Infasecure Quattro Astra
The Infasecure Quattro Astra is possibly the most compact extended rear-facing restraint on the Australian market.
Quattro is the narrowest child restraint with an in-built harness on the market today. Quattro also features an ultra compact rearward-facing depth, perfect for smaller vehicles (or taller front seat travellers!).
The ERF feature as well as Infasecure's "twist & lift" harness adjustment system means the seat can be installed at purchase rear facing and you shouldn't need to see us for at least 2 years!
Once the child is forward-facing (ideally well over 2yo), the generous height markers on this restraint mean you should be able to use this seat until your child is close to or already at school.
What Infasecure have to say:
Quattro Astra sets a new standard in the 0 to 4 category with best practice safety, practicality, and comfort.
Measuring an incredibly narrow 420mm across at its widest point in both Rearward and Forward Facing modes.
And the best part? We’ve kept the internal width the same as our Kompressor series – so your child’s ride is still a supremely comfortable one!
Rearward Facing is the safest way for babies and young children to travel in the vehicle. Quattro allows for Extended Rearward Facing up to a large 30-month-old and Forward Facing with a harness to a large 4-year-old.
Quattro comes complete with Twist & Lift™ which allows one-handed adjustment of the headrest and harness from the front of the restraint. No re-threading straps, no uninstalling – you can get the perfect fit in seconds, and it’s never been easier.
Secur-air™ works hand in hand with Air Cocoon Technology™ (A.C.T.) to dramatically reduce crash energy to the child’s head. Quattro comes with A.C.T as a standard feature, which alone reduces crash energy to the child more than five times lower than the level required by the 2013 Australian Standard. With the addition of Secur-air, your seat gains a third layer of protection for your child’s head area, making it the safest seat to date we have ever produced.
Quattro Element also features Air Cocoon Technology™ (A.C.T.). This enhances side impact protection through blow moulding design, which dramatically reduces the impact forces during a crash. The blow moulded shell greatly reduces the forces on a child’s head and body in a side-impact accident.
The easy-care Active Fabric™ covers on the Quattro are hard wearing, cool and breathable. The machine-washable, press-stud covers can easily be removed for cleaning without having to uninstall the restraint, as can the shoulder pads. Element covers are as beautiful as they are practical and are available in three gorgeous colours.
At Baby Things, we recommend that babies stay in a rearward-facing restraint for as long as they still fit, even though the law allows children over 6 months to use a forward-facing restraint. Rearward facing restraints offer far more protection as long as the child still fits in it.
(Neuroscience Research Australia and Kidsafe. Keeping children as safe as possible while travelling in motor vehicles: A guide for parents, carers and road safety practitioners. Sydney: 2013) https://www.kidsafensw.org/imagesDB/wysiwyg/DetailedConsumerGuide.pdf