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Joie Baby i-Spin 360 Review

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  • 2020 Gold Best Rear Facing Car Seat

At a glance:

The Joie i-Spin 360 is a 360° pivoting protector that rides rearward longer, forward safer and even turns to mum and dad for luxury loading. This i-Size safety seat makes travelling always a joy and riding ever so relaxing. With safety features like the auto-engaging side impact protection panels, rearward-facing longer usage, new test dummy technology, ISOFIX-only installation, and a better fit formula for peace of mind, life with small children is less work and more fun.

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How did this product make your life easier?

Laurie: The integrated iso is super easy to attach, much quicker to install than a seat belt version. The 360 spin, enables me to turn the seat to the door which means I don’t have to bend and put my head inside the car to put my daughter in the seat. This feature is an absolute godsend as I am quite tall and often bang my head putting my daughter in the car seat. I find that I can also put my daughter in the seat more comfortably. It’s much easier for us both.

Rebecca: This product is AMAZING! As a mum, I personally think everyone needs one of these. I suffer from back pain and using this to turn my child and get them out of the car with ease was a lifesaver. It’s 100 percent made my life easier and I don’t actually know if I will ever be able to go back to a normal car seat now I may have to purchase one for my other car too.

Samantha: I absolutely love this car seat! And more importantly, so does my son (9 months old.) I had to move him from a carry seat to this as soon as I had the chance to. He was too heavy to carry, being able to strap him in the car and spin him to face me (saving my back every time) is worth its weight in gold!

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Jade: I would recommend this product to other mums because it just makes life that little bit easier in so many ways. It’s stylish and practical and brings great comfort to your baby. It’s easy to install in your car and seems really safe, sturdy and chunky. I’ve really enjoyed using this car seat and would definitely buy one.

Rachael: I would recommend the Joie I Spin to fellow mums as it makes your life easier and enables you to get baby out of the car seat easily by rotating it towards the door. This saves you leaning into the car and hurting your back or getting baby out in between the headrest and car seat. It is built very well and looks comfortable. It can be used from birth to 4 years of age.

Natasha: I would recommend this product due to the features I described above. I really liked the ability to spin the car seat, and that it is Isofix. It feels safe and secure. My daughter enjoyed sitting in it and found it very comfortable. I like the Joie has good safety testing record, which gives me confidence that my little girl is safe and secure in the seat. She enjoyed sitting in it.

Would you choose this product to win?

Natalie: I would choose this product above others on the market because of its robust construction, comfort for baby, a spin capability which allows the baby to be easily strapped into the car. It's also good value for money seeing as it can be used from 0–4 years of age. The key selling point is the spin function, which I really value and isn’t in any way a gimmicky addition – wish all car seats did this!

Jemma: I would love to see the Joie 360 win. It has been really well designed. It is not only stylish but also really safe. Being a first-time mum and the number of car seats on the market, the Joie 360 sold itself. The fact it is so easy to install, comfortable for my little boy and has many other great features, I would definitely recommend it to fellow parents. The Joie 360 is an excellent product with excellent features.

Rachael: I would choose the Joie I spin above others on the market as it is different from other car seats out there. It is very well made, looks stylish and comfortable, it enables you to get baby out of the car a lot easier than a standard car seat, and it is suitable for babies from birth up until the age of 4 years old.

What changes would you make to this product?

Jade: If I could change one thing about this car seat would just be hoe heavy it is to transport from one car to another. Obviously, if you only had one car then this would never be a problem it’s just quite heavy and chunky. I know a lot of car seats aren’t the lightest but that would be my only criticism of this car seat!

Rebecca: Not a lot really. I found it a bit tricky at first to differentiate the levers underneath for tilting the seat unit back and turning the seat into 360. But after a week or so I knew what I was doing and I found it really really easy - perhaps not putting the leavers so close to each other would make it a bit easier, but that’s all. 

Samantha: I wouldn’t change anything about the product, I would, however, change the size of the packing that the seat arrives in. It wasn’t very well protected inside the box, but the size of the box itself was just way too big! I couldn’t get it into my house and being on my own had to ask a neighbour for help.

While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country. 

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