Thursday, 28 July 2011

Kiddy Car Seats - It's a family affair!

About 90 minutes South West of Berlin in the heart of Bavaria, lies the quaint town of Hof.  It's a town that is very unassuming but you would be mistaken for thinking that this is a sleepy backwater.  Hof is the HQ for Kiddy Car Seats . Kiddy is a family run business with more than 30 years experience of creating safety in cars seats in accordance with the latest global standards. 

At the helm of the business is Bettina and Jan-Stefan Wurstl who are by their own admission the heart (Bettina) and the Brains (Jan-Stefan) behind Germany's number one car seat manufacturer.  They inject passion and personality into the company but safety is always paramount and their number 1 priority.

the lovely charismatic Bettina
Kiddy are different from every other car seat manufacturer as they are the pioneers behind the "impact shield" a totally innovative system that is not based on the 5 point harness seat belt that we are used to in the UK.

It took me a while to get my head around the concept of NOT using a 5 point harness system, but like all new things, once I had seen the proof (ie crash test videos and serious amounts of research) I was converted. 

The Impact Shield is made of special shock absorbing materials that offer the ultimate protection in head on collision.  The risk of dangerous neck injuries is reduced by the simple fact that the impact forces are directed into the shield and thus preventing the child's head from being thrown backwards or forwards as would happen with a conventional 5 point harness.  Further research and modification to the original design has resulted in an extra energy absorbing layer being integrated into the shield surface of the which means that the original shield absorbed 60% of the impact from a crash and the resulting layer now takes on the remaining 40%.


The passion and dedication of the team at Kiddy has to be applauded.  They are all experts in their field, from the designers, to the crash test technicians and everyone has the same philosophy - to make the safest car seats on the market.  They are constantly evolving and innovating and as consumers we need to applaud that.


  Kiddy UK launched into the UK in January 2009 and is growing from strength to strength.  In December 2010 it picked up a Which? Best Buy award and the Kiddy Guardian Pro was awarded the highest accolade in the "Stiftung Warentest" which is the European Equivalent to Which? magazine for safety in tests.



The Guardian Pro 2 is a group 1,2,3 car seat and will grow with your child from the age of 9 months to 12 years.  You quite literally, won't need to buy any other seat after your child has outgrown their stage 0 one and I love the flexibility that this offers.  Perhaps the most amazing thing about this and in fact all other Kiddy Seats is that it is so to fit and so light to lift.  This is great if you car share with your partner or grandparents as there is no faffing around whatsoever - this is a massive USP for me!

The Cruisefix Pro is a group 2, 3 seat and is suitable from age 4-12 years old.  It uses the traditional seat belt mechanism but has a unique safety component in the Kiddy Shock Absorber which absorbs energy in the event of a crash.  It has an absolute mechanical masterpiece as it uses a simple mechanism that grows with your child.   It expands upwards and outwards ensuring a safe and exact fitting every time.  This is great for me as it means I can move the kids around the car without having to move the seats.  It also comes with Isofix fittings which are very easy to use (I tested this for you).

Overall, Kiddy are a very impressive company who have safety and comfort at the forefront of everything they do.  They are launching new products into the UK this year and having been privvy to their buggy range, all I can say, is watch this space!

Peace and Love


S.A.M xx

If you want to find out more then please follow Kiddy on Twitter or head over to their Facebook Page where once they have 1,000 fans they will randomly select someone to choose something from their range.  Please leave a comment below with what you would like to win and also do the same on their facebook page.  Good Luck!!!

24 comments:

  1. What a fab opportunity, this would make the best prezzie for a long awaited for baby for my cousin. Thanks

    http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-4years/kiddy-infinity-pro.html

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  2. This is just what my little boy needs

    http://www.kiddy.de/en/childre​ns-car-seats/9months-4years/ki​ddy-infinity-pro.html

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  3. This is a great chance to win a fabulous prize.
    http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-guardian-pro-2.html

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  4. Would love to win this: http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-4years/kiddy-infinity-pro.html

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  5. Wow! What a fabulous product and a great prize to win. I would love to have the Cruisefix Pro mentioned above as my daughter is a tall 4yr old.

    Have already been following as @Honiebuk and have now liked and commented on Facebook.

    Good Luck with the follows

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  6. The guardian pro 2 looks like it would suit us down to the ground - have been and liked and commented on fb.

    Is this on your blog a separate competition, or are you advertising their fb giveaway? Am a bit confused.

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  7. Super Amazing Mum is promoting our Facebook competition. We are going to put all our Facebook "likes" into a prize draw when we have 1,000 fans and the winner may choose any Kiddy product that they would like. Good luck everyone! Kiddy Car Seats

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  8. I would love a http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-guardian-pro-2.html for my littlest.

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  9. What a great review! I'd not heard of the company before to be honest but the website look great. If I could choose anything it would be the Kiddy Cruiserfix Pro for my 5yr old. he has a booster seat but we've been looking for something more substantial, this looks just the thing.
    http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/4years-12years/kiddy-cruiserfix-pro.html

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  10. I've heard fantastic things about Kiddy so this is an amazing prize. I've followed on Twitter and Liked on FB. This would be ideal for my growing girls. http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-guardian-pro-2.html

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  11. Would love to win the http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-comfort-pro.html

    @robynlclarke

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  12. I love the : http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-guardian-pro-2.html

    Kiddy Guardian Pro 2 - now that's a car seat!!

    @Bobbity666

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  13. I'd love a http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/4years-12years/kiddy-cruiserfix-pro.html
    Looks like a great carseat.

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  14. I would love to win a Kiddy Guardian Pro 2 for my little boy :) x
    http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-guardian-pro-2.html

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  15. i'd love to win the cruisefix pro, for when my son has outgrown his current car seat. ive mentioned this on facebook too @mummylion

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  16. Looks fab, I like this one!

    http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-guardian-pro-2.html

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  17. I would love to win one of these for my little monkey : http://www.kiddy.de/en/childrens-car-seats/9months-12years/kiddy-guardian-pro-2.html
    Thanks

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  18. The guardian pro 2 looks great!

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  19. I would love to win the guardian pro 2

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  20. I'd love to win the kiddy clima – a seat heater and cool air-conditioning in one!
    What a great idea!

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  21. I would love to win this car seat what a fabulous prize and the fact that it last until the child is 12 years and not a throw away in only a few months fantastic!

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  22. The guardian pro 2 looks great!

    Distance Sensor

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  23. yes loved to win a seat

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  24. Very nice pushchairs... I think I still prefer Silver Cross over just about any though.

    http://www.silvercross.co.uk/car-seats/

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