Clek Infant Car Seats in 2023 – Introduction
If you are looking for the best Clek infant car seat to buy in 2023, you need to look no further than the Liing and Liingo product range.
These are the only Clek Infant Car Seats available in the US at the time of writing this post.
Clek is a Canadian company and is a very well-known and very well-respected manufacturer of premium child car seats for the Canadian and US markets.
Their products should definitely be on your short-list of possible options if you are expecting a new baby in 2023 or beyond and need to buy an infant car seat.
So, which of these 2 Clek Infant Car Seats is the best?
Should you buy the Clek Liing or the Clek Liingo?
Clek Infant Car Seats – The 2 Models
So, there 2 different models in the latest Clek range of infant car seats to choose from.
The most basic seat is the Clek Liingo. This seat comes with plenty of safety and convenience features, but does not come with a seat base. It is an excellent budget option for those parents that either do not need the extra convenience of, or simply cannot afford to pay the extra money, for a seat base.
The top-of-the-range seat is called the Clek Liing. This seat is exactly the same as the Liingo apart from the fact that it comes supplied with a car seat base and does not have the detachable bin at the rear of the seat that is used to store the flexible LATCH straps.
If you would like to read my full and in-depth side-by-side comparison review of the Clek Liing and Clek Liingo Infant Car Seats, you can find it here:
So, which is the Best Clek Infant Car Seat to buy in 2023, and why?
The simple and obvious answer is that the Clek Liing is the best Clek Infant seat to buy in 2023.
The reason that the Liing is the best option is that it comes with a seat base, which might not sound like much, but it actually is. The Clek seat base provides both convenience and safety benefits that one does not get with the Liingo seat (without the base).
The Clek Seat Base – Convenience
By far the most convenient way to install the Clek Liing in your vehicle is to first install the car seat base, and then simply click the seat in and out of that base when you need to move it between your vehicle and your destination or stroller travel system.
The Clek seat base supplied with the Liing seat comes with an easy-to-use rigid LATCH connection system. Once the base is installed, the seat is removed from it via an easy-to-use one-handed release mechanism.
So, with the Clek Liing and seat base combination, you can quickly and easily move the seat in and out of your vehicle without having to mess around with seatbelt tensioning mechanisms or a European Belt Pathing system.
The Liing does have the option of using a European Belt Pathing option if you need to use the seat in an Uber, taxi, bus, or unfamiliar vehicle, but for normal everyday use, the permanent seat base option is by far the most convenient. That alone is worth the extra money in my opinion.
The Clek Seat Base – Extra Safety Features
So, the Liing seat combined with the Clek infant seat base is clearly the most convenient option, but there are also some important safety benefits to using the Clek Liing seat while it is clicked into the Clek seat base.
The Clek infant seat base is fitted with an energy-absorbing metal load leg that is specifically designed to reduce crash forces. This metal load leg works by providing extra stability to the base and is said to reduce crash forces by up to 40%.
Finally, using the Clek Liing with the Clek seat base also provides you with 7 different recline options to suit your situation. There is a simple bubble indicator to tell you when you have installed the seat with the correct amount of recline.
The importance of a correctly installed seat positioned at a safe recline angle is obvious and this is easier to achieve with the Clek Liing when used in combination with the Clek Infant Seat Base.
#7 Extra Clek Seat Bases
If you need an extra Clek infant seat base in order to easily use your Liing seat in an alternative vehicle on a regular basis, the seat bases can be purchased separately.
Clek Liing Infant Car Seats – A Video Review
Here is the “Magic Beans” Video Review of the Clek Liing Infant Car Seat:
Where to Buy Clek Liingo Infant Car Seats
Buying Clek Car Seats in Canada
After purchasing any child car seat, you should always read the User Manual thoroughly before using it. It is also advisable to visit your local Fire Department or NHTSA Child Car Seat Inspection Centre to ensure that the seat is definitely suitable for your child’s specific requirements and that you have installed it correctly. These services are usually provided free of charge.
You can find your nearest NHTSA Centre here.
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