Designed, engineered and built to provide optimal positioning & safety for children with insufficient head, trunk, and pelvic stability
The Complete Vehicle Safety System
Medifab is pleased to provide the most comprehensive special needs booster system we’ve ever introduced for children and teenagers, providing various kinds of extension accessories and multi-adjustable features to allow longer use during the child’s life and to suit the wide spectrum of children’s needs.
The Carrot 3000 is one of the safest child seats in the world, catering for safety and the importance of keeping the child in a safe and supported posture for travel and was was designed, engineered and built to provide optimal positioning & safety for children with insufficient head, trunk, and pelvic stability.
Huge growth to suit infants to older children
Carrot 3000 has a wider growth-adjusting range than the Carrot 2000 which extends the range of users from infants to older children, just by adding optionally, provided extension accessories. Angle and depth adjustable seat and backrest, various kinds of cushions and pads make precise and delicate fitting possible.
The Carrot 3000’s ‘body contouring’ design holds the child in a centred and secure position to ensure optimum support and safety during transport. Ergonomic head support provides added positioning and security.
The body holding capability against side-impact and centrifugal forces has been dramatically improved by the ergonomic wrap-shape Head-Support and extendable Shoulder Protector Wings. Shock absorbing F1-comfort pads on the shoulder straps add superior support and comfort.
Shoulder Protector Wings
An optional safety device for a child with seating height more than 65 cm, holding the body to protect child from side impacts or centrifugal forces.
ISOFIX Latch and Connector
Carrot 3000 is equipped with ISOFIX Latch Connectors. This is the safest way to secure the Carrot 3000 to your vehicle seat; however the latch installation is only possible if your car is equipped with latch anchors. Consult your car manual and ask your distributor for proper ISOFIX Latch installation.
Carrot 3000 has a free angle reclining function. Namely, it reclines as the car seat angles.
The large anterior chest-support of the Carrot 3000 makes secure holding of user’s torso possible.
Is your child too large for the Carrot 3000? The Carrot XL car seat accommodates larger users whose measurements fall outside the Carrot 3000 Specifications.
Carrot 3000 100mm Seat Extension
Seat extension to gain 100mm of seat depth. Please note, the 100mm seat depth growth pad can only be used in conjunction with footrest or waterfall extension, as these are the only rodded extensions with long enough rods.
Carrot 3000 50mm Rodded Seat Extension
50mm rodded seat front extension for 90° knee flexion
Carrot 3000 50mm Seat Extension
Seat extension to gain 50mm of seat depth.
Carrot 3000 Abduction Block
Carrot 3000 Anti-Escape Buckle Upgrade
Anti-escape buckle upgrade with safety webbing slicer, to prevent accidental removal for those with behavioural issues such as Autism.
Carrot 3000 Cross Strap
Fits to the Carrot to hold the shoulder straps together and prevent them from slipping off. Also assists in behavioural situations.
|4604-3004-025||Pen/Key Release Buckle|
Carrot 3000 Folding Footplate
Great option for offering support for client’s lower legs spending longer periods of time in their car seat.
Fold up footplates make it possible for siblings and other passengers to get past car seat.
Footplates and calf supports are padded and also includes foot & calf straps for added security.
For seat depth growth adjustment simply add infill spacers.
Height adjustable from 25-30cm lower leg length – Medifab can offer spacer blocks for shorter lower leg lengths.
Carrot 3000 Hinge Lock Belt
A belt that prevents the backrest from hinging on the seat base and locks it for easy carrying.
Carrot 3000 Pen-Popper Buckle
Pen/Key release buckle upgrade with safety webbing slicer and retractable ‘pen’ device for buckle release.
Carrot 3000 Removeable Incontinence Cover
Carrot 3000 Seat Belt Holder
Keeps the seat belt away from the neck
Carrot 3000 Shoulder Protector Wings
For children with over 45 cm shoulder height.
Part Number: 4116-2753-259
Carrot 3000 Shoulder Strap Retainer
A thin but strong mesh that keeps the child’s arms through the harness and prevents their arms from slipping out between the harness straps.
Carrot 3000 Swivel Base
Enjoy safe and easy transfers into your Carrot 3000 Car Seat with the Swivel Base. Please note, this is only suitable for use in vehicles which have ISOfix (the swivel base includes ISOfix vehicle securing mounts to install onto the ISOfix system on your vehicle seat).
Swivel base weight: 10 kg
To prevent the base from denting or marking the vehicle seat over time, we recommend using the foam Swivel Base Protection Plate that is inserted under the base.
