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Joolsplus2
04-05-2006, 08:19 AM
http://www.janeusa.com/indyplus.htm

These were supposed to be here in May 2005, so this is really exciting news to us old-timers :D.

Now I'm really going to be wracking my brain trying to decide if a LATCHed in SIP booster is safer or less safe than a harnessed seat with no SIP for my 8 and 6 year olds (They are currently in a Regent and a Radian in my minvan, and in Parkways in daddy's escape--which has curtain airbags and a backless booster should be 'safe enough' in that car, but I'm obviously a worrywart).

If I see these at Lifesavers next week I'll post about it.

:)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx

mommyto4
04-05-2006, 11:57 AM
Love it! But, wish it went to 100 pounds. My almost 9 year old is a little on the stocky side, but to short to fit correctly in just a seat belt alone.

postmodernmommy
04-05-2006, 12:07 PM
Do they ONLY LATCH into the seat or can a traditional 3pt belt also anchor them?

Amy :)

Scatterbunny
04-05-2006, 12:38 PM
You have to use the lap/shoulderbelt over the child like you would any other belt positioning booster, so the child is restrained. The booster itself would be LATCHed into the vehicle, if your vehicle has LATCH.

I wish mine did. :(

tjham
04-05-2006, 03:21 PM
WOW! How much are they?

Joolsplus2
04-07-2006, 02:31 PM
If you have to ask that, you aren't addicted enough to car seats! :D Juuuuust kidding!

If I were in Vegas, I'd bet about $150, but I'll try to find out for sure.

:)

Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx

becca34
04-07-2006, 11:30 PM
I'm curious why using LATCH isn't the norm for other BPB's? Doesn't it just make sense....?

Also, for a combo seat that does come with LATCH like the Recaro Young Sport, would I attach it to the car even after we remove the harness and use it as a BPB? Or no, because it's not meant to be used that way?

mommyto4
04-08-2006, 12:29 AM
I agree. I think that it would make sense for boosters to have LATCH. All newer cars are LATCH ready, so why not make all boosters with it just like car seats. It seems so much more stable to me.
Melinda

tjham
04-08-2006, 01:27 PM
I agree. JMO, but I think it's just because they haven't spent the money to test it that way so that's why they give a flat "no". Maybe now that other seats allow it and people ask about it more, they will do the testing. And of course, a lot of people will do it on their own.

lindsey
04-09-2006, 12:23 PM
Here is some additional information that I found. I guess these can be ordered on-line. I am very interested, but buying one without seeing one seems kind of risky. They seem to have many different adjustments that are user friendly and appear to have a armrest that may fold up (?). Please pass on any additional information that you have on this cool booster. Has anyone seen one??

http://www.kindersitze-shop.de/inhalt/product_info.php/products_id/1125?kisi=79785702aa54b0d360f8617e4600bf36

Ok, sorry this link doesn't seem to work, but if you type in :
kindersitze-shop it brings up the site showing this booster.

Joolsplus2
04-12-2006, 02:54 PM
It's not A) Because the government didn't make them do it and B) there was a rigid latch backless, armless booster once--years ago-- that the dummy flew DOWN off of and the belt basically would have cut it in half in the torso...so I think no one bothered to keep inventing that sort of thing for a few more years.

In almost all cases, you must take off the LATCH and detach the harness when using a combo seat as a booster. The Gracos and Recaro Young Sport allow you to leave the tether on when using it as a booster (I've heard this is more due to the seats needing to weigh 9 pounds or less...that few ounces of latchbelt pushed them over the edge... basically, there's really no good reason except for 'you must follow the manual, period').

