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Two questions:

1. I'm assuming extended rear facing (via seat belt) is safer than isofix forward facing, assuming fitted correctly? Would anyone care to comment please?

2. Has any erf converts out there found a top tether isofix seat that works rear facing until 25kgs or so?

(3. What's the safest, Swedish tested seatbelt erf you have found?

Cheers all.
 

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Ok. I found out a few things. Firstly, isofix itself is only rated to 18kgs generally. Secondly the order of safety goes something like this -
1. Rear facing (by a significant order of magnitude) belted or isofix
2. Isofix front facing
3 belt front facing

Generally the safety around belted or isofix only relates to an error margin on correctly fitted seats eg isofix is less error prone.

U.K. Testing is done by sticking a bar in the vehicle in front of the child position. If the dummy hits the bar it fails (may be a bit simplistic). Swedish testing measures the forces exerted on the child's neck and spine - which is where most injuries occur.

The way I see, how can I afford not to have a rear facing child seat?
 
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