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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.   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
Babylove

Snap N Go

4 stars 42cm 67cm 4kg Babylove, Valco

 

Yes
Chicco

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
Maxi Cosi

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