Recently we were given the opportunity to try out a stage 3 car seat for Joshua from Britax, the KIDFIX II XP.
The Britax KIDFIX II XP is a highback booster designed for use from 4-12 years and has been designed with key new features to optimise car seat safety. The first is the innovative XP-Pad that has been designed to offer advanced frontal protection by diverting up to 30 % (Source: Britax tests 2013) of energy forces away from the neck.
The second unique safety feature is the SecureGuard which works by ensuring optimal lap belt positioning to make sure that the lap belt sits in the correct position at all times.
When the Britax KIDFIX II XP arrived I loved the deep sides of the seat and as like the EVOLVA 1-2-3 SL SICT car seat we reviewed recently the headrest has a cocooning effect with its V shape.
The XP-Pad is super squishy and was easy to adjust depending upon which side of the car the seat was in so it could be used on the harness with ease. The SecureGuard was also super easy to use as the seatbelt just slots under the red hook and keeps the belt in the right place. Even Joshua (age 6) can fasten his seatbelt making sure the lap belt is correctly positioned in the SecureGuard.
The headrest is easily adjusted with the squeeze of a button at the back and as the XP-PAD adjusts at the same time too.
The thing I love about this seat is the fact it ticks the boxes for being easily manoeuvrable between cars as it can be secured with just the seat belt or you can fasten it in with isofix for an even more secure fit.
Having one car with no isofix and one with means we can transfer the seat into both cars easily. Please bare in mind however that car seats really do need to have a physical fitting into the cars you want the seat to fit into to ensure its 100% correctly fitted in your car.
If using with isofix the easy operate feature on the front means that getting the isofix bars out the back of the seat was super easy and so when fitting in my car it made it a piece of cake.
The seat also comes with easily removable seat covers so great for popping off to wash easily.
I personally love how easily this seat fits into our cars and how it takes the pressure from having to have 2 seats if like us you have 2 cars one with isofix and one without. It would certainly make for a more cost-effective purchase than having to buy 2 different seats.
Joshua has loved the big boy feel to this seat as it doesn’t come across as being a ‘baby’ seat and because of the super colour choices it has!
Disclaimer: This product was sent for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse