that you have plenty of free space to place your baby in.
  • First tighten the hip belts by pulling the shoulder belts upwards. Then pull the central belt strap straight outwards to tighten the shoulder belts. While tightening, use your other hand to keep the shoulder belts close together, so that they cannot slip off the newborn’s shoulders. The seat belt should be tight over the baby’s chest, and you should not be able to fit more than one finger between the seat belt and the baby (1 cm).
  • Fasten the seat belts tightly! It is more dangerous if the child is too loose if an accident occurs. A padded 5-point belt is the best, it stabilizes the baby and keeps them safe.

4. Adjust the baby car seat to fit your child

All children are different, and therefore we at BeSafe have developed baby car seats that adapt as your baby grows. For example if you use our BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, some children don’t need the extra head cushions when they are newborn or can only use them for a few weeks/months while others have them for several months. Certainly remove the cushion inserts on both sides from the headrest when the child is older than approx. 3 months or if the head is not fitting between them comfortably anymore. These cushion inserts can be removed by opening the velcro on the back of each headrest side. Remove the baby cushion (bottom part) when the child is taller then 60 cm, or over 4 months. Remove the baby cushion (bottom part) and body hugger (upper part) when the child is taller than 65 cm, or over 6 months. Also, remember that you can raise the seat belts as the child grows and they should always be at 90 degrees in relation to the child’s shoulders. But remember, as all children are different, these numbers are all just approximate – adapt to your child so it’s as comfortable and safe as possible.

5. How long will a baby be able to sit in their baby car seat?

One question we often get is how often to stop and let the baby take a break from sitting in the baby car seat. Newborn babies should not sit for more than approx. 1 hour in a baby car seat, older babies not more than approx 1 1/2 – 2 hours to avoid them sitting in the same curved position for too long, as their muscles are not fully developed yet. If you are unsure about your specific situation, we recommend you to always consult with your midwife.

6.Use your baby car seat with a Travel System

You can easily turn most baby car seats into a Travel System by using adapters that allow you to click the baby car seat onto your pushchair chassis. To find out which adapter fits your pushchair, please contact your pushchair manufacturer. A Travel System can make everyday life easier during the child’s first months, allowing you to hop in and out of the car when running errands without having to move them between the car and the pushchair. But do of course keep in mind not to keep them in the baby car seat for too long – a Travel System should not replace a pushchair! Read more about Travel Systems

Thanks to these six tips, we hope you will feel better prepared for the first trip with your baby. Follow us on Instagram for more tips!

Checklist – What you will need during your baby’s life regarding safety in the car:

  1. Pregnancy belt – From week 8 until the baby is born. Read more about why you should use a pregnancy belt >>
  2. Baby Car Seat – From when the baby is born until approx. 6-12 months. Read more about how to know when is time to change car seats >>
  3. Toddler Car Seat – From approx. 6 months until approx. 4-5 years. Read more about why you should let your child travel rear facing as long as possible>>
  4. High Back Booster Seat – From earliest 4 years until approx. 12 years. Read more about high back booster seats >>

What you need to know about the new car seat legislation

UN R129-02: The newest child car seat regulation

In June 2017, the United Nations raised the bar for children’s car safety with introducing phase 2 of the UN regulation 129: the UN R 129-02. BeSafe has launched the first child car seat on the market that is approved to this new standard, meeting the new requirements for high back booster seats. To give you an understanding of this new regulation, we have summarized some of the most important points for you.Our society and technology are constantly evolving. Thus, legislations also change in order to ensure safe products based on standards that reflect the latest knowledge and technology. UN R129 is a comprehensive set of child car seat regulations, regulated by the UN. In 2013 the first phase of UN R129 introduced many new aspects for baby and toddler car seats. The second phase of UN R129 (UN R129-02) became active in June 2017 and brings new requirements for high back booster seats.Safety means more than anything to us at BeSafe. That’s why we are happy to welcome the UN’s newest car seat standard UN R129-02. BeSafe has been working as a part of the decision-making committee to develop this new benchmark. We are glad that with the new UN R129-02 great steps are being taken in setting new and stricter safety standards for high back booster seats.

The second phase of UN R129 brings some major changes for children that are over 100 cm tall compared to the previous legislation for such booster seats, the ECE R44. Currently, both legislations exist at the same time but over time ECE R44 will fade out and UN R129 will be the only standard in the market.
Some of the most important differences for booster seats in UN R129 compared to ECE R44 are:

  • The classification has changed from kilograms to centimetres, as parents often know more accurately how tall their child is. This makes it easier to choose the right and safest seat.
  • Side impact testing criteria has been added to the existing frontal and rear impact tests, making it necessary for all seats to offer good body and head protection to get approved. BeSafe has however always tested our car seats for side impact.
  • High-technology crash test Q-dummies, equipped with head sensors, neck sensors and abdomen pressure sensors provide much more accurate data in the crucial body regions affected by a car crash than just a few years ago.
  • Only booster seats with backrests will be approved, as a properly designed backrest offers crucial protection for the child’s head and body, especially in a side impact car crash.
  • The ‘i-Size booster seat’ category ensures you that a booster seat in this category fits in all positions in a vehicle that have an i-Size marking themselves for a child’s stature height up to 135 cm. Additionally, it allows for a maximum width of 44 cm for the booster seat and requires stowable ISOfix arms, so that the booster seat can be installed both with and without ISOfix.
  • The ‘specific vehicle booster seat’ category allows for widths above 44 cm, so that the fit in terms of height and width depends on the vehicle and should therefore always be tried out before purchase. It is also possible to combine the categories ‘i-Size booster seat’ and ‘specific vehicle booster seat’ into one booster seat.
  • High back booster seats approved according to UN R129-02 have no weight limitation even when installed with ISOfix, as the forces of the child are distributed to the vehicle through the vehicle belt. The ISOfix anchorages only help holding the booster seat itself in place.

The new and award-winning high-back booster seat BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size is the first child car seat on the market approved to UN R129-02. It is approved as an i-Size booster seat for stature height from 100 cm to 135 cm, and specific vehicle booster for stature height between 135 cm and 150 cm.

Find out more about iZi Flex FIX i-Size

BeSafe has been developing child car seats for more than 50 years already. A lot has changed over time but our focus has always been the same: your child’s safety. On this matter we will never be satisfied and strive to always deliver and exceed the safety demands. New innovations are constantly developed that make our products even safer and even more user-friendly.

Winner of Kind + Jugend Innovation Award!

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Kind + Jugend Innovation Award Winner!

The new BeSafe booster seat iZi Flex FIX i-Size has been awarded with the prestigious «Innovation Award» at Kind + Jugend 2017.

We are very proud and happy to announce that the new iZi Flex FIX i-Size won the renowned Innovation Award in the category «World of Travelling Kids» on September 14th 2017.The award is presented to products that are the result of particularly excellent product development, established by Kind + Jugend to honour the dedication of the nursery industry to creative innovation.

The BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size is a high back booster seat for children with stature height of 100 – 150 cm / approx. 4 to 12 years of age. It is approved according to the newest child seat regulation UN R129-02 introduced in June 2017.
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winner innovation award kind jugend besafe flex

Safety, comfort, space flexibility

This high back booster seat combines excellent safety features, high standards of comfort and many practical features in a design that makes it possible to fit up to three people in one row. The installation is quick and easy.

Thank you

We see this great result as proof of developing our products in the right direction – focusing on safety, consumer-friendliness, real-life situations, experiences and families. We will continue to develop our products even further and provide you with the safest child car seats that make your everyday life as easy as possible.

Part 5 – How We Roll

BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size

Meet the Cartmells: A family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. They were amongst the first to test the new iZi Flex FIX i-Size and we asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden. So join us, it’s just across the bridge!


Back to the overview: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size

 Part 5: How We Roll

Our last day in Sweden and the sun finally came out (well, at least for a bit). The weekend has been so great and just what we needed. Something a bit different to how we usually roll (you know, by bike) and just the feeling of getting out of the city. Come with us and see what we got up to on our last day!


besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

The kids grabbed their stuffed animals and we buckled up pretty early Sunday morning to get some fresh (sea) air. I know, we went to the beach yesterday, but this is pretty much our favourite place to be…. always. When you live your daily life in a busy city, I just love the contrast the sea gives us. An endless horizon and that special feeling of calm. I guess if you ask the kids they will tell you how much they love to run as fast as they can without stopping and to be able to scream as loud as they possibly can without being told off. We all get something we need from the big blue (..or should I say grey).

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

How lucky are we, our beach also has a playground! After hanging upside down for a bit we drove back to the cabin. We needed some lunch and enough time to say good bye to the summer house (and by that I mean clean up).

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

The sun is out so the jackets are off… They are both crazy about this toy-car, it was a Christmas gift years ago from Grandpa and it’s still going strong. They used this to prepare themselves for the trip back to Copenhagen.

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

Nobody wants to leave (I guess that’s a good thing) but we have to take Grandma back in to town and the car is all packed and ready. Our little adventure is almost over…

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

This might not look like an adventure to you, but for our family it means taking time out and getting out of the city. It’s letting the kids pack their own bags and stopping for coffee and cake in the middle of nowhere. It’s crossing the border between two countries with really loud music, or the quiet time in the car listening to an audio book (preferably something with monsters). And just the thought that you actually have the freedom go wherever you want, whenever you want to.

Not a bad little adventure at all…

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And the verdict on BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size?

Our family of four have always lived in the city and now we have made Copenhagen our home. We have never owned a car, we do our school run with our cargo bike but at the weekends we love to head out of town and explore. Using a Car Collective means that we have to travel light to be able to pack in and out of so many different cars. Our two BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size seats not only give us peace of mind but make travelling with kids so much easier. They are lightweight and easy to carry because of the smart, integrated carrying handles. The easy ISOfix system means that it just takes two clicks and the seats are installed and we are ready to go. Our kids love them and it means whatever car we are in they are always safe and sound in their own little world. Thanks BeSafe, happy kids makes for great adventures and we know they are safe, wherever the road takes us.

We were kind of amazed by how easy it was to use the BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size, two clicks and they are in! Carrying them down all the way from the third floor was no problem either, they are so light! For us, it needs to be easy but we also need to know it’s going to be safe.

Part 4 – Little adventures

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

Meet the Cartmells: A family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. They were amongst the first to test the new iZi Flex FIX i-Size and we asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden. So join us, it’s just across the bridge!


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 Part 4: Little adventures

Our little crew of four made it to the South of Sweden! We all agreed that we should just brave the wind and rain and explore a bit while we had the car.


besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

We crossed the bridge from Denmark (with loud music) and were settling into our summer house. Unpacking, lots of coffee for the grown-ups and play/fighting for the kids. The long, lazy breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays are my favourites. We also took the time planning out what everybody wanted to do, and guess what, we all agreed for once.

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

We packed lunch and a thermos of hot coffee and off we went! It was a really windy day so we also packed a kiddie favourite – the kite. Our first stop was just a short drive, but the view is something else. And so much space for the kids to run around in. We stayed for lunch and enjoyed it in the back of the car. This all reminds me so much of the small trips I had with my family growing up. I don’t know, it just seemed like everybody drove everywhere back then (…and by “back then” I mean the 80’s), we even went camping in our 80’s Volvo, not sure if that qualifies as camping though?

