Tag Archives: CarSafety

Dreamy Day Tripper

2 Oct

Hi folks,

So… the countdown is on until Little T joins us at the end of the month! Eeeeeeck… we’ll have a new baby THIS MONTH! We just cannot wait. We’ve been very busy getting everything ready for his arrival!

We received the most stunning delivery from Joie a few weeks ago in the shape of the new iLevel Infant Carrier/Car Seat.

I absolutely LOVE this car seat & cannot wait to bring Little T home from the hospital in it… so get ready to be inundated with lots of cute adorable newborn baby pics of him all snuggly in it.

So… what’s so fabulous about this particular car seat!? Well… as well as many other things, it comes complete with ISOFIX & it fully reclines!

With the full recline feature, it essentially converts from an infant carrier to a carry cot when strolling out & about.

Everything you need to know:

  • Meets the new i-Size ECE R129/00 standard
  • Suitable rearward facing from birth to 85cm, and less than 13kg
  • Converts to a flat reclining seat usable in the vehicle or on a pushchair
  • Features patented Intelli-Fit™ foam for ultimate side impact protection
  • Exclusive Tri-Protect™ headrest offers 3 layers of security
  • Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system adjusts simultaneously and requires no rethreading of harness
  • Multi-position, ergonomic carry handle with leather look grip
  • Removable full body insert
  • Retractable, removable sun canopy features a zip-open panel
  • Comes complete with an ISOFIX base
  • Easy buckling 3-point harness with padded covers
  • Compatible with most Joie pushchairs and with other pushchairs using Maxi-Cosi® style car seat adapters

Watch the full promotional video here

We do love our Joie products. Everything is so well made, safe, comfortable & easy to use.  Planning for a new addition can be so expensive… so you don’t want to be spending & wasting money on products that you have no confidence in. I can honestly say that every Joie product we have has been well used & stood the test of time.

You can find a list of stockists here so you can go & see for yourself just how lovely this infant carrier is. It’s good to go see for yourself just how sturdy something is & how comfy it’ll feel for your precious little one. You’ll definitely see just how good the quality really is.

I’ll be writing another post all this infant carrier once Little T arrives, to give you more on an insight once I’ve fully tested it etc…

Thank you so much as always for reading & keep those peepers peeled for some adorable coming home pics of Little T in his comfy carrier.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Football Fever!

21 Jun

Hi folks,

There’s no getting away from the football fever that is upon us right now. You literally can’t go anywhere without World Cup Football Fever 🙂 I have to admit though… I do love it. And Seth… well, he utterly adores it!

Seth recently joined Mini Kicks. I know he’s only little, but he simply adores kicking a ball. He loves watching it too. We thought it’d be such a great way to boost his confidence, help him to make new friends & to also help with building his coordination & other physical skills. He’s absolutely thriving & he just adores his coaches.

So… What would be the perfect car seat to travel to & from footie training? Of course, bearing in mind that safety comes first… but it doesn’t hurt to look good while you travel too…

Joie have partnered with Liverpool Football Club to bring out a stunning range of products. Seth has the Joie Every Stage FX in the red LFC design. It’s stunning & just utterly perfect. Funny story… when this was delivered – the delivery guy had a full on conversation with me on where he could buy a one lol. He literally went back to his van to go order one on his smart phone. Love it.

So… let’s get the technical stuff out the way first… this is literally the only car seat you’ll ever need. It’s effectively 4 seats in 1! This is a 0+/1/2/3 Stage Car Seat, rear facing from birth to 18kg & forward facing from 9kg to 36kg. When rear facing this is secured via the car seat belt. When forward facing in group 1 , this seat has easy & exact ISOFIX installation. When you progress round to 2/3 for high back booster mode there is an easy ISOSAFE connection. So you can rest easy knowing that this car seat is rock solid & isn’t go anywhere.

What are the features? 

▪ Group 0+/1/2/3 car seat

▪ Suitable rearward facing from birth to 18kg/4 years

▪ Suitable forward facing from 9kg to 36kg/12 years

▪ 6 recline positions: 2 rear facing and 4 forward facing

▪ Easy installation with ISOFIX and top tether when using in forward facing group 1 mode

▪ Side impact protection provides added security for the head, body, and hips

▪ Guard Surround Safety™ panels provide extra side protection and fold into seat when not in use

▪ One-hand, 10 position height adjustable headrest

▪ AutoAdjust™ side wings widen as headrest is raised to accommodate growing children

▪ Reinforced steel inner seat shell increases structural integrity

▪ 3 piece flexible insert system includes an infant head support, infant body support, and infant wedge – all customisable for the ultimate fit at every stage

▪ Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system adjust simultaneously and require no re-threading of harness

▪ Custom Harness Hideaway™ compartments store the 5-point harness when using as a Group 2/3 booster

▪ Plush, deluxe cushioning and fabrics

▪ Built in side ventilation

▪ Side, mesh storage pockets for child’s must-have travel items

▪ Well marked, colour-coded installation paths

▪ Dual lock-offs for installing with vehicle’s 3-point seat belt

▪ BabySoft 5-point harness with shoulder and lower buckle covers

▪ One pull motion easily tightens the 5-point harness

How much does it cost I hear you ask!? This car seat retails for around £250. Now, that may seem pricey, but when you think that this literally goes from birth to 12yrs… it’s such a bargain! Amazing investment. This is the ONLY car seat you will EVER need!

Neither mine or my husbands family live near us, so we seem to be frequently travelling a good old distance to visit people. This car seat is just so perfect for those long journeys… safe… secure & comfortable.

With regards to installation… I did leave this in the capable hands of my darling husband. He did, however tell me that it was super easy to do. I shall leave this video here to talk you through the installation.

So overall… we just can’t get enough of this carseat. It’s comfy, we love the football badge – my hubby is from Liverpool so it’s like his ideal choice. Its comfortable, it gives you the freedom of choice with regard to rear & forward facing. Only YOU know what is right for you & your little one. For us, everything is perfect… even the little side pockets. They’re perfect for holding that precious cuddly toy & drinks cup for long journeys.

I do hope that you’ve found this review interesting & useful.

Thanks so much as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx