The new Axkid Minikid comes with the innovative side impact protection – ASIP (Axkid Side Impact Protection), developed together with a recognized crash institute in Germany, providing the best possible protection for the child in the event of a side-impact collision. ASIP should be used on the side of the car seat that is facing the car’s door. When using the car seat in the middle, ASIP is not required
Axkid Minikid is always delivered with a black baby cushion, to provide better support for the youngest children. Axkid Minikid, 0-25 kg, does not replace the infant carrier. We always recommend starting use an infant carrier, because it is best suited for the smallest children. When your child has out-grown the infant carrier, Axkid Minikid is a good choice for your child to travel rear-facing for a long time.
Additional to this the Axkid Minikid comes with one pair of tether straps, for use if the car doesn’t have pre-installed attachment loops.
Did you know that the rear-facing car seat is a Swedish innovation? The rear-facing car seat was invented in the 1960s and is one of the reasons why Sweden is the best country in the world on protecting children in traffic.
Different studies based on actual accidents show that the risk of death or serious injury in a collision increases about 5 times for children who travel in forward-facing car seats, compared to children travelling in rear-facing car seats.
When you look at the statistics of Swedish accidents and compare the numbers from other countries, we can see that in countries where they use forward-facing car seats from the age of one year, the injury of the children increases with four times more, from the ages zero up to one year.
In Sweden, we start to see an increased frequency of injuries, during the age of 3-4 years old, because that is when Swedish parents start to have their children forward-facing in the car. The increase of injuries isn’t as tough since the children’s neck are more developed and stronger than when they are younger.
A nine months old baby has 25% of their body weight in their head, compared to an adult that has 6% of their body weight in the head.