:)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx

tjham
04-13-2006, 12:52 PM
Is it pronounced "Jane" or "Ja-nay"? (remembering the "Bri-tex" or "Brigh-tex" debate!)

aguinn
04-17-2006, 09:21 AM
IMO, it's Jane' with the accent "ague" - that's French for "accent to the right that sounds like a long 'a' sound"! heh

Similar to how Renee' is pronounced.

hth,
;)amy
momma to DS#1 "Big Brother" (BB) and, finally, DS#2 "Little Brother" (LB)

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aguinn
04-17-2006, 09:22 AM
I called the importer in Mass. and was told that the carseats are not approved for use in the US. The woman who answered said they are awaiting their shipment of the double jogging strollers, but are not getting any carseats.

Pity - they seem really cool!

;)amy
momma to DS#1 "Big Brother" (BB) and, finally, DS#2 "Little Brother" (LB)

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Joolsplus2
04-20-2006, 03:32 PM
Wow, that's weird... wonder why they are on the US website? and say FMVSS 213 approved? Methinks the importer is perhaps confused....(ok, at least I'm hoping they are, because I want one of these!)

;)

Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx

inezzyv
05-02-2006, 04:02 PM
I just called and spoke with the Texas rep, Heather Something. She told me that the "container" will arive from Spain in late May, and that the booster seats are now approved for use in the United States. She said that they will not be available in the stores until June. She said that she guessed that the seats would cost around $200, but that it would vary from retailer to retailer.

So, oldtimers who have been looking forward to this... can you please tell me why you like the Janes? How do they compare to the Recaro Start? Should I wait a few more weeks for the Janes to arrive? What is the advantage of a seat being attached at the bottom, like a Jane, instead of at the top, like a Recaro?

I posted here about six months ago and now my older dd needs a new seat. It appears that the Regent will only give her another inch of room on the shoulder straps, so we are considering going with a booster instead.

Thank you for your help.

Joolsplus2
05-02-2006, 06:58 PM
I'm on my second Recaro Start, and remembering why I sold the first one...it's SUCH a pain to buckle compared to my incredibly easy Parkways. My 8.5 yo can only buckle it himself in one particular seat of our 2 cars (captain's chair of the honda odyssey, and he loves the leg support of the Start), so we do use it there, though, and he likes it a lot, so I'll keep it for now.

But why does the attachment mechanism differ? The Recaro only added a top tether to make up for the fact that it weighs more than 9 pounds, which is the technical, but usually ignored, upper weight limit for a booster in the US (they don't have a top tether in Europe, apparantly they don't fret that heavy seats will crush children in crashes there...and they probably don't). The Jane' was designed after the LATCH standard was introduced, so it can use the lower LATCH bars... so designed from the bottom up, fresh for a new system. From what I gather, they are both fine in crash testing (google: oeamtc kindersitze for the austrian ratings of various seats...they aren't 'the same' but it's an interesting read nonetheless).
If I weren't an unstoppable carseat collector, I'd DEFINITELY want to play with and test out both of them before buying...but the few people I know who've seen the Jane' have been extremely impressed with it(I want to know seat depth and back height before I'm bowled over, though).

:)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx

meadorwj
05-27-2006, 05:33 PM
I actually came across a uk bulliten discussing this seat and they said it was pronounced Han-A. Anyway, I can't remember where exactly I read it, but it made me think of this post. I've decided that I have to buy this seat for my son, in Red. He is obsessed with all things Red. He won't be ready for a booster seat for a little while yet, so I'm trying to be patient. Has anyone bought one of these online yet? I saw one at stores.kiwi-kid.com for $199.99 but they're sold out. Is this the price at a regular store, too? I'd rather buy it from a store I've heard of and, ideally, I'd like to see it in person first. Well, Han-A, Janey, Jane, Ja-nay.. it's all the same to me. It seems like the perfect booster.

Joolsplus2
05-28-2006, 08:01 AM
I read that too... han-a... because it's a spanish company and j is an h in spanish :).

I know someone who's getting one from the company as a tester, I'll post his review as soon as he does.

And, Kiwi kid gets nothing but raves...aparatnly they are a terrific place to order from.

:)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats
http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/RFAlbum/SarahMA.aspx