Foonf With A View

Foonfreview05It was a very exciting day a few weeks ago when I arrived home to find this little beauty sitting on my front porch. The day had finally come: our inaugural seat review. And what better seat to start things off with than one we’ve been hearing about for ages, but rarely get our hands on! Let me introduce you to the Clek Foonf, and all the ways we’ve gotten to know each other over the past little while as I put it through its paces to really test it out.

Foonf was designed to accommodate a rear-facing child able to sit upright with good head control and who is 25-43″ tall and 14-40lbs, and a forward-facing child who is at least one year old, 30-49″ tall, and 22-65lbs. Clek advocates for rear facing to the limits of the seat, with age two as a minimum goal before turning forward facing. Foonf can accommodate even the largest of children rear facing for quite some time past that age two threshold. Update: the Infant Thingy, available as a separate add-on to the Foonf, now enables use from birth…and it’s awesome.

Some interesting features of the Foonf I was keen to explore: anti-rebound bar, rigid UAS, Crypton fabric, narrow width, nice smooth seat bottom that will be kind to vehicle upholstery, gorgeous colours, and trendy prints.

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The primary seat tester for our Foonf is this three year old (and me of course). Her favourite colour has been blue for…well, forever. There was a back order on the denim-like Blue Moon cover and my second choice was Flamingo, a striking bright pink on black. Conveniently for everyone said three year old decided the day before the box arrived that she no longer liked blue and PINK was her favourite. I didn’t tell her about the colour change until she opened the box and discovered it herself!

I wanted to evaluate both fit-to-child, and fit-to-vehicle. That’s hard to do and boring all in one picture, so here are some kid pictures first. They’re obviously the most interesting, and luckily I have some super cute kid testers who were willing to be my car seat models.

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Main tester: just turned 3, 35lbs, 40″ tall with a long torso, 97th percentile for height. She’s outgrown almost everything else rear-facing so I was especially thrilled to see she still has about two inches in torso height or about three inches in overall height, or 5lbs, before outgrowing Foonf in the rear-facing mode. I’m optimistic that will get us at least through the winter. Lots of leg room for her to stretch out. She’s on the 3rd harness slot from the top but close to moving up to the 2nd from the top.

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Same child, forward-facing. She’s on the 2nd harness slot from the top which is just a hair above her shoulders. This being her first (and only, for quite some time yet!) forward-facing ride she didn’t know what to do with her feet and discovered there’s ample room to cross her legs.

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Tester #2: just turned 5, 48lbs, and 45″ tall. He’s on the top harness slot with about 1/2″ to grow. There’s enough harness length left to buckle him easily. He had adequate shoulder room and could easily get into the seat and his arms into the harness, while wearing his car seat safe outerwear.

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Tester #3. At almost six she usually rides in a booster and did not enjoy being back in a harness, even for a quick photo. She still had about 1/4″ of harness height left though, despite having outgrown many other harnessed seats on the market. Miss Grumpy’s only complaint was the shortness of the crotch buckle. She likes to buckle and unbuckle herself but couldn’t. Thankfully Clek has listened to consumer feedback and is about to release a new crotch buckle for their 2014 seats, with a replacement available for purchase for those already with a Foonf. The new buckle will have two lengths and the longer option will be usable in the outer crotch buckle position, solving the problem for bigger kids.

My 22-month old tester wouldn’t allow a photo that didn’t include crying; he thought I was taking him with me, and although his parents were able to get him in and buckled I don’t like torturing children for the purposes of testing a seat. Sorry little guy.

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Tester #4 is six months old, 15lbs, and 28″ long. She was in between the lowest and second-lowest harness slot. She fit really nicely in the seat, and with the head rest on the lowest setting and the seat in full recline for her age it was compact enough to sit comfortably in front of it in a small sedan. The belly pad is required for the under-22lb crowd for those observant readers who might have noticed its absence in all photos except for this one. Main tester #1 pulls the belly pad off of every seat she rides in, so thankfully it’s optional at that higher weight.

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Tester #5 is here to show that Foonf is NOT for small babies – not without the Infant Thingy anyway. The minimum of 14lbs, 25″ and sitting is a very appropriate minimum and I appreciate that Clek doesn’t claim to fit every child from birth to booster. This little helper is 7 weeks old and much too short — his shoulders are well below the lowest harness slot and we didn’t even try to buckle him. He was trying to convince his older brother (crying 22-month old) to try it out, but alas, to no avail.

