Searching for a car seat for your upcoming arrival? Or a convertible car seat for your baby that has grown out of their infant car seat?
Look no further than the Clek Foonf!
Clek is a Canadian company that manufactures all their car seats in North America! Amazing right? We love that they are committed to North American manufacturing, much of which happens right here in Canada.
There are so many amazing things to say about the Foonf. My husband is a certified car installer (is that what they call them?). After installing many of our own car seats and those of clients, he is always amazed at how simple Clek car seats are to install and adjust (buckles and straps too!). They really did make this car seat user friendly!
Foonf was designed to international best practices for extended rear-facing use, which is to accommodate children in a rear-facing installation until their 4th birthday. Current safety recommendations are to keep children rear facing as long as possible. Our almost 3 year old is still rear facing and has no problem. Worried about their feet touching the back? Don't worry! All of our kids have extended rear faced and none of them have ever complained. They can sit cross-legged and they will be safer in an accident. Win-win!
Foonf is reinforced by a steel and magnesium sub-structure. These are seriously solid car seats. This makes them heavy if you are trying to move them but naturally the weight be advantageous in an accident.
Energy-absorbing foam-lined Headrest connected to frame using steel rods provides maximum head protection in a side-impact collision. Foam layers on both the inside and outside of the frame protect your child by absorbing energy in a side-impact collision, resulting in less force directly upon your child.
Foonf is crash tested to NCAP, which simulates forces experienced in extreme collisions.
In Rear-Facing mode, Foonf’s Anti-Rebound bar improves stability by limiting rotation of the child seat, helping protect your child’s head from impact in the case of a collision.
Over 80% of child seats in North America are not used properly. Hands down the easiest Forward-Facing installation in its class, Foonf’s Rigid-UAS system makes proper Forward-Facing installation effortless. Switching car seats between vehicles or having family/friends/care providers install your car seat, the Foonf makes it easy for them to install and ensures that you know they are properly installed each and every time.
Base of child seat measures 13 in. wide for improved installation in difficult vehicle seating positions, like deep bucket seats and centre seating positions. Anti-rebound bar nests into flat part of vehicle seat back ensuring a snug installation with ease.
Foonf includes an easy-to-engage, smooth recline function, making each ride more comfortable.
Crypton® Super Fabrics are GREENGUARD Select Certified and provide permanent protection against stains, moisture and odor-causing bacteria; and are free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants. We love that these car seats can be wiped down so easily.
Foonf boasts a narrow width — under 17 in. at its widest point and 13 in. at the base — making 3-across seating possible.
This is an amazing feature of the Clek car seats where they have gone above and beyond what is expected in the car seat industry!
In keeping with the American Academy of Pediatrics advice to keep toddlers in Rear-Facing car seats until age 2 (or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat), we sought out to design a child seat that reduces the forces on older children in car seats when they transition forward-facing.
The REACT™ Safety System integrated into every Foonf child seat protects your child much like the crumple zones in the cars we drive — one of the most effective innovations in automotive safety.
In a collision, the vehicle comes to an abrupt stop, but the child continues to move at the same speed. The less time that it takes for the child to come to a complete stop, the higher the forces exerted on the child. The REACT Safety System allows that sudden change in momentum to happen over a longer period of time through a series of controlled events. Foonf is designed to ride down the collision crumpling the aluminum honeycomb and absorbing energy from the collision resulting in less force transferred to the child.
Before & After of the React System (yellow