Wise Enough (21-06-2015)
We went to Big W and babybunting today. Babybunting doesn't have neon but the kompressor caprice has the same mould as the neon but with a better padding (if i understand correctly). My interpretation for step up model as follow: neon --> trident --> kompressor caprice --> kompressor II caprice. Anyway, we put the kompressor caprice and sns meridian SICT side by side for comparison. While the CREP says the child can be RF until 2.5 yrs old on meridian, the height marker is actually the same as kompressor caprice. So....i don't know why meridian can go RF longer.
It is true that the head rest of the meridian can go higher than the car seat shell while the infa secure can't. But i guess the shell is what protects the child most not the head rest so it is unlikely one wants to keep using it once the child reaches that stage?
Is there a big difference between A3 and A4?
Surprisingly, there is a big price difference between neon and kompress caprice for a better seat padding. Our car doesn't have isofix so no use for us to pay more for it.
Edit: I do like the convenient of being able to adjust the headrest from the front with the meridian. With infa secure, you do have to re-thread it from the back. Check out the shell. The made is quite different between the two.
Last edited by bbhope; 21-06-2015 at 21:34.
Ok can someone please explain to me what the A4 markers are that you are all talking about I am so confused 😊
@bbhope did the meridian you were looking at have 3 height markers or only 2.
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If only 2 then it wasn't an A4 meridian. If it was an A2 meridian (old stock) then it would have the same markers as Kompressor Caprice because that is an A2 so they would have the same markers. There is no A3 seats only A1, A2 and A4.
@kiwimum890 A4 markers on a seat allow for extended rear facing because the seat has been tested in rear facing mode above the usual A2 marker line. An A2 seat has a rearfacing seated height of 35cm (measured from bum to shoulder in a seated position) an A4 seat has an additional marker which allows rearfacing to a seated height of 39cm therefore allowing a larger child to continue rearfacing. This has been bought in because of the growing awareness that it is 5 times safer for a child under 4yrs to rearface and our previous seats did not allow for this.
Last edited by WiseOldOwl; 21-06-2015 at 22:36.
Kompressor II caprice has a newly designed shell that is higher at the back and different wings to the Neon/Kompressor Caprice.
So with the issues with the maxi cosi one at this stage the Safe N Sound Meridian might be the best option...
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