- Price: £190 (Pebble Plus seat), £175 (2wayFix base)
- Group: 0+
- Age range: Birth to 12–15 months
- Best for: Newborns on the go
- Buy at: Amazon.co.uk
WRANGLING child seats into and out of cars is one job that new parents, already laden down with baby-related luggage, could do without. Invest in a snuggly, stylish Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus and the corresponding 2wayFix Isofix base unit and you could save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run.
The Isofix base not only improves safety but also enables easy transfer of a seat containing a snoozing baby into the house or onto a pram chassis. The 2wayFix base is designed to work with the rear-facing Pebble Plus, which has a three-point harness, as well as the rear and forward-facing group 1 (see Seat sense, below) 2wayPearl when it’s time to upsize.
The Pearl can be rear-facing until the child reaches four and complies with the 2013 EU i-Size safety standard, which bases the suitability of seats on height rather than weight and is now the preferred option of many families (see Seat sense, below).
Nervous parents will be reassured by the 2wayFix, which beeps and lights up when the seat is in place. This is well-thought-through kit in a range of colours and patterns. As with all rear-facers, though, your front passenger will probably need to shift their seat forward a touch, plus the seat can be a struggle to carry once babies start getting heavy. But the Pebble Plus will fit neatly into your life.