Imagine how lovely it would be not to have a big, bulky car seat in the car. But instead have an inflatable car seat that is easy to transport, doesn’t take up much room, keeps your child even safer by having them rear facing… and you can pack their car seat up in a little back pack when not in use!
Introducing a new concept from Volvo!
This incredible concept is a rear facing inflatable car seat that is easily inflated or deflated in just 40 seconds! It can pack up into a small backpack and weighs just 11 lbs - no more hulking around heavy car seats! As it is a rear facing seat it even provides far greater protection to children than front facing seats!
The possibilities of this seat are endless - it will be perfect as a spare seat for taking friends' children in the car, or you can pack it up and send your little one to nursery with it if they are getting picked up by someone else. It is great for families who don’t have a car but want their child to have a car seat in a taxi. It is also brilliant for holidays, hire cars or for family members vehicles, who perhaps don’t take the little one out enough to warrant their own seat - but enough to make transferring your seat a pain!
This seat is a concept in the US, Volvo UK do not know if it will be available for the UK market when and if it goes into production - but if this seat is just as safe as other rear facing seats, wouldn’t it be a great option!
Parents will naturally have a few concerns about a car seat that inflates. The material will have to be puncture proof, and the button to inflate/deflate will need to be child proofed. As well as it passing all the tests.
How would this make your life easier? Would you want to see this in the UK? Comment below!