Back in October while I was at the ABC Kid’s Expo I had my first encounter with the brand Kiddy and the Kiddy World Plus. I was immediately intrigued by this unique combination booster seat and car seat. The Kiddy World Plus has the innovative Kiddy Protection Shield. Here is the idea behind the Kiddy Protection Shield according to Kiddy “The Original Kiddy Protection Shield is made of highly shock-absorbing materials and offers the best Protection protection in the event of a head-on collision. The risk of dangerous neck injury is reduced because the impact forces are directed into the protection shield. This prevents the child’s head from being abruptly thrown forward or backward as occurs with a conventional 5-point harness in a child seat.The original kiddy protection shield has undergone further refinements and has been optimized. The high-performance material installed at the core of the Original Kiddy Protection Shield has to date absorbed 60% of the energy created in a crash – so the newly integrated layer takes care of the remaining 40%.”
The Kiddy Protection Shield is used in conjunction with the Kiddy World Plus and is secured using the latch system. Installing the car seat requires using a top tether and the latch that is part of the Kiddy Protection Shield. Once latched in the child uses the attached buckle to get in and out, you can use a car seat belt if no latch is present feeding the seat belt across the Kiddy Protection Shield. The shield is to be used up to 40 pounds and then you remove it and the seat can be used until the child is 110 pounds. The Kiddy World Plus has several great features that make it a favorite at our house including:
- Side Impact Protection protecting the head, hips and midsection
- Adjustable Headrest with 12 different height adjustment options
- Lightweight Design the seat weighs only 15 pounds making it easy to move from car to car
- Seat Belt Shoulder Guide ensuring proper placement of the seat belt
- Comfortable Design including a 2 way seat cushion for your growing child and cushioned arm rests.
- Airplane Safe this seat has been approved for use on airplanes
- Machine Washable Cover that easily removes and is made to last
The Kiddy World Plus is a one of a kind seat that uses the innovative Kiddy Protection Shield and I know as moms we are worried about new things when it comes to our kids but don’t worry the Kiddy Protection Shield has been crowned test winner at the Stiftung Warentest, the German independent testing organization.
So what do I really think of the Kiddy World Plus? I love it and my daughter does too! My oldest is currently using it without the protection shield and I feel she is much safer in it than a standard booster seat and her sister uses it with the protection shield every chance she gets. Once kids reach a certain age the 5 point harness is very uncomfortable and while I would never stop using it for that reason I love that I have found a safe option that is more comfortable for my kids, now I just need to order a second one I think I will get purple this time! To see the Kiddy World Plus in action check out my video on booster seats.
I received product to facilitate my review, all opinions are my own.