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Baby Capsule Hire – which one should I hire?

At Just take the Kids we regularly get calls from soon to be parents about capsules (also known as Infant Carriers) and questions about which one will suit their needs.

  • Which capsule is the best?
  • Which is the safest?
  • Which will fit in my car?  What if I have a small car?  What if I already have one or two car sears already in the car?
  • Which will fit onto my pram to make a travel system?

To help answer all of these questions we have put together a summary.

When parents are considering which capsule or car seat to use we refer then to the Crep Report.   The Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) is run by a consortium of government agencies and motorist organisations who share a common interest in improving safety for children travelling in vehicles.  CREP provides restraint buyers independent and consistent information on the levels of occupant protection from injury in a crash provided by child restraints and the ease with which they can be used correctly.  www.crep.com.au

While the crep report is a great place to start obtaining information the issue we face at present is that none of the 2010 standard capsules (capsules currently on the market) are reflected in this report.  For example the Maxi Cosi Infant Carrier has a 1 star safety rating on the report.  The current carrier has made safety improvements adding air protect technology – for further information refer to www.airprotect.com.au

We have been informed that the safety rating for capsules will not be updated to reflect the current standard this year.

Carrier Crep Safety rating – 2004 standard  (2010 standard not tested) Width Length Weight (carrier only) Prams that are compatible 2nd base available from Just take the Kids
Safety 1stSafe One 5 stars 44cm 66cm 3.5kg Safety 1st, Maxi Cosi  Yes
BabyloveSnap N Go 4 stars 42cm 66cm 3.8kg Babylove, Valco  Yes
ChiccoKey Fit Plus 4 stars 43cm 67cm 4.1kg Chicco, Bugaboo, Baby Jogger Yes
Safe n Sound Strider Plus 4 stars 47cm 66cm 4.4kg Britax No
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 3 stars 44cm 66cm 5kg Peg Perego, Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, Phil & Teds, Mountain Buggy Yes
Maxi CosiMico & Titan 1 star 41cm 69cm 4.1kg Quinny, Maxi Cosi, Bugaboo (Mico only), Baby Jogger, Phil & Teds, Mamas & Papas, Icandy, Valco, Joolz, Jane Rider Yes
Safe N Sound Unity 1 star 47cm 66cm 4.4kg Britax, mountain buggy, Valco, Baby Jogger  No

Baby Capsule hire Melbourne – Available from Just take the Kids – prices range from $99 to $160 for 6 months hire.  Adaptors  and 2nd bases also available.  Products can be viewed atwww.justtakethekids.com.au or call 0467 675 437 to discuss your requirements.