Part Number: 4116-0180-104
Carrot 3000 Swivel Base Protection Plate
Insert the foam Swivel Base Protection Plate under the swivel base to prevent it from denting or marking the vehicle seat over time.
Carrot 3000 Tray Table
Tray table to support the forearms.
Part Number: 4116-5534-259
Carrot 3000 Waterfall Rodded Seat Extension
Waterfall style rodded seat extension.
Carrot 100mm Back Support Extension
Extension pad to increase the back support height by 100mm
Carrot 50mm Back Support Extension
Extension pad to increase the back support height by 50mm.
Carrot Trunk Positioning Pads
Carrot Tilt Wedge
For 20° additional tilt to provide increased head control.
Carrot Pelvis Lock Hip Belt
Carrot Air Mesh Cushions
Air mesh cushion pad set in black.
Carrot ISOfix latch connectors
When connected to the car seat’s ISOfix, please transport your child with the five-point seat belt of the Carrot and with the three-point seat belt of the car.
Carrot Tether Strap
Top tether strap
Carrot Fixing Strap for Aircraft Seat
Horizontal Carrot 3000 fixing attachment strap for securing the Car Seat to an aircraft seat. This is compatible with the Carrot 3000 and the Carrot XL car seats.
|User Age Range||3-15 years||Shoulder Height (without shoulder wing support)||30-52 cm|
|User Weight Range||15-36 kg*||Shoulder Height (with shoulder wing support)||45-67 cm|
|Min. Seat Depth||25 cm (or 28 cm)||Footplate Height||Sml: 25-30 cm
Med: 30-40 cm
Lge: 40-50 cm
|Max. Seat Depth||40 cm||Weight||8.7 kg|
|Seat Width||31 cm||Weight of Swivel Base||10 kg|
*15-36 kg is the scope that applies to the European crash test standard ECE R44/04. However; the manufacturer has successfully tested this product with a weight limit from 10-49 kg. If the user weight is outside of the European scope then the prescriber needs to provide Medifab with written assurance that the subject’s clinical needs and physical dimensions validate use of the Carrot 3000.
Settings shown without shoulder protector wings fitted:
Settings shown with shoulder protector wings fitted:
The head and chest supports are the only components that change in size between the small and large Carrot 3000 Car Seats.
|Chest Pad||175 mm wide||230 mm wide|
|Head Support Wings||182 mm high x 205 mm long||195 mm high x 255 mm long|
|The Carrot 3000 Car Seat complies to the ECE R44/04 Universal standard.|
Q: Is the Carrot Car Seat approved for Airline Travel?
A: No standard exists regarding car seats and airline travel. Please check with your travel agent/airline as to whether they approve the Carrot Car Seat to be taken on the flight. You can also reference our Knowledge Base entry for further details.
Q: Can the Carrot 3 Car Seat be fitted to a Turntable Base?
A: Yes, for vehicles with ISOfix Securing Points only.
Q: How do I install the Carrot 3 when my car has ISOFIX?
A: For European and later model cars that have ISOFIX, the Carrot can be fitted with ISOFIX mounts if desired. See below images for where ISOFIX mounts are located in a vehicle.
Q: What are the most important measurements when prescribing a Carrot 3000?
A: Shoulder height & Seat Depth of the user. User weight must also be between the minimum 15 kg and maximum 36 kg.
Q: Which Footplate size do I need?
A: Medifab need the user’s lower leg length measurement to determine size. Small footplate height is 25-30 cm, Medium footplate height is 30-40 cm, Large footplate height is 40-50 cm
Q: When should a Footplate be used?
A: When the user:
Travels on long journeys
Tends to kick the seat (it has integral Velcro® straps)
For enhanced pelvic stability
Also to protect the seat upholstery
Q: What do I do if the footplates are loose?
A: Ensure the adjustment nut is tight or alternatively Medifab can screw a plate between to join the footplates.
Q: When should the Shoulder Growth Wings be used?
A: When shoulder height is greater than 45 cm and where more shoulder support/protection is required.
Q: How do I install the Shoulder Growth Wings?
A: To install, you require 1 x Phillips screwdriver. Unscrew screws and remove the headrest, add the wings, reinstall the headrest and then tighten screws.
Q: The child is growing out of their Carrot-3 car seat, what accessories should I add first?
