Car Seats and Accessories

M
ore and more of our lives are spent in and around the car. Babies are popped in the car for the journey to the nursery and home again; back again for a short trip to the shops. Bricks and mortar shops are vital as fitting is still an issue.

i-Size is slowly making its presence known with the number of conforming car seats increasing but customers still need the explanations. They also need guidance on the fitting of car seats are too many are still not fitted correctly.

i-Size will also keep babies rearward facing for longer - an important safety issue as well address issues such as side impact and fitting.

Of course, the sale of a car seat is not the end of the matter. In this Spotlight we have highlighted a number of extras that can be bought - most of which a parent will never have thought of, unless you sell them the idea. And they are not only lucrative but also make life easier for the parent!

Such things include:

Extra supportsespecially for a prem baby for whom being slumped in a car seat is definitely not a good idea! Recent research has shown that the baby’s blood oxygen levels can fall to alarmingly low levels after relatively short times. Sometimes these extra supports are not an optional extra but vital for baby’s wellbeing.

Car seat protectors - to preserve the fabric of the car seat not only from the weight of the child's car seat but also from dirty shoes and dropped food

Sunscreens - the sun can be quite fierce, and baby's skin is very delicate so a shade is essential

Toys - let's face it: long journeys are boring, so something to entertain baby is important. The toys need to be attached as you can't play 'pick up' on the motorway, and safe - anything even slightly sharp can be a killer in an accident.

Footmuffs and Sleeping bags - baby needs to be kept warm in the car and even warmer when taken out of the car. It can be difficult to keep a blanket in place and other items of clothing can cause the baby to overheat or prevent the use of the shoulder straps. However, there are a number of wraps which can simply, easily and safely be used in the car. A raincover is important to stop them getting wet while out of the car.

Mirrors - the safest place for a car seat is in the middle of the back seat of the car. However, if a parent cannot see baby, then they can be distracted and cause the accident! Some mirrors reflect baby in a rear facing seat into the normal car mirror. Other types can be angled so that the driver can see a toddler in the back seat without having to turn around.


Award-winning Seat Back Organiser from Clippasafe keeps car journeys stress-free

The Seat Back Organiser from Clippasafe is a must-have for parents that take their children on car journeys and want to keep them entertained. Parents agree as it has scooped a Gold Award from parent testing organisation, Bizziebaby.

Great for short commutes and perfect for helping to keep kids occupied on longer trips; the organiser features straps that attach it easily to the front seat. It has pouches to keep items like toys, books and snacks in, plus an iPad viewing compartment so children can have their very own seat back TV!

One tester who tested the Seat Back Organiser praised the usability and convenience of the product: “This is a brilliant product, especially for long trips! My daughter really enjoys watching films when we have to do long haul trips to family, so this is perfect and also fits her drinking bottles in. Well worth the money!”

Another tester went on to say: “It’s very good quality and made the car a much tidier place which put a huge smile on my fiance’s face. A place to store car toys, snack, drink and spare nappies and wipes. The tablet pocket makes longer journeys more bearable. This was great value for money!”

Roger Cheetham, Managing Director of Clippasafe, says - “We’re always responding to a need for not only safety products, but also those aimed at making parents’ lives easier and less stressful. We see our range as a one-stop shop for child safety and parental convenience.”

Clippasafe’s Seat Back Organiser retails at £11.99

0115 9211 899
www.clippasafe.co.uk


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Car accessory essentials from Prince Lionheart

Stylish – Functional – Practical – Durable. Protect car upholstery and keep everything in its place with the comprehensive range of car accessories from Prince Lionheart: Family Owned Since 1973.

Be organised on-the-go with the Prince Lionheart Travel Organiser: easy adjustable inner compartments, insulated drink holders and six side pockets with rear anchors to prevent sliding. The Travel Organiser holds all the bits and pieces which children like to have near on long journeys.

Snack and play on-the-go with the Prince Lionheart Travel Tray: for planes, trains automobiles (and pushchairs too!).
Protect baby from direct sunlight and UV rays with the Prince Lionheart rolled SUNSHADE Kit. Clings to any window to provide an instant tinting with the added benefit of being able to open/close window whilst sunshade is in place!

The long-standing favourites live on: 2 stage® seatSAVER® (protects from every day litter and crumbs and also from the compression damage caused by infant and booster seats). Baby viewMIRROR, is a must for parents to safely keep an eye on what’s going on in the back without having to turn around whilst driving; the Backseat kickMAT: protects back of seats from muddy shoes.