Anyway, we were not planning on having a sleepover, it was time to go!

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

The kite is a big hit in our family, all seasons, rain or sunshine. It’s pretty amazing to see it high up in the sky, only to take a nosedive in the sand 10 seconds later… No, but really, it’s the simplest of things and the kids just love it! You should try it too.

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

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Part 3 – Handle With Care

Meet the Cartmells: A family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. They were amongst the first to test the new iZi Flex FIX i-Size and we asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden. So join us, it’s just across the bridge!


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 Part 3: Handle With Care

It’s true, our family has never owned a car. When you live in a busy city I think you don’t really need one. Besides: we live in Copenhagen and when you live in Copenhagen, you bike like everyone else. But…there is of course a but…


besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care
besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care

It’s just about freedom and how easy it is to just get away. We rented a car for the weekend, packed our bags and drove off to the South of Sweden…so easy! But it needs to be this easy, and safe of course, for us to do it. My favourite thing with the whole drive was first the loud music the kids requested when we drove over the bridge from Denmark to Sweden, but also how nice and quiet it could be. We could just sit and talk or listen to an audio book together. These are the precious moments you get in-between everything else life puts in the way.

besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care

One happy camper and so ready for a road trip!

besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care
besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care

Bags in the car, car seats in…click, click and we were off!

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Part 2 – A Sweet Break

Meet the Cartmells: A family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. They were amongst the first to test the new iZi Flex FIX i-Size and we asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden. So join us, it’s just across the bridge!


Follow the journey: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex – meet the Cartmells

Part 2: A Sweet Break

Having a car for the weekend pretty much means that a whole new world opens up with options on what to do and where to go! Everybody was set on Sweden and our Summer House, but we wanted to make a stop on the way…


besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

Grabbing some coffee, something to eat (read: cake) and some fresh air. We love the sea and before you drive over the bridge to Sweden you actually pass the most beautiful place in Copenhagen, Kastrup Sea Bath. None of us had been there before so that was the place to stop!

besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

Kastrup Sea Bath is a real treat for both body and soul and a truly magical place. The view over to Sweden is pretty beautiful and the building protects you from the wind. We have a strict rule about not eating in the car (it’s a dangerous business) so we brought coffee and cinnamon buns and enjoyed the company of a few hungry seagulls.

besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

After our sweet break we took the time to walk around on the beach and in the park. Collecting memories in the shape of seashells and stones, and just playing. We headed back to the car to drive across the bridge to Sweden (the coolest part according to Lykke and Levi)!

It was Levi’s turn to choose the loudest music and we headed off…

besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

Bye bye, Denmark, see you soon!

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Part 1 – Not Just From A to B

besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

Meet the Cartmells: A family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. They were amongst the first to test the new iZi Flex FIX i-Size and we asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden. So join us, it’s just across the bridge!


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Part 1: Not Just From A to B

Meet the Cartmells: A family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. They were amongst the first to test the new iZi Flex FIX i-Size and we asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden. So join us, it’s just across the bridge!

I love the fact that our family has never owned a car. We used to live in Oslo before we moved to Copenhagen and we have never felt the need, at least not all the time. We use a ‘Car Collective’ for when we want to get away and that works really well for us. But since we don’t have our own car it’s so much fun when we do get a chance to go wherever we want.

Well, “wherever we want” this time took us to our happy place, our summer house in the South of Sweden.

But first, coffee…I mean packing.


besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

Our two kids, Lykke (7 years old) and Levi (4 years old), couldn’t wait for our weekend getaway and packed their own stuff into their little bag (by stuff i mean toys and teddy bears)… They were super excited about ditching the train for once and to be able to travel across the famous bridge from Denmark to Sweden by car. We also wanted to find a special place for a fika (you know, the Swedish word for coffee and cake). The planning is just as fun as the doing.

besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

Finally ready to leave the city and start our mini-adventure by car……I know, it’s not that far but it’s not just the big trips that matter, but the little adventures too.

besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

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What is ISOfix and how does it make your life as a parent easier?

ISOfix describes a method of attaching a child seat to a car, which makes it easy to install a car seat or an ISOfix base correctly. The car features the so-called ISOfix anchorage points, which are metal bars that are connected to the car body. The child seat then features ISOfix arms with connectors that hook around the metal bars. With a simple click, you have then attached your child seat to the car. However, even though ISOfix is an international standard, the structure can vary from car to car, year of construction, equipment grade and market. We have listed a few important facts to consider when looking for a new child car seat.

Check out our car seat configurator

In which positions can I use a child car seat with ISOfix?

It is important to remember that even if a car is equipped with ISOfix, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it features ISOfix-anchorages in all positions. Most commonly, the two outer rear bench seats are equipped with ISOfix, while the seat in the middle, as well as the passenger seat, often don’t feature it. Always make sure to check whether your car features ISOfix in the position where you want to use the child car seat and that your car’s user manual allows installing a child car seat there.

Hidden ISOfix anchorages

In some cars, the ISOfix anchorages can be located quite far down or hidden between the seat cushions. This makes it quite difficult to reach them when installing a child car seat. All BeSafe seats that feature ISOfix installation have therefore a method that makes it easier to reach anchorages that are located deeply between the seat cushions, for example with a locking function. If the anchorages are hidden, a tip is to use your hand to find them before you start to attach the seat that makes it easier.

Why steep vehicle seats and deep ISOfix anchorages can be problematic for rear facing child car seats

If the anchorages are located far down in the seat or the car’s rear bench is quite steep, a baby or rear facing toddler car seat can get a relatively upright position. This is often not a safety concern but can be uncomfortable especially for smaller children. BeSafe has taken on this challenge created by the car industry and developed the Universal Level Technology™: a special seat-and-base design that is constructed even for the worst cases of sloping vehicle seats and offers the child a comfortable sitting position in any car.

Find out how the Universal Level Technology™ exactly works and on which seats it is featured >>

Always test the child car seat in your car

For a child car seat to offer maximum protection as well as smooth handling, it needs to fit the car, the child and the individual family situation. That’s why we always recommend trying a child car seat in your car and with your child before buying the seat. Reach out to a BeSafe retailer and they will gladly help you to find the perfect match for your situation.

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Phase 2 of UN r 129

Phase 2 of UN r 129

The introduction of the first phase of UN r 129 (commonly also known as ‘i-Size’) in 2013 introduced many new aspects for baby and toddler car seats. The second phase of UN r 129 became active in June 2017 and brings new requirements for high back booster seats. We have summarized some of the most important points for you and give you a little sneak-peek of some exciting news to come.


What is the phase 2 of UN r 129?

Focus on high back booster seats

While phase 1 of UN r 129 regulated child car seats up to a child’s height of 105 cm, phase 2 focusses on high back booster seats from a stature height of 100 cm onwards.

Tougher impact criteria

Similar to phase 1 of UN r 129, the second phase puts much higher safety demands on booster seats than ECE r 44-04 did, now also including side impact tests as well as more severe criteria for assessing likely injury.

Increased safety for your child

Booster seats approved according to phase 2 of UN r 129 need to have a backrest that cannot be removed, thereby further increasing the safety for the children.

Different categories within phase 2

The second phase of UN r 129 contains different categories: the ‘i-Size booster seat’ category and the ‘specific vehicle booster seat’ category.

The ‘i-Size booster seat’ category ensures you that a booster seat in this category fits in all positions in a vehicle that have an i-Size marking themselves for a child’s stature height up to 135 cm. Additionally, it allows for a maximum width of 44 cm for the booster seat and requires stowable ISOfix arms, so that the booster seat can be installed both with and without ISOfix.

The ‘specific vehicle booster seat’ category allows for widths above 44 cm, so that the fit in terms of height and width depends on the vehicle and should therefore always be tried out before purchase.

It is also possible to combine the categories ‘i-Size booster seat’ and ‘specific vehicle booster seat’ into one booster seat.

BeSafe and the phase 2 of UN r 129

Safety has always been and will always be BeSafe’s main priority. All children shall travel as safe as possible in the car, meaning rear facing for children up to four years of age and in a booster with a fixed back rest for older children.
We therefore welcome the further development of UN r 129 including and promoting high back booster seats with fixed back rests.

Naturally, we develop our products with the latest safety developments and regulations in mind. We proved this in 2013 by launching one of the first child car seats in the world approved by UN r 129: the iZi Kid i-Size.

We now implement BeSafe’s safety standards together with the requirements from UN r 129 and are taking safety to a new level by developing the BeSafe iZi Flex FIX i-Size – a high back booster seat that meets the severe impact criteria of UN r 129 and is truly flexible based on your family’s needs.

iZi Flex FIX i-Size is developed to meet both BeSafe’s and UN r 129’s severe crash criteria through a dynamic flex-performance and multiple layers. It further meets the requirements of both the i-Size and the specific vehicle category, allowing you to narrow it down to a width of 44cm and to install it with our without ISOfix for true flexibility.

Thanks to its innovative features and a safety performance that meets the demands of UN r 129, the iZi Flex FIX i-Size has won the Kind & Jugend Innovation Award 2017! We’re looking forward to sharing more news and product details with you soon!

Win the award-winning BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size!

Win the award-winning BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size!

The BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size baby car seat achieved “Very Good” safety scores in the 2016 ADAC child car seat test and was awarded “Best Buy” by Which?. To protect your or a friend’s baby in the best way possible, you now have the ultimate chance to win a BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size in the colour of your choice and the iZi Modular i-Size base.


The i-Size approved BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size

Our newest baby car seat BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size protects your child in the best way possible. Not only did it pass the strict i-Size requirements, it also achieved “Very Good” safety scores in the 2016 ADAC child car seat tests and was awarded “Best Buy” by Which?. In addition, its particularly low reaching sun canopy, pushchair-compatibility and light weight give both you and your child the highest comfort and practicality.
Find out more about the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size

iZi Modular i-Size base: simply click & go until approx. 4 years of age

The iZi Modular i-Size base is clicked into your car’s ISOfix connectors and allows you to simply click the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size onto it in just one motion and you are ready to go. Did you know that you can re-use the same base for the iZi Modular i-Size toddler seat? By being part of the iZi Modular concept, the iZi Modular i-Size base can be used until your child is approx. 4 years of age.
Read more about the iZi Modular concept

Your chance to win!

Are you or a friend expecting a baby soon and you’d like to make sure they’re as protected and comfortable as possible? By simply filling in the form below, you have the chance to win the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size in your colour of choice plus the iZi Modular i-Size base.

The competition is open from April 15th until May 15th (8 pm).

Our jury will select a winner on May 17th and send an email to the email address entered by that winner with all further information. Additionally, the winner will be announced on our UK Facebook page on May 17th.

By submitting your entry, you agree to our competition terms & conditions, which you can find here.

Good luck!