A: The backrest infill pads should be added under the backrest unless the client shoulder height in sitting is more than 45cm. The Growth Wings are then the correct accessory to add to obtain correct shoulder strap height. Seat Depth inserts can be added for the correct seat depth length. These come in two versions; rodded or clip-on depending on whether you have a footplate installed. See user manual.
Q: The front chest pad or headrest seems too big?
A: Medifab now have smaller headrests and chest pads. Also (only if necessary, as this can compromise safety for some users) you can remove the chest pad altogether and only use the straps and buckle. Please do this as follows:
- Remove the chest pad via the screws in the buckle.
- Shorten the strap distance so that the buckle sits down in the pelvis region, as low as possible.
- If in doubt please send Medifab a photograph of how this looks once the user is in the car seat so that we can approve this for you.
Q: What diagnosis does the Carrot 3000 suit?
A: Carrot 3000 is used for basic travelling needs through to ASD and Cerebral Palsy etc. and up to high support needs.
Q: How do I adjust the shoulder harness?
A: The red button at the front releases the harness.
Q: How do I adjust the chest pad?
A: The yellow button at the front releases crotch strap and chest pad. Position the chest pad as low as possible to not obstruct the neck.
Q: What should be done if the user escapes from their car seat?
A: Medifab have 3 versions of anti-escape upgrades for escapologists. Please talk to us regarding your specific need. Medifab also have shoulder strap cross-straps to prevent the child pulling the shoulder straps off etc.
Q: How do I adjust seat depth?
A: No tools required. Add seat depth spacer pads. Add waterfall front for younger children. Otherwise the 90 degree front. This is installed/adjusted by use of the release (Orange) at the front of the car seat.
Q: What should be done if the user has poor head control?
A: Add the tilt wedge, as this gives 30 degrees of tilt. Also check that the seat depth is not too long – which can encourage a slumped posture.
Q: The Carrot 3 Car Seat opens up (backrest and base swing apart) when I pull it out of the vehicle?
A: Medifab have ‘adjustable hip-angle straps’ to solve this situation.
Q: Do I need to use the seat belt?
A: Carrot 3000 must ALWAYS be used with a Lap-Sash 3-point belt. In Australia it must also be properly connected with the tether strap.
Q: What are the 2 black straps at the rear of the Carrot-3’s backrest?
A: The two securing straps are for extra security and can be fastened around the backrest horizontally or vertically. These are not compulsory and are for stability issues only.
Q: I find the covers too hard to wash regularly, is there a solution?
A: Yes! Medifab can provide wipe-down covers for the front chest pad. If required Medifab can also provide wipe-down covers for the entire base and backrest as well.
Q: Is there a swivel base for the Carrot 3 Carseat?
A: Only in special circumstances do we offer this feature. The vehicle must have ISOFIX latching points in the seat and it must not be expected to be taken out of the vehicle on the regular basis. The swivel is very heavy but works well in the right setting.
Dylan is Autistic and Liked to Escape…
…He liked to escape from his previous car seat during travel, causing extreme safety hazards. His mother had to stop the car up to five times a day to put him back in.
Now Dylan has a Carrot with the ‘anti-escape buckle’ upgrade, and is unable to undo the harness. His mother now enjoys concentrating on her driving, knowing that Dylan and everyone else are safe. Dylan loves the Carrot car seat too! He no longer tries to escape; he enjoys safe and pleasant journeys.
Feedback from Dylan’s Mum:
Wow, when I think back to the days I looked like a crazy kidnapper on the motorway, one hand on the steering wheel; other gripping my son’s leg to hold him down in the back seat. Child screaming, mother with a truck up the tow bar of her car, trying to keep calm, telling child leave the door. Not a good look. I think my son had this theory he was allergic to his booster seat because he would be out of it before I pulled out of the driveway. String, cellotape, bribes, nothing kept Dylan safe in his old car seat.
We became very isolated. Great news came our way when we heard about the Carrot car seat – who would have thought a Carrot would fix a child’s problems. Only if I could get Dylan to eat them!
Life now a year later, Dylan is happy to get in the car. No more stress or tears. Dylan is now safe in the car and now with the other equipment provided to us, I now have along with Dylan more emotional freedom.
Mother of 2 Autistic children
Thank you – family very appreciative of car seat. Works well and reduces family stress.
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MACA’s Australian Safety Assessment Program (AuSAP) independently assesses vehicle restraint options used by children with disabilities and medical conditions. AuSAP is not a certification program but aims to advance knowledge about the safety and design of restraint systems for children with disabilities and medical conditions.