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Volvo has a new baby car seat on the way. Here are 9 other car accessories for your child
Volvo announced this month it'll create a new baby car seat that will replace passenger seats. - photo by Herb Scribner
Babies wont have to call shotgun for much longer.

Volvo just announced a new feature for some cars that will replace the passenger seat with a child seat, Business Insider reported. The seat, which was unveiled in the XC90 SUV concept car on July 2, can swivel around, allowing parents to sit in the back and tend to their child in an easy and convenient manner, Business Insider reported.

Tisha Johnson, chief designer interiors at Volvo Cars Concept and Monitoring Center, said in a press release that Volvos aim is to increase child safety.

We focused on three key benefits making it easier to get the child into and out of the child seat from an ergonomic and comfort perspective; providing the child with a safe rearward facing seating position that enables it to keep eye-contact with either the driver or the rear passenger; and of course including enough storage for those vital child accessories, such as diapers, bottles, wipes and so on.

The seat fits in line with recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics, which says children under the age of 2 should sit in rear-facing car seats to reduce the likelihood of injury or death in a car accident.

The seat may also keep children from napping, which can be deadly because parents pay less attention to their babies when theyre asleep in the car, Fox News reported.

Here are nine other car accessories that will keep your youngster safe and entertained for all kinds of car rides.


Car shades will keep sunlight out of your car and away from your kid's eyes. The Deluxe SnoozeShade for Infant car seats and strollers will keep unpleasant rays away from your child during long trips and enable them to cruise with you in peace.

Booster seat

Your child may be sitting in the car but be too short to see out the windows. To keep your young one safe, you may want to check out the MiFold, which boosts your child's seat up and holds the seatbelt down in place to make car rides more relaxing, comfortable and safe for children. Oh, and its got a waiting list already, so you may want to reserve yours now.

Seatbelt buckles

Some parents have difficulty finding belt buckles when theyre putting their child in a car seat. MyBuckleMate, though, puts the buckles in a small gate, which allows parents to easily secure their child in the car seat.

DVD player

A DVD player can keep children occupied and entertained on long car rides. Some cars even have two operating systems that allow children to watch DVDs in the back while the parents jam out to tunes in the front, according to Bankrate.

WiFi and mobile devices

If DVDs arent enough, hand your child a tablet. Children use tablets and mobile screens for more than two hours a day, The Atlantic reported. And since more and more cars are putting in WiFi, a tablet or mobile device might also be a fun item for your child to use on car trips.


It can be hard to enjoy a long car ride when you have a rough seatbelt scraping against your neck. Luckily, there are alternatives, like the Sunshine Kids seat belt pillow, which connects to the seatbelt and rests against a childs neck, keeping them secure.

Travel trays

Sometimes children have to eat when theyre on a long-distance road trip. StarKids has a snack and play travel tray, which allows children to get a little messy as they sit in their car seats.

Car organizer

Maybe your child wants to bring toys on the car ride, or some pencils and pens to do some drawing. The Diono Travel Pal Car Organizer will help you keep all those items together for the long ride.

Kick mats

Tired of your child kicking the back of your chair? Well, Kick Mats will help you stay pain free. The mats are designed to fit on the back of the driver and passenger seats, allowing kids to kick with a care-free attitude.
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