SIP+ – Additional Side Impact Protection

SIP+ – Additional Side Impact Protection

Side impacts are the second most common source of serious injuries among children in car accidents. That is why BeSafe has developed the unique innovation SIP+ – an additional side impact protection. SIP+ makes a difference and we will explain to you why.

 

What is SIP+?

SIP+ is an additional safety feature that is placed on the side of the BeSafe child car seat. It is constructed to absorb energy and reduces the load on the child’s neck and head by up to an additional 20% in the event of a side impact.

How does it work?

SIP+ is fitted onto the side of the seat that is facing the car door and functions in two ways. First, SIP+ reduces the distance between the seat and the door, thus shortening the movement that will take place in the event of a side impact. Less movement means less force on the child. Second, SIP+ functions like a car’s crumple zone and absorbs the energy of an side impact.

Why is side impact protection important?

Children are especially vulnerable in side impacts. By sitting quite high in the car, they are less shielded by the metal sections of the car body. Additionally, cars do not feature any crumple zones towards the sides like they do in the vehicle front. Consequently, the car itself absorbs very little of the impact energy in a side accident.

That is why side impact protection provided by the child car seat is essential to protect children in the best way possible. All BeSafe seats feature energy-absorbing material in their side wings and deep headrests. The extra side impact protection SIP+ further reduces the forces on the child’s head and neck area by up to an additional 20% in a side impact.

Tests confirm that SIP+ makes a difference

In the Spring edition of the 2016 ADAC/Stiftung Warentest child car seat test, three BeSafe seats were tested. All three BeSafe car seats featured SIP+ and all three BeSafe seats achieved “Very Good” side impact safety scores.
The SIP+ in combination with its outstanding front crash protection has led to the iZi Kid X2 i-Size achieving the historic safety score of 1.1 – the best safety score achieved among the 65 previously tested seats in its category.
Read more about the 2016 ADAC test results

The following seats are delivered with SIP+:

From birth:
BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size
iZi Twist B i-Size
iZi Twist B-E i-Size

For toddlers:
iZi Modular X1 i-Size
iZi Modular RF X1 i-Size
iZi Twist i-Size
iZi Turn i-Size
iZi Plus X1
iZi Kid X3 i-Size

For older children:
iZi Flex FIX i-Size

Why did BeSafe put extra effort into developing the SIP+?

With children and real life in focus we create the best conditions for our seats to perform. However, we will never be satisfied! New innovations are constantly developed to make our products even safer and even more user-friendly. If we find a way to increase children’s safety in cars, we will do it.
Find out more about BeSafe’s philosophy

When Scandinavian Safety meets French design

When Scandinavian Safety meets French design

Safety has always been BeSafe’s main focus when developing our products, but comfort, functionality and usability are also extremely important to us. We are continuously developing our products based on real life and everyday challenges. This way we ensure that our child car seats not only perform extremely well in tests, but most importantly protect children in the event of a car accident. We do this to fulfil our main goal: to protect what is most precious to us – our children.



BeSafe is now teaming up with a company that shares the same passion and values of safety, design and innovation as well as the same goal: to protect our children. We are proud to present our newest cooperation: the dual-branded version of the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size: the BABYZEN iZi Go Modular i-Size™ by BeSafe®.

BABYZEN iZi Go Modular™ by BeSafe®

The BABYZEN iZi Go Modular i-Size™ by BeSafe® is designed with a focus on safety, comfort and practicality. Blending the French BABYZEN design with BeSafe’s Scandinavian safety, this baby car seat is the perfect solution for easily transporting your baby while keeping them safe.

BABYZEN iZi Go Modular i-Size™ by BeSafe® is a lightweight baby car seat that together with the YOYO+ stroller creates the perfectly rigid but lightweight travel system. It is easy to bring onto a plane and to store together in the overhead compartment. This travel system allows you to transport your child all the way to the plane and be ready as soon as it lands – maximum mobility.

BABYZEN’s new baby car seat- a part of the iZi Modular concept

The iZi Modular concept consists of one base and two car seats clicked onto the same base, a complete solution for children from 0-4 years of age. It allows you to easily click the BABYZEN iZi Go Modular i-Size™ by BeSafe® onto the iZi Modular i-Size base and continue using the same base with the second stage seat iZi Modular i-Size. This toddler seat can be bought at your nearest BeSafe retailer.
The iZi Modular concept

iZi Plus: Best in Test again

iZi Plus: Best in Test again

In February 2017 one of the biggest Swedish insurance companies Folksam released their test of child car seats. This test is an update of the 2015 test in which the iZi Plus was announced as test winner. In 2017 the iZi Plus is still unbeaten and is the only seat with the grade “Best in Test”.


Folksam has been engaged in research into traffic safety for more than 30 years. The purpose of conducting their own testing is to highlight common issues of child safety in cars by looking at real-life problems. They hope to provide advice and support to parents by testing the most common child car seats on the Swedish market.

The test released in February 2017 is an update of the 2015 test, no test was carried out in 2016. With additional seats being tested in 2017, the Folksam child car seat test results are now available for 22 tested seats for children aged 9 months to 4 years. The iZi Plus has been announced “Best in Test” in 2015 and is still unbeaten in 2017. The iZi Kid X2 i-Size and iZi Modular RF i-Size also achieved the high “Good Choice” grade.

iZi Plus: test winner once again

Our vision is that no children get seriously injured in car accidents, and in order to achieve this safety is of highest priority when developing our child car seats. Having passed the Swedish Plus Test and being announced as test winner for the fourth time (Folksam 2015 & 2017, auto motor und sport 2014, Bäst-i-Test.se 2015), the iZi Plus truly provides the highest safety for your child.

Besides testing for safety, Folksam also took other factors into consideration. Scores from 1 to 4 were given to the 22 tested seats and the iZi Plus is the only seat that achieved a score of 4 as a “spacious seat for extended rear facing”.
More about the iZi Plus

Recommended by Folksam: Rear facing for as long as possible

The parameters influencing Folksam’s test scores have a large influence on how long a child can stay rear facing in the seat as well as its ability to protect a child during a collision. Folksam explains: “In Sweden there is a long tradition of having children up to four years of age restrained in a rear facing position. Therefore, the car seats that are popular on the Swedish market often differ from those in the rest of Europe.”

Folksam encourages parents to look beyond legal standards when choosing a child car seat: “It is tempting to believe that all car seats that are approved according to CE standards are safe to use and will provide good protection for young children even if they are seated in a forward facing position. However, the measurements used in these crash tests are inconclusive since only acceleration of the chest (max. 50g) and head (max. 40g) are measured but not on the neck or load on the abdomen. (…) These tests do not reflect the most important parameters. Head and neck injuries account for the highest proportion of severe injuries to a child.”

As a learning from their child car seat tests, Folksam concludes: “Folksam has produced this test to give consumers as well as retailers better information as to what constitutes a safe car seat so that they can make the correct choice that will allow the child to sit rear facing as long as possible. The legal requirements highlight only a limited part of all the possible crash situations that can cause injuries to a child.”
Read the whole report here

The perfect pregnancy package – For a safe start in life

The perfect pregnancy package – For a safe start in life

Being an expectant mother or father is exciting – no matter if it is for the first time or if you are expecting your second or third child. As expectant parents, you want to protect your child in the best way possible and make sure that they are always safe. The BeSafe pregnancy package helps you to ensure a safe start into life, from pre-birth until approx. 12 months of age.



The perfect pregnancy package consists of the Pregnant iZi FIX, BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size and its iZi Modular i-Size base. These three products will help you to protect your child during pregnancy and throughout the first year of life by offering the highest safety.

Pregnant iZi FIX: safety and comfort even before birth

Find out more about BeSafe pregnancy belts

BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size: “Very Good” safety throughout the first year of life

Read more about the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size

iZi Modular i-Size base: simply click & go!

Find out more about the iZi Modular concept

Your chance to win the perfect pregnancy package!

We want to help you protect your unborn child and ensure a safe start in life. By simply filling in the form below, you have the chance to win one complete pregnancy package with a value of 465 £, including the Pregnant iZi FIX, BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size and iZi Modular i-Size base.

Tip: Is a friend of yours expecting a baby? The BeSafe pregnancy package could be the perfect gift to ensure a safe start in life for their little one! You do not need to be pregnant yourself in order to enter our competition, but can of course also surprise a dear one with a gift for their unborn child.

The competition is open from 1.2.2017-31.3.2017 and the winner will be selected and announced on 4.4.2016. The announcement will take place on our Facebook page and the winner will be contacted via email simultaneously.

By entering the competition, you agree to its terms and conditions. Read the terms and conditions here.

BeSafe Collection 2017 – inspired by Scandinavian nature

BeSafe Collection 2017 – inspired by Scandinavian nature

Deep forests with soft moss covering the ground, wild berries hidden between tall trees, seemingly endless lakes with crystal clear water. This year’s BeSafe Collection is inspired by what is home to us – Scandinavian nature.


As a truly Scandinavian company located in Norway, safety has been BeSafe’s main focus since we launched our first child car seat in 1963. However, Scandinavia is not only well known for safety, but also for design, and BeSafe is no exception. For this year’s BeSafe Collection we have been inspired by Scandinavia’s deep forests, high mountain peaks and rippling rivers.

Welcome to the home of BeSafe – welcome to Scandinavia. Get a glimpse of what inspired us for our 2017 Collection:
Lookbook 2017


We listened – please see our extended seat range with Mélange fabrics

This year’s BeSafe Collections contain some exciting news for you. The very popular Mélange fabrics known from our iZi Modular concept have been highly requested to be available on all of our toddler seats. And of course we listen to you! We are happy to introduce Midnight Black Mélange, Metallic Mélange, Ivory Mélange and Sunset Mélange on the following seats: iZi Plus, iZi Kid X2 i-Size, iZi Combi X4 ISOfix, iZi Comfort X3 and iZi Comfort X3 ISOfix.


Welcome, Sea Green Mélange!

Crisp winter days with moody skies and silent lakes have inspired us for our new colour in the BeSafe Collection 2017: Sea Green Mélange! This high-quality fabric is exclusively available on our BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size and iZi Modular i-Size, just like Ocean Mélange.

Take a look behind the scenes

What does a photo shoot day with BeSafe look like? Follow our little star Ines during her day in the Scandinavian forest, surrounded by high pine trees and soft moss carpeting the ground.

iZi Modular concept awarded Gold at National Parenting Products Awards 2016

iZi Modular concept awarded Gold at National Parenting Products Awards

With a clear vision; that no children are injured in car accidents, we at BeSafe use reality as a starting point and develop our products with real-life accidents and everyday life in mind. That our extra efforts are worth it has now been proven by the Irish National Parenting Product Awards: the innovative iZi Modular concept was announced as Gold Winner in the category ‘Best Car Seat’!



We are delighted to announce that the BeSafe Modular System of two seats/one base won Gold in the National Parenting Product Awards Ireland 2016 in the category ‘Best Car Seat’.

The BeSafe Modular System allows you to re-use the base after the Infant Carrier stage into the toddler stage right up to around 4 years of age.

