Spanish pushchair maker Jane (or Jané as it’s called in Spain) is known for its distinctive buggies and innovative travel systems.
For 2016 the brand is expending its collection – vastly. It is bringing to the UK market a massive range of parenting gear from highchairs and booster seats to toys, carriers and even a new co-sleeper, to mention only a few.
Part of this new collection is the Protect car seat. A Group 0+/1 seat it’s suitable from birth to 18kg, rear-facing up to 4 years and has a height adjustable 5-point safety harness with high performance non-slip chest pads.
It’s facing some pretty stiff competition in the form of other Group 0+/1 seats like the Joie Stages, Cybex Sirona, Maxi–Cosi Opal and Casualplay Bicarefix.
How is installing the Jane Protect car seat?
The Jane Protect is sold as a rear and forward-facing car seat that can be installed using the car seat belt. Unfortunately we were unable to fit the car seat rearward facing in our older car Citroen C3 (2002 model) or our new VW Golf.
We should have been able to fit the seat rearward facing in the Golf, but there is a loop on the seat belt, which is a bit too wide to fit through the allotted space on the car seat.
This meant we could put the seat in rear facing, but we couldn’t tighten the seatbelt to secure the car seat properly in this position
However, this said, it is very easy to fit the seat into both cars front facing, and it’s lightweight compared to our previous seat. It is also very easy to adjust the height and recline of the seat with the knob at the front so you can adjust the seat easily to the position you want.
It’s worth noting that you should probably check that the seat can be fitted rearward in your model of car.
This car seat is perfect for us as we can use it in both cars without having to buy an ISOFIX base.
Is the car seat comfortable for babies?
Yes, it is easy to strap Holly in and the straps are padded for extra comfort. The headrest is lovely and looks really comfortable, whilst offering protection.
Holly absolutely loves getting into the seat and loves the fact she can see out of the windows.
The real test of the comfort of the Jane Protect came when we drove to Cornwall last week and this car seat passed with flying colours. We were stuck in heavy traffic for hours and Holly unwell, but was still perfectly happy.
Is the Jane Protect value for money?
Yes it is. At £169 it’s one of the more affordable seats on the market, and costs about the same as the Joie Stages.
Is the seat easy to clean?
Yes, the covers are easy to remove, clean and fit back on to the seat.
Would you recommend this seat from birth?
I certainly would! Our previous car seat was a Group 0+ infant tavel system compatible seat, which worked fine for us when Holly was small. But the Jane Protect is far superior in function and comfort. I would have been very happy to have had this seat from birth.
The Jane Protect is quick to fit and easy to boot. It’s great value for money and would be perfect from birth.
I would definitely recommend this seat, especially for older cars or for families with two cars as it’s easily interchangeable.
If you liked this seat check out these multi-stage car seats…