Bugaboo have teamed up with Nuna to bring parents the perfect car seat to complete their bugaboo travel system. The car seat makes it easy to connect from the car to pushchair and back again effortlessly. The Turtle Air by Nuna is ultra lightweight, offers superior safety and comfort. But what did our parent testers make of it? We gave some of our parent testers a Bugaboo Turtle Air by Nuna and ISOFIX base to find out what they thought. Keep reading to find out.
Parent Tester – Hattie Swain
We received our Bugaboo Turtle Air Car Seat & ISOFIX Base from Natural Baby Shower. I was kept very well updated with dispatch emails & estimated delivery emails. When the base was out of stock and delayed in being delivered, Natural Baby Shower kept me well informed and I would say the communication was excellent, friendly & professional. The car seat & base arrived separately but both items were delivered by friendly couriers. Both arrived in secure boxes displaying what each item was on the front and both were very well packaged inside ensuring both the car seat & base arrived safely to us.
The colour, (black), is exactly as described and just what I expected, smart, sleek and stylish. I expected high quality from Bugaboo but it was actually even better quality than we had envisioned, we especially love all the padding and the extra newborn padding for extra comfort for our little baby, especially as she is so small at the moment so it just makes us feel she’s that bit more snug & secure in there. She doesn’t look so lost.
For us, the most important thing when choosing a car seat is safety and that is the main thing we LOVE about this car seat and ISOFIX base. There are several indicators (GREEN) to show you when the base & car seat have been installed and fitted correctly. We found the installation of both the products very easy, the instructions are super clear & the picture steps are perfect for quick and easy installation. You can’t go wrong and if you do, there are red indicators to show that something is not quite right.
Although the car seat on first appearance looks a little chunky, it is actually very lightweight which is a major pro for us too, as most car seats are really quite heavy and it is especially good while I am still recovering from a C Section & for Mums in those early days, who are still recovering and find it difficult to lift anything too heavy.
The extending sun shade is absolutely brilliant, better than any car seat I have seen previously and is a great feature! The car seat is easy to lift in and out of the car and the carry handle is smooth and comfortable. The added leather hand strap is nice extra feature that adds comfort.
The only difficulty we had was working out how to adjust the straps & harness and it was a little stiff to actually do but this could have been down to user error! Our little girl seems cosy & content when in the car seat and that is the main thing! Overall we are very impressed with both the car seat & base and would highly recommend it to other parents to be/new parents for their first stage car seat.
Parent Tester – Jenny Poulter
Our products arrived very quickly we received an email and we were able to track the journey of the parcel so we knew where it was and when it would be delivered. The packaging was perfect size and was very protected so everything arrived in perfect condition. I also found the packaging reasonably lightweight and not too bulky.
We absolutely love the car seat the design is sleek and stylish and I absolutely love the colour of the car seat. The seat is lightweight weighing less than 3kgs. I also love that there is a little pad on the handle to offer support and grip or for extra support and comfort if like me you carry the car seat over your arm.
The inside of the car seat is made of merino wool which is lovely and soft and also helps regulate the temperature. The head support can be adjusted so as baby grows they can still be supported and comfortable I found this very easy to do. The hood material is breathable and there is also a sun canopy that comes forward and slides under the side grips with ease for extra sun protection. I also love that while he is protected from the sun I can see him. The handle adjusts into different positions by pressing buttons at the side this makes it easy to get baby in and out.
I also love that it can be attached to the bugaboo pushchair frame with adapters (that are sold separately) for quick trips to the shop it’s quick and easy to unplug the car seat from the isofix then clip it on to the pram frame without even waking baby.
All in all this car seat is everything I look for and after having 5 children I know exactly what I want. It’s lightweight affordable safe and the ISOFIX makes it super easy to just pop in and out of the car. Teddy always seems so comfortable while he is in it and sleeps the whole time. I would definitely recommend to others.
Parent Tester – Chloe Spencer-Edwards
To start the car seat came well packaged with clear images to show what was in each box. The car seat itself looks great, the perfect shade of grey, very trendy looking and very well made! It's light weight and easy to carry, and has some great features.
I love the extended hood, it's fab for protecting baby from the sun and the adjustable head rest is great for keeping growing baby's head comfortable and supported. My baby always looks happy and comfortable in the car seat!
The isofix base was really easy to fit in car and the colour indicators gave me peace of mind that I had fitted it correctly. The car seat is easy to click in out of the base and much easier and more convenient than a seat belt.
I would say my only downside to this car seat is that I can't get adaptors for it to attach to my pushchair as I don't have a bugaboo pushchair, otherwise it's a fantastic car seat!
Parent Tester - Nicole Vince
Such brilliant car seat highly recommended to all new parents expecting a new little one, it so light and nice to carry. It come two huge boxes which was well wrapped and deliver was very quickly. I love fact the head support was very padded especially for tiny babies like my daughter.
Fits perfectly in any size car with the ISOFIX base. It was so easy to use and I found installation very easy to follow.