How do I choose the right CHILD car seat?

Using a car seat from your very first journey in the car is the only way to really protect your little one.
Chicco conceives, designs and develops a wide range of products to answer to the specific needs of children of all ages. A few key pointers are needed to evaluate and choose the most appropriate car seat for your little one.

Newborns
from birth up to about one years
0-13 kg
40-75 cm

Toddler
from 9 months to about 4 years
9-18 kg
70-105 cm

Children
from 3 years to about 12 years
15-36 kg
100-150 cm

WHEN IS IT NEEDED TO PASS TO THE NEXT CAR SEAT?

Often, we replace our car seat with the next one too soon. Each seat is designed to ensure utmost safety and
comfort to little ones , according to their weight, height and age. You need to change the car seat of your child when:

The top of the child’s head appears above the upper edge of the backrest.

Shoulders are more than 2 cm above the integrated seat belt attachment, with the headrest in the highest position.

DIFFERENT INSTALLATION POSSIBILITIES

Car seats can be fitted in one of two ways. Both are safe. The most important thing is that the car seat is installed correctly.

ISOFIX or LATCH

Car seats can be installed without using car seat belts. ISOFIX or LATCH system is the easier, faster and safer way to install a car seat

VEHICLE BELT

It requires the usage of vehicle belts, following belt-guides


isofix / latch system: How does it works?

SAFER . EASIER . FASTER

It is easier to get a proper installation compare with a car seat belt. The car seat is installed in few simple steps, eliminating those difficulties that could occur with a car seat belt, and reducing the risk of error.


TOP TETHER

This is composed by two ISOFIX or LATCH connectors, located between the backrest and the seat of the car, and the third anchor point -TOP TETHER (stabiliser belt).

Why booster seat is important?

Booster seats protect children who are too big for a car seat but too small for a seat belt.

Experts shared that children should not be allowed to sit in a car without a booster seat until they are at least 145cm and weight between 36kg to 45kg

Booster seats Although seat belts are safer than nothing at all, children who should be in booster seats
but wear only seat belts are at risk of severe abdominal, head and spinal injuries in the
event of a crash..

Booster seats can reduce the risk of serious injury by 45% compared to seat belts alone.

safety belt fit test

A child can ride safely without a booster when they pass the 5-steps test

Reference:

1. https://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/ResearchReports/skw_cps_study_2014_v8-no_embargo.pdf
2. https://www.boosterseats4safety.org/child-safety-seat-guide/

Why booster seat is important?

Booster seats protect childrenwho are too big for a car seat but too small for a seat belt.

Experts shared that children should not be allowed to sit in a car without a booster seat until they are at least 145cm and weight between 36kg to 45kg

Booster seats Although seat belts are safer than nothing at all, children who should be in booster seats
but wear only seat belts are at risk of severe abdominal, head and spinal injuries in the
event of a crash..

Booster seats can reduce the risk of serious injury by 45% compared to seat belts alone.

safety belt fit test

A child can ride safely without a booster when they pass the 5-steps test

Reference:

1. https://www.safekids.org/sites/default/fles/documents/ResearchReports/skw_cps_study_2014_v8-no_embargo.pdf
2. https://www.boosterseats4safety.org/child-safety-seat-guide/

do not use car seat which in condition below

CAR SEAT INVOLVE IN CAR CRASH

SECOND HAND CAR SEAT

DAMAGE CAR SEAT

Rear-Facing: Why and How Long

The AAP recommends that all infants ride rear-facing starting with their first ride home from the hospital. All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing seat, as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat manufacturer.1 

REAR-FACING CRASH
FORWARD-FACING CRASH

When rear-facing, a child’s head, neck and spine are all supported by the car seat during an accident.

Reference:

1. pediatics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/08/28/peds.2018-2046, pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/08/28/peds.2018-2461

REAR-FACING CRASH
FORWARD-FACING CRASH

When rear-facing, a child’s head, neck and spine are all supported by the car seat during an accident.

Reference

1. pediatics.aappublications.org
/content/early/2018/08/28/
peds.2018-2046, pediatrics.aappublications.org
/content/early/2018/08/28/
peds.2018-2461

KEYFIT 30 with BASE

Usage: 0-13kg (0-12months)
Installation: LATCH system or vehicle belt
Position: Rearward Facing

Mini Bravo Plus Travel System

Come with KeyFit30 carrier car seat which can clicks
easily into the mini Bravo® Plus Stroller

NextFit Zip Max

Usage: 1.8-29.5kg (0-7years old)
Installation: LATCH system or vehicle belt
Position: Rearward Facing up to 22.7kg
Forward facing from 10kg-29.5kg
Feature: Extra 25% more legroom

NextFit Zip

Usage: 2.2-29.5kg (0-7years old)
Installation: LATCH system or vehicle belt
Position: Rearward Facing up to 18kg
Forward facing from 10kg-29.5kg

UNICO

Usage: 0-36kg (0-12years old)
Installation: ISOFIX + vehicle belt system
Feature: Come with rotating system which
possible to rotate the seat in order to easily
pass from rearward facing to forward facing

SEAT 4

Usage: 0-36kg (0-12years old)
Installation: ISOFIX
Feature: 360° Rotating System allows to
easy seat the baby. Retractable side safety system
to ensure best safety in case of lateral Impacts

Seat up 012

Usage: 0-25kg (0-6 years old)
Installation: ISOFIX system or vehicle belt
Feature: Come with a comfortable and
embracing reducer cushion that has
to be used from birth till 9kgs

Eletta Comfort

Usage: 0-18kg (0-4 years old)
Installation: vehicle belt
Feature: Reclines to 4 different positions
to assure comfortable travelling and peaceful naps

Gro-up 123

Usage: 9-36kg (9/12months to 12years old)
Installation: Vehicle belt
Feature: Reclines to 2 positions to ensure a
pleasant journey to your little one

MyFit Harness + Booster Car Seat

Usage: 11.6-45kg (1+ to 12years old)
Installation: LATCH system or vehicle belt
Feature: 9-position headrest and 4-position
recline helps improve child comfort and vechicle fit

Oasys 2-3 Fix Plus

Usage: 15 – 36kg (3 to 12years old)
Installation: LATCH system or vehicle belt
Feature: 9-position headrest and 4-position
recline helps improve child comfort and vehicle fit

KidFit 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat

Usage: 13.6 – 45kg (3 to 12years old)
Installation: LATCH system or vehicle belt
Feature: Backrest is removable to create a backless
booster for older children and uses up to 50kg

Fold & Go (i-size)

Usage: 100-150cm (3 to 12years old)
Installation: ISOFIX or vehicle belt
Feature: Designed to be easily folded, carried and stored in the boot when not in use.

GoFit Backless Booster

Usage: 18 – 50kg (4 to 12years old)
Installation: Vehicle belt
Feature: Contoured ErgoBoost® seat and double foam padding that provide support in all the right places

GoFit Plus Backless Booster

Usage: 18 – 50kg (4 to 12years old)
Installation: LATCH system or vehicle belt
Feature: An innovative quick-release design means
one-hand removal with a simple pull

Quasar Plus

Usage: 15 – 36kg (3 to 12years old)
Installation: Vehicle belt
Feature: Make in Italy and easy to use

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