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    Immi Go

    Is an Immi Go any less safe than a larger forward facing car seat?

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    Re: Immi Go

    All carseats pass the same safety tests.

    Why not just use your regular carseat?

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    Re: Immi Go

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    All carseats pass the same safety tests.

    Why not just use your regular carseat?

    Wendy
    Because the primary value of that and the RSV appeal to me. We need an extra unit anyway and this seems like a great idea to save space on the road trip and also have a compact unit for travel and to swap to our second car.

    Why wouldn't someone get this over a bigger car seat?

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    Re: Immi Go

    It's a PITA to install with the seatbelt, it requires a top tether to have a harness, the harness height is variable, based on the height of the backseat, there's no high back booster option, it's expensive for what it is, and it also has no shell around it.

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    Re: Immi Go

    On the other hand, it's surprisingly good in many 3-acrosses and if you have LATCH and petite kids it can be great for travel.
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    Re: Immi Go

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    It's a PITA to install with the seatbelt, it requires a top tether to have a harness, the harness height is variable, based on the height of the backseat, there's no high back booster option, it's expensive for what it is, and it also has no shell around it.

    Wendy
    I have latch and a top tether. I agree there is no shell, but hasn't the benefit of side impact protection not been verified? What safety or convenience value does "high back booster" have?

    Lastly, is there anything you can safely use WITH the Immi Go to raise the child up? Such as a portable booster?

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    Lastly, is there anything you can safely use WITH the Immi Go to raise the child up? Such as a portable booster?
    No, it has a booster already as part of the seat. It has to be installed right on the vehicle seat.

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    Re: Immi Go

    A high back booster helps adjust the shoulder belt to the collarbone, the shell of the seat helps a new booster ride learn to support themselves as they transition out of a harness, and the wings give a younger booster ride a place to rest their sleepy head until they learn to sleep sitting upright without support.

    There are no side impact standards, but there are definitely other benefits to a high back booster.

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    Re: Immi Go

    So are there any proven benefits to the side impact protection that is missing on the Immi?

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    Re: Immi Go

    There is no American side-impact standard yet and we have no comparative data on seats.
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