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Volvo Unveils Inflatable Child Car Seat – Would You Use It?

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Gone are the days when you’re stuck without a car seat and need to get your tot somewhere. Volvo has created an innovative inflatable car seat that is designed for on-the-go use

Volvo’s child seat concept features a rearward-facing concept and is easy to pack and carry. It takes less than 40 seconds to inflate (which can be done from your phone via Bluetooth) and weighs less than 5 kg – half the weight of the usual car seat.

And the car company insists it’s just as safe to use as any traditional car seat – particularly because the seat is rear-facing, which is the recommended direction for young children.

‘The concept seat is as safe as anything on the market right now,’ says Lawrence Abele, Design Manager at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center. ‘The concept presents new oppportunities, for example, grandparents and friends who take care of your kids and need an ultra mobile child seat. It is also very convenient when travelling by taxi, rental car or bus, situations where you historically had to rely on the safety measures available.’

Lawrence says the idea was to create a child’s car seat that is convenient for anyone to use anytime, as it can be deflated to fit into a weekend bag so can travel with you everywhere.

‘Children will find it more comfortable as the main structure is filled with air, which serves as a better and softer cushion than the traditional plastic molded child seats,’ explains Lawrence. ‘It also has interchangeable inserts in a wide arrange of materials, which enables personalisation.’

But while Mother&Baby’s Shopping Editor, Sarah Lafarge, agrees that this concept is great for on-the-go use, she recommends that it doesn’t replace your standard car seat.

'This is a really exciting product on so many levels, firstly it solves the problem of how to take a carseat away on holiday easily and also the fact that you can use it rear-ward facing which is far far safer for children too,’ says Sarah. ‘Perfect for giving peace of mind to parents and I can't wait to see how it tests.’

If you’re on the hunt for a safe and mum-approved car seat, take a look at our car seats section.

Would you try Volvo’s inflatable car seat? Let us know in the comments box below. 

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