- RATING: ★★★★☆
- PRICE: £180
- AGE RANGE: 3-12 years
- ISOFIX: Yes
- BEST FOR: Cool factor
- BUY AT: Amazon.co.uk
For all the budding Lewis Hamiltons out there, this new seat from Recaro gives the standard Monza Nova 2 a motor sport-inspired facelift. Features include a pump-up headrest, Isofix connections and “advanced side protection”.
It was a huge hit with Arty and Freddie, not only for the racing-inspired design but also thanks to the headrest speaker system, which can be connected to a phone or a back-seat screen and is quiet enough that only the child can hear it. It means kids need no longer wear headphones, enabling you to actually talk to them on long trips.
Even Freddie, who insists he has graduated from child seats now, at 140cm tall, told us he’d happily go back to using the Recaro. However, Arty found the seat to be one of the least comfortable and Clara found it tricky to get in and out of the car in a hurry.