Parents were gathered in three major cities in Ireland to test all the products in the Awards.

At the Awards, one product tester explained that the SIP+ was seen as a very important component when making their decisions.

We look forward to the Awards being presented in “The Mail on Sunday” too.
Read more about the iZi Modular concept

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats and how to reply to them

BeSafe has been producing and promoting rear facing child car seats for over 30 years now, and still there are a lot of myths or misconceptions out there about keeping children rear facing over the age of 15 months. In this article we have collected the most common myths and help you answering them.

 

“My child has such long legs that it would sit uncomfortably”

Have you seen that children can have their legs in any sorts of weird positions when playing? Children are much more flexible than parents and thus often do not mind sitting with their legs bent or crossed, and even prefer to do so. It is often us parents who think that it looks uncomfortable, just because it is uncomfortable for us adults.

Tip! If your child actually complains about the leg room, we recommend to take frequent breaks during longer journeys so that they can stretch out their legs and get rid of some energy at the same time.

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats

“We’re having two cars and cannot afford buying two expensive car seats”

BeSafe’s iZi Modular concept allows you to use the same car seat in several cars. You only need to buy an additional ISOfix base to install in your second car and can then easily switch the same seat between the cars in no time at all.

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats

“We’re only going on short journeys with our car, so it feels unnecessary…”

Unfortunately, short distances do not necessarily mean that they bear less risk of having a car accident, as most accidents occur in urban areas. Even at accident speeds of only 30 km/h, extremely high forces are put on the child car seat and the child. If the child is placed forward facing, those forces are mainly affecting the head and neck area when the child is being pushed out of the seat, whereas a rear facing car seat absorbs most of the forces when the child is being pushed into the seat.

“My child could not see me and thus would feel uncomfortable”

Smart accessories like a baby mirror allows you and your child to see each other during the whole journey and you can always keep an eye on your little one to make sure that they’re comfortable and happy.

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats

“My child’s shoes would touch the car’s rear seat, so that it would get dirty” / “I do not want the front brace to leave any indentations on my rear bench seats”

Placing a protective cover here can solve both problems at once: it protects the car seat from any dirt and also functions as a soft layer that prevents indentations.

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats

“My child could not see anything when rear facing and would get bored”

Rear facing children usually see much more than we expect. The high sitting position in a rear facing seat allows them to see through both the side and rear windows at the same time. Removing the head rests of the rear seats gives them an even wider visual field.

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats

“My child would complain about travelling rear facing, as a lot of other children travel forward facing”

When changing from a baby carrier, your child actually knows nothing but travelling rear facing. From talks with parents we have learned that most of their children actually understand why they are travelling rear facing when the parents explain it to them in a way that is suitable for children. Safety should always go first and we encourage you to explain this to your children of course.

“I understand that rear facing is five times safer in a frontal crash, but what about rear impacts?”

Besides rear impacts being statistically a much more infrequent source of serious injuries than frontal crashes, there are also some physical aspects to consider. When travelling rear facing, the child sits further away from the point of impact in a rear crash, so that a longer crumple zone is provided even in cars with a small boot. Additionally, significantly less forces come into play in a rear collision, as both vehicles are moving in the same direction, so that the forces are spread on both cars equally. In contrast, in a frontal impact both vehicles are stopped from their speed to zero in an instant.

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats

“Won’t my child get sick when travelling rear facing?”

Travel sickness is caused when a person’s sense of balance registers a mis-match between the motion sensed by the eyes and the stillness of the body. Some people are naturally more sensitive regarding this than others and it is often that adults who get sick when travelling rear facing (in a train or bus) are also more sensitive towards motion sickness in general, sitting rear facing only enhances it for them.

A child’s sense of balance however is not fully developed yet in their toddler years, so that direction-related travel sickness typically only occurs around the age of 4-6 years if at all.

Getting sick inside a car can have many other reasons for children. It is often also related to the angle/position they’re sitting in, what they have eaten just before getting buckled up or sometimes even the smells inside the car. For some children the ability of seeing much more things through the windows when moving up from their baby car seat can cause a sensory overload, as objects seen through the side windows are flying by very fast. Covering the side windows with a light cloth for a short while can often help the children to gradually get used to all the new stimuli.

Misconceptions about rear facing car seats

“Our car is too small for a big rear facing car seat”

Many rear facing child car seats can be installed with varying leg space, so that they allow for a very compact installation. Thereby, they often don’t take up more space than needed with a forward facing car seat, since forward facing seats should ideally also have 55 cm space between the child’s nose and the vehicle seat in front. This recommended distance stems from the regulation’s permitted amount of forward displacement and thereby ensures that the child would not hit the front vehicle seat in an accident.

In this gallery you can see some examples of rear facing car seats installed in some of the smaller cars on the market like the Volkswagen Polo, Audi A1, Volkswagen Up or Skoda Citigo.

BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix – made from test winning genes

BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix – made from test winning genes

During the summer of 2016, the renowned German test institutes ADAC and Stiftung Warentest presented their yearly big child car seat test. They tested the three newest BeSafe seats: the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, iZi Modular and iZi Kid X2 i-Size. Not only was the iZi Kid X2 i-Size presented by ADAC as the test winner in its group (1-4 years)*, but it also scored one of the highest safety results ever: 1.1!


All BeSafe car seats participating in the test performed extremely well in terms of safety, particularly in the tough side collision tests. So what do they all have in common? Our newest innovation SIP+, Side Impact Protection+.
Read more about the tests here!

SIP+ – reduces the load and increases safety

Side Impact Protection + (SIP+) is BeSafe’s newest innovation, developed to protect your child even better in the event of a side collision. SIP+ is made of an energy-absorbing material which reduces the load on the child’s head and neck by up to an additional 20%. This innovation together with the overall seats’ construction is the reason for the outstanding crash test performances like the safety score of 1.1 for the iZi Kid X2 i-Size – that is what we call a test winning gene!
Read more about SIP+ here!

Your child’s safety is our top priority

BeSafe always develops its products with extremely high safety demands, and therefore constantly produces car seats with even higher safety standards than required by regulations. This is the reason for why we were one of the first manufacturers to launch an i-Size approved car seat and why we launched the world’s first Plus Test and i-Size approved car seat – the iZi Kid X1 i-Size.

We are continuously striving to improve our products even further to provide the highest safety for your child during the car journey. Our own research and test runs on our seats showed that improvements in terms of side impact protection were possible – so we improved! Just a few months later, the new version – the iZi Kid X2 i-Size – was released, now featuring the unique innovation SIP+.

iZi Combi X4 ISOfix – a car seat made of test winning genes!

In the autumn of 2016 we launched our updated iZi Combi X4 ISOfix, which is now delivered with SIP+ and is thus made of true test winning genes. It is now essentially the same seat as the test-winning iZi Kid X2 i-Size when installed rear facing, offering maximum protection, highest comfort and usability. The only difference between the two seats is that the iZi Combi X4 ISOfix can also be installed forward facing, adapted for the market requirements outside of Scandinavia. BeSafe recommends that children travel rear facing for as long as possible, at least until the age of four.
Read more about the iZi Combi X4 ISOfix here!

 

*https://www.adac.de/infotestrat/tests/kindersicherung/kindersitz-test/default.aspx?ComponentId=29903&SourcePageId=31968

Win a BeSafe car seat of your choice

Win a BeSafe car seat of your choice!

Enter our competition for a chance of winning ANY BeSafe child car seat.



This time it is all about you: we are giving you the ultimate chance to win any BeSafe car seat of your choice. Yes indeed… of your choice.

What?

Does your car not have ISOfix, are you expecting a baby soon or is time for your little one to move to a high-back booster seat? No matter what – you can pick whatever you want! You can find our whole range of infant carriers here, our toddler seats here and our high-back booster seats here.

Why?

Why are we doing this? Because we want you to be able to find all the BeSafe car seats in the most convenient place for you. For this we need your help please! By filling in our questions below, you will help us a great in better understanding your preferences, to make sure that we can offer you the best service.

Hopefully it will also be worth it for you too: Filling in our questions as fully as possible also increases your chances of winning!

 

When?

The competition is open from September 1st until September 30th 2016 (12 pm).

Our jury will select a winner on October 3rd and send an email to the email address entered by that winner with all further information. Additionally, the winner will be announced on our UK Facebook page on October 3rd.

 

How? 

Simply fill in our form below and hit “Submit” – Done! Answering the questions with as much detail as possible will increase your chance of winning.

Of course, also please don’t worry: we will treat your answers with care and separate from your name and contact details! By submitting your entry, you agree to our competition terms & conditions, which you can find here.

Good luck!

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Which car seat for which age?

Which car seat for which age?

One of the most common questions we are receiving is: “when is the right time for my child to change to the next car seat?” – and this is a great and very important question! Different regulations focussing on weight, height and age and can make it quite confusing. Choosing the appropriate car seat for your child is the first and most important step for a safe journey.


BeSafe has three types of car seats: baby carriers, toddler car seats and high back booster seats. We call them Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3

Group 1 – Baby car seats

Usage:

The baby car seat is the first car seat that your child will use from newborn to approximately 12 months of age, plus or minus a few months depending on height. The most practical guide for you regarding the right time to change seats is: when the uppermost point of the child’s head reaches the highest point of the seat and when the baby can hold their head steady, then it’s time for the next stage car seat!

Installation:

The baby car seat is always installed rear facing in the car. It can be installed either with the vehicle belt or with a base, both being equally safe when fitted correctly.

What to think about when choosing a baby carrier:

When choosing a baby carrier for your newborn baby, we at BeSafe recommend you to think about the following aspects:
– Choose a baby carrier with a 5-point harness to ensure highest safety
– Make sure that the baby carr seat will grow with your child and that its harness is easy to adjust in height
– an ISOfix base will make everyday usage easier and the installation simpler
– Choose a light weight baby car seat that makes carrying it around easier and more comfortable
– A sun-canopy that is not conntected to the carrying handle can often reach further and thereby protect your baby also from the low-standing sun and wind
– An i-Size approved baby car seat has been tested for side impacts

BeSafe baby carriers:

BeSafe offers two baby car seats: the BeSafe iZi Go X1 and the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size.
Read more about our BeSafe baby carriers here.

Group 2 – Toddler car seats

Usage:

The toddler car seat is the second car seat for your child. It can be used from approximately 6 months of age up to four years, depending on the height and weight of your child. Once your child’s shoulders do not fit beneath the headrest in maximum position anymore, your child has outgrown the seat and should switch to a group 3 seat.

According to the regulation UN R129 (i-Size), children must remain rear facing for at least 15 months, but we at BeSafe recommend to keep your child rear facing until at least 4 years of age, preferably longer. Some seats in this group can be used both rear or forward facing.

An additional test called the Plus Test ensures that the car seat has undergone tougher crash tests than required by regulations. Only rear facing car seats can be approved according to the Plus Test.

Installation:

Toddler car seats can be installed with an ISOfix-base or the vehicle seatbelt. It can be purely rear facing, rear- and forward facing (combi car seat), or forward facing only.