Overall impressions of fit to child: Very realistic height and weight specs for the bottom and top end of the spectrum. The smallest child I tried forward-facing was the large three year old. Given Clek’s and our stance on rear-facing to the limits of the seat a person buying a Foonf should be encouraged to do just that, and be prepared to easily rear-face their child to age 3-4 if not longer. Forward-facing longevity was surprising as the older testers have outgrown other seats, and for all but the tallest or long torsoed kids it’s reasonable to expect Foonf to last to booster readiness. It’s important to remember that each child is different and due to their shape might fit a seat, or not, that a tape measure might indicate they’ve outgrown. My only complaint — the short crotch buckle — is being rectified now and I’m pleased that Clek was responsive to consumer feedback. The harness height adjustment is straightforward and similar to many other brands of seats, and the harness adjuster was the smoothest I’ve ever tried. Anyone who’s ever been frustrated by an uncooperative adjuster might swoon when trying Foonf out.

How about fit-to-car? You might have noticed that this is a big seat. It’s tall, it sits up high on a base, and weighs in at a hefty 36lbs. I gave myself a workout, a stern reminder to lift with my legs, and had a go in a variety of vehicles both rear- and forward-facing, and installed with UAS or seat belt. In all photos the head rest is fully extended showing maximum height.

’03 Civic, and ’03 Odyssey in the 3rd row and 2nd row. Excellent fit overall. A range of angles is permitted when installing rear-facing, and the installed angle can be adjusted by shifting how the Foonf snugs up to the vehicle seat; depending entirely on the geometry of the vehicle seat it was sometimes easier to manipulate it with the seat belt instead of UAS. Before using this seat I was concerned with how high it sat in the vehicle – would I be able to lift my daughter into it and would she be able to climb in? Not a problem. Although the seat itself sits up high the sides are low, so it’s a straight-across movement with a child rather than hoisting up and over a deep shell. After a few tries the 3-year old perfected her climbing-in motion and now quickly scampers up on her own.

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’12 Focus in the centre and then driver’s side outboard, and ’98 Taurus wagon. In a small car like the Focus the Foonf was a much nicer fit rear-facing in the centre. The shape of it seems to be made to nestle in between the driver’s and passenger’s seats, leaving ample room for a long-legged 5’8″ driver like myself. Foonf is also very 3-across friendly, easily taking the place of the narrow infant seat that usually occupies its spot in the ’98 Taurus. For those with long buckle stalks in their vehicle the Foonf is an ideal choice with its high belt path.

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Fit forward-facing was excellent. The high, narrow centre hump in an ’03 Civic was no barrier to successful installation. Its forward-facing height certainly fills a rear-view mirror but no more than an adult passenger or high back booster would. Head rest interference is likely to be minimal due to the shape of the Foonf at the top. Two thumbs up for forward-facing fit!

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Clek has recently come out with instructions for installing with UAS and seat belt at the same time. Woah, you say. That’s not right. Right? Due to recent American changes (that will likely trickle north eventually) in total allowable weight of child+car seat when using the lower anchors it’s becoming impossible to use lower anchors for as long as many would like. As the Foonf was developed with some very interesting energy management technology in the form of the REACT cartridge, and the full benefit of REACT isn’t realized unless the seat is installed with the super-duper-easy rigid UAS connectors, Clek tested the seat when installed with both systems. Provided the car doesn’t forbid doing so and there is no /overlap of the rigid UAS and the belt it’s a great solution to UAS limits that will no doubt eventually make their way to Canada.

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A few other features: Foonf comes with Crypton fabric on most of its covers, making clean-up easy. I poured some milk on the belly pad to test it out – it beads up easily. After rubbing it in I was then easily able to wipe it clean with a cloth. Good news for kids who are spilly. Straight out of the box the Foonf comes with quite a few parts, with most of the extras required for rear-facing. Thankfully they’re all nicely labeled for easy identification. The smooth-bottomed base of the seat will be very friendly to vehicle upholstery.

