August marks National Road Victim Month, a time to remember those that have been killed or injured on our roads. As well as honouring people that have been lost and injured, it is also a good opportunity to raise awareness about both car and road safety. Anyone can be a victim and accidents can happen at any time, and as part of National Road Victim Month, we’ve taken a look at some of the best car seats on the market to help keep your little one safe when travelling.
Joolz’ iZi Go Modular Car Seat – RRP £215
Safe, elegant and compatible with your favourite Joolz Pushchair to form a travel system, the Joolz iZi Go Modular Car Seat boasts a UV canopy with UPF 50+ to protect your baby from the sun, not that we’ll be seeing much of it anytime soon, mind. This growth spurt proof car seat has a five-point harness with an ergonomic leatherette carrying handle, while the unique magnetic shoulder pads ensure your baby’s head and shoulders are always perfectly supported.
Kore Pro i-Size – RRP £199
Kids LOVE doing things on their own, until it comes to picking up their toys and putting them away, and the Kore Pro i-Size gives them the independence they desire. The new Maxi-Cosi Kore Pro i-Size car seat is fitted with the unique and innovative ClickAssist light feature. Detecting when a child is in the seat, the light illuminates the buckle-up area to make fastening their seatbelt easier. Offering maximum safety for your child, the shell provides full body side protection, covering them from the lap up. The car seat is also equipped with Maxi-Cosi’s Side Protection System Plus, which consists of glass fibre shock absorbers in the side wings combined with energy absorbing material. The Kore Pro i-Size grows with your child in both height and width thanks to its adjustable head and backrest. This car seat is designed for children aged from 3.5 years – 12 years.
Joie Spin 360™ – RRP £200
Make leaning over your child and awkwardly trying to fasten them in a thing of the past with the Joie Spin 360™. This parent-friendly car seat can hold your baby from birth to four years and does exactly as its name suggests, i.e. rotates 360 degrees to any position thinkable; forward, rear, and everywhere in between to make every trip and transition a doddle. Though rear facing is the safest option. You can move the car seat to a side or front-on loading position and easily place a little one into the car seat, or unstrap them without a fuss. This helps ensure correct fitting for maximum safety and offers complete comfort for you.
Ickle Bubba Solar Group 1-2-3 Car Seat – RRP £169.00
The Solar Group 1-2-3 isofix and recline car seat is loved by many parents (so much so that it was awarded Gold in the Mother & Baby Awards 2019 for Best Forward Facing Car Seat) for its magnetic strap restraints and holders, breathable fabric, ease of use and affordability. The Solar Group 1-2-3 Car Seat is suitable from 9 months to 12 years, and therefore grows with your child. The Solar not only offers parents advanced safety performance features and ultimate functionality, but is really stylish too. The impressive car seat features a luxury two-tone suede fabric, a reversible headrest cushion, seat cushion and buckle pad to alternate the colour combination as you choose.
City GO i-Size Car Seat – RRP £215
Keep your baby nice and secure when out and about with the rearward facing City GO i-Size Car Seat. The Baby Jogger City GO i-Size infant Car Seat is suitable from birth to 13kg and features impact-absorbing sidewalls, a five-point safety harness with three height positions, designed to accurately fit your child as they grow. In addition, the City Go i-Size comes with memory foam and removable infant inserts to keep your little one comfortable. Combine this with your favourite Baby Jogger pushchair to create a travel system.
General tips and advice
- As much as we hate to wake a sleeping baby, your little one shouldn’t be left to sleep in a car seat for prolonged periods of time. Don’t keep your baby in a car seat for any longer than two hours.
- Don’t forget about seatbelt safety.
- Use ‘baby on board’ stickers.
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