Infant car seat
There are many benefits to using an infant car seat for both children and their parents. Infant car seats feature ergonomic designs that deliver a soft and comfortable experience for your child and innovative functions that make everyday use easier for the parents. But most importantly infant car seats keep your newborn safe in the vehicle!
Good to know about infant car seats
This is the first car seat you will be using with your baby. The infant car seat is allowed to use only rear-facing and it can be attached to the car by 3-point safety belts or with Isofix Base. NordBaby shop always recommends using Isofix Base because it is safer, easier and quicker.
Infant car seats have 2 regulations which both are allowed in the EU: 1. ECE R44/04 regulation divides car seats by child's weight among other things; 2. i-Size ECE R129/01 regulation which divides car seats by child's height among other things.
By weight infant car seats belong to Group 0+ which is 0-13kg and by height, infant car seats are for babies 45-87 cm tall. Regarding functions, all the new infant car seats like Cybex Cloud Z and Joie i-Level have a reclining backrest or in other words, a sleeping position when a car seat is outside of the vehicle. This smart function lets the baby stay longer in the infant car seat and enjoy a comfortable sleep.
The majority of the new car seats also have a Side Impact Protection system which reduces side impact forces up to 30% during a crash.
Infant car seats can be used as travel systems in combination with strollers or buggies by using an adapter which usually is included with a stroller of a buggy. A travel system means that you can attach an infant car seat on your stroller/buggy frame and use it to take care of everyday business like going to the doctor or going shopping.