We want to get a baby seat for our first grandchild due this May to use in our 2007 Nissan Qashqai Tekna. My son and daughter-in-law have asked for a Graco Logico s hp Group 0. I understand this uses the adult seat belt. Does it need no other fixings? Many thanks Jo Rogger
Asked by Jo Rogger
It is still common to find child seats – both rear-facing and forward facing – that are installed using the adult belts. Misfitting is quite a common problem with these though unless instructions are followed carefully, as belt routing in some cases can be difficult to follow.
There is also a risk of incompatibility between child seat and car – you’re relying on the location of adult belt anchorage points, the length of the adult belt and the angle of the car seat cushion to get a secure installation but none of these is regulated with child seat installation in mind. For this reason it’s important to buy from a retailer who can confirm that the child seat is compatible with your car or who will help you test fit the seat in your car.
Rear-facing baby seats that use ISOFIX generally use a separate ISOFIX base which can be left attached to the vehicle with the child seat being clipped into and out of the base as required. This will be a more expensive solution but you might find it more convenient if you’re carrying your grand son a lot.