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. Child Car Seats is an initiative of the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP), a consortium of government agencies and motorist organisations who share a common interest in improving safety for children travelling in vehicles. CREP aims to provide consumers with information to help choose and use safe child car seats and to apply commercial and public consumer pressure on car seat manufacturers to only market seats that perform well beyond the requirements of the Australian Standard. www.childcarseats.com.au
|Carrier||Crep Safety rating||Width||Length||Weight (carrier only)||Pram compatibility||2nd bases|
Snap N Go
|4 stars||42cm||67cm||4kg||Babylove, Valco
Key Fit Plus
|4 stars||43cm||69cm||4.3kg||Chicco, Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, Mountain Buggy||Yes|
|Steelcraft||3 stars||42cm||71cm||3.9kg||Britax, Strider, Steelcraft||Yes|
|Peg Perego Primo Viaggio||3 stars||44cm||74cm||5kg||Peg Perego, Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, Phil & Teds, Mountain Buggy||Yes|
|InfaSecure Arlo||To be rated||46cm||65cm||4.6kg||InfaSecure Arlo Stroller||Yes|
|Joie Gemm||3 stars||44cm||68cm||3.8kg||iCandy, Silvercross, Mamas & Papas, Quinny, Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Phil & Teds, Mountain Buggy, Valco, Joolz, Joie||Yes|
Mico & Titan
|3 Star||45cm||78cm||4.2kg||Quinny, Maxi Cosi, Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, Phil & Teds, Mamas & Papas, Icandy, Valco, Joolz, Jane Rider, Mountain Buggy||Yes|
|Maxi Cosi Mico AP||3 stars||45cm||74cm||4kg||Quinny, Maxi Cosi, Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, Phil & Teds, Mamas & Papas, Icandy, Valco, Joolz, Jane Rider, Mountain Buggy||Yes|
|Safe N Sound Unity||2 star||47cm||70cm||4.4kg||Britax, Mountain Buggy, Valco||Yes|