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    Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    I'm fascinated by this: http://www.luftikid.de/

    It's like an inflatable car seat and they make one model for use in public/ground transport (busses, taxis, etc.) and one model for use in planes. You can even rent them for trips.

    Has anybody ever used one? Or even seen one?

    I found this discussion in English: http://daddytypes.com/2006/07/25/luf...tic_bubble.php

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    Re: Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    That is the one that did nothing to actually protect a kid in a crash. There are test results on the aoemt? site I think. I know there are inflatable ones available for use in ambulances and such, true 5 point ones.
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    Re: Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    I find that seat really funny because it just doesn't seem safe to me at least.

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    Re: Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    That kid doesn't seem to look very comfortable.
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    Re: Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    That scares me.
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    Re: Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    Do you have a link for the tests it failed? I couldn't find anything on Google although it makes sense that there must be something wrong with it or we'd be seeing more like this. Not to mention I agree that it just doesn't look safe with only the seatbelt holding everything in place, more like an inflatable booster seat but approved for 9 months and up.

    It past all the tests for Germany and the EU and it looks like since I wrote my original post they've come out with a new model that can be used in both cars and planes.

    I can't imagine my DS actually being willing to sit in it...

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    Re: Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    http://www.adac.de/Tests/Kindersiche...ePageID=147654

    THis isn't the one I was talking about. I can't find that one right now. But if we can find someone that can translate...But it doesn't look promising. ANd you can check the tabelle, that has all seats tested and their grades I guess.
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    Re: Luftikid? (inflatable car seat)

    Thanks! I clicked around on their website for awhile and they said that this seat completely failed their side-impact crash test and that they think in a side-impact crash the child would be seriously injured. They said that the EU approval only requires front-impact crash tests. So that's probably what you were remembering.

    I should have been googling in Germany.

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