Meridian SICT also offers additional room to grow, with anextra 30mm added to the seated height, now measuring up to 435mm. Plus, thecomforting Infant Safety Cushion provides additional protection for yournewborn baby when using the seat in rearward facing mode by absorbing energyaway from their torso during a side impact collision. In forward facing mode,the seats shoulder pads provide further comfort for your child accompanied bythe EZ-Buckle System which prevents your child from sitting on the buckle whengetting in and out of the car. Side Impact Cushion Technology (SICT) - HeadProtection
The Meridian SICT nowoffers additional safety features including Britax Safe-n-Sound's exclusiveSide Impact Cushion Technology (SICT). It now provides a 180-degree layer ofprotection around your child's head to ensure they are well shielded during theevent of a side impact collision. In fact, the new SICT design increases energyabsorption by approximately 20% more than the previous Meridian AHR Tilt &Adjust model so you can be sure your little one is travelling in safety.
Active Head Restraint (AHR) In addition, theMeridian SICT features the Active Head Restraint (AHR) with Easy Adjust lever.The AHR features deep side wings that are easily re-positioned to grow withyour child, plus the AHR works alongside SICT to protect your child's head andminimise side impact forces. To reposition, simply pull up on the lever toautomatically adjust the shoulder straps, there is no need to rethread theHassle Free Harness, significantly reducing the risk of incorrect installation
VIC ROADS : "Children under 6 months must use a rearward-facing approved child restraint and travel only in the rear row. If your car does not have a rear row, this does not apply. However, a rearward-facing child restraint cannot be used in the front seat where there is a passenger airbag. A rearward facing child restraint allows a child to lie down and, in a crash, gives support and protection to the head and neck - the most vulnerable parts of a child's body."