The 4moms infant car seat is expected to ship by late September 2016.
- 4-30 lbs., up to 32” or head 1” below top of headrest
- Base auto-levels and auto-tensions
- Continuous monitoring while carrier is on base
- No re-thread harness
- 8 position adjustable headrest
- Buckle tongs covered by plastic
- Smooth harness adjuster
- Buckle pockets to keep harness out of the way
- Extra-large canopy with peekaboo window
- Infant insert for 4-11 lbs.
- Can be installed without base using Euro belt path routing
- Machine washable cover
- 2 year warranty
- MSRP $499.99
An app, initially available for iPhone users—available for Android users in a few months—continuously checks that the base is correctly tensioned, the lower LATCH connectors are correctly attached, the recline angle is appropriate, the carrier is correctly affixed to the base, the battery life is satisfactory, and the child is within the correct size range. The app also offers tips and tricks on different installation types, such as a baseless installation, how to adjust the harness, and how to replace the batteries on the base.
The base requires 8 D-sized batteries, but it is designed to last for the regular use of one child. Of course, each child grows at a different rate, so your mileage may vary. To install the base, you attach the lower LATCH connectors then press a button on the side of the base. The programming ticks through steps that check whether or not the LATCH connectors are securely attached to the vehicle’s LATCH anchors, the tension in the LATCH strap is correct, and the recline angle is correct. If any of these things are off, you’ll either be notified by an alarm (in the case of the lower anchors not being attached) or the base will automatically be installed. Don’t worry about needing a rolled towel or stack of noodles: the adjustable foot on the base can accommodate even the deepest of sloped bucket seats. And never fear! You can install the base manually and with the seat belt if you choose.
4moms recommends leaving the handle in the “up” position in the car—plop the carrier in the base and go. The carrier can also be installed baseless using European bethpath routing. The included infant insert is mandatory until baby weighs 8 lbs. and must come out once baby weighs 11 lbs. Accessories will initially include a foot muff and all-weather cover. The carrier weighs 10 lbs.
The carseat is available for order now directly from 4moms and will be available in stores in late September. Compatible strollers include the 4moms moxi™ stroller, Baby Jogger® City Mini® and City Mini® GT, Bugaboo®Cameleon3, and UPPAbaby® Vista® and Cruz® when used with an adapter, which is sold separately.
The 4moms Infant Car Seat is available in grey and black for $499.