My husband and I are avid travelers and the most favorite form of transport for us is our own car, and with the advent of our daughter, it became the only means of transportation for traveling short and long distances.
For 2 years we tried two car seats – NeoNato and Leader Kids. In this topic I want to share my impressions about them.
Car seat NeoNato Boogie (from 0 to 13 kg)
This car seat-carrying gave us relatives. It can also be used as a stroller, if you specifically buy the chassis of the same company. The sun shade is attached to the chair. The cost in the region of 3500 rubles.
The car seat is designed for a child weighing up to 13 kg, but the maximum is enough for up to a year. We felt cramped in it when our daughter weighed 8.5 kg.
Convenient in that there is a carry function. If the child fell asleep in the car, you do not need to wake him up and shift him into a stroller, you can carry it right in the chair. But, in fact, only my husband could do it, I could not.
The chair itself is quite heavy, and if you add the weight of the child, it is not at all in recovery. Therefore, in this capacity, we rarely used it.
I’m not sure that this is the best choice, given the limited period of use. And you need to think about whether you really need a chair in this period.
Of course, the chair is not bad, but in our case it is useless. We used them a little, because most often the child was carried in a buckled cradle (I alone did not risk traveling with the child, and we did not go too far for up to a year).
Although, if a mother plans frequent trips with a child up to one year old, then in this case the choice is quite worthy.
Car seat Lead Kids (from 0 to 18 kg)
We use this chair for a long time and productively. After NeoNato decided to buy a budget option – Leader Kids and it turned out to be a more practical choice. We had a long trip to the Baltic States (1,300 km) and our daughter carried the road well, almost the entire trip was asleep.
The chair has 3 positions of inclination of the back, if the child falls asleep, it is easy to tilt to a more inclined position.
The democratic price, more precisely, I would say, the optimal combination of price and quality (cost about 3,000 rubles). The chair is wide, now we weigh around 12 kg, it’s not close in winter clothes.
I would only note that during long trips in the summer, the head and the whole child sweat a lot in the chair. But it is inevitable, probably, in any of the options. When choosing a chair, we took into account this factor and tried to choose the highest quality version of the upholstery.
Many scold this brand for the fact that it is inconvenient to fasten the seat belts, I did not notice. The chair is really bulky and high, if the car is not so big, the child in it can rise under the ceiling, be prepared for this.
This car seat, despite the inexpensive price and obvious Chinese production, for us personally turned out to be a good option. I think that for another year it will be enough for us, we will definitely go to it next summer.