We review the latest addition to Cybex’s successful Solution series, the M-Fix ISOFIX car seat, which offers a comfortable, safe & durable car journey for your little one.
Keeping on top of your child’s car seat can be a minefield! As our little one was about to turn 4, she was starting to complain every now and again about being uncomfortable in her second stage seat – mainly due to the lack of ‘give’ in the 4-point safety buckle, which was cutting into her legs and tummy.
But that aside, I think the main issue is our ‘baby’ was now a ‘real grown-up’ (at least according to her!) and wanted to have a bit of freedom of movement in the back of the car to reach her toys/drink/iPad, depending on her mood.
There are hundreds of choices of car seats at all stages, and stepping up to the Group 2/3 range is no different. We’ve always found the best thing to do when looking for new baby products is to ask around. Lots of our friends have children the same age or older, so taking a wide range of opinions from people you trust is key.
For our budget (somewhere between £100-150), the majority of people recommended the Cybex Solution M-Fix ISOFIX car seat. We informed a very excited 4-year old that she was upgrading to a nice new seat, and she could barely contain her excitement when the delivery was made.
Taking the seat out of the box, it was surprisingly light and easy to assemble, with separate back and seat pieces. Our last seat was a non-ISOFIX one, but since buying that one, we now had a new car that included ISOFIX, which made fitting an absolute doddle (it’s useful to note at this point the M-Fit seat is also compatible with cars that aren’t equipped with ISOFIX, and can instead be used with just a seat belt). Whilst not a new technology, ISOFIX has been a real revelation for us and makes moving the seat around between cars a painless experience.
The seat is very comfortable according to its new occupier and she loves the additional space it gives her. Its optimised ventilation system also keeps her nice & cool, a particularly useful feature on those long summer drives. That said, it’s not just comfort in which the M-Fix is onto a winner. The seat also has ‘linear side impact protection’, a particularly reassuring feature, which can be very easily activated for either side, depending on where you place the seat. It’s also hard to beat the seat’s 3-position reclining headrest, which stops her head from dropping forward during nap-time – something that’s not only more comfortable for your little one, but can also make a huge difference in instances of side impact collisions.
The M-Fix‘s strong blend of comfort, safety & durability make it a fantastic choice for a Group 2-3 car seat, which offers fantastic value for money. If your little one is anything like ours, it’ll help make those long journeys a bit less “are we there yet?” and a lot more “zzzzzzz”.
Where can I buy one?
The Cybex Solution M-Fix ISOFIX Car Seat is available from PreciousLittleOne for £125.95, with free delivery & price match guarantee.