Layette! Or: what a car seat for a newborn should have!

Every parent has the right to feel overwhelmed by the amount of things the baby needs even before they come into the world. It is difficult to start, and even more difficult not to get hopelessly lost in the jungle of guidebooks, friendly advice and subsequent results given by the Internet search engine. But the most important thing is to make the first step – but in which direction?


  • Where to start?

Where to start?

To begin with, it is worth preparing a layette checklist that will allow you to organize the items you need, also in terms of the degree of suitability, functionality and safety. And that’s where the stress kicks in. How to make our child’s surroundings safe? As for the crib – it’s actually very simple. The cot should only hold the child, preferably in a sleeping bag or a swaddle, lying flat on its back, on a properly hard mattress.

What’s next?

Let’s move on to the next point on the layette list, which is mandatory and marked with a high priority in regard to safety – a car seat. Before the child arrives at home that is well-prepared for its needs, proper care must be taken to transport the baby. The car seat is one of those items that should be taken care of in advance so that it is ready for the little passenger.

Remember that hospitals require you to have a car seat when you deliver your child home from hospital!

So what should a car seat have to make it the very best choice for both your child and you?

A good infant seat has a suitable insert to ensure that the child maintains a proper, healthy position. The insert should be adapted to the child’s size and dimensions. Children grow quickly and the first seat can last up to 15 months (although the main determinant for seats is the child’s height and weight). A good choice will be a seat that is equipped with a modular insert, so you can adapt it to your growing toddler. The Pixel PRO 2.0 C from Avionaut, among others, has such an insert, which was developed in collaboration with physiotherapists and experts in the field of normal child development. That’s what makes it perfect – there is a huge amount of knowledge and experience behind its design.

Thanks to the modular insert, the Pixel PRO 2.0 C seat provides your child with a high level of safety as well as a correct, healthy position. The headrest with the Cloud Care system is made of memory foam. This solution serves to increase cushioning during possible side impacts. In addition, the pillow wraps the baby’s head even better (like a cloud). The correct position also improves the baby’s breathing mechanics and minimises the risk of reflux – the backflow of gastric contents into the oesophagus.

The weight of the seat matters as well!

Not for the child, but for you. You are the one who will carry this sweetest burden. Remember that you need to add a few more kilograms of the seat’s weight to the weight of the child. So it is best to choose one that will keep your child safe, but also won’t harm your spin. Let us add that mothers in the postpartum period, and especially mothers who gave birth by caesarean section should not carry heavy weights. That’s why the weight of the Pixel PRO 2.0 C seat is noticeable, as it is only 2.5 kg! This makes it the lightest car seat available on the market!

Importantly, by opting for Avionaut products, you gain a 2-year warranty extendable to 10 years and a free, post-accident seat replacement.

And finally, remember: paediatricians and physiotherapists suggest that a single trip should last a maximum of two hours. However, don’t blindly trust the clock but rather rely on your child’s natural body clock. It is likely that the child will request a break at the right time, signalling they need to be fed, a nappy needs change or simply that they want some closeness.

Avionaut Expert
Published: 20.02.2024

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