As comfort and convenience for your youngsters are as important as safety, Volvo launched a new range of improved child seats.
The Swedish premium automaker is a pioneer in automotive safety over many areas, child protection included. Volvo has just launched a range of three new child seats with focus on design, comfort and convenience, factors that are usually overlooked by other companies. But there are also many parents ignoring the importance of such seats, giving up too easily when their young ones loudly refuse to be pinned down in some uncomfortable fixed positions.
“Teaching adults how to install and operate a child seat is one thing, getting the child to stay in the seat is another entirely – especially when the child gets older,” Volvo rightly says. “Many parents unwittingly allow their children to sit forward-facing too early. One of the many reasons quoted for this is comfort – the child complains that there is not enough legroom, or is too warm due to the upholstery.”
Therefore, to bring some coziness into this direction, the automaker developed a new generation of child seats with a more breathable and comfortable upholstery made of 80 percent wool textile for a smoother feel, and which acts better in both hot and cold climates. The seats also have a slimmer design aimed to increase legroom and overall comfort.
“We believe that children will be more comfortable in our rearward-facing new seat and that this will encourage parents to keep their children rearward-facing for longer. This will have a direct impact on overall child safety,” Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Leader of Injury Prevention at Volvo, said.
Volvo’s new three child seats, developed with Britax-Romer:
• Infant seat – rearward-facing (up to 13 kg or 1 year)
• Child seat – rearward-facing for children from 9 months up to 6 years (least 3-4 years as recommended by Volvo)
• Booster seat – forward-facing for children that have outgrown the rearward-facing seat (from 3-10 years old)