27.10.2021 – 14:28
Stiftung Warentest and ADAC have tested 24 seats and baby carriers (online test published on October 26th, 2021). The Graco SnugEssentials i-Size baby seat plus base was rated 1.8 (GOOD) and impresses with the best price-performance ratio in its group. Parents save around 70 percent when buying the second best tested baby seat including base station.
From birth up to a size of 75 cm, children carry backwards in the baby seat Graco SnugEssentials i-Size Place. The baby seat is attached to the car with an Isofix base and support leg. Thanks to the integrated side impact protection made of energy-absorbing foam, the youngsters are safe in the car right from the start. The testers rated the safety of the infant carrier with an overall rating of 1.6. In a frontal collision, it scores “very good”.
Very good in the pollutants, seat conversion and cleaning category
The Graco SnugEssentials i-Size got a straight 1.0 in the category “Pollutants”. This very good rating relates, among other things, to the test of phthalates (plasticizers), formaldehyde or other harmful compounds.
The testers found the handling, such as installation and buckling up, to be “good”. The Graco baby seat got a “very good” rating in the “seat conversion / size adjustment” category. Babies lie securely in the multi-part newborn inlay, which can be easily removed later, on the first way home from the hospital. The cleaning and workmanship were also rated “very good”.
Light baby seat for after the birth
The special thing about this baby seat, in addition to its well-rated safety, is also its low weight: At just 3.66 kilograms, it is ideal for new mothers who should not be so heavy after giving birth. The baby seat can also be used on all Graco strollers for a relaxed walk in between or a short shopping stop – without any additional adapter.
The Graco SnugEssentials i-Size baby seat costs 109.95 EUR (RRP). The matching Isofamily Base (identical to the tested Snugride i-Size base) is available for EUR 99.95 (RRP). This gives parents-to-be extremely inexpensive initial equipment for safe driving with a baby.
Original content by: Allison GmbH, transmitted by news aktuell