Installing a car seat has to be the bane of my husband’s existence and the one thing he actually follows the directions very carefully. But, in the recent years, studies have shown that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly, which increases the risk of injuries (or worse) if there is an accident.
This is why 4moms has developed a new “self-installing car seat.” The car seat installs itself through automatic tensioning and leveling, verifies the accuracy of the installation and offers continuous monitoring to ensure it remains installed properly.
“When installed correctly, car seats save lives . . . yet, most times they’re not,” parenting company 4moms noted on its site. “And there’s no easy way to check. We believed it had to be better.”
The 4moms infant seat was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week and available for presale now or for purchase in June. This is the very first electronic car seat and one that features robotic technology to actually install itself once the base’s anchors are hooked into the vehicle, complete with auto-leveling and auto-tension control. Then, it continuously monitors its status during use, giving moms the confidence every single time they put their baby in the car. The car seat also connects to an app that can recommend the best place to install the seat based on the make and model of your car and tracks your baby’s growth to remind you when to adjust harnesses or move to a convertible car seat.