What to think about when choosing a toddler car seat:

Your child will use this seat for approximately 3-4 years and a lot will happen during these years. That’s why BeSafe recommends you to think about the following when choosing the seat:
– Your child will change in height during the time of use, therefore it is important that the seat will grow with your child, both in height and leg-space.
– Since it is proven to be five times safer for children up to four years of age to travel rear facing, make sure that the car seat offers enough space to follow this recommendation
– A car seat that is mounted with ISOfix can more quickly be moved between cars and is easily installed – Choose a car seat with indicators that signal you when the seat is installed correctly.
– A Plus Test-approved car seat has undergone tougher crash tests than required by the ECE R44/04 and UN R129, thus providing even higher safety levels

BeSafe toddler car seats: 

BeSafe offers several toddler car seats that can be installed with an ISOfix base or the vehicle seat belt.

Purely rear facing car seat, belt-installed: iZi Plus
Purely rear facing sear seat, ISOfix installed: iZi Kid X2 i-Size
Purely rear facing car seat, installed with ISOfix base: iZi Modular i-Size RF

Combi car seat, belt-mounted: iZi Combi X3
Combi car seat, ISOfix installed: iZi Combi X4 ISOfix
Combi car seat, installed with ISOfix base: iZi Modular i-Size

Purely forward facing, belt-mounted: iZi Comfort X3
Purely forward facing, ISOfix installed: iZi Comfort X3 ISOfix
Read more about our BeSafe toddler car seats here

Group 3 – High back booster seats

Usage:

This is the car seat that your child will use for the longest time. By law your child should sit in an approved car seat to at least 135cm or 12 years, whichever is the soonest. Using a high back booster seat instead of only a booster ensures that your child is provided with a side impact protection during the whole period of use.

Installation:

A high back booster seat can be installed with just the seatbelt or with ISOfix.

What to think about when choosing a high back booster seat:

– Choose a booster seat with a high back that cannot be removed. This way your child is also protected against side impacts during the whole period of use.
– One of the most common misuse issues arises when the belt is being placed in belt horns, therefore choose a booster seat without belt horns
– Booster seats tend to be a bit upright in the car, thus choose a seat that can be adjusted during the journey

BeSafe high back booster seats:

BeSafe offers two high back booster seats: the iZi Up X3, which can only be installed with the seat belt, and the iZi Up X3 Fix, which can additionally be installed with ISOfix.
Read more about our BeSafe high back booster seats here

iZi Modular – Defines flexibility

The iZi Modular Concept – Highest Safety and Flexibility

Modern parents and families require safe and flexible products. But what is actually defining a safe and flexible car seat?

Every day we receive a lot of questions from parents and also follow discussions on social media regarding what is important when choosing a car seat. Everyone seems to agree: safety is the number one priority. We have also noticed that user friendliness, comfort and a long period of use are important criteria too.

We have gathered the four most common points that parents consider when choosing a car seat, and certainly have had these in mind when developing our iZi Modular concept.

1) I want highest safety for my child

Safety is the number one priority for the majority of parents when choosing a car seat. Thus, our main focus when developing our iZi Modular concept was of course on safety. We did not only want our concept to perform at its best in test settings, but also in real life situations. We therefore used reality as a starting point and looked into real life accidents and statistics.

The BeSafe iZi Modular concept already performs superbly in crash tests and meets the severe requirements of the new EU standard R-129 (i-Size). However, we wanted more than that. That is why both the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size and the iZi Modular i-Size have SIP+: an extra side impact protection that reduces the load on your child’s neck by an additional 20%.

In the latest edition of the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest car seat test, both products were tested and received top scores on safety, both in frontal and side impacts.

2) I want the seat to be easy to use in everyday life

We understand that you as modern parents are always “on the go” and need products that adapt to an active and mobile lifestyle. It is for example common that one parent drops off the child in kindergarden and the grandmother picks him/her up later on. This requires seats that are not only safe but also easy to install and easy to move between cars.

That is why the iZi Modular i-Size base is easy to install with ISOfix and clear indicators signal when it is fitted correctly. The car seat is then attached to the base in a single action – click, and you are ready to go.

Having a base that is separate from the seat allows the seat to be more lightweight, which makes it easy to handle and to move between cars.

Do you have two cars in your family? No problem! Simply install one base for each car and then move the same seat between both cars. This saves you both money and effort!

3) I want to be able to use the seat for a long time

When considering which car seat to purchase, you as parents of course also want to make sure that you get most out of the money invested. That is why being able to use the concept for as long as possible is another important factor.

The iZi Modular concept offers you a complete solution from newborn up to four years of age, since you can use the same base for both seats.

But it is of course equally important that your child will actually fit into the car seat during the whole period of use. We at BeSafe recommend that children stay rear facing for as long as possible, at least up until the age of four. That is why our iZi Modular is designed to grow together with your child. Its adjustable front brace saves space in your car when not needed, but also provides more leg space when your child grows older.

4) I want the greatest comfort for my child

Of course you want your child to travel comfortably. A happy child makes the driver calmer, which increases safety as well. That is why both the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size and the iZi Modular i-Size feature thicker and softer textiles, as well as a padded 5-point safety harness. Extra cushions also help positioning your child correctly and give increased support.

The iZi Modular sleeping position can also easily be adjusted with just one hand, which further increases comfort for your child. This also prevents your child’s head from falling forward, which is not a security risk, but can be perceived as undesirable.

Do you want to learn more about our flexible Modular concept seats? Read all about our Award Winning car seats here.
Read all about our Award Winning car seats here

Test Winner Competition

Win the BeSafe testwinner!

ADAC and Stiftung Warentest presented their Spring edition of their car seat test on the 24th of May. We were extremly proud that our rear facing car seat iZi Kid X2 i-Size was presented as the test winner of his category (1-4 yrs). With top safety results and an overall high test score we have proven that a rear facing, Plus-tested and i-Size approved car seat will offer your child maximum safety.



Now you have the chance to WIN our test winning car seat iZi Kid X2 i-Size worth up to £400. All you need to do is to fill in the form below and explain why you want your child to travel rear facing.

Enter by the 29th of July and the Winner will be announced on the 31st of July. We will announce the winner on our Facebook page on the 4th of August.

Read more about the test and our test winning iZi Kid X2 i-Size here

Joolz – New BeSafe partner

Joolz – New BeSafe partner

Joolz is a fast-growing Dutch company that was founded in Amsterdam in 2004. For over ten years, they have developed and designed ergonomic strollers and stroller accessories. When Joolz designing their products they are, just like Besafe, from the user. In this case the parent and the child. Just as BeSafe has also Joolz multiple products received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.


BeSafe and Joolz – A New journey begins

We at BeSafe are extremely happy and proud to present our new partner Joolz and the product that results from this, named Joolz iZi Go Modular by BeSafe. Basically the same baby car seat as iZi Go Modular i-Size, but with specially designed fabrics for matching Joolz stroller range. Joolz iZi Go Modular by BeSafe can easily be clicked directly on Joolz strollers, with Joolz adapters, and be used as a travel system.

Joolz like BeSafe has a strong focus on developing products that are ergonomic for both child and parent. Joolz iZi Go Modular by BeSafe is a lightweight baby car seat with an extremely solid construction. The light weight combined with the ergonomic carrying handle makes it easy to carry for the mobile parent. The child receives maximum protection and comfort throughout the period of use when the baby car seat grows with the child in several steps. Great emphasis has been placed on security, but also to protect the child from everyday challenges. Joolz iZi Go Modular by BeSafe is equipped with a large integrated sun shield with UPF 50+ and ventilation. This will protect your child from both the sun and wind.

Joolz new baby car seat – part of the iZi Modular Concept

iZi modular concept consists of one base and two car seats. It allows you as a parent can easily continue using the base by purchasing a iZi Modular . The car seat is simply clicked on the same base as Joolz iZi Go Modular by BeSafe and offers all the unique qualities and features that we offer in our range. An innovative module concept in two stages; a base, two car seats – a complete solution for children 0-4 yearsStep number 2, BeSafe iZi Modular can be bought at your nearest BeSafe retailer.

Top score in chemical tests

Top score in chemical tests

BeSafe car seats achieve top score in chemical tests in ADAC / Stiftung Warentest Spring 2016 edition.



At BeSafe we are dedicated to developing the safest car seats possible. We work diligently to eliminate harmful chemical substances in our products to ensure the highest levels of safety for children. We are therefore delighted to see that BeSafe has received top score in the chemical tests by Stiftung Warentest.

In the Stiftung Warentest chemical tests BeSafe iZi Go Modular, BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size and BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size were tested. All seats received top score regarding the testing of hazardous substances.

At BeSafe, our driving force is the will to protect what is most precious to us: our children. It is therefore very important for us to protect children from hazardous substances and we are delighted with these test results”, says Per Robertson, Managing Director of BeSafe.

BeSafe works continuously to ensure that hazardous substances are not used in our products. We have a strict quality control system throughout the value chain including frequent control of materials provided by our certified suppliers.

The knowledge and science around potentially hazardous substances is complex and continuously developing. Hence, we monitor these developments carefully and strive to ensure that our products are free from any substances that potentially could be harmful”, says Robertson.

Materials / fabrics in children’s car seats are a complex issue. On the one hand they must contribute to protect and comfort the child in the best possible way, whilst at the same time they must be free of hazardous chemicals. We are pleased to see that our dedication to developing the safest car seats possible has not only delivered high scores for safety in this year’s ADAC / Stiftung Warentest, but also top scores in the testing of hazardous substances.

26 car seats tested for chemicals

The chemical test by Stiftung Warentest is related to and based on several strict international requirements. Fabric covers and seat belts are tested for various hazardous substances including but not limited to: “PAH” (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) “plasticizers” and “formaldehyde”.  26 car seats were tested in the May 2016 test. Of these, 3 products were from BeSafe. All BeSafe seats received the best possible score in the testing of hazardous substances.
Read more about the test here

BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size – Test winner

BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size – Test winner

Best Group 1-4 years Safety result in ADAC history


In May 2016 three BeSafe child car seats were tested in the Spring edition of the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest child car seat test 2016. In total 28 car seats were tested, divided into various groups. We are delighted that the BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size was presented as test winner of his group (1-4 years) by ADAC and achieved the unprecedented historic safety score of 1.1.

iZi Kid X2 i-Size – Plus Test approved test winner with 1.1 safety score

The BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size as a purely rear facing child car seat is tested and approved according to the toughest requirements on the market: UN r 129 (i-Size) and the Swedish Plus Test.

Its outstanding safety standards have now been confirmed by ADAC/Stiftung Warentest as well. The iZi Kid X2 i-Size achieved the remarkable safety score of 1.1 which is the best result amongst the 66 seats for children 1-4 years listed in the ADAC archive until and including its test date. This safety score reflects an outstanding crash test performance in both frontal collisions and side impacts.

In addition, the iZi Kid X2 i-Size has been awarded Test Winner by the UK consumer organisation Which?, Danish Tænk and Dutch Consumentenbond.
More about the iZi Kid X2 i-Size

All three BeSafe seats achieved “Very Good” side impact safety results

Safety has always been BeSafe’s top priority. Just ‘approved’ has never been good enough and over the years we have therefore developed several features to increase safety further.

