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The Cosatto Moova is a bright, cosy Group 1 car seat with an elevated seat position to give your toddler a great view. With a 3-position recline it’s perfect for snoozing but the design might not be to everyone’s taste.
As the mum of an extremely travelsick toddler, I was intrigued when the Cosatto Moova arrived on my doorstep accompanied by the manufacturer’s claim that its higher sitting position to give a better view helps relieve travel sickness.
Minnie, 2, was once sick nine times on a journey to Devon and has been know to throw up within a mile of the house, so I admit to being skeptical that it could relieve her sickness, although it is true to say that being able to look outside of the car does help me feel less queasy.
As a Group 1 seat, the Moova is suitable from 9kg to 18kg, roughly 9 months to 4 years. It weighs in at 5.3kg, which for a Group 1 car seat is extremely light. What’s more, being feather-light means that it’s pretty portable, despite the awkward shape of the base.
The Moova is also pretty slim compared to some Group 1 seats (it’s 44cm wide), so you’ll easily fit a passenger in the middle back seat.
This is a forward facing seat that can be fitted into the front or rear seats. It’s worth knowing though that it’s highly recommended that children don’t travel in the front seats unless completely unavoidable.
The reversible seat padding (red one side, car motif the other) and the covers are removable and washable, a bonus for travelsick tots. A 5-point harness and wide should pads complete the seat.
Reclining the Moova is easy – grip the handle in the middle of the base unit and pull it forward or push it back. The seat must be in the upright position when you’re fitting the seat.
Belting the car seat into the car is pretty simple – feed the adult seatbelt through the back of the seat and fix the diagonal belt with the belt guides. A removable ‘belt clip’ is used to secure the seatbelt.
What we love
For such a light car seat the Cosatto Moova is pretty sturdy. Although the base is very light, once in the car and secured it feels rock solid.
The Moova is higher up than some comparable car seats, which is an advantage for watching the world go by even if it doesn’t prevent extreme travel sickness!
I love the snugness of the Moova. The padding is soft and spongy and Minnie looked so comfy when she fell asleep. What’s more, you can recline the seat with your child on board, which is good news if they snooze off unexpectedly. And you can reverse the seat liner if the design isn’t to your taste.
What to watch out for
The Moova didn’t stop Minnie being sick. To be fair, her travel sickness is pretty extreme, but any car seat with a high-up seat could make the same claim.
I’m not wholly sure of the point of the belt clip, which attaches to the adult belt at the buckle.
I’m sure some people will love the ‘Roundabout’ red and orange seat design and the fact that the seat also comes in pink. But I find it a bit sad that anything aimed at girls has to be pink, and floral. What’s more, the design is called Oopsi Ditsi. I mean, come on.
I’d also like more information on the safety features of the seat – there’s very little on the Cosatto website.
Who is the Cosatto Moova car seat best for?
Parents who need a toddler car seat that takes up minimal space.
A slim but sturdy car seat that will transport your baby through to toddlerhood. The Cosatto Moova is light, bright and very easy to fit, as well as being great value for money. But if you prefer your kit to whisper rather than shout, the design might not be for you.
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|Model||Moova car seat|
|Child age (approx)||9 months to 4 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Removeable cover for washing||Yes|
|Height adjustible headrest||No|