Although you'll have to wait for your first long car trip with your baby until they get older, you'll need a car seat for children weighing 0-13 kg slightly earlier. There's a reason why the first car seat is on the list of things to buy for mobile parents. It guarantees safety during short and slightly longer trips you go on with your child. A car seat for a little one weighing 0-13 kg will be useful at a time in which you're gaining experience in looking after your baby, knowing that they need safe solutions. When choosing a car seat for an infant, it's good to make sure it's multi-functional and easy to install. The first car seats are often tailored to the frame of a pushchair, which makes it easier to care for your child, and an intuitive affixing system saves you time, which is a precious commodity for parents!
First car seat: what makes it stand out?
The smaller the little human, the bigger their needs. That's why finalising the baby starter kit can sometimes be a challenge, and one of the most difficult decisions for parents is still which car seat they should buy at the beginning. Parents aren't aware of all the features that every car seat should have. So what should it be like to meet the needs of both your new arrival and you?
A car seat for a newborn stands out from other seats from different manufacturers thanks to many features. It resembles an ergonomic boat in which the delicate body of your baby is arranged in a natural way. It has an additional insert for young children – its role is to perfectly tailor the inside of the seat to the needs of your newborn, who gets to travel in a stable position. The external shell of the car seat is adequately reinforced, and the seat itself is equipped with sturdy and easy-to-use fitting systems.
All parents value functional solutions, especially in the first months together, which pass by while you learn your little one's needs and are full of completely new experiences. That's why car seats for newborns are often equipped with a convenient handle and can easily be used as an infant carrier, or even a bouncer. Mobile parents will love such a helper, especially because some models of first car seats are often available in larger sets, e.g. with a carrycot and stroller (one purchase to last many years), or suit the pushchair frames of a given manufacturer. This is when the car seat changes into a handy and easy-to-manoeuvre parent assistant that's easy to steer, eliminating the need for parents to lift.
Types of 0-13 kg car seats – which one should you choose?
Once you choose a car seat that's suitable for your baby focusing first on the crucial weight category, you just need to adjust your future family travel companion to your individual needs. Car seats in the 0-13 kg category include the following types of models:
- 0-13 kg car seat with the infant carrier and bouncer function – a car seat that's affixed facing away from the direction of travel (RWF), comfortable to carry, and can be clipped in to the pushchair frame using adapters,
- 0-13 kg car seat with base – affixed facing away from the direction of travel (RWF) using ISOFIX connectors. It's integrated with the base, into which you clip the seat using innovative affixing systems. Its design increases safety while driving, and allows quicker and easier installation of the car seat.