One example of such safety innovations is SIP+ – an additional side impact protection that reduces load on the child by up to an additional 20%. This in combination with the integrated head support SIP and an inner shell of energy-absorbing material ensures that all BeSafe car seats perform at the top of the ratings in a side impact. All three BeSafe car seats tested in the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest test featured SIP+ and all three BeSafe seats achieved “Very Good” side impact safety scores.
Read more about SIP+

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iZi Modular concept achieved top safety results

When the iZi Modular concept was launched in Autumn 2015, not only two car seats were launched but a whole new concept and approach to child safety in cars: one complete solution from birth to approx. 4 years of age.

The concept has been celebrated by both retailers and consumers and is now one of the most popular options in the quality segment of the market.

The BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size achieved a “Very Good” safety score in the 2016 ADAC/Stiftung Warentest child car seat test and was consecutively awarded “Best Buy” by the UK consumer organisation Which?.

The iZi Modular i-Size is a combi seat, meaning that it can be installed both rear facing and forward facing. Its excellent safety result of 1.8 in the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest test is especially strong for a combi-seat, as the forward facing crash test result also influences the final safety score. The iZi Modular i-Size seat has also been awarded “highly recommended” by the Swiss testing organisation TCS.

We see the ADAC/Stiftung Warentest test results as real validation of our own high safety standards and demands on our products. However, it is equally important for us that we find safety solutions that work in real-life situations and everyday usage instead of simply in these test laboratory situations only.

We do not do things like everyone else. Some call it different – we call it right.
Read more about our philosophy

Learn more about the ADAC test criteria

6 Things to Consider when Choosing a Car Seat

6 Things to Consider when Choosing a Car Seat

A car seat is one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your child so make sure that you take your time to choose the right one for you. All car seats on the UK market are tested and approved, but which is the best for you and your specific circumstances?



As a parent, it is important that you choose a car seat that fits your child but that also fits in your car. We at BeSafe always recommend that you test the car seat in the car and the child in the car seat before purchase.

1. Select a tested and approved car seat

Car seats can be tested and approved under two different regulations; ECE R44 and UNR 129-Size. As a parent, it is important that you choose a car seat that is tested according to one of these. A car seat that is approved according to ECE R44 has been tested both in a forward-facing and rear-facing collision while a car seat that is approved by UNr 129 also has been tested for side impact. A child safety seat approved according to UNr 129 has passed the latest, maximum set requirements.

2. Make sure you choose the correct seat for your child’s age and height

Car seats are divided into to three groups; Baby car seats, car seats and Highback booster seats. It’s principally your childs age and length that determines which group to choose.

Step 1, Baby car seat: This group is for newborn to approximately 12 months of age, plus or minus a few months dependning on height. As a parent you must change to the next step when the uppermost point of the child’s head reaches the highest point of the car seat and when the baby can hold its head steady.

Step 2, car seat: The next step is the Toddler car seat. According to the regulations UNr 129, children must remain rear facing for at least 15 months but we at BeSafe recommend at least 4 years, preferably longer. Some seats in this group can go rearfacing or forward facing, when the time comes. The child has outgrown the seat when the uppermost point of the child’s ears reach the highest point of the car seat headrest on max adjustment.

Step 3, High back booster seats: The final step, group three, is the Highback booster seat. This is the car seat your child will use for the longest time. By law, your child should sit in an approved car seat to at least 135 cm or 12yrs whichever is the soonest.

3. Easy and secure installation

First check if you have ISOfix in your car. ISOfix are small metal rings down the back of the vehicle seat to connect isofix car seats to. Using isofix fixings is quick and convenient and clear indicators show when the seat or base is correctly fitted reducing the chance of doing it incorrectly.

4. Choose a car seat suitable for the whole period of use

Make sure that that the car seat will give your child the greatest safety and comfort throughout the whole period of use. A car seat that grows with the child in several steps is best. Features to look for include, space for the legs, adjustable in height, adjustable reclining position and adaptive side impact protections.

5. Side impact protection is extremely important

25-30% of impacts are side impacts so maximising protection in this area of the car seat is critical and now part of the new incoming UN R129 Regulations.

6. Plenty of legroom – longer usage

One of the most common reasons that parents choose to turn their children forward facing too early is shortage of legroom. A car seat that offers more space for the children’s legs means that it will be used for longer. Car seats with adjustable legroom are space saving when children are small and offer more legroom when the child grows.

BeSafe considers all these points when we are developing our products. Visit you nearest BeSafe retailer to get more information about our car seat range and to find out which one suits your child and your family’s needs best.

Compete with Stokke and BeSafe

Compete with Stokke and BeSafe

Last month, we could present our continued collaboration with Stokke and the new product Stokke® iZi Go Modular by BeSafe. Stokke® iZi Go Modular by Besafe is part of the iZi Modular concept. The infant car seat is simply clicked on to the iZi Modular i-Size base and used from when the child is born to approx. 9 months of age. Then you can easily switch out the baby car seat for iZi Modular, which the child can use to four years of age.


Now you have the chance to win the perfect stroller and car seat package

In collaboration with Stokke® we at BeSafe can now present this springs big competition. Grab your chanse to win an exclusive package including strollers and car seats for a value up to £1,624

The package includes:

1 Stokke® Xplory® Stroller with seat

1 Stokke® Xplory® carrycot

1  Stokke® iZi Go Modular by BeSafe® baby car seat

1 BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size base

1 BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size car seat

You choose color of every product yourself

 

Competition Terms

In order to compete you fill in the information below and motivate why you should win this play exclusive packages from Stokke® and BeSafe. You can only sign up once for the competition.

The contest ends April 30th and the winner will be announced 3rd of May.

Enter the BeSafe Competiton this Easter

Enter the BeSafe Competiton this Easter

Early Easter this year! Which means we can run a Competition all through March! 1st of March we start the competition where you have the chance to win a BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size.



BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size is our latest model of baby car seat. Exactly like BeSafe iZi Go X1 the new baby car seat is developed with inspiration from nature, the egg. Both the Egg and iZI Go Modular are strong yet very light.

Now you have the chance to win a baby car seat from BeSafe. All you need to do is to fill in the form below and explain why you or someone you know should win a BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size in your choice of colour.

If we get over 500 likes on our facebookpost we will give away two baby car seats!

Last day to enter will be the 29th of March and the winner will be announced on the 31st of March.

Stokke and BeSafe deepen their long-standing cooperation

Stokke and BeSafe deepen their long-standing cooperation

Stokke, like Besafe, is a Norwegian company. Stokke began their success story over 80 years ago on the West coast of Norway in Alesund. At the beginning, Stokke produced furniture for adults and in 1972 Stokke launched the iconic Stokke Tripp Trapp chair. Since then, the Stokke product range has grown to pushchairs, child textilies and furnishings for the children’s room.


BeSafe and Stokke – a journey together

BeSafe and Stokke started the cooperation in 2010 when we launched the baby car seat Stokke iZi Sleep by BeSafe. Basically the same baby car seat as BeSafe iZi Sleep, but with specially designed fabrics for matching Stokke’s pushchair range. The Stokke iZi Sleep by BeSafe could be clicked on to Stokkes pushchairs without adapters and be used as a travel system.

In 2012 we expanded our cooperation further and introduced Stokke iZi Go by BeSafe on the market. A new, lighter baby car seat adapted for active, mobile parents. Stokke iZi Go by BeSafe remains a part of the Stokke range in most parts of the world.

Stokke and iZi Modular

We at BeSafe are extremely pleased to once again announce a new phase in our partnership with Stokke, this time based on our new car seat concept iZi Modular. From February 2016, it is now official that Stokke iZi Go Modular by BeSafe will become a part of the Stokke range. The baby car seat is the same as the BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size but will be launched with Stokke’s own colour collection.

Stokke iZi Go Modular by BeSafe can easily be attached on Stokkes pushchairs and be used as a travel system, without using any adapters.

It can be installed in the car either with the cars three-point adult belt or be clicked in to the i-Size approved ISOfix-base, BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size base.

Let the car seat grow with your child

Stokke iZi Go Modular grows with the child in several steps. The iZi Modular concept consists of one base and two car seats. It allows you to continue using the base by adding the next car seat iZi Modular. iZi Modular will easily click on to the base and offers you and your child all the unique and innovative functions that we offer in our other car seat models. An innovative module concept in two steps; One base, two car seats – one complete solution for children 0-4 years.

Step number two, BeSafe iZi Modular can be seen at your nearest BeSafe retailer.

Find your BeSafe Retailer here:

NEW – BeSafe Lookbook

NEW – BeSafe Lookbook 2016

BeSafe has produced a Lookbook for the colour collection of 2016. In the Lookbook you will find the ideas behind the colour selections with some inspirational mood-boards. Our inspiration is of course from Scandinavian. Can you find a favourite?



Since 2015, BeSafe has launched two new collections. ”Tone-in-Tone” and  ”Mèlange” – two different collections but in the same color range. iZi Go, iZi Kid X2 i-Size, iZi Combi X4 ISOfix, iZi Comfort and iZi Up X3 have colours from the Tone-in-Tone Collection which include Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, Lava Grey and Moonrock Beige – colours inspired by redberries, blueberries, mountains and forests.

At the end of 2015, at the same time as we launched iZi Modular, the collection Mèlange was launched. The colours are in the same mixed, hard-wearing, quality fabrics with a soft yet durable material. Mèlange is launched in the colours Metallic Mèlange, Sunset Mèlange, Ocean Mèlange, Ivory Mèlange and Midnight Black – also inspired by the scandinavian’s natural environment.

We have focused on the exclusive Mèlange fabric in the Lookbook, but you can also find almost all of our colours. We hope that you will get the same feeling for the colours. Maybe you will find your own favourite?
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Travel systems – a perfect solution for the active parent

Travel systems – a perfect solution for the active parent

Travel Systems allow you to click your infant seat directly onto your pushchair, using so-called ‘adaptors’.

Travel Sytems are so convenient – Baby can easily and quickly be moved from the car onto the pushcairs and off you go!


The advantages of Travel systems

  • More luggage space – you do not need to take your carrycot everytime.
  • Baby can remain sleeping undisturbed – The baby can go on sleeping when you simply click the infant seat onto the pushchair without the need to move them from the infant carrier
    • Important to remember is that small children’s backs are not made for sitting curved for too long time. Remember to pick up baby every so often. Talk to your child’s health center for more information and guidance.
  • More ergonomic – utlimately better for you than carry baby in the seat, especially when they are older of course!

Will the infant carrier fit my pushchair?

How do you know if your infant carrier will fit on your pushchair?

Step 1 is to ensure that there are so-called universal adaptors available for your pushchair. In summary, BeSafe infant carriers use the same adapters as Maxi-Cosi.

Step 2 is to check if the combination is approved according to the standard EN1888. BeSafe choose to test our infant carriers, along with the most popular pushchair models and get the combination approved according to EN1888. This is the European standard from 2003 that regulates the requirements for pushchairs in combination with infant carriers.

