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Nuna Todl NEXT child car seat review

The Nuna Todl and NEXT base are a good combination for parents looking for a versatile child car seat, but it does have some limitations

Overall Auto Express Rating

3.5 out of 5

Car seats that grow with your child are popular with parents looking to avoid buying multiple set-ups throughout their offspring’s early life.

To see how well they work, we’ve been trying the Nuna Todl, which is compatible with the firm’s NEXT 360-degree rotating base and is designed to transport babies from newborn to when they weigh 19kg – around four years old.

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The solid NEXT base clips into the car’s Isofix points, and green indicators show when it’s fitted correctly. It takes two hands to release the catches either side of the seat so that you can rotate or remove it from the base. It’s a little fiddly at first and, while it becomes easier over time, it’s heavy, so it may not be ideally suited to those often switching seats between cars.

The Todl seat can be adjusted through 127 degrees when forward-facing and 147 the other way round. The adjustment can be done one-handed using a single-button release, and the seat has a high-quality feel. It also offers plenty of adjustment and comes with comfortable, washable bamboo-blended upholstery that includes Merino wool inserts to support a newborn, which can be removed as the child grows.

The shoulder harness expands with the headrest and each padded strap can be adjusted, while the metal belt buckles have magnetic holders to keep them out of the way when putting the child into the seat. Fastening is a two-handed operation, but the straps are tightened in a single motion.

With ventilated panels and memory-foam supports, the seat proved comfortable for our young passenger. It’s a solid and robust, good-quality product, but the seat and base together are pretty expensive.

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As Creative director, Darren predominantly looks after the Auto Express magazine; whilst consulting for LRM, Evo and Enzo. He manages everything from photography briefs to layout and logo design. Darren has worked in the motoring industry for over 25 years and loves it.  e-mail: darren_wilson@dennis.co.uk

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