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BeSafe Car Seat

BeSafe Car Seat FAQs

  1. For which age can this seat be used?

    This baby car seat can be used from when the baby is born until approximately one year of age. However, please note that this is just an average value and does not limit or guarantee the usage time. You must stop using this seat when the height or weight limit is reached or the uppermost point of the baby's head is 2 fingers away from the highest point of the seat. Ideally, you should look for toddler seats already some time before your baby has reached this point.

    Additionally, check how the shoulder belts are sitting on your baby's shoulders. If the shoulder belts are not coming straight onto the shoulders anymore but are coming from below the shoulders when having the headrest/belts in the highest setting, then it's time to change as well.

  2. For which weight can this seat be used?

    This baby car seat can be used up to max. 13 kg.

  3. For which height can this seat be used?
    This baby car seat can be used from 40 cm. till 75 cm. stature height.
  4. The seat can move a bit when installed on the base, is this OK?
    There is always some movement possible between the seat and the base, since there is some slack necessary to install and remove the seat. The seat is tested in severe crash tests and this slack is never a problem for the safety performance of the seat.
  5. If my baby's head has too much space/movement in the headrest, can I add anything to the sides to make it more stable?
    No, it is not allowed to add something to the sides of the child, as the seat is not tested and approved this way. The seat has been tested thoroughly with various dummy sizes representing babies' measurements and has passed all tests successfully, so that adding more to the side is not needed for safety.
  6. How exactly does the new baby cushion [Newborn Hugger™] improve the sitting angle of the baby?

    The Newborn Hugger™ gives the baby 10° more reclining by featuring a wedge that is placed in the back instead of in the bottom. Through this, younger babies have a flatter position and the risk of a head loll is reduced.

  7. When should the baby cushion [Newborn Hugger™] be taken out?
    The guiding principle is after 60 cm or older than 4 months but can also be used a bit longer or removed a bit earlier, depending on the individual growth development of the baby.
  8. Can I wash the baby cushion [Newborn Hugger™] in one piece?
    Yes, the baby cushion (Newborn Hugger™ can be washed in one piece.
  9. What are the Magnetic Belt Assistants™ and how to they work?
    The Magnetic Belt Assistants™ consist of two magnets that are placed in the outer seat shell and on the bottom end of the shoulder pads. By clicking the two magnets together, the belts of the car seat are being held to the side, which makes it easy to take the child in and out of the seat without struggling to get the belts from underneath them.
  10. Can the SIP+ module stay connected to the baby seat when the seat is taken out of the car?
    Yes, the SIP+ module can stay connected with the baby seat. When you want to move the handlebar downwards, the SIP+ module might interfere and has to be taken off. It will also interfere with some stroller chassis and has to be taken off in these cases also.
  11. Why must the child car seat be positioned either completely against, or at least 25 cm from the back of the front seat or dashboard?

    When a rear facing child car seat is in touch with the car interior, it will be supported by the car interior during an impact, which gives an optimal crash performance. When this is not feasible, it's best to create significant distance between the interior and the child car seat to avoid an impact with the car interior when the child car seat will move during the crash. However, please note that these are recommendations for the ideal positions. If these cannot be achieved in your car, it is also fine to install it with getting as close to the ideal positions as possible.

  12. How does SIP+ work?
    SIP+ reduces the distance between the seat and the door of the vehicle. In this way the seat and the door will meet each other earlier in a side impact, resulting in less acceleration and absorption of the energy over a longer distance and earlier during the impact. SIP+ can lead to a reduction of 20% of the head acceleration values.
  13. Do I always have to install the SIP+ module?
    We recommend to always install the SIP+ module on the side facing the vehicle door, as it improves the side impact performance further. However, If there is not enough space in your vehicle to fit the SIP+ in-between the seat and the vehicle door, you do not need to use the SIP+. As the main function of the SIP+ is to reduce the distance between the seat and the vehicle door, you have no safety disadvantage by being able to fit the SIP+.
  14. Why is the SIP+ a separate unit?

    By being a separate part, you can easily move the SIP+ from side to side, so that you can use it no matter where you position the child seat in the car.

  15. Do I have to install the SIP+ module, when the seat is installed in the middle position of the vehicle bench?
    No, the SIP+ module is only useful, when used between a vehicle door and the seat.
  16. Is there any danger using the magnets in the fabric?
    When we introduced the principle with magnets, we carefully checked the extent to which these could affect a pacemaker. We established that this would be no problem because of the limited magnetic strength. It's however recommended not to take any risk and to remove the magnets from the shoulder pads when a child with a pacemaker or other medical equipment sensitive to magnets is sitting in the child car seat. The magnets can be removed by carefully opening the sewing of the fabric covering them.
  17. Do I need to use the SIP+ / what if I can't fit the SIP+ between the seat and door?
    This seat has already passed the demanding crash test criteria of the UN R129 regulation without the SIP+, so that the SIP+ is not required to be used. If it is possible to fit it in-between the seat and vehicle door, we however recommend you to use it for even better side impact protection. If there is not enough space in your vehicle to fit the SIP+ in-between the seat and the vehicle door, you do not need to use the SIP+. As the main function of the SIP+ is to reduce the distance between the seat and the vehicle door, you have no safety disadvantage by being able to fit the SIP+, as you already have a reduced distance in your situation.
  18. In what way does the SIP+ improve the safety of this seat?
    SIP+ is an additional safety feature that is placed on the side of the BeSafe child car seat and reduces the forces on the child by up to an additional 20%. It is constructed to absorb energy and reduces the load on the child's neck and head in two ways: First, SIP+reduces the distance between the seat and the door, thus shortening the movement in a side impact, resulting in less force on the child. Second, SIP+ functions like a car's crumple zone and absorbs energy.
  19. How exactly does the Dynamic Force Absorber™ work?

    To understand the effect of the Dynamic Force Absorber easiest, imagine falling from a great height. If you were landing just on the hard ground, your fall would come to an extremely abrupt stop, which is very painful and dangerous. If you instead had a trampoline standing on the ground, this trampoline would bend when you reach its surface. Through its flexible materials, it would gradually decelerate your fall which significantly reduces the forces on your body and gives you a soft landing.

    The Dynamic Force Absorber™ works just like that. By bending like a trampoline, it reduces the acceleration gently and avoids a sudden stop which would otherwise result in high G-forces. The bendiness of the material in the Dynamic Force Absorber™ is achieved through V-shaped holes placed in an alternating pattern. This way, the material can elongate in two directions in an impact and goes back to its original surface instead of staying deformed after the impact.

    The optimal flexibility of the Dynamic Force Absorber™ has been achieved through the material choice and by carefully adjusting its geometric properties like wall thickness, space between the holes or the length of the holes. This way, the Dynamic Force Absorber™ allows for a perfectly controlled and very gentle "catching" of the child to give them the most advanced protection in a side impact.

  20. How does the Dynamic Force Absorber™ work compared to EPS or soft foam?

    All three materials help in protecting a child in a side impact, yet their level of protection and way of working differ. Imagine falling from a great height. If you get to land on a trampoline that is perfectly adjusted to give you a gentle and controlled landing, this equals the Dynamic Force Absorber™

    If you land on a mattress, this equals soft foam. It also helps gently decelerating the fall but the deceleration is not as controlled as it can be on an adjusted trampoline.

    If you land on a stack of cardboard boxes, this equals EPS. They deform a little bit, yet do not bend as much as the other materials do to break the fall and stay deformed after the impact. This way, cardboard boxes also have a shorter "distance of travel" during the deformation, which leads to a comparatively more abrupt halt.