What is EN1888?

The test program checks strength, stability and durability of the Infant Carrier/ pushchair combination.

You can always find an updated list of approved pushchairs on all our infant carrier product pages. This is an ongoing process as new models are constantly being launched. If your pushchair is not listed, please contact our customer support for more information about your specific model.

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Smart tips for your Travel system

  • Use an ISOfix base –an ISOfix base will make your every day life even easier. Click the infant seat from the base on to your pushchair.
  • Important to remember is that small children’s backs are not made for sitting curved for too long time. Remember to pick up baby every so often. Talk to your child’s health center for more information and guidance.
  • Use a footmuff – A footmuff allows you to use the Travel system all  year around, even in the Winter.

BeSafe iZi Go Modular – i-Size approved

BeSafe iZi Go Modular – i-Size approved

In 2013 the new car seat regulations UNR 129, i-Size was launched. A big step for children to travel safely in the car. i-Size is the first regulation which require that children have to be seated rearfacing to at least 15 months. Too short by Swedish standards but clearly a step in the right direction for the rest of Europe!


i-Size – to increase child safety in cars

The i-Size regulation is designed to ensure that children are traveling as safely in the car as possible through tougher and tougher crash tests. The requirements for child car seats can be summarized in six points:

  • Improved protection of the child by requiring side-impact protection and protection of the neck and head.
  • Tougher crash tests, including side-impact tests.
  • Mandatory that children should traveling rear facing to at least 15 months.
  • Reduced risk of incorrect installation due ISOfix “click in”.
  • Easier use regarding that i-Size approved car seats and i-Size approve cars always fitting together.
  • Based on the child’s height and age rather than weight.

Read more about i-Size here

BeSafe iZi Go Modular – i-Size approved

BeSafe iZi Go Modular is one of the first baby car seat in the world to be approved by i-Size. The seat has gone through extreme crash tests and can therefore offer the children the highest safety in car.

BeSafe iZi Go Modular is also equipped with BeSafes New innovative side-impact protection SIP+. This optimizes safety. BeSafe iZi Go Modular gives the child an even greater impact protection than i-Size requires.
Read more about BeSafe iZi Go Modular here

SIP+ – NEW innovation for child safety

SIP+ – NEW INNOVATION FOR CHILD SAFETY

When we at BeSafe designed our latest car seat ‘iZi Modular’, safety was obviously our major focus. Guided by the new ‘i-Size’ Regulations we set ourselves the challenge to exceed the very highest standards, especially in the area of side-impact protection.



We at BeSafe have always tested our car seats for side-impact, although this has never been a requirement under the previous regulations ‘ECE’. This is why we were able to launch one of the world’s first i-Size approved car seats, the iZi Kid-Size so soon after the introduction of the Regulations in 2013.

During the development of iZi Modular through numerous tests we identified that side-impact protection could be enhanced still further. The result is our new, innovative solution ‘SIP+’, Side Impact Protection +.

SIP+ is an energy absorbing cushion that is easily clicked directly onto the car seat to reduce the distance to the car door. If a collision occurs SIP + will absorb the energy and reduce the movement of the car seat. This greatly reduces the load that the child is exposed to.

We at BeSafe never stop developing new products. We are constantly learning new things, and our product development is constantly moving forward. When we identify a new safety innovation we try to implement it on as many other seats in our range too.

Crash tests have shown that SIP+ also optimizes safety on some of our other models. Based on this, all of our i-Size approved child seats will be available with SIP + as standard.

In recognition of this, we will also change the name of our current product iZi Kid X1 i-Size to iZi Kid X2 i-Size. The same car seat as before but now with SIP +.
Read more about iZi Kid X2 i-Size here

iZi Modular recognised with Red Dot Design Award

IZI MODULAR RECOGNISED WITH RED DOT DESIGN AWARD

BeSafe have developed child safety seats for over 50 years and become one of the leading Scandinavian safety brands. When we develop our car seats, we gather all our knowledge and all our experience to create as safe and user friendly a product as possible.



BeSafe always focus on the child when developing all of our products and all therefore also grow with the child using clever, innovative solutions.

Our focus on the child’s comfort and safety, combined with real ease of use leads to products that truly fit in with today’s busy lives and care well for the child.

This approach has been validated in our latest new product, iZi Modular I-Size which has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for best product design in the category Babies & Children 2015.

Red Dot Design Award has been awarding the prize for best product design since 1954. A jury of independent experts annually awards the prize for best product design across 31 different categories. With over 17 000 entries per year, this is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world.

iZi Modular is the 2015 winner of the Red Dot Design Award: Product Design, Babies and Children and the jury’s citation reads:

»This child seat system convinces by its well-considered functionality, enhanced safety factor and a high degree of seating comfort for the child.«
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New! iZi Modular

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NEW! iZi MODULAR

THREE IN ONE

The iZi Modular Family is the new innovative child safety system from BeSafe, used from newborn up to approximately 4 years!

BeSafe iZi Modular is a modular child car seat system, consisting of one ISOfix compatible base and two child car seats. When the child grows out of the baby car seat, the toddler car seat is used on the same base. The base can be extended to allow more legroom for the child, which means children up to the age of about four years (105 cm tall) can travel rear-facing.

BABY CAR SEAT

Rearfacing from birth

BASE

TODDLER CAR SEAT

Rearfacing from 6 month – 4 years (105cm)
Forward facing possible from 15 month

COMFORT FOR YOUR CHILD

The iZi Modular adapts to your growing child with the adjustable headrest and the bodyhugger. The easy magnets keep the harness out of the way when they are not in use. The unique combination of EPS and foam in the seat shell together with soft padding, makes iZi Modular family very comfortable. The sleeping positions make this the perfect choice..

EASY INSTALLATION IN THE CAR

The baby car seat and the toddler car seat can easily be installed on the base. Just click the car seat onto the iZi Modular base and you are ready to go.

The iZi Modular family is a very flexible system, and the baby car seat can be installed with the three point car belt. The toddler car seat can be used both rearfacing and forward facing.

VERY GOOD SAFETY

The BeSafe iZi Modular performs very well in crash tests and meets the severe the new EU standard R-129 (i-Size). The improved side impact performance exceeds the severe R129 side impact criteria. With the padding in the head area used for the first months, improved Side Impact Protection (SIP+), and the baby cushions in the baby car seat offers superior safety for your baby.
Baby car seat – iZi Go Modular

Child car seat – iZi Modular i-Size

BeSafe iZi Plus: Test Winner!

 BESAFE IZI PLUS – TEST WINNER!

The innovative BeSafe iZi PLUS has just been awarded ‘Best in its class’ by the respected motoring magazine “Auto motor und sport”, Europe’s biggest car magazine.



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Auto Motor und Sport has been carrying out extreme crash tests since 1992. This test involves a collision energy that is greater than in other tests so really challenges the child safety seats.

Rear facing is the safest

The test, conducted in collaboration with the independent test institute TÜV Süd, emphasizes the benefit of rearfacing for longer and picked up on the excellent leg room offered by the iZi Plus allowing children to remain rearfacing up to 25 kg.

The conclusion of the test was clear: iZi Plus is Test Winner. Giving a rating of: Recommended!

Read more about the test in Auto Motor und Sport no. 12/2014. A short summary can be found here: auto-motor-und-sport.de

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BeSafe products are exhaustively crash tested

We are delighted to be able to say that BeSafe products consistently achieve great test results, however, we would like to stress that since there will always be natural limitations in this kind of consumer testing, product development at BeSafe will always aim to maximizing safety in “real life situations” as opposed to optimizing products to fit the specific & unique conditions and limited requirements of a “laboratory test”.

For instance, in order to protect the child in the best possible way in a real life situation, BeSafe products are exhaustively crash tested and strengthened to sustain impact from various angels (including impact from behind). At many test institutes products are only tested from two angles; straight frontal impact and a 90 degree side impact.

Remove the pillow for more safety and comfort

REMOVE THE PILLOW FOR MORE SAFETY AND COMFORT

Make sure that your baby gets a comfortable and safe car seat and remove the pillow in iZi Go as the baby grows, iZi Go are suitable for babies from 0-13 kg or from around 0-12 months.



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The pillow at the bottom of the baby car seat consists of two parts and can be removed in order to get a more comfortable and safe child car seat. BeSafe recommends to remove the total pillow when the baby is older then 6 months and parts of the pillow when the baby is between 4-6 months.

When you adjust the use of pillow the baby benefit the car seat the most optimal way!

Download user manual

50 years experience with car seats

50 YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH CAR SEATS

Since 1963 BeSafe have been developing children’s car seats. BeSafe AS is a Norwegian company founded in a small village, Krøderen.



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Today BeSafe has an international reputation for innovation in connection with car seats for children, and is represented in around 40 countries. 50 years of research and development gives results. BeSafe constantly focuses on developing innovative products to improve children’s safety on the roads. All our child car seats undergo extreme tests to ensure a very high quality standard. Today the tests are performed at ADAC in Germany, as ADAC has developed the most modern criteria for crash testing children’s car seats in Europe.

Innovations for improved safety
For example, studies show that serious neck and head injuries predominate in side impacts. This is why we have developed a unique feature with our new Besafe iZi UP X3 Fix in case of a side impact the seat shell will rotate away from the incoming object, so that the child obtains considerably better protection. This is another patented innovation by Besafe.

Our vision is to have no children seriously injured in road accidents.

 

Pregnant iZi FIX winner of Baby innovation awards

PREGNANT IZI FIX WINNER OF BABY INNOVATION AWARDS

The Dutch Baby innovation awards are held every year and are selected in 6 different categories by a professional jury from leading Dutch nursery magazines and forums combined with voting from consumers.



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Winner for 2013 in the category “Care”

The BeSafe Pregnant iZi FIX is the winner for 2013 in the category ‘Care’. The Award was given to the Dutch distributor for BeSafe in Amsterdam, where consumers could see the product between 20-24 February.

Read more about BeSafe Pregnant iZi FIX

http://www.babyinnovationaward.nl/de-winnaars

Child saved by the BeSafe Pregnancy Belt?

CHILD SAVED BY THE BESAFE PREGNANCY BELT?

Anita Jorstad is a 34 year old teacher. Anita experienced what we all try to avoid, she was involved in a serious road accident. Just before the accident Anita was recommended to use BeSafe Pregnant for better safety for her unborn baby.



Passed out in the driver’s seat

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A few weeks after Anita had bought BeSafe pregnant she fainted whilst driving. Her car swerved into the oncoming traffic and collided with another car.

“I was 14 weeks pregnant when the accident happened. I remember a loud noise, everything was white and there was a burning smell. I was scared for my baby’s rather than myself. The car spun and stopped, I tried to open the car door several times with no luck, and finally a man came and pulled me out the car on the passenger side. I was lying on the pavement and had severe pain in the hip / pelvis and neck, but no pain in the abdomen area.”Anita told BeSafe.

