Axkid Minikid has been on the market for almost 10 years. It is a loved product by both children and parents due to the high level of safety and the ability to remain rear-faced for longer. A new generation of Minikid has now entered the market – Axkid Minikid 3. And since we know you all love comparisons, we have summarised below some of the key differences between the bestseller Axkid Minikid 2 and the new generation Axkid Minikid 3.
Before going through these differences, we want you to understand how complex a car seat is. The development of Minikid 3 has been a process of over 4 years to make sure every single detail is perfect whilst creating the maximum safety and best overall experience for both children and parents. We have chosen to point out some of the main changes below.
R129 approved up to impressive 125cm and 36kg
Axkid Minikid 3 is approved according to the R129 regulation which is the most recent safety regulation within the car seat industry. The Axkid Minikid 3 is approved up to the impressive 125cm and 36kg while the Axkid Minikid 2 which is approved according to the ECE R44 regulation, where you only approve by weight, and is approved up to 25kg.
However, please note that both Minikid 2 and Minikid 3 have both passed the toughest crash test in the world, The Swedish Plus test which is way beyond the limits for approval in both R129 and ECE R44.
Approximately 10cm longer back length allowing rear-facing for even longer
The Axkid Minikid 3 benefits from an increase of approximately 10cm in the back length meaning your child can now travel rear-faced for even longer. The Axkid Minikid 3 really stretches the market with these measurements and allows your child to sit comfortably in the car seat for even longer.
The position of the buckle – increased comfort and safety
The buckle has been repositioned on the Axkid Minikid 3 allowing extra room for your child to grow within the car seat and a higher level of comfort allowing your child to remain in the car seat for even longer. And of course, the current ideal position of the buckle on the Axkid Minikid 3 also fits even the smallest children.
Easier installation – supportive Easy installation system and interactive 3D guide
Seat belt attached car seats have a rumour that they are difficult to install. Well, with the Axkid Minikid 3 this is now only a memory long gone. Not only with the decrease in installation steps and smart features such as the automatic lower tether and smoother side retractors, the Axkid Minikid 3 differs from its predecessor when it comes to the supportive Easy Installation System and the interactive 3D guide.
The installation of Minikid 3 can now be done in approx 60 seconds.
New headrest design for safety and comfort
The headrest design is updated into a V-shape developed with a force-absorbing technology giving your child the best protection in the event of a collision. The V shape design of the headrest also makes it easy for your child to see out of the window and helps to avoid head-flop.
Updated textile cover and increased comfort
The textile cover for Minikid 3 features a new, soft two way stretch fabric with high density laminate. Thanks to the choice of material the seat covers are even simpler to remove and of course, just like Minikid 2, the fabric is machine washable and made from toxic-free materials
Toddler support cushion
The Axkid Minikid 3 comes with a new design of the toddler support cushion, previously called Baby Cushion on the Axkid Minikid 2. The updated design makes it easier to fit even the smallest of children as it raises them up in the seat as well as offering a solid side support. An increase of comfort is surely achieved with the new design since the toddler support cushion is made from memory foam and a mesh fabric in the back for air circulation.
A more flexible design
Speaking about the differences between Axkid Minikid 3 and 2 makes us almost forget one of the most visible changes. The design of the seat itself is completely updated, however, the compact yet spacious design remains as one of the key features of the seat. The new design is inclusive to allow all children, not depending on length or size, to sit even more comfortably in the car seat. And, for those of you needing more car seats in your car, you can now more easily install three of them in the back at the same time!