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Clek is unique among manufacturers in that they have eye-catching, trendy covers on their seats that consumers seem to either love or hate. The Paul Frank (Julius the Monkey) covers are discontinued and are being replaced by Tokidoki prints. Not something I was familiar with before seeing them on a Foonf I have to admit they’re growing on me. They would certainly hide dirt amazingly well and you could play ‘I Spy’ for hours!

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Foonf is heavy, has a lot of parts to manage when switching between rear and forward facing, and comes with a hefty price tag. It’s not a seat I’d pick to truck around an airport or onto an airplane (although it’s approved for aircraft use and others have done it with success!), not a seat I’d want to move between vehicles on a daily basis, or frequently switch between rear- and forward-facing modes.

Foonfreview35However…it’s also got rebound management in the form of an anti-rebound bar, rigid UAS, built-in lock-offs that make a seat belt install as easy as with UAS if not easier at times, super specs for rear-facing and forward-facing longevity, striking covers, is made in Canada, is good for nine years before expiry, and is overall extremely awesome. It has absolutely earned its spot on our list of favourite infant/child seatsIf I was seat shopping today and budget was no issue it would top my list. As always we recommend trying a seat in a vehicle first, and your child in the seat, to ensure it suits YOU, because no one seat is perfect for everyone.

 

Thank you to Clek for providing the Foonf used in this review. All opinions are our own.

 

Thank you also to Clek for giving away a Foonf in a solid colour to one lucky reader in Canada! Woo hoo!

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286 comments to Foonf With A View

  • Shalan

    Great seat for a give away.

  • Holly

    We would love to receive a Clek for our 7 month old daughter! She meets all requirements for the seat and it would be a pleasure to see such a beautiful seat RF in our vehicle

  • Brittany Fyffe

    I would love love love a Foonf for my 17-month-old. I want to make sure he stays rf for as long as possible 🙂

  • Your full of amazing contests recently! So exciting!
    My child is 22 months and a Foonf has been on the dream list.

  • Zsofia

    My younger just turned one. Awesome caraway.

  • leslie

    These seats look fantastic and I like the pink color.

  • kristie carano

    I would love love love to have this seat. Right now my daughter (18 months) who is very tall for her age and long in the torso had to get forward faced due to her not fitting her current seat properly and the seat not rear facing well in our vehicle. This seat would be a perfect fit for her and allow her to rear face longer.

  • Great to see your review. I’ve always wanted a foonf. I’d louvre to win one!

  • Would love to get to play with a foonf !!

  • Jessica Steeves

    I would love a Clek Foof for my just-turned-2 year old to continue rear facing in my small sedan.

  • Mallory

    I love the look of the Clek Foonf! I would love to have one for my eleven month old daughter. !

  • I’ve got a kiddo in the 99th percentile for height. I love that you were able to put a 3 yo in it rear facing@!

  • Perfect timing for a clek giveaway 🙂

  • Jessica Erickson

    Great review! Thanks!

  • Brandy

    Would love to win:)

  • Stephanie Rubin

    My husband (who is an engineer) and I did two months of research before deciding that the Foonf was the carseat for us (in spite of the limited data due to the recent release of the product). After a ridiculous wait after trying to buy from Amazon.ca (they repeatedly pushed out the delivery date without any warning) we cancelled our Amazon order and elected to purchase the seat from a reputable local brick and mortar retailer. We were highly committed to the Foonf as we had come to believe that it would offer our child the best protection in an accident and the longest option to remain rear-facing.
    We had the seat professionally installed, but immediately noticed what sounded like a bolt rattling from the interior of the seat. This sound was markedly different from the sound of loose straps left to dangle). Both the retailer and I engaged Foonf in a discussion and they agreed to replace the seat. When we arrived at the installer’s facility (the installer is affiliated with the retailer), he removed the new Foonf from the box and started to test the product pre-installation.
    I was shocked when he told me that he would not install it: that there was a grinding sound associated with testing the straps. I was hugely disappointed and he called the retailer to advise them of this development. I then got on the phone with the retailer, who advised me that if I were to attempt a third seat, it would be a final option. Should we discover the third seat to be defective, they would no longer support us and we would be on our own with a $500 defective carseat.
    I was hugely upset (as we had convinced ourselves that this was the safest option for our child), and called Foonf on the spot. I managed to get through to Samantha in customer service, who adopted the same position as the retailer. If there was a third defective seat, we would be on our own. I thought this to be an unreasonable position and on the advise of the certified professional carseat technician, bought a Britax on the spot. I remain uneasy and uncertain about the choice: our daughter is 85th% for height and weight. I wonder how long we’ll be able to keep her rear facing.
    Overall, this was a tremendously disappointing experience and I truly hope that Clek can address its’ manufacturing and customer service challenges so that it can focus on delivering (what I still believe) to be a great product.

