It’s autumn — time to head back to Cologne, Germany for one of the world’s biggest trade shows for children’s products – Kind + Jugend 2019! Our intrepid European team descended on Cologne via train, plane, and automobile for three days that were packed full of all things car seats. Kind + Jugend: Day 1
When we saw Maxi-Cosi’s new Kore Pro i-Size high back booster seat we knew we wanted a closer look! It’s one of only a small handful of i-Size boosters currently on the market in Europe, and it has some cool features that looked really intriguing. Luckily, Maxi Cosi was kind enough to send us one
Britax’s range of European booster seats has grown yet again! The new KIDFIX III M looks at first glance to be nearly identical to previous models, but it has a few surprises up its sleeve. Let’s take a closer look, and see how it compares to the KIDFIX II XP SICT that we’ve reviewed previously.
Britax’s DUALFIX convertible car seat has long been one of the more popular swivelling car seats on the market here in Europe. Now, Britax has updated the old favourite to make it compliant with the new R129 (commonly referred to as i-Size) regulations. Suitable from birth to 105 cm or 18 kg, the new DUALFIX
NUNA’s Pipa Lite LX has been available in the United States for a while, but did you know there is also a European version of this lightweight rear facing only car seat? When NUNA asked if we would like to check out the European Pipa Lite LX we jumped at the chance! Lightweight yet full
We got our first look at the new Nuna Myti at the Kind und Jugend trade show back in September, but now can share even more info about this new harness to booster (aka combination car seat for our friends from the United States) car seat with our readers! Nuna invited us down to their offices
As part of our expansion around the world, we’ve added an EU Recommended Seats tab to our website and sent our EU-based team to Cologne, Germany to attend the Kind + Jugend trade fair in September 2018! This giant temporary city of baby gear is not unlike the ABC Kids Expo and JPMA Shows that
In 2013 European car seat laws were overhauled to ensure safer, easier to use products for caregivers. As part of a 3-phase plan, rear facing only infant seats were the first to benefit from the new rules. The Baby-Safe i-Size is one of Britax Römer’s i-Size compliant infant seats. When paired with the Flex base
Buckle crunch is not a candy bar. It’s a situation where the vehicle seat belt’s buckle is pulled up into the belt path of a car seat. Instead of the seat belt webbing doing all the work of restraining the car seat, the hard plastic of the buckle is pulled inside the belt path. This makes for an insecure installation because the plastic of the buckle can shatter or the car seat can shift along the plastic portion of the buckle instead of being held back by the webbing.
The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) is a German automobile organisation that performs rigorous crash tests on car seats. Twice a year, a selection of car seats are tested and rated on various criteria. Let’s take a look at the results from Spring 2018!