The Ultimate Safe and Swivel Rearward-Facing Car Seat Ellie Thompson 7 January, 2020 Car Seats & Travel, Living, Product Reviews Joie is one of the UK’s most popular choices when it comes to children’s car seats. Reliable, trustworthy, and reasonably priced, they have a fabulous range of options with it comes to car seats for every age and stage. The Joie Spin Safe is the latest car seat to join the ranks, and we jumped at the chance to take the Spin Safe out for a test drive, to see how well it travels, and to check out its credentials as the safest new car seat on the block. Joie Spin Safe from birth to 4 years The Spin Safe is Joie’s safest ever rearward-facing car seat. It’s a group 0+/1 car seat, suitable for children from birth to 18kg or approximately four years of age. It’s a slick-looking seat available in black pepper, with a smart black seat and a grey trim. What is the Swedish Plus Test? The Swedish Plus Test is a car seat safety test carried out by the Swedish Traffic research agency at VTI the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. The Joie Spin Safe has been Plus Test proven, which is an amazing feat, and by no means an easy task. The ultimate in safety Plus Test car seats ensure that your child is not exposed to life-threatening high-headed forces during a frontal collision. It’s a fact that only a handful of car seats on the market are able to pass this rigorous level of testing, so you can be assured that this is a car seat built to provide the ultimate protection. It’s thanks to a combination of standout safety features including its extra reinforced frame (Top ShieldTM), side-impact protection and cosy adaptable inserts that your baby is kept safe and snug. The Joie Spin Safe is a car seat that gives you complete peace of mind. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE The MUST-READ Car Seat Safety Check-List to Keep Your Children Safe Introducing The Chicest New Travel System on The Block Are rear-facing car seats safer for babies and young children? You can provide the best possible protection for your kids by keeping them in the rear-facing position for as long as possible. Fact. Rear-facing car seats help protect their delicate necks and spines in the event of a collision. It is by far the safest way to travel. Joie states that the Spin Safe’s rearward-facing for longer design protects weak and undeveloped necks by up to 80% more than forward-facing seats . The Spin Safe allows your child to rear-face in this seat from birth until approximately 4 years of age. My two and a half-year-old now has to bend her legs slightly at the knees in the rear-facing position. While it’s true that older children may look squashed in extended rear-facing car seats, it’s worth remembering children are incredibly flexible and can sit comfortably in cross-legged positions for long periods of time. Ease and practicality I’ve been using swivel seats since my daughter was around 5 months old, they make life so much easier. The 90º spin makes getting your child in and out of the car a piece of cake and buckling up really simple. Weighing in at just 13kg, it’s one of the lightest Plus Test certified seats available. The Spin Safe has managed to strike the right balance between lightweight and safety, it’s not overly bulky in size. They’ll be no fiddly re-threading of seat belts with the Grow-TogetherTM harness system. Once you’ve installed the ISOFIX, and checked that the indicators confirm the seat safely in place, you’re all set. It’s a plugin and drive product, which we love. This is a car seat that gets a huge thumbs up from us for practicality. Comfort on the go With temperature-controlling fabrics and five simple on-the-go recline positions, when it comes to comfort, the Spin Safe comes up trumps. Shop now Available in Black Pepper. RRP £250. Purchase online and instore from all good nursery retailers. References  VTI — Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (Rapport 489A, 2003) LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST Parental Control, Ep 8: How Can We Control What Our Children Are Eating? & What Impact Does Diet Have On Their Daily Life? Parental Control, Ep 7: How To Spot A Sleep Problem & Eliminate Bedtime Battles For competitions and offers from our favourite brands, click here.