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F55 Child Car Seats

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Having taken delivery of our Mini Cooper 5 door yesterday this is my first post here. During the order waiting time I have probably read every post on the forum and found it a wonderful resource.

I didn't find much information about suitable child car seats here or elsewhere on the internet so I thought it might be helpful to post details of the car seat we have fitted successfully.

We have fitted a Maxi-Cosi AxissFix child seat which is suitable for children aged 4 months to 4 years. In the UK this seat is sold exclusively by Mothercare. This seat is an i-size seat (this is a new iso standard for isofix seats) that allows forward and rear facing positions and also swivels 90 degrees towards the door to allow easy access for seating the child. The seat was easy to fit using the isofox connectors and has a top tether strap that passes under the headrest into the boot and connects to the top tether point on the rear of the seat.

Hope this helps someone.

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I'm just in the process of researching and buying in UK and took both buggy and car seat into the dealer to check.

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We tested the Recaro Young Sport seat (9 months - 4 years). Fitted fine with loads of room for legs. We also too own a Maxi-Cosi Axiss (like original poster) which swivels but it's likely my husband will inherit this for our 'bigger' family car.

Now my son is 18 months we've got rid of the stupidly large Uppababy for Baby Jogger City Mini. Upon testing, it fits flat in the boot (with wheels off) or with wheels the boot just shuts with it stood up on its side.

I'd imagine a lot of the smaller umbrella fold up style stroller type buggies should fit ok in there e.g. Maclaren etc.

Hope that helps.
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