What is a baby car seat?
Car seats are designed to be used in the car only, so are not easily removeable from your car and do not attach to a pram. The main advantage of car seats is that they can often accommodate your baby from newborn up to 4 years. There are even some on the market that accommodate children from newborn up until 8 years of age.
What is a convertible car seat?
Convertible car seats can be both forward and rear facing. They are suitable from newborn to child depending on the make and model, and are a good option for children who outgrew their baby capsule, or for parents who chose to not use a capsule at all.
What is a forward facing car seat?
Forward-only facing car seats can only be used after a capsule or after a convertible car seat; they are not suitable for newborns. It’s important to note that children under 6 months old must be placed in a rear-facing car seat or car capsule in accordance with Australian Law.
Do you really need a car capsule?
This is a personal choice and what works for you and your family. Cost is another big consideration as you can only use a car capsule until your bub is about 6 months of age, after this they will need to use a car seat. Some parents choose to hire a car capsule for 6 month's knowing the product lifespan is short, while other will purchase one and other will buy a car seat that accommodates newborns instead.
Safety first: Always read your user manual
It’s important to note that both car capsules and car seats are not designed to be used for long periods of time or for overnight sleeping. This is due to the curved position in which the baby will be seated, which can reduce the amount oxygen inhaled if their head falls forward.
Red Nose provide more information on car capsule safety in this article.
Product Safety Australia have also published a very informative guide about children's car restraints.
Always make sure you read your product's user manual too as these will outline any potential risks.
Babybee Car Capsules
Babybee sells the Maxi Cosi Mico Plus car capsules which are compatible for use with our DUO & ROVER models. You can check out this leading car capsule here.
In addition to selling car capsules separately, Babybee also offers pram and capsule bundles allowing you to configure your 3-in-1 travel system and purchase your pram, car capsule and capsule adaptors all in one discounted bundle.
All Babybee prams are compatible with leading car capsules including the Maxi Cosi Car Capsules, with easy to use adaptors. For more information on which capsules are compatible with the Babybee range, visit our capsule compatibility page here.
Watch our car capsule explainer video below