    • jshapka

      I’m sorry to hear you had a poor experience Stephanie. I do know that Clek is very committed to delivering a quality product, and works very hard to get accurate information about their products into the hands of techs and parents in the form of a dedicated Children’s Restraint Systems Instructor-Trainer (the highest attainable certification in Canada) on staff as their Child Passenger Safety advocate. Without knowing any further details of your situation I hesitate to comment further on the certification or experience of the Installer, or what the initial rattling might have been (sometimes internally things rattle if you hit just the right frequency on any seat). It is also possible that you had the unfortunate luck to have two defective seats, which seems immensely unfair. Your daughter might last a good long time in the seat you have if her height is in her legs – my tall niece who is a similar size and age to the main tester in this review still fits in a Britax Marathon rear-facing while the main tester outgrew it about 15 months ago. The shape of the child matters tremendously when talking about fit to seat.

  • I love the look of the Foonf and that my 8 month old son could see out of the back easier.

  • Jen

    This is my top pick for our next seat for my son – as he is a loooong baby (97th percentile for height) and a super curious fellow who constantly likes to see what’s going on (I think this is why he isn’t currently a huge fan of car rides). He is 6 months now, but we will look to use the Foonf when he outgrows his SnugRide 35. Am keeping fingers and toes crossed for this contest!!

  • Crystal McGee

    This seems like an amazing seat! We are looking for one for our 22 lb 9 month old. It’s exciting that it would last for so
    Long!

  • ahhhhh I want this so bad for my chunky-monkey 6 month old!

  • Janice

    I have a Foonf enroute to me for my almost 2yo. Her baby brother needs her Marathon soon. She is getting resistant to RF lately, using the straight leg technique. I’m hoping more leg room will help. Also interested to see if it will fit between our two FF Radians in the back of our odyssey, when I need a fifth seat open. If I win, I have someone in mind that will need a new seat soon. 🙂

  • Alysha

    Love how long it rear faces for and the ease of cleaning. My dd is 1 year and 19 lbs so this would fit her for a long time!

  • Leslie

    Thank you for the review, I would love to win one 🙂

  • Love that this seat is made I. Canada! Also that my son can stay rear facing at least until 3 years or longer.

  • Leslie

    The child that would use this seat is almost 2yrs old. I love these seats and it would be a welcome addition 🙂 i like the slim line and the colour options

  • Christine

    Free Foonf Yes please! I love the rebound management for my 22 month old.

  • First off I’d try my tall four year old in it rfing! I had to flip him after he turned 3! If that’s a no go then we’ll put his little brother in it, 18 months!

  • Olena

    I like how it fits most kids you tested.

  • Lindsay Wilson

    I would love to use the seat for my 6 month old, and am most excited about it fitting nicely in a three across!!

  • Barbara Ryper

    What excites me most is the high limits! I would be using this seat with my 26 month old 🙂

  • Erika

    Never thought of playing I-spy with those seats – good idea!

  • Jennifer g

    Now this makes it even harder to decide what seat I will be buying for the twins. The foonf looks amazing!

  • Sweet.I would love to get my hands on this carseat

  • Alika Brandsma

    My son is 4 months, but is the size of a ine-year-old. I would love this car seat because I would have peace of my mind that my son is being restrained by a high-quality, safe product.

  • We have a daycare buddy who needs a new seat!

  • Marianne

    I’d have to weight check my 3 year old daughter regularly, but I would use it with her (I am expecting as well). The 3 year old is quite tall (~40″), and currently around 37lbs.

  • I love the Clek booster for my 6 year old, and would love to use this seat for my new baby when they are the right size!

  • Chantale

    This would be a great seat for my 2 year old.

  • Angela H.

