Whether you’re just driving around the corner or taking a long road trip, nothing is more important than the safety of the littlest passengers. With this in mind, Recaro has created the ProRide Todder Car Seat. Perhaps you already have a child’s car seat but you’re worried about the lack of protection it might give during an impact? Or do you already have a super-safe seat but your child can’t get comfortable? In that case it’s time to take a look at the ProRide.
The Recaro ProRide’s features
This is a sturdy seat designed with toddlers’ comfort and safety in in mind. The impact-protection side-wings are easy to adjust and provide a headrest which prevents your child’s head from drooping as he or she takes a nap. It surpasses American and European safety standards for child car seats in both the rear and forward-facing positions. Not only that, but it is also FAA approved to be used on a plane – in both rear and forward-facing positions!
Let’s take a closer look
This American-built seat is designed for toddlers – in the rear-facing position the height limit is under 50 inches with a weight limit of 40 pounds. In the forward-facing position it can be used by toddlers who weigh between 20 and 70 pounds and with a height limit of under 50 inches when seated.
The side impact protection not only protects your child’s head and face, but also his or her neck, torso and pelvis. The mesh fabric allows ample air circulation to occur, preventing your child from getting too hot on the journey.
There are plenty of child car seats out there which use impact-protection fabric and have all kinds of neat designs to ensure your child’s safety. However, these features often come at a cost – your child’s comfort. The ProRide combines all these safety features with a design which prevents the toddler from overheating or becoming uncomfortable or crowded in. At the same time, unlike many seats, this seat prevents your child’s head from drooping while sleeping.
It’s easy to install and adjust and a big bonus is that you can take it on a plane, too! Whether you use it in the rear or forward positions, it will make the flight a lot more comfortable and peaceful for your child, yourself and the other passengers!
I have a couple of minor gripes with the design, for example, it doesn’t have any pockets or even a cup holder – features that a lot of other seats do have, and wouldn’t have been that difficult to include. The fabric can only be washed by hand, too, which takes precious time from time-short parents!
It’s also quite big. If you have a small car, you might struggle to install it securely – this is something you should consider before buying. In fact, several customers have complained of a having a difficult time installing the seat and that could be down to the space available in the car.
The Recaro ProRide is one of several child seats featured and reviewed at http://www.babywhawha.com/, a useful site if you want to compare the pros and cons of different seats. Amazon reviewers currently rate this seat with an impressive 4.5 stars out of 5. Hopefully this review helps you make an informed choice about your child’s car seat! I look forward to hearing your response!