Choosing the right car seat with Chicco

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Whether you’re expecting your very first baby or shopping for a lively toddler, one of the biggest decisions you will make as a parent is the kind of car seat you choose. In fact, it is the one decision that most fathers insist on being involved in when it comes to preparing for the little one’s arrival – and rightly so.

Luckily Chicco has spent 61 years as an integral part of several generations of families and have mastered the fine balance between safety, quality, functionality and style when it comes to all their products.

Every Chicco car seat is engineered for comfort, safety and peace of mind. World-class innovation and user-friendly touchpoints make Chicco’s car seats reassuringly easy to install and secure your child. All tested in Italy with crash test dummies and approved by the South African National Regulation of Car Seats for ultimate safety checks in the most extreme circumstances, Chicco car seats are a globally trusted part of millions of children’s journeys every day.

We have made it easy for you by selecting our personal favourites.

2Easy – Group 0+/1 (0-18kgs)

The perfect car seat to accompany your little one from birth to four years of age, the 2Easy is a car seat that really lives up to its name. 2Easy has been studied to embrace the child in every step of their growth. Starting off rear-facing with newborns and eventually swivelling around to be a front-facing, compact shell of a protector, it has a mini reducer for the smallest of babies that can be scooped up by parents and not disturb baby while they sleep.

The system is integrated with a base and reclines in four positions, making this cocoon of comfort even more conducive to a gentle journey. Uses seat belts to install.

Cosmos – Group 0+/1 (0-18kgs)

Rear and front-facing, the Cosmos is another belt-installed car seat that is the perfect introduction from newborn upwards. When baby grows, simply turn the seat around and let them see the world. A newborn mini reducer will keep small babies snug and comfortable, and can be simply removed as the child grows.  Recline into four positions to make sleeping on road trips a pleasure. The rounded and ergonomic shape of the seat makes it stylish and solid – and it even comes with a small toy.

Seat Up 012 – Group 0+/1/2 (0-25kgs)

One of the sturdiest and most popular car seats on the market, the Seat Up is the rock solid Isofix-installed car seat that parents have been raving about around the world. The perfect combination of safety, comfort and practicality, Seat Up cocoons the newborn baby with a mini reducer and then gets adjusted at the headrest and sides as the child grows.

Also rear- and front-facing depending on age group, the seat will be your child’s companion on their journeys until about 25kgs in weight, making it a great saving in terms of longevity. The three reclining positions will keep comfort a priority too. A definite all-rounder in terms of car seat stars.

“Every Chicco car seat is engineered for comfort, safety and peace of mind.”

Youniverse – Group 1/2/3 (9-36kgs)

Youniverse starts at 9kgs and follows your child up to 36kgs – that’s almost 12 years of age! With car seat laws becoming stricter all the time, young or light children need the protection that only a solid shell can give against impact. The Youniverse is a sturdy, ever-growing car seat that can be adjusted with every inch of your child’s growth. Reclining with simple movements, comfortable with extra padding and Italian style and quality make it a favourite among parents globally. Installed with Isofix and seat belts.

Gro Up 123 – Group 1/2/3 (9-36kgs)

The one-piece structure of the Gro Up car seat provides the maximum protection for children from 9 to 36kgs. With a reducer cushion for younger babies, the seat then grows with simple movements as your child does, making it a strong and reliable car companion until approximately 12 years of age. Reclining, comfortable with modern, stylish design, the Gro Up is one of Chicco’s best loved belt-installed car seats for older children.

Fold n Go iSize – Group 2/3 (15-36kgs)

Fold n Go is the brand-new car seat that can fold up into a compact unit and be stored in the boot of the car when not in use. An Isofix-installed car seat, this new iSize regulation puts significant new safety demands on high back booster seats, making the Fold n Go one of the safest car seats on the market in SA. The seat can be adjusted both in height and width, following older children correctly as they grow, giving them perfect protection, comfort and space. One of the most compact car seats in the world, the Fold n Go allows travelling parents to keep their favourite car seat with the family no matter where they go.

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