    I’d use this seat for my 15 month old. I’d love to have him RF as long as possible but he is almost outgrown the RF weight limits of his current seat.

  • Jenice

    Love this carseat!

  • Heather

    My daughter is just about 5 months and starting to sit, and I would love to replace her infant seat with a foonf once she’s developmentally ready!

  • This seat looks amazing! I’m all about keeping my little guy rear facing as long as possible. 🙂

  • Bryanna Shiels

    My daughter is 8 months old. I love the extended rear facing capabilities, narrow fit and all the pretty colors/patterns available. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • Caitlin

    Love the colours the seat comes in and also the limits for extended rear facing. My daughter is just over a year.

  • kym cyr

    My little guy is 11 months old, these seats have always caught my eye. Such pretty colours and patterns, but way too pricey!

  • stacey

    I’ve been dreaming of a foonf for months now– love the colours, the anti-rebound bar, the tall base so LO can see out the window, and the ERF limits. My two year old niece would loves to look for ‘big trucks’ out the window and this would make it really easy!

  • Fiona Dionne

    I would love to get this foonf to replace the seat my ex husband took to use with our son and never sent back. 🙁 my son is 5 and under 40 lbs and would still rear face until he outgrew it.

    • melissa Camm

      I love the safety and size of the seat and that it will fit my tall son for as long as he’ll need it, fingers crossed. My son is 16mos:-) thank you for the chance!

  • Kaylee Wolkowski

    I’d love to win a foonf!!

  • I love the rear facing weight limit!

  • Kyrie Smith

    My four year old would just love this seat; his favourite colour is pink!

  • Sasha

    For my one year old daughter. Most excited to keep her RF for as long as possible!

  • I’ve heard nothing but awesome reviews, we would use this for our 22mth old 🙂

  • Dar

    this is an awesome seat!! I want one!!

  • sitka

    Looks like a great seat!

    • sitka

      My little one just turned two, and is now forward facing because she has surpassed the weight and height limits in the seat we had bought for her, would be great if she could be rear-facing for longer in a better seat! She is 35 pound and 37 inches tall!

  • Tracey Barry

    I have a three year old who is growing like a weed and this seat would be perfect. 🙂

  • Angela

    Lovely review and w

  • Hey I love that the foonf can fit into smaller cars with other seats! We have a nb on the was and looking for an upgrade for the 2.5 year old! The cool prints would be perfect for him!!

  • Lindsay

    Looks like a great option to try with either or both my kids. I love the versatility

  • Brittany Millar

    I was due 8 days ago and would absolutely love this seat for my little girl!

  • Amelia

    I love the colours and the REACT. My 4 year old daughter would love to win one!

  • Karlee

    I love its longevity and the new prints! My child is 15 months.

  • Shanna Burton

    After being a Britax fan for my two older children. I am going with the foonf for my 3rd who is 7 months old. I can’t wait to get this seat in Dec. Thank you for all the info since I don’t know anyone with this seat it was great info!!. Love to win a Green Seat!!!
    Keep up the Great work you Ladies are giving on here!!!

  • Christina Gillis

    I really love the possibility of rf into 3-4 years old. The child that would be using the seat is just shy of her 2nd birthday.

  • Cristi

    Looking for an option for our tall two year old whom we want to keep rear facing. This would be awesome!

  • Anne Mayall

    Great review and I would love this seat for my 21 month granddaughter.

  • KArina

    This is my dream seat! Would LOVE to win one!!!

  • KArina

    I love the extended rear facing. Would use for my four year old, until my baby is ready for it and then upgrade him and use for her! Love the all black look!

  • Kvann

    I love the extended rear facing. Would use for my four year old, until my baby is ready for it and then upgrade him and use for her! Love the all black look!

  • Carla

    Would love to win this car seat for my daughter.

  • Paige Miller

    This seat would be used for my 18 month old son. I love how long I can rear face him for!

  • Janelle Marques

    Thanks for the review!!

  • Janelle Marques

    I would use it for my 6 month old! Love that you can ERF with it!

  • Leanne W.

    Looks like a great seat!! 🙂

  • Leanne W.

    I would love to win a Foonf for my 3 yr old & I love that it has a 40lb RFing limit so that he can still RF for a long long time!! 🙂

  • Angela

    Great info! Expecting #2 in March so would be great once out of infant seat or to switch my then 4yr old into.

