Parents shopping for child safety seats at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us are probably just now noticing another brand of seat on the shelves.
Baby Trend, Inc. has launched its new trendz FastBack 3-in-1 car seat nationwide. The seats were scheduled to hit the stores on Jan. 9.
The two retail chains were exclusively chosen to carry the new line of car seat for its official debut onto the market, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
The FastBack, advertised as three seats in one, is a convertible seat for children who have outgrown an infant car seat. The FastBack is designed to change as the child grows from 22 pounds to as heavy as 120 pounds. It can be used as a forward-facing seat with a built-in harness to hold up to 70 pounds, a high-back booster seat which holds up to 100 pounds, and a backless booster seat that holds children as heavy as 120 pounds.
The seat has soft plush seat covers, and includes a cup holder and a media holder. It weighs 28.25 pounds and its dimensions are 17.5 by 17.75 by 31 inches. It has a steel frame with its own patented Rigid Energy Management System (REMS) for easy installation in a vehicle. The REMS is said to be better than traditional automobile seat belt systems because it allows the child to benefit from the car’s own built-in energy management. Specifically, the FastBack was built to exceed all governmental safety standards and minimize movement of the car seat in case of a crash.
Based in Ontario, CA, Baby Trend is a manufacturer of juvenile products. In addition to car seats it also makes strollers, travel systems, nursery centers, high chairs and walkers.
Featured Baby Car Seat Articles
There are oodles of car seats on the market but not all of them are user-friendly. Some are pretty expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re easy to install quickly when you’re in a hurry to travel with your baby… [more]
Traveling and taking vacations can be fun, but parents with infants and young kids in tow usually have some extra baggage in the form of car seats. They can be rented, but bringing your own removes the guesswork… [more]
When traveling with babies or young children, finding a car rental agency willing to make the extra effort to find an infant car seat can be a hassle. No doubt parents have a long list of questions. How easy is it to find a reliable rental agency, and how safe are the car seats they have… [more]
Children learn about the world around them and develop mentally and physically through play. Researchers have found that unstructured play not only keeps kids occupied and entertained, but it’s key to a children’s natural development. It’s so important, in fact, that in 1989 the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights… [more]
Related Top 10 Lists
Parents looking for a safe infant car seat have the daunting task of wading through dozens of brands and models to find the one seat right for their child. We compared the seats on the market and chose which ones are the best ones based on safety and workmanship…. [more]
Picking out the right booster seat involves making multiple decisions based on what you’re looking for in a child restraint system. We reviewed a number of boosters and selected our favorites based on what parents and caregivers value the most…. [more]
There are oodles of infant cribs out on the market and the sheer number of brands and styles can boggle the mind. Many of them are fairly homogenous with similar or identical features, but close scrutiny reveals a few key differences which make some brands a better bargain than others…. [more]
Parents faced with picking just one stroller out of the hundreds of brands and styles on the marketplace have a daunting task. Whether it’s a lightweight, umbrella, standard, jogging or double stroller, the factors to consider include price range, features and options, and if there’s a recall history. See the stroller comparison… [more]
As a parent there are many reasons why a jogging stroller would be a necessary addition to your life. You want to stay fit, but don’t have anyone to watch your baby for an hour every day. Taking your baby on a jog might be a good change… [more]
As we surveyed the wide selection of baby monitors available on the market, we kept the following important qualities in mind: Wide range, Secure, interference-free channels, Clear reception Low battery/out of range indicators… [more]