The name Recaro is synonymous with quality and the Guardia Infant Carrier is currently one of their top selling car seats.
With a 111 year history of making automotive sports seats, aircraft seats as well as children's car seats Recaro over the years have partnered brands like Porsche and Mercedes and to this day still maintain a German factory producing top quality car seats, whilst in contrast, lots of other brands have moved production to China.
Designed with style, safety and comfort in mind, the Recaro Guardia has quickly become one of our favourite infant carriers. It is one of two infant carrier car seats on offer from Recaro, joining the Privia Evo which shares the same shell but has marginally less features.
Being similar to the Privia Evo, Guardia has a slightly flatter recline, a different hood and is slightly more expensive. It's a very comfortable seat and baby’s head is held in a good position, as it is not too upright.
The Guardia is a lightweight Group 0+ infant carrier car seat suitable from birth up to 13kg (around 12 – 15 months) and offers superb safety, comfort and design.
There are two ways to install his seat into your car - you can either go for a Recaro’s "SmartClick" Isofix base (available separately) or you can install the baby seat straight into your car using the adult seat belt.
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Please note that the SmartClick base cannot be secured using the cars seat belt……..it can only be secured using the Isofix system.
Baby is kept secure in Guardia by a three-point harness, adjusted by a one-pull strap, together with a cushioned insert for new-borns. The “Recaro Hero” system helps stop the harness from twisting. The foam handle on Guardia is ergonomic making carrying it easier to carry and attach to a pushchair or the base.
Guardia is travel system compatible with the Recaro Easylife and Recaro Citylife strollers or with other strollers by using the appropriate adapters.
There's a good amount of padding in Guardia, including on the harness. Support for baby’s legs is excellent and the seat is very spacious. When secured in the car the seat itself doesn't take up much space in the back, so it shouldn't affect the driver or passengers leg room.
The Guardia’s seat covers are easy to remove from the shell and they are machine washable which, with a very small baby, is a big bonus! Please note that you shouldn't clean the harness on a car seat with anything other than mild detergent and water.
The Guardia also features a dynamic sun canopy (UV 40+) which offers coverage from the sun’s rays and the canopy (by its clever design) also aids circulation
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Buyers and users are expected to use products supplied strictly in line with the manufacturer's recommendations and instructions and failure to do so will result in any claims being void.
Pushchairs are of course the product which results in the most problems and you would be very surprised to learn that the most common pushchair fault is normally resolved by a quick spray of a lubricant!