Contact us on 020 8997 7054 or at uksales@princelionheart.co.uk, ukmarketing@princelionheart.co.uk for further information.


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ClevaMama® Car Seat Footmuff

Autumn is officially back, so with that in mind ClevaMama® is delighted to announce the launch of their new fleece lined Car Seat Footmuff, the latest addition to their excellent quality and very affordable footmuffs.

Designed to fit any baby car seat with three or five-point harness, ClevaMama’s luxurious Car Seat Footmuff provides your baby a warm and cosy environment when you're out and about during the colder months. Suitable from birth and car seat stage 0.

Features include:

  • Fleece lined and water resistant shell
  • Pull-tie hood for colder days
  • Chest opening for easy access
  • Adjustable harness slots

The full length measures 80cm and it is machine washable, according to the care label instructions.

RRP: £26.99

info@clevamama.com
+353 1 8770724


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Supporting children with BeltUpp

A fantastic, affordable and practical addition to any car seat, BeltUpp keeps children supported and seated upright at all times while in the car.

At about four years old, children will be in a group 2 or 3 car seat, also known as a high back booster. At this stage they lose the comfort and support of a 5-point harness and a simple seatbelt is considered sufficient.

As many parents have spotted, this causes children to fall sideways and slump forwards once asleep. BeltUpp is an easy to use belt and buckle set, fully tested to ECE R44/04 and TRL car-seat regulations. Designed to prevent children falling forwards or leaning to the side whilst in the car, parents can rest assured that with Belt Upp, little ones are comfortable, safe and upright at all times. With everything you need included in the handy pack, Belt Upp takes no longer than a minute to attach to any existing car seat, and even better, requires no tools!

Belt Upp is the ideal accessory for any car journey, from a quick trip to the supermarket through to a two-hour trip to the seaside – a truly revolutionary product tackling an everyday and all too common worry.

www.cheekyrascals.co.uk
01730 895761


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A little more than just car seats

Long car rides can leave the best behaved of people feeling a little cranky, and this is only magnified when it comes to children.

As a part of the Easier Parenting collection at Taf Toys we aim to take the stress out of travelling and believe the key to a smooth car journey is a calm baby.

This is why our range of car toys offer plenty of easy-to-reach play activities and beautifully composed music that will help to keep baby entertained throughout the ride.

From our Play & Kick Car Toy with music and lights activated by the baby’s kick, to the Musical Car Toy Owl that features a range of soothing and play time melodies; our range has been designed to develop baby’s fine motor skills and senses. With features that allow the car toys to easily connect to the headrest and to adjust for baby's reach; both parents and baby will always be ready for a fun and relaxed drive. Bon voyage!

www.halilit.co.uk

 


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Mifold

mifold, the Grab-and-Go car seat is seeing a greater understanding by retailers and consumers alike, of the uses and functions this highly portable car safety restraint has to offer parents and their kids on-the-go.

Together with its unique features of being mighty small and mighty strong, mifold acts as a seat belt adjuster, pulling the adult seat belt down to fit the child correctly on the collar bones and hip bones. Using mifold is now recognised as the only alternative to strapping an adult seat belt on a child when their regular car seat is unavailable, and is even being used as an everyday car seat for those older kids who no longer want to look babyish in their regular car seat.

mifold is rapidly becoming a part of the family of car seats in households across the UK, with more and more retailers successfully offering a mifold or two to their customers with children aged 4 to 12.

Approved in accordance with ECE R44.04 regulations for child restraints, mifold is engineered with Super Tough™ plastic polymers and aircraft grade aluminium for unrivalled durability.

Advanced, compact and portable, mifold is for every child, in every car, on every journey, every time!


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Cozy N Safe’s signature of perfection

When it comes to car seats, the guarantee of safety matters most to parents. For the child, it’s comfort…and for the purse, its budget. With that in mind, Cozy N Safe was born.

Child well-being sits at the heart of every Cozy N Safe car seat. We believe in creating the safest, most comfortable and affordable seats possible. Making journeys easier, more relaxing and safer for everyone.

Award-winning excellence
Cozy N Safe’s 360 deg rotating Merlin is a Group 0+/1 car seat that’s safe to use rear-facing for up to 18kg (4 years approx). Increasingly popular with parents who want to rear-face their child for as long as possible. The Group 1,2,3 Excalibur also increases safety over most other multi-stage seats with its integral 5-point harness. Raising safer harnessing from the usual 18kg to 25kg weight (6 years approx).

