When I first heard about a carrycot style car seat I was rather skeptical.
How could this possibly be safe? How does this work?
My vision was so wrong. I’m almost ashamed of how daft my preconceived idea of this was. Especially after doing more research and finding out it is actually safer than most car seats on the market today.
Maxi-Cosi Jade Carrycot Carseat
The Maxi-Cosi Jade is the first lie-flat car carrycot certified to the new i-Size car seat law.
Is the Maxi-Cosi Jade Carrycot Car Seat safe?
I’m jumping in straight to the safety regulations. I feel thats the most important part of a car seat.
The Jade offers proved head and neck protection and slide impact protection. There is a unique Slide & Go installation on the ISOFIX base. This makes it easy to install the Jade car carrycot correctly and safely as it does not rely on guiding seatbelts.
You can see and hear the confirmation that you have installed the Jade car carrycot correctly too as there is light and sound feedback.
Your baby will also be secure inside the carrycot as there is padding and straps to fasten your little one in safely.
The car seats position will be facing sideways across your back seat, so your baby’s head will be closest to the middle. This way, your baby will have greater protection against side-impact crashes.
Unboxing the Jade I was pleased to see I was not going to be building anything. The quality of the product is amazing. Squishing my hands down inside to test the comfort I was happy to find that it was so comfortable and soft to touch, with an extra inlay added for even more comfort.
I wanted to climb in myself and go for a nap!
There is a hood attached too which provides sun protection and is great to have down when baby is sleeping.
What is best for newborn babies?
In your standard car seats, babies sit in an upright position or on a slight tilt. Because of this, it is recommended that babies can not be in their car seat for longer than two hours at a time because their breathing might be compromised.
You may be thinking “I won’t be in a car for two hours”, but this rule also stands for babies in car seats attached to their pram.
The Jade lie-flat carrycot car seat avoids your baby’s air flow from being restricted as they can lie flat and are not sitting upright trying to sleep scrunched.
So, if you’re travelling for longer than two hours or plan to use the car seat attached to the pram, this may be for you. I plan to use my Maxi-Cosi Lila pram.
Newborn babies need a lot of sleep. The carrycot car seat will be a comfortable sleep for them and as the car seat can be attached to a pram as a travel system, your baby will not be disturbed and can stay soundly asleep.
- The Jade costs £199
- Maxi-Cosi 3WayFix Base costs £199
The car seat will need to be changed when your baby reaches 9kg.
- Safe and easy ISOFIX installation in the car
- Slide & Go installation to the base
- Washable cover Comfort
- Comfortable soft touch newborn inlay for added comfort
- Sun protection
- Soft mattress for supreme comfort for baby Safety
- R129 safety
- Impact absorbing material
- 3-point safety harness General
- In car repositioning
- Long-lasting value with 3wayFix base
Find out more about the Maxi-Cosi Jade here: https://www.maxi-cosi.co.uk/car-seats/jade
Product was gifted. All opinions are completely honest and my own.