Best Design and Innovation Features in Baby Car Seats

As parents as well as designers, we are always on the lookout for new, innovative products that solve everyday problems.

We have a fair amount of experience designing new products for the baby and nursery sector, including launching our own pushchair brand, Ark.

You don’t have to be a parent to know that one of the biggest issues faced by new parents is keeping your baby safe at all times, especially when traveling in a car. There are so many options out there when it comes to choosing a baby car seat; the safety, side impact, lie-flat, lightweight, isofix car seat bases, being interchangeable with pushchairs, the list is endless!

We decided to take a look at the features of some of the most innovative baby car seats on the market and explore some of our favourites.

What are the key design considerations for a baby car seat?

Well-designed baby car seat with top safety ratings. With so many different car seat options on the market it can be stressful trying to find the best option for your baby. Safety ratings are probably one of the best ways to decide which car seat to purchase as this will ultimately save lives!

We love Dualfix i-Size as it’s a flexible car seat with reassuring safety features such as an adjustable rebound bar and superior side impact protection. It has energy-absorbing padded inserts that provide a newborn with extra support and 12 recline positions.

Dualfix-i-Size

Best side impact protection. Very important in baby car seats as it can save lives. Side impacts are the second most common source of serious injuries for children in vehicles, it’s essential to choose the right baby car seat that offers the best protection.

 

We love Graco SlimFit 3-in-1 Convertible as it’s built with a steel frame for durability and features shock-absorbing foam for protection from impact. The InRight LATCH System makes it easy to secure.

Graco-SlimFit

Light weight and easy to use. Perfect for grandparents and busy parents who often only have one hand free. The car seat being lightweight makes it easy to move and carry around with ease.

 

We love Maxi-Cosi Rock it weighs as little as 3.8kg, for children measuring 40-75cm, which is from birth to around 12 months.

Maxi-Cosi

Best position for your baby. With the ‘2 hour car rule’ being a concern when travelling with your baby, it’s best to look for car seats that can recline, so that your child can lie flat for a while when you take a break. There are so many new and innovative design solutions out there to try to solve this problem.

 

We love Joie i-Level as one of the standout features of this seat is the lie-flat recline function, keeping your baby in the most ergonomic position possible.

Joie-i-Level

Tasteful and stylish. Cars can be some peoples pride and joy! So why not have a beautifully designed car seat that compliments the interior of your car? A stylish, trendy baby car seat can make a big difference!

We love BebyLux Gold Bezel as the black and gold design makes the car seat look luxurious and would certainly be a statement in any car.

BebyLux

Innovation features. Trying to find a baby car seat that is trendy, practical, and safe can be a challenge. There are many innovative design solutions out there that are aiming to solve all these problems.

We love the award-winning  Cybex Cloud Q as it’s a lie-flat, versatile infant car seat that has won over parents with its ergonomic design and travel system compatibility. It has 11-position height-adjustable headrest and compatible with sensor safe.

Cloud-Q

Do you have any innovative baby product ideas?

We’ve worked with a number of clients to bring innovative baby products to the market. Take a look at them and some of the other products we’ve worked on in our case studies section. 

The baby and nursery sector is a huge market and one that’s likely to keep growing, especially after all these lockdowns…. So it’s a great time to be developing new baby products. Do get in touch if you’ve seen or have a baby car seat with a great feature, we’d love to hear about it! If you would like to read more first about baby product design click here. 

If you’ve got an idea for a baby or nursery product but don’t know how to go about developing it, contact us today and we can arrange a call to discuss it. 

Innovative Baby Products

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