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Hauck Varioguard Group 0+/1 Car Seat

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PRODUCT:  Hauck Varioguard Group 0+/1 Car Seat ( Varioguard

DESCRIPTION:  A Group 0+/1 forward- and rearward- facing car seat suitable for use with children from birth up to approximately 4 years (18kg). Features include steel frame, height-adjustable head part, one-hand adjustment, shock absorbing high-impact protection system, memory foam cushioning, breathable mesh fabric and microfibre covers, padded 5-point harness system, and IsoFix base with pedestal. Available in five designs: black/grey, black/blue, black/pink, black/beige, and black/red.

INSTALLATION: The Varioguard Car Seat can be used from birth, and is designed to be both a front-facing and a rear-facing car seat (preferably for use in the rear passenger seats of the car). Furthermore, it is very easy and straightforward to install/remove using either IsoFix anchor points or the car's own 3-point seat belt (note it must not be used without being secured to the seat base).

If using IsoFix installation, the Varioguard base simply connects to the car's IsoFix anchor points, and must be used in conjunction with the support leg (a helpful green indicator on the support leg advises when it's in the correct position). It can be used in this way until your child is 18 kg (approximately 4 years) in either the rearward- and forward-facing position.

If your car is not fitted with IsoFix then you can alternatively use the car's own 3-point seatbelt for installation; the seatbelt simply secures the seat in position through various seat belt guides around the base and shell. Using this method of installation, your child can use the seat in a rearward-facing position from birth to 13kg (approx. 18 months), upon which the seat must be turned in the direction of travel.

GOOD POINTS:  The Hauck Varioguard Car Seat is a brilliantly versatile seat that caters perfectly for your newborn right through to your 4-year old!

Available in five striking colour designs to suit all tastes, the seat has a sturdy steel frame and comes with a separate durable base which it secures to. The base incorporates an innovative fold out extendible pedestal, or support leg, which must be in contact with the vehicle floor and locks into position.

Hauck VarioguardThe seat itself is very comfortable for your child to sit in, and is covered in a great quality breathable fabric cover which is removable and washable. There is extra padding around the head and side regions of the seat - in the form of memory foam - which provides an effective shock-absorbing side-impact protection system in the unfortunately event of an accident or shunt. 

The car seat caters well for your growing child, with a head protection area that can be height adjusted to seven different positions. Securing your child into the seat is an easy process using the five-point harness which has padded crotch and shoulder straps for added comfort. A control button on the front slackens off and tightens the shoulder straps to enable you to fit your child into the seat quickly and securely. For newborn babies, there is a removable padded insert which sits in the main seat, providing extra support to a young baby's head and ensuring they are sitting in the correct position. This insert can simply be removed as your child grows.

A further feature of the Varioguard Car Seat is that it has a choice of five different positions from sitting upright through to semi-reclining, which is ideal for long car journeys and allows your child to sleep more comfortably. These positions can be altered (one-handed) at any time simply by using the lever on the front of the seat. Note however that this reclining function can only be used when the seat is in the forward-facing position.

The instructions manual is very comprehensive and easy to follow, and is available on the Hauck website , together with a useful vehicle fitting list which details all vehicles which the car seat can be used in. The Varioguard Car Seat meets all appropriate safety standards.

In our opinion, this is a top quality car seat with some good design features that provide maximum safety and comfort to your child and give parents that all important piece of mind during any journey.

BAD POINTS:  The seat cover is a little fiddly to remove and re-fit, and can only be hand washed. The base is very heavy to carry.

PRICE: Approx. £219.99


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