We’d bought a car seat for our daughter when she arrived, but now she’s getting a bit bigger, we’ve realised we made a bit of a rookie error. Car seats can be an expensive essential, and ours only goes up to 18 months. For other parents at the kit-buying stage, we’d really recommend the Nuna TRES. Suitable from birth all the way up to 12 years old, the clever design grows with your child. So you only have to buy one seat. Genius.
From birth up to four years old, the seat can be configured to face the rear and then from four up to age 12, you can turn it to face the front. It has six recline positions and 10 headrest positions, for extra comfy napping. Safety is a huge factor for any parent looking for a car seat, and the TRES takes impact protection to the next level. The design is i-Size safe, with a reinforced steel frame, ultra-resilient plastics, removable inserts, Tailor tech™memory foam and EPP energy-absorbing foam. Finally, it’s spillage safe, with two seat covers (one for winter and one for summer), which can be removed and thrown in the wash. All in all, a stylish, clever car seat that’s really worth the investment.
Reviewed by: Sophie Helsby
NUNA’S CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK LIST
In support of Road Safety Week, Nuna has put together the below tips to help you choose a car seat that’s safe for your little one…
Choose the right seat – by law, the seat you buy needs to meet EU standards and your child needs to be in the correct category seat for their age and size.
Assess the harness tension – you should be able to slip two fingers under the harness at the shoulder and wiggle slightly. If you can lift the shoulder strap or pinch the belt into a loop it’s not tight enough.
Remember rearward seats are the safest – it is recommended that a child stays in a rear-facing seat until they are 4 years old or they have reached 18.5g.
Save lives – always check the car seat before you travel.
Ensure the correct harness height – it should be level or slightly below the child’s shoulder for rearward facing seats and level or slightly above the child’s shoulder for forward-facing seats.
Assess the headrest height – always ensure the child’s head is within the confines of the headrest
Take off winter coats – before buckling up or they can prevent the straps being fastened securely.
Secure your booster seat – to keep you safe too never leave an empty booster seat unfastened behind you.
Adjust the harness for every journey – get into the routine of lengthening the harness before clicking the release button so it’s easier to get your little one out and ready for their return too.
Fit your car seat properly – if you’re buying the car seat in-store then take your car and get a trained member of staff to fit it for you.
Ensure the car seat belt is tight – don’t forget to check it daily. You know the seat is tight enough when you flick it and it makes a noise.
Think about getting a mirror – fix it to the headrest of the rear seat so you can see your little one and vice-versa.