Doctors surprised Anita’s unborn baby was not seriously injured

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Anita was taken to Ullevaal University Hospital in Oslo by air ambulance. At the hospital she received the good news she hoped for from the trauma team. Everything was OK and the doctors were very surprised but delighted to report the baby was not seriously injured. The BeSafe Pregnant had helped limit any injuries significantly.

Anita was discharged from the hospital the day after. Alexander was born on 25 April.

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Sources: Anita and Morten Jørstad

Good test results for BeSafe iZi Sleep

GOOD TEST RESULTS

iZi Sleep is tested in South-Africa: “This is a truly beautifully designed baby seat” Yourparenting.co.za



Group 0+; 0 to 13kg

  • Five point harness
  • Side impact protection
  • Correct installation visual indicators
  • Unique belt tension system

This is a truly beautifully designed baby seat, so typical of Scandinavian design.

We liked the easy to follow instructions and the visual indicators.

The seatbelt tension system is very smart; as you drop the handle (once you’ve fitted the seat in the car), tension is applied to the seatbelt, securing the seat firmly.

The seat is well padded and the fabric has a soft suede feel. Another interesting design element is that the seat doesn’t recline on the base; rather it reclines as the handle is pushed back.

The headrest can also be reclined e.g. when baby is sleeping while the chair is clipped onto a pram (not in a car).

Text from Yourparenting.co.za

Travel sickness in rearfacing car seats

Dealing with travel sickness

Children who suffer from travel sickness will often feel unwell regardless of whether or not they sit facing forwards or backwards. Travel sickness is not a new phenomenon which is caused by rear-facing child car seats – this occurs even when children sit in a car without any protection whatsoever.

Be patient and try different solutions. This is a small price to pay in respect of gambling with the safety of your child. You should remember that it is 5 times safer to sit facing backwards.


BeSafe TIP

Open windows – take breaks

Frequent breaks are good for you. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air. We simply have to accept that journeys can take longer when we have children in the car.

Temperature

A lot of children feel better if the temperature is not too high and if you remove their outer clothing.

Driving style

You should remember that aggressive driving with erratic acceleration and braking can more easily cause travel sickness.

Food

You should ensure that Your child has not had too much to eat either before or during a car journey.

Food while travelling

Keep your children away from milk, dairy products and sweets. Acidic drinks are not good for unsettled stomachs either. Dry food such as biscuits or other types of snacks are suitable for travelling. Here are a few more tips about suitable food:

  • Lemon drops and lemon-flavoured biscuits
  • Peppermints
  • Foods rich in carbohydrates
  • Food that is covered in salt, e.g. salty biscuits

Looking out

Children should be allowed to sit where they can see out of the windows. Another good idea is to play a car game – for example, counting red cars. This gives the child something else to think about instead of feeling nauseous and dizzy. BeSafe’s rear-facing child car seats are fitted to ensure that children can see out of most car windows. Read about funny here

When is it OK to administer medicine?

Ginger is a Natural product which can combat travel sickness and which some people swear by. It can be obtained either fresh or in capsules and should be taken approx. 1 hour before starting your journey. Travel sickness medicines can also be obtained from pharmacies without a prescription. These have a preventative effect and work by stabilising the balance nerve in the ear. They need to be taken one or two hours prior to travelling. The side effects include drowsiness. Peremesin and Postafen can be taken by children over the age of 1. Marzine and Trihistan can be taken by children over the age of 2. For younger children you should contact your doctor before administering such medication.*
(*Sources: www.Mozon (which is now called DinSide Helse) and www.lommelegen.no (Medical advice)

Winner of Baby innovation awards

WINNER OF BABY INNOVATION AWARDS!

The BeSafe Pregnant iZi FIX is the winner for 2013 in the category ‘Care’.



The Award was given to the Dutch distributor for BeSafe in Amsterdam, where consumers could see the product between 20-24 February.

The Dutch Baby innovation awards are held every year and are selected in 6 different categories by a professional jury from leading Dutch nursery magazines and forums combined with voting from consumers.

http://www.babyinnovationaward.nl/de-winnaars
Read more about BeSafe Pregnant iZi FIX

Great test results! iZi Up X3 FIX

GREAT TEST RESULTS FOR iZi UP X3 FIX

SIR (Side Impact Rotation) principle is one of the reasons behind the great result.



Spring test by Stiftung Warentest, ADAC

The spring test by Stiftung Warentest, ADAC and other consumer organizations has been presented recently.
We are very happy to see a great test result for iZi Up X3 FIX. Out of 23 seats in the segment of seats up to 36 kg, iZi Up FIX is at the top (nr 4).

Note that the SIR (Side Impact Rotation) principle is one of the reasons behind the great result. However, the full benefit of SIR is not reflected, since the SIR principle is taking care to keep the head in the headrest in a real life crash situation when there is usually a lot of movement forwards, when the car gets an impact from the side. This situation is not tested in the consumer organization testing

Read more about iZi Up X3 FIX here

Life saved by the BeSafe Pregnancy Belt?

LIFE SAVED BY THE BESAFE PREGNANCY BELT?

Adelheid Nordhagen was in the 27th week of pregnancy when she was involved in a serious road accident. The BeSafe pregnancy belt may very well have saved the life of the baby she was carrying in her womb.


Abrupt stop at 60 km/h

Before the accident occurred, Adelheid had been having a busy day. She works as a nurse in the intensive care unit at Elverum Hospital and was travelling home from work when the car in front stopped abruptly at 60 km/h. Adelheid didn’t have a chance to react or swerve. She drove straight into the car. Fortunately, the driver behind her managed to brake rapidly and swerve at the last moment.

Inherited a pregnancy belt

Adelheid’s Peugeot 206 was a total wreck. All the air bags had inflated. Adelheid was also injured although she naturally thought most about the baby in her womb. Luckily, she had inherited a BeSafe Pregnancy Belt from her sister. She had also heard about the belt at work and knew that it could save lives.

The BeSafe Pregnancy Belt fitted over Adelheid’s hips and not her stomach, like an ordinary seat belt. However, the collision had been so powerful that she still began to feel contractions. Adelheid was rushed to Ullevål Hospital where she was given anti-contraction medication and strictly confined to bed for 6 weeks.

“If I had not been wearing the pregnancy belt, the outcome could have been completely different”

Adelheid followed the doctor’s advice and took things very easy until the birth on 20th November. Adelheid’s little princess, Vilde, was born 2.5 weeks before term.

Both Vilde and Adelheid are now in the very best of health. Adelheid recommends that all pregnant women should use the BeSafe Pregnancy Belt. “If I had not been wearing the pregnancy belt, the outcome could have been completely different,” says Adelheid.

Read more about the pregnancy belt

iZi Go test winner

iZi GO – TEST WINNER

iZi Go is a Test Winner in the most acknowledged European car seat test – Stiftung Warenstest (ADAC)



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iZi Go is Test Winner in the most acknowledged European car seat test – Stiftung Warenstest (ADAC), 2011/11. iZi Go scored particularly well on the actual crash tests in both frontal and side impact, with a total result of “good” (1.8). “TSC, the Swiss Touring Club” and “WHICH? – The English consumer organization” who together with “ADAC” are responsible for the test, have given iZi GO the overall award of “Highly Recommended/ Best Buy”!

Test winner in the extreme German test

iZi Go by BeSafe – test winner in the extreme German test conducted by Auto, Motor and Sport (22 nd September 2011, issue 21).

The test was published in conjunction with TUEV (Technisher Uberwachungs-Verein – Germany’s Technical Inspection Association). By only installed with the 3 point safety belt in the car body, BeSafe iZi Go preformed on the same level or even better in the test criteria compared to its’ competitors tested with ISOfix bases only!

The iZi Go by BeSafe

The iZi Go by BeSafe – 5 point harness, integrated sun canopy, excellent front and side protection and tested according to EN1888 for a number of strollers.

iZi Up X3 fix – rotates in a collision

iZi Up X3 FIX – ROTATES IN A COLLISION

IZi Up X3 fix is a unique child car seat that rotates in a collision.



In 1970 the airbag was invented, in 1990 th ISOfix, in 2012 we are introducing the SIR system.

What would the world do without innovations? Development progresses continuously. We have a goal of creating the safest car ride for your child. The result was iZi Up X3 fix. With the excellent side impact protection from iZi Up X3, it is also added an item: SIR – Side Impact Rotation.

SIR – Side Impact Rotation

The chair rotates towards the center of the car so that the child is not pushed forward towards the door, which is common in accidents. Child car seat is easy to mount on the car’s ISOfix mountings. Then attach the child car belt.

Easy to install – easy to adjust!

Child car seat is easy to mount on the car’s ISOFIX fittings, easy to adjust the height of the headrest, and easy to adjust the sleeping position for the child.

Pregnancy belt – save lives?

PREGNANCY BELT – SAVE LIVES?

Pregnancy belt are recommended from when you know you are pregnant. If you are in the event of an impact the pregnancy belt may save lives.


The BeSafe Pregnant guides away the hip belt from the stomach and the fetus

In a collision, an adult person can weigh between three and five tons. In a pregnant woman, the fetus is positioned far forward and can therefore be subject to great strain at the moment of impact.

The BeSafe Pregnant guides away the hip belt from the stomach and the fetus

In addition, the mother avoids any discomfort caused by the belt being placed over the stomach during ordinary day-to-day driving. The BeSafe Pregnant may be used from as early as the second month of pregnancy. The BeSafe Pregnant has been tested in accordance with ECE R 16.

Keeps the hip belt away from your tummy

BeSafe Pregnant keeps the hip belt away from your tummy and your unborn baby.

The hip belt position using BeSafe Pregnant

The hip belt position in wrong use. And the hip belt position using BeSafe Pregnant.

BeSafe advise against homemade covers for child car seats

BeSafe strongly advise against homemade covers for BeSafe car seats



Here at BeSafe we are delighted at the Global trend to re-use things and mend & create things such as making your own baby clothes, reusing old furniture etc.

We have also noticed that it is becoming a trend to make new seat covers for your child’s car seat. In this specific regard, we would like to issue a warning to do with safety. The following points are the reasons why BeSafe strongly advise against homemade covers for BeSafe car seats:

  • The original seat cover is part of the ECE r 44 approval of the car seat.
  • The ECE r 44 approval sets requirements for fire resistance of the textiles used in the car seat, and this is physically tested both at internal and external laboratories. A homemade cover will  probably not meet these requirements!
  • Requirements for ECE r 44 approval demand certain maximum content levels of chemicals and toxins in the fabric. The ICRT, International Consumer Organization, also sets strict demands regarding chemicals content. As the manufacturer of BeSafe car seats, we invest a considerable amount testing fabrics and padding materials used in our seats. We also set very strict standards for our suppliers.
  • Furthermore, the harness padding on our seats is made with a specific friction material to reduce forward roll in a collision.
  • Our car seats are also made with a Smart Access System and magnets are placed inside the shoulder paddings to keep the harness out of the way as you place your child in the seat.

Based on these points, BeSafe strongly advise against making your own seat covers. Our liability insurance will not be valid in cases where the consumer has used non-original parts.