What is ISOFIX?
ISOfix is a system for attaching child car seats to cars. The system is made up of two small metal bars behind the seat of your car. If you put your hand in the gap between the cushion part of the back seat and the back part of the seat you might find the ISOfix points.
We find that European cars from about 2001 have ISOfix, then Japanese cars from about 2007, and Australian cars from 2014. It can vary from make to make, and even model to model though, so it's easiest to just check your car.
The picture below shows the tether points in a Dodge Journey, but they can also be situated on the floor of the car, further up the seat, or on the top of the seat (so confusing right?) They sometimes have a picture of an anchor next to them, but not always. If you're unsure if something is a tether point check your car's manual, or feel free to pop into our store and we can check for you. Mistaking the something else for a tether point is one of the most common mistakes when installing a child car seat incorrectly.
Is ISOfix safer than seatbelt installation?
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I'm writing this blog post from Bali, where we're enjoying a relaxing family holiday with my husband and our two daughters, aged 5, and 1.
Whenever we travel as a family I love testing out the new products that we're stocking at Global Baby, and here are a few that are making this trip a little bit easier.