Maxi Cosi Pebble (black)
Available in Bumble Bee Dubai Mall
We decided to go with the Maxi Cosi Pebble on the advice of our dear friends. This particular car seat is stylish, comfy, padded and safe and it fits perfectly with our Stokke Xplory pram.
The pebble is one of the most popular baby car seats on the market and for good reason. At $200 it is probably one of the most reasonably priced car seats given its solid make up. It has a very clear safety system, using beeps and lights to tell you it’s all fitted correctly. The cushion covering is removable and machine washable for easy cleanup. Once your child is in the baby car seat and the seat is safely attached to the stay-in-car base, you can increase the snugness of the harness with a convenient center-pull adjustment strap at the bottom of the seat. You can also make the seat recline as though your child were chilling in an easy chair.
Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix Isofix Base
Available in Babyshop UAE
The Isofix Base allows for one click installation of the Maxi Cosi Pebble. The whole point of using this as opposed to a car seat belt is that it is safer and reduces the risk of incorrect installation. It provides a solid and permanent between the car body and the baby car seat.It has light and sound indicators that confirm correct installation of the baby car seat. The base allows for a more upright positioning of the car seat (allowing for more leg room). It is quite pricey (about the same, if not more, than the car seat) but worth it for baby safety.
Available on Amazon.
Baby mirrors have long been the secret of keeping baby occupied during irritable car journeys. There are tons of them available online and lots of them have been specifically designed to cater for rear facing car seats which has the added benefit of allowing Mum or Dad to see baby in his/her seat.
Car Seat Organiser
Available on Amazon.
Between nappies and wipes and iPads etc I figured the car seat organiser is essential in my transition from a clean baby free jeep to god knows what! I’m thinking the more pockets the better. I didn’t get one with an iPad holder and now I’m wishing I did. Again, lots available online.
Car Seat Covers.
For the same reason I need a car seat organizer, I need the car seat cover. When we bought our jeep we were kid free so naturally I went for the lovely cream interiors (like the white couch that will probably be burned this time next year!). Now I need to protect those puppies as much as I can, hence a car sear cover. I like the BRICA Seat Guardian Car Seat Protector which is available on Amazon for $24.99.The easy clean Grime guard fabric protects from dirt and spills.
Baby Onboard Sign
Available from Mamas and Papas.
Anything that prevents the aggressive tailgating that we have become so used to and protects baby is a no brainer!