The Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap is classified as clothing and so does not need to be crash tested. However, for our own peace of mind we felt we had to “road test” the product before we could offer it to other parents, friends buying as a gift or grandparents excitedly buying for their new family member.
It is highly likely that you or your loved one has spent a lot of time and money on a good quality car seat or travel system so you need to ensure that any car accessory you choose is also safe to use. Some similar baby travel wraps claim to be suitable for a car seat but unless it has been crash tested this might not be the case.
The Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap has holes on the reverse of the wrap to feed your car seat straps through (suitable for 3-point or 5-point harness points). By feeding your car seat straps through these holes and securing the buckle in place - using the hole positioned at the crotch means that all the original car seat safety guidelines are adhered too. By following these instructions the car seat straps are now safely positioned against your babies indoor clothing, there is no extra padding or material to prevent your car seat from working as it should, and your baby is as a snug as a bug!
To put the Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap to the test we completed rigorous testing at 'The Future of Transport, UK' testing centre in Reading earlier this month and this product successfully passed car seat safety regulation UN Regulation 129.00 (often referred to as the i-size regulation).
Whilst the Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap can be used in a car seat without any safety concerns it is also a useful bit of ‘kit’ for getting out and about with your new baby. It is more than just a blanket and very versatile to use from home, to car, to supermarket trolley and / or pram!
Also, please don’t forget that a contribution of the sale price goes to support the road safety charity Brake www.brake.org.uk