A couple of week ago the lovely people at Kiddy UK sent us the Kiddy Car Seat Guardianfix Pro 2 car seat to review. It has six awards attached to its name including the ‘Which? Best Buy’ for child car seats and the approval from the Federal Association of German Back Schools in a bid for healthier backs.
The car seat is a Group 1/2/3 and suits children from the age of 9 months (9kg) to 12 years and actually ‘grows’ with them. The seat itself has an immense amount of safety features including:
- Kiddy Impact Shield
- New Kiddy Shock Absorber
- Optimized geometric design of the lateral areas
- High tech material – which means a seat with better side impact protection which in turn better protects the head and shoulders
- Perfect fit – which as previously stated means that the seat ‘grows’ with your child in both height and width
- use in aircraft
The seat also has a fantastic amount of comfort features which Grace was finally able to put to the test on Thursday on our drive to Somerset, in a journey of over 2 hours each way. We also did rather a large amount of driving around when we were down there. She was very excited about using it and as soon as she sat in it, she was very complimentary. She said that she was ready to go to sleep straight away!
One of the issues I have had with Grace and car seats is that she is very tall. No problem with that here though. The seat has an easy one-hand height and width adjustment system. All you do is squeeze the handle on the back of the seat. Very simple! Grace is also a bit of a hot body and gets heat rash as a result. We have a long journey to make to France next month and one of the other things that attracted me to this seat was the breathable thermotex fabric. It means that the air circulation is increased and prevents that hot, sticky feeling that you can get in cars.
I have had a number of car seats for Grace in my time but I have to say that this is by far the best. Not only for safety reasons but – and probably more importantly from Grace’s point of view – comfort. She previously had a booster cushion with no back or head rest to it and many a time, when she fell asleep on a long car journey, I was concerned about her head and neck flopping around as the car turned a corner. No fear of this with the Guardianfix Pro 2 though. As well as fantastic support for her head, the seat itself reclines with the car seat. In our Mazda 5 the seats recline easily with the lift of a handle. Grace was thrilled that when she did this, the car seat went with it.
We choose the seat in the Rumba colour – a lovely deep red which would suit both girls and boys. Having a look at the range, there are some lovely colours to choose from which look classy and don’t ‘date’ the seat.
One of the things I did notice is that there is a removable plastic panel on the back of the seat in which you can store the instruction manual. Normally this tends to get lost, so a great touch.
Overall my opinion is that this is a fabulous seat and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.
I will leave you with the last words of recommendation from Grace herself:
The small print: We were sent a Kiddy Guardianfix Pro 2 to review and keep. All words and opinions are my own and of course, Grace’s.