Dear Volvo: Where have you been all my life?
As a mum with two kids who hated the car seat until we turned them around, the latest innovation from Volvo would have been a lifesaver. What is it you ask? It’s a vehicle that allows baby to safely sit in the front seat.
Rather than strapping your infant into the child seat in the back, Volvo has come up with the idea of taking out the front passenger seat and creating a swivelling baby carrier. While one parent drives to your destination, the other can sit in the back seat facing the child. Or the carrier can swivel towards the door for easy transport in and out of the car.
For solo trips in the car with bub, the driver is close enough to easily reach over and hold baby’s hand, stroke bub’s face or return the dummy to baby’s mouth without having to turn completely around.
The Volvo Excellence Child Seat concept is yet to officially hit cars but is demonstrated through a Volvo YouTube video. It showcases just how easy it is to get your child in and out of the seat without compromising comfort. It also provides a safe rear-facing seating position that brings mum and bub closer together, and includes smart storage for vital accessories.
Your infant sits on a rotating platform on the front passenger seat of the car and can be turned towards the door for ease of access. Baby can pivot 90 degrees to either face the rear or face the door when it is time to get out of the car.
Tisha Johnson, Chief Designer Interiors at Volvo Cars Concept and Monitoring Centre explains, “We focused on three key benefits — making it easier to get the child into and out of the child seat from an ergonomic and comfort perspective, providing the child with a safe rearward facing seating position that enables it to keep eye-contact with either the driver or the rear passenger and of course including enough storage for those vital child accessories.”
What do you all think, Babyologists? Would you buy a car with this innovative feature?
(via Core 77)