Joie Spin 360 0+/1 Car Seat Review

Summary

Suitable for use from birth to 18kg, approximately 0-4 years, the Joie Spin 360 0+/1 Car Seat is great for parents wanting a hassle-free time when putting their little one into the car. The Joie Spin 360 Car Seat spins a full 360 degrees, allowing the child inside to switch between rear and forward facing in the click on a button.

Joie Spin 360 0+/1 Car Seat

 

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Features

A brilliant feature of the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat is it’s ability to face rearwards and forwards with the push of a button and spin of the seat unit. This seat can spin (and we mean spin!) a total of 360 degrees.

 

Car Seat rotated to the face the car door - Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat rotated to the face the car door

 

Car Seat rotated to the face the car door - Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Car Seat rotated to the face the car door

There is a button located underneath the child’s feet which, when pressed, allows the seat to spin freely. It can spin in either direction so doesn’t matter where itself installed in the vehicle and lets you put your child into the seat from the side. No more trying to pick them up and over the seat sides!

 

Button to 'spin' the car seat - Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Button to ‘spin’ the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

The 5-point safety harness comes with a buckle pad and anti-slip shoulder pads. All pieces of the harness come together and come undone in one click.

 

5-point harness of the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

5-point harness of the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

 

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat - Anti-slip shoulder pads

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat – Anti-slip shoulder pads

The sides of the seat have all round ventilation and there are a possible 5 recline positions, whichever way the seat if facing.

 

Recline positions - Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Recline position options on the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Also, the headrest has 6 height positions and ‘grows’ with the harness. This means that whenever the headrest height is adjusted, the harness automatically adjusts too. Requiring no re-threading at any stage.

 

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat - Headrest at lowest point

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat – Headrest at lowest point

 

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat - Headrest at highest point

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat – Headrest at highest point

Extra pockets on either side of the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat provide a place to keep the harness out of the way whilst putting a child inside.

 

Harness pockets - Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Harness pockets on the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Protection

The seat is both a Group 0+ and 1 car seat that is suitable for use from birth to 18kg, approximately 0 – 4 years. This car seat keeps your child rearward facing for longer, which is the safest facing position a child should sit. Due to this and the use of ISOfix installation points, you can tell that safety and practicality have been at the forefront the design for the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat.

 

Rear facing for longer - Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Rear facing for longer – Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Included with the car seat is also a 3-piece infant insert. This is easily removable and can be used in a variety of combinations as your child grows. Not only does it provide extra support to your little ones head, neck and back, but it also creates a snug and comfortable environment.

 

3-piece infant insert included with the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

3-piece infant insert included with the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

 

Removable 3-piece infant insert included with the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Removable 3-piece infant insert included with the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Installation

No matter the direction that you wish the car seat to face, there is one way to install. Once installed, the car seat can be spun in either direction to either front or rear facing. There are two possible facing modes:

  • Rearward facing – suitable from birth to 18kg (approximately 0-4 years)
  • Forward facing – suitable from 9 to 18kg (approximately 1-4 years)

To install the car seat you need to first extend the load leg and ISOfix connectors. Next, align the connectors and push them into the vehicle’s ISOfix points until the indicators turn green. This confirms that the ISOfix connectors are correctly installed, leaving you with peace of mind.

 

ISOfix connectors correctly installed Joie Spin 360 Car Seat.

ISOfix connectors with coloured indicators showing correct installation of the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat.

After this, extend the load leg using the grey button located either side until the indicators also turn green. The car seat is then installed. There are different 10 ISOfix positions, so depending on the height of your child, you can alter the amount of leg room your little one has when rear-facing.

 

Adjustable leg support - Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

Adjustable leg support – Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

 

Suitability

Compatible with most cars with ISOfix installation points, the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat is suitable for use from birth to 18kg (approximately 0-4 years).

 

Joie Spin 360 Car Seat correctly installed and rear facing

Car Seat correctly installed and rear facing

Accessories for the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat

When your little one is rear-facing, the Britax Back Seat Mirror lets you to keep an eye on them when you could otherwise not see. The Britax Car Sun Shade is also a great accessory for keeping the sun out and for creating a darker sleeping environment.

 

Where to buy

BuggyBaby.co.uk £247

Joie Spin 360 0+/1 Car Seat

 

 

 

 

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Read our other reviews of Joie Car Seats including the Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat, the Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat and the Joie Every Stage 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat.

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Joie Spin 360 0+/1 Car Seat Review
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