Safe child vehicle travel is something we all take seriously. The Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size car seat is suitable for older children up to the age of four. This seat is a step up from the infant model and again links into the Duofix I-Size car seat base to form an all-in-one child car safety system.
Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size Car Seat Review
We tested it in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross mid-range SUV and we found the configuration was easy to install. It uses the same “Click & Go” system to connect it to the Duofix i-Size Car Seat Base.
Because the Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size Car Seat is aimed at older children, it is more adjustable but also offers extra protection, making it much safer in the event of a crash. It is advisable to fit it in the rear-facing position as long as possible, allowing your child’s head and neck muscles to develop enough strength to support them if they suffer whiplash in the event of a frontal collision.
Either way, the seat will recline, whether they are in a front or rear-facing position. As your child is growing up and becoming more interested in the world outside, the Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size car seat now features a raised vantage point, allowing them a clear view, whichever way they are sitting.
Side-Impact Defence System
The Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size Car Seat includes the side-impact defence system to protect your toddler in the event of a side-on collision. The integrated shoulder and crotch straps will keep your child comfortably but securely fastened and the headrest and harness can be easily modified, according to their needs. Removing your little one from the car couldn’t be easier, as you just move the body straps and headrest using a one-pull manoeuvre, so they can quickly get out and explore their surroundings.
Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size Car Seat
Measuring in at 44 cm (width), 54 cm (height) and 49 cm (depth), the Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size car seat weigh around 15 kg but you will not need to remove it from your vehicle as often because you will not need to transfer it into a stroller as you would with the infant seat.
It clicks into the Duofix I-Size car seat base, so if you had the Carapace infant seat already you don’t have to buy another base. So it saves you money that could be better spent elsewhere. We all know how expensive it is to bring up children these days!
The Oyster Carapace Toddler i-Size car seat is available in a range of snazzy colours and has a removable, washable cover. It comes with a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty, to give you peace of mind in the event of a problem. This car seat is priced at an affordable £149 and is available online.