Since we arrived for our visit a couple of weeks ago we've been using SIL's old car seat that she gave MIL when she moved overseas which she bought whiled they lived in Singapore (following me 😊?) which is a maxi-cosi ISOFIX (yes I know, not legal here) but it looked much safer than the safe-n-sound that FIL had put in his car when they picked us up from the airport which they swear is for his age but looks like a booster seat to me. We also use ISOFIX in the uk so although I know it doesn't meet OZ's standards of having a top tether it does have the foot bar.
Anyways....yesterday I was researching car seats because we were thinking of taking the maxi-cosi back with us since DS is almost out of the rear-facing infant/capsule seat we have and the UK just changed they're safety standards saying babies have to be rear-facing until at least 15 months (DS is 14 months), seats have to be ISOFIX and iSize, etc. I'd prefer DS to be rear-facing until at least two so decided against taking back SIL's seat which is only front facing. This leads me to the safe-n-sound MIL has which apparently can go rear-facing and I decided I think I'd rather him be rear-facing the rest of our trip.
It's a safe-n-sound Galaxy Classic Sports which I've finally found the instructions for online but I see britax actually doesn't make anymore, the sticker says it's from 2009 which I find odd that MIL bought it as her first grandchild was born overseas late 2010 so she wouldn't have even been driving a baby around until mid-2011. I was going to take it to baby bunting to have installed but I'm still a bit nervous about it in regards to safety as it has no side padding/support/side impact support. I don't know if mil is missing some inserts but it genuinely looks like he's in a booster seat with no support. Besides only being front facing, the maxi-cosi looks MUCH safer.
Anyways, I don't really know my question as I know most will tell me to use the safe-n-sound since the maxi-cosi is technically not legal here. I guess I just want to know if anyone still has this safe-n-sound model and wondering what advice they have in regards to using it?