Comfort and safety without compromise
Specialist high-density polyurethane foam provides greater comfort and improved impact protection in Cozy N Safe’s new premium Signature range of isofix car seats. Side impact protection shields and one pull harness adjustment makes for greater safety. Multiple reclines, soft fabrics, deeply padded seat, sides and an adjustable headrest eases restful sleep for every little one.


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Into and out of the car whilst asleep

Too many people leave babies in car seats in fear of waking them. This increases the health risks from spine development to flat head syndrome. The most dangerous concern however, is something called hypoxia.

This is a result of shallow breathing caused by the chin on the chest for too long. The developing brain and other organs are subsequently starved of oxygen leading to a rise of SIDs in car seats.

The Snugglebundl is the only product that enables babies to be taken out of car seats asleep. It’s a hammock like blanket which is designed to hold the baby’s head absolutely still when lifting and laying. As such babies can be put in to and taken out of car seats ASLEEP!

It has won many awards including Best Baby Product of the Year by Achieve magazine. The health benefits are so wide ranging that it comes recommended by Midwives, Chiropractors, Sleep experts, Health experts and Car Seat experts.

It is tested it EU standards up to 30kg and crash tested for EU and US standards in three and five point harnesses. It is made of soft cotton and can be machine washed and dried as normal.

For more information on health concerns click here.

Or to find out more about stocking Snugglebundl contact them on 01273 958 703 or team@snugglebundl.co.uk

www.snugglebundl.co.uk


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Premium safety and comfort from birth to four years old (40 – 105 cm)

The DUALFIX i-SIZE is Britax Römer’s latest premium child car seat which features major advancements in comfort, safety and design and is suitable from birth up to approximately four years.

The car seat has been developed, designed and manufactured in Germany, and has only been approved after numerous tests in their modern in-house crash test facility which is one of Europe’s most prestigious crash test facilities, launched in 2017. This is how Britax Römer guarantee the best possible quality of their car seats. This also applies to the seat components, covers and fabrics, all of which are manufactured in Europe.

Providing ultimate comfort to both parents and children, the 360-degree rotatable car seat can be used rearward facing from birth to 105 cm or forward facing from 15 months to 105 cm. It features a 90-degree rotation enabling ease in placement and harnessing of a child. DUALFIX i-SIZE can be turned in all 12 recline positions forward and rearward facing, and the rebound bar can be adjusted by an entire 8 degrees giving children 10% of additional leg space when seated rearward facing.

The DUALFIX i-SIZE adheres not only to the latest R129 regulation, but also Britax Römer’s stricter internal safety standards. “SICT inside” for side impact protection decreases the forces of a car crash through targeted energy reduction away from children. Additionally the deeply padded side wings provide optimum safety along the entire seat. The ISOFIX installation comes with Britax Römer’s patented Pivot Link ISOFIX system and thanks to the i-Size homologation, DUALFIX i-SIZE can be installed on every i-Size seating position with ISOFIX and support leg. For cars without i-Size seating positions, Britax Römer’s FIT FINDER® helps to identify approved seating positions.

For more information please speak with your Britax Römer Representative.


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Wow! That’s clever!

Mum ‘SparklewithKerry’ says "This amazing 3 in 1 All Weather Protector by Travel Essentials is a fabulous bit of kit.

It’s a foldaway and pop up cover for the car seat attachment on the pram. It’s super easy to assemble and fit – essential when bad weather strikes."

There are small windows on all sides so parents can see baby and they can see their parents. It’s also great for babies to be able to have a look around whilst on the move. These windows also double up as mosquito nets – perfect for travelling.

There’s a velcroed top opening so the car seat handle can easily be grasped, without having to remove the cover.

When the weather improves, the window at the front can be opened. This is especially handy if there’s a break in rain, or baby needs attending to. The 3-in-1 All Weather Protector also has a brilliant splash proof rain cover. This just zips away when not required.

This ingenious product is neatly packaged and will sell like hot cakes in your store. Feature it as a ‘must have’ essential at a great price point of £20.00 RRP!

Fits over most infant car seats, UV protection ensures 80% of the sun’s harmful rays are blocked.

Contact NSAuk for trade prices on minimum and quantity orders on 01483 527799 or sales@nsauk.com

www.nsauk.com


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