New Volvo Child Seats At The London Baby Show - Baby-Safe Plus and FixWay Models | Part Two

Infant seat: 'Baby-Safe Plus'

The new infant seat is suitable from birth up to 13kg (approximately 9-11 months) - also known as group 0+.

Just like a Volvo, it offers increased side impact protection thanks to Britax's unique Adjusta-fit System for easy harness height adjustment, with deep, softly padded side wings, head guard and headrest with an integral cushion to also provide a more natural sleeping position. It can also be fitted using conventional seatbelts if ISOFIX mountings are not available.

It has an adjustable five-point ' pull' harness for easy adjustment, with shoulder and buckle pads to keep the baby as comfortable as possible, plus there is a carrying handle for when it's removed from the car, and a canopy to shield the baby.

The Baby-Safe Plus car seat is available from Volvo dealers for £223.69 (including ISOFIX base).

Child seat: 'FixWay'

The new FixWay is suitable from birth up to approximately 4 years (0-18kg - also known as group 0+ and group 1). Like the Baby-Safe Plus it also has deep, softly padded side wings for optimum side impact protection, plus a five-point '1 pull' harness.

It must be fitted so the child faces backwards to lessen the impact on a child's neck in any accident, and has securing straps for maximum security. In addition, it also has several backrest positions so it can be reclined to make it easier for a child to sleep, and costs £265.37 (including ISOFIX base).

Especially for Children

Volvo also offers a child seat that fits older models or cars without ISOFIX mounting points, which is available for £127, plus support legs for £32.47.

Volvo has produced a 'Children In Cars' booklet that is full of handy tips and advice about child safety in cars² which is available as a download at www.volvocars.co.uk (filed under 'Brand Values', 'Safety', 'In-car child safety').

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Published 24 October 2005 Melanie Carter

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