Living / 15 June, 2020 / Ellie Thompson
The Silver Cross Dream infant carrier and Dream i-Size base have been awarded the highest “Very Good” rating by independent testing organisation ADAC.
In the latest results released in May, the Dream and i-Size Base were the only products tested to achieve ADAC’s “Very Good” rating, being awarded a best-ever score.
Not only that, but Dream was awarded a “Good” score when fitted with the adult seatbelt.
German-based ADAC is an internationally recognised independent testing body, renowned for its rigorous approach to car seat crash testing.
Car seats are analysed on safety, ergonomics and pollutants, being put through a comprehensive range of front and side-impact crash tests exceeding standard EU procedures.
Hamish McPhillips, Silver Cross Car Safety Manager, said: “We spend a huge amount of time and resources developing our car seats to ensure they offer the safest possible environment for babies. We’re delighted to see this rewarded with a class-leading best-ever result from an internationally-recognised testing organisation.”
The Silver Cross Dream i-Size approved infant carrier is suitable for babies measuring 40-85cm (birth to approximately 12 months or 13kg).
The Dream offers your baby the very best in safety and comfort while giving you complete peace of mind. The Dream’s cushioned seat is made from the softest fabrics and together with the seat’s four-layer side impact protection, even the tiniest of babies will feel completely safe and secure on their first journey home.
The Dream’s adjustable and removable newborn inserts are made from breathable natural bamboo fabric with thermo-regulating properties to keep your child warm and dry. What’s interesting is that bamboo fabric is also anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, looking after the most sensitive of baby skin.
The Dream i-Size infant carrier is compatible with all Silver Cross prams and pushchairs and even comes with a removable UV sun canopy.
For extra peace of mind, parents can download Silver Cross’s unique Car Safety Made Simple mobile app. It works in tandem with every seat in the range and features an easy-to-follow 5-step checklist with CGI and audio commentary to ensure the car seat is fitted safely and correctly.
We take a closer look at the rest of the collection, and as you’d expect from Silver Cross – every seat looks and feels completely luxurious.
Motion is an i-Size approved car seat suitable from birth to around four years of age. The 360° rotating seat offers a good degree of longevity from birth, with the ability to rear face up to 18kg. It comes with a newborn insert made from soft, breathable bamboo fabric, which is naturally anti-bacterial and has thermo-regulating properties.
The seat benefits from unique Motion Safe side impact protection and easy lock ISOFIX, so you know when it’s safely in place.
The perfect seat to opt for once baby has grown out of the Dream. The Silver Cross Balance seat is suitable for children aged 9 months to 12 years of age (or 9kg to 36kg). With its easy lock ISOFIX system, you can fit this seat safely and securely with minimum fuss.
There are two stages of configuration, from 9-18kg, and 15kg – 36kg. The five-point harness used for younger children can be stowed, so you don’t have to remove it. Comfort is a premium here with nine headrest and four recline positions.
Suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years of age (or 15kg – 36kg), the group 2/3 seat ‘Discover‘ is a high-back ergonomic booster seat offering adaptable support for your growing child. The seat’s side impact protection expands automatically with your child.
Lightweight and easy to switch between cars, the Discover uses an ISOFIX connection with pivot system for a secure fitting.
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