Car Seats 101: What You Need To Know

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Thinking of Buying a Car Seat Online? Here are Some Options

With the implementation of Car Seat Law waiting in the wings, parents have been looking for car seat options in the online marketplace. Note that, you can’t buy just any car seat. According to RA 11229, it must be appropriate to a child’s age, height, and weight, and must be mounted on a rear seat of the vehicle.

It must also comply with standards set by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as specified in DTI Department Administrative Order No. 20-03, and other international standards, including those under the United Nations Regulations 44 and 149.

We checked out the available car seat options and here’s what we found:

Car Seat Brands Online for Different Needs and Budgets

For Light and Easy Packing

 1. BÉABA

car seat beaba foldable seat

It looks unassumingly sleek and small, but open it and it becomes a car seat! At 4kg, this airplane carry-on luggage format car seat is a very convenient option. This car seat can be used for ages 3.5 to 12 years old. Watch its instructional video here.

Price: ~ Php14,500

2. Mifold hifold

car seat

Fit for 0-4 years old, this Mifold chair is the world’s most adjustable high back booster seat ever invented. With its special multi-fold technology, this car seat folds down to be thrice as smaller than a regular high back— making it super easy to carry around!

Price: ~ Php12,999.75

Compact and Comfy

3. Recline N’ Ride™ 3-in-1 Car 

car seat for infant

Graco® Recline N’ Ride™ 3-in-1 Car Seat, featuring On the Go Recline, is the only car seat that can recline without uninstalling (harness modes only). It’s a car seat that can grow with your child. Its Simply Safe Adjust™ Harness and 10-position headrest help the car seat fit your child properly as he grows.

Price: ~ Php23,999.75

For Your Child’s Early Years

4. COMBI WEGO LONG

car seat

This model can be used from birth to up to 7 years of age, with features youc can adjust accordingly. It has an EggShock Pad in the its head support and in both sides, so your baby is protected from sudden shocks.

Price: ~ Php17,999.75

5. Mothercare Madrid Combination Car Seat

car seat

This car seat features a lot for its price. It has a head cushion, chest pads, and buckle pads for comfort. It also includes deep wide wings with side impact protection. The car seat’s padded cover is removable and washable. This is really handy for sanitation purposes.

Price: ~ Php8,499.00

6. Nuna Rava (Caviar)

black car seat

The RAVA convertible car seat is filled with really purposeful features like a laid back legroom, an all-steel frame, energy absorbing foam, and side impact protecting pods. This seat is airline certified and can be used from zero months.

Price: ~ Php27,999.75

7. Anzen Complete Car Seat Group

car seat you can buy online

It has five headrest adjustments that you can adjust as your child grows, 9-36kg. It also boosts of side impact protection as well as forward facing care belt installation. It’s on sale now at Kids Company.  

Price: ~ Php7,999.75

For the Big Kids

8. Chicco KIDFIT

booster seat

Looking for booster seat for your growing kid? The KidFit® booster seat offers head and torso protection, with a boost, for big kids who are ready to make the switch from a five-point harness to a vehicle’s regular seat belt.

Price: ~ Php8,999.75

Your All-Around Seat

9. Aprica Air Groove

car seat

This all-around car seat features thicker butterfly-type headrest to absorb vibrations, and is large and deep enough to support your child’s head and neck while they’re asleep. With three stages to put the car seat in, the seat easily adjusts as your child grows.

Price: ~ Php15,000

10. Joie Cherry Verso Convertible Car Seat

red car seat

It can be used from zero months until 12 years of age because of its Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system, which adjusts simultaneously and requires no re-threading of its harness. This car seat is perfect for a tropical country like ours because of it uses breathable fabrics for ventilation.

Price: ~ Php16,000

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the use of car seats actually reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71% and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54%. Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% for young children (aged 4–8) years when compared with using a seat belt use alone. So though car seats are quite pricey, we feel that owning one does have its purpose in the long run.

Stay safe everyone!

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