The CarGoSeat is a universal booster seat that also doubles up as a suitcase. I know we are all stuck at home but now is a great time to prepare for our trips out so we are ready when the time comes.
In September my youngest will be joining his brother at his specialist school which is 8 miles away so my son gets transport. At the moment we have a car seat that I put into the taxi every day this end and his escort takes out when they get to school. We were discussing how my youngest can use the car seat and we can look at using a booster seat for my tall 6 year old. So I was excited when the opportunity came up to review the CarGoSeat as it seems like a great solution for us.
The CarGoSeat comes in a choice of 4 colours – blue, green, pink and purple, we choose blue. It comes with a little manual / instruction booklet, there is even a little pocket inside so you won’t lose the instructions. I was really impressed with how straightforward the instructions were and it was really simple to fit.
The full size booster seat doubles up as a pull along suitcase. The seat is for use with children who weigh between 22-36kg (48 – 79lbs) and are a height of 125cm or taller. The suitcase has 10 litres of internal storage space.
On the Go
As our kids get older we hope to travel abroad more with them, we have family in the US and the boys did really well flying over last summer. Hiring or borrowing car seats while you are away can be a real pain plus you don’t really know what you will end up with. Having the ability to take the CarGoSeat with us is brilliant. As it is also a suitcase it is perfect for the kid’s hand luggage on the plane.
As I mentioned above my son gets school transport. Having a seat that can also store his items is really helpful. He often takes books or toys to occupy himself on his journey to school. Using the CarGoSeat means his items can be safely stored in the seat while he is in school.
My son really enjoyed filling up his suitcase. Some kids also need to have certain comfort items with them and knowing they are in the seat can be a really helpful option for some kids.
There is always that odd time when grandparents or someone else may need to pick up / drive your child and having this easy universal seat that goes in most cars is really helpful.
My kids always end up eating in the car or getting in when they are covered in mud so I need a seat to be easy to clean. The cover is easily detached which is great for cleaning. The seat is also really practical for wiping down. So much easier when you get the dreaded car sick incidents!
Safety & fitting
The CarGoSeat is a Universal car booster seat. It is suitable for general use in vehicles that are fitted with 3 point safety belts. So it meets the UK & EU safety regulations.
It is really easy to fit the seat, the arms are raised simply by using the yellow button inside the wheels.
There is a strap attached to the back of the seat that easily fits onto the car seat belt. When travelling with the seat as a pull along the strap can be placed into the case or wrapped around the wheel. I didn’t even detach it and the seat was still easy to pull along.
My 6 year old found the seat easy to carry and place in the car and we had no complaints when he tried it out. I think the fact that he can fill it with his stuff and take it with him gives him a sense of ownership and control which is always a great thing when you are 6!
Value for money
The cost of the CarGoSeat is £49.99 and you can also register online for a 12 month warranty with the seat. The product seems to be very sturdy and survived my 4 & 6 year old inspecting it in the standard un-delicate child’s way. I am so far impressed with it and look forward to getting some more use of it once schools are back open and we can get out and about again.
As with any really useful product the CarGoSeat was designed by a parent who saw a problem that needed a solution. It is perfectly designed for travelling with the kids. It even has a recycling service when it reaches the end of the products life.
Do you have a booster seat? Have you taken car seats abroad or hired them in the past? What would your kids keep in their CarGoSeat?