The Best Swivel Car Seats
24th June 2016
With car seat safety experts emphasising the importance of Extended Rear Facing and the introductions of the new R129 (i-Size to you and I!) car seat safety laws being introduced, the car seat market can seem somewhat mind boggling. The latest innovations of the rotating car seats not only make it possible for your child to rear or forward face but also it's a great back saver when it comes to popping your little ones in and out of the car.
Britax Dualfix £355
An ISOFIX installed car seat that grows with your child from birth all the way up to approximately 4 years old. Although the Dualfix isn't R129 compatible, it does give parents the option to rear face until your child is 18kg (about 4 years old!). Or simply use the 360 degree swivel to turn the seat around to face forwards. The three position recline and performance chest pads leave for a cosy space for baby to travel in. Read our review here.
Cybex Sirona £375
A super sleek, space age looking seat that can be used from birth to 18kg. The Sirona
has the capability to rear face until your child is 18kg or 4 years old. With a built in ISOFIX base, the Sirona is packed full of advanced safety technology, because only the safest will do when it comes to our kiddies. When you do chose to rotate the seat to the forward position, Cybex have created a unique safety cushion for added protection, and comes included in the box.
Maxi-Cosi Axissfix £375
Proudly bearing the i-Size (R129) safety badge, the Axissfix
is a rotating car seat from the well-known brand, Maxi-Cosi. Rotating a full 360 degrees, the Axissfix can accommodate your little bundle until they are 87cm tall or approximately 2 years old. From 88 – 105cm you simply swivel the seat to forward facing mode. The Axissfix is simple to install using its own inbuilt ISOFIX base.
Joie 360 Spin £250
The 360 Spin
is a Group 0+/1 car seat that can be used from birth until your child is 18kgs (approximately 4 years). With the luxury of rotating a full 360 degrees, you can gain easy access to your little bundle from either side of the car without disturbing them. Although not isize compatible, children can rear face up to 18kg (approximately 4 years) or parents can simply use the swivel option to forward face their children from 9kg. One nifty feature of the 360 spin is the headrest – when the headrest is adjusted, the harness height adjusts also, so there is no getting in a tangle with altering the harness strap heights.
Have you tried a rotating car seat? Let us know what you think!