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    But a twisted strap is classed as incorrect installation too. Which isn't quite the same severity level as didn't use the anchor strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    But a twisted strap is classed as incorrect installation too. Which isn't quite the same severity level as didn't use the anchor strap.
    No but I would hazard a guess and estimate that there would be a majority of parents who do install seats themselves which means that the seats are most certainly installed incorrectly.

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    we had ours installed professionally. it was isofix but it's our first time and we're paranoid. I'm still a bit worried maybe it's not installed 100% correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&S View Post
    That's where isofix is so great. You actually can't stuff it up and that's why it's so much safer. I don't have it in my car unfortunately so I took mine to be professionally installed. I didn't feel 100% about it when I got home though. I'm part of a car seat safety Facebook group (nerd alert) so I posted some pictures on there and yep it was incorrect (just needed a few corrections). So I think it's definitely worth getting it done professionally but to always have it double checked or make sure you check it yourself using the manual. It's something you can't afford to get wrong so it pays to take the time and do it right.
    I've seen isofix installs stuffed up.

    I install my own seats - but I'm trained so that's a bit different.

    With regards to some seats being safer than others you still need to remember that you can have all the features you want but if it's not a good fit for your car you would be better off with the 'less safe' model that you can get a good install with.

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    We have ISOFIX and our car seat installation points turn green when they are in correctly. I'm also super paranoid about twisted straps and ensure he's not wearing anything too 'thick.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    We have ISOFIX and our car seat installation points turn green when they are in correctly. I'm also super paranoid about twisted straps and ensure he's not wearing anything too 'thick.'
    I've seen people put them through seatbelt lockoffs, forget rebound bars and tethers and not recline seats properly. It will give you a firmer install a lot easier but you can still stuff it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I've seen people put them through seatbelt lockoffs, forget rebound bars and tethers and not recline seats properly. It will give you a firmer install a lot easier but you can still stuff it up.
    In most countries in Europe, isofix don't use tethers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    In most countries in Europe, isofix don't use tethers.
    I know, but we do in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I know, but we do in Australia.
    So there are differences in how car seats are installed between Australia and overseas? Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I've seen people put them through seatbelt lockoffs, forget rebound bars and tethers and not recline seats properly. It will give you a firmer install a lot easier but you can still stuff it up.
    I'm sure you can but an ISOFIX seat is a lot easier to install correctly than other seats.


 

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