  • It seems to be a very tall seat. When driving does it provide a big blind spot

    • jshapka

      It can – but it is extremely vehicle-, seating position-, install angle-, and driver- dependent. I think it’s easily avoidable, or possibly not even an issue. We can’t say it enough though, try before you buy for ALL seats! ~Jen

  • I would love a foonf! My 19month old needs a seat for our second car and the foonf is def on my wishlist!

  • Lacey

    Love the versatility of this seat and the bright colors! Would love to win for our spunky 19 month old girly! Great review! 🙂

  • Madison

    We LOVE our foonf and would be sooo thrilled to win a second for our littlest who only has a few months left in her bucket!

  • Kristy Matheson

    We would use the seat for our 2 year old. Love that its narrow and fits tall torso children and the great colours!

  • Kelsie

    The Foonf would be awesome for my 2 year old who is 2 inches from outgrowing rear facing in his current seat!

  • This carseat looks amazing! It would be wonderful for my newest little

  • Kailey

    Want one of these seats but can not afford one! Hooray for giveaway!

  • Jaime

    I like the ability to remain rearfacing longer as well as all the amazing patterns!!

  • Cheryl

    Looks good & narrow too! Will be used for my 6mth old.

  • Raechelle Wuolle

    Looks like a really solid seat! Would love to have one.

  • Barb

    Heard phenomenal reviews about this Brand!! LO is almost 6 months and we are starting to search for our 3-in-1 for her – this is a definite contender!

  • Candis

    Wonderful review! Seems like a great seat. And the icing on the cake is a giveaway!

  • Cindy W

    I’d love this for either my 20-month old or 3 year old!

  • Natalie

    Oh I would love to try this for my tall girl. She outgrows most seats so quickly.

  • Krista

    Need a second seat for our newest addition for when he outgrows his bucket.

  • Riki

    This looks like an amazing seat!! Would love one for our boy!

  • Looks great! about time they came up with something like this, instead of changing seats over and over! would love this for our Grand babies to travel in my car!

  • Andrea

    would love to win!

  • i have a 4 yr old thats too tall for most RF seats would love this for her !!

  • serena

    Looks really great. I’d love this for my tall boy.

  • Caroline

    Love that it fits narrow AND well for long belt buckles!!!!

  • Rhianna johns

    Cool!

  • Erin Sims

    I LOVE how this seat can accomodate an older child on the rear facing position longer than most other brands, and that is is good for so many years before it expires.

  • Amber Murdock

    This is the car seat we are planning to use once our daughter is old enough/big enough. She is 3.5 months old now

  • This would be a great seat for my 3 year old. She loves PINK!

  • Selina

    Thanks for the great review, ladies! I love the high RF limits on the Foonf and I wish that it had hit the market a few years ago so we could have made proper use of it. At this point my youngest is 6 and harnessed with the occasional booster ride. While I probably would crack the box open to try out the Foonf, if I was to win I imagine this would become an amazing baby shower or first birthday gift so it could be used to its full potential. 😉

  • lovely….. needing a new seat for our youngest!

  • MB

    great review! I would love this seat for my kiddos!

  • I would use this for my 2.5 year old daughter. She is very tall for her age and already 40 lbs so too big for her current carseat and I had been RF her until now but was sad to have to FF her, would LOVE this carseat.

  • Danielle Vaugeois

    I would use it for the babe coming in April! We have a smaller car seat to get us through til babe is big enough, but will have to replace it before babe is 1! I’m excited that I could use it for my older son until babe is old/big enough. Love the option of extended rear facing 🙂

  • Claire Brown

    The versatility really excites me 🙂 It would be great for my 4yr old or my 13 monther

  • Andrea S

    Would love this for our 2 year old.

  • Perfect for my three year old!

  • I would Love love love one!

  • Melissa

    What an awesome carseat! I could definitely handle a win on this one!

  • Oops sorry I would Love love love one for my 10 month old!

  • Amanda

    Love that is has a narrow profile.

  • Thank you for the review! Sounds like an amazing seat!

  • Melina

    I love that these are made in Canada, and will definitely be our next choice when we replace the one we have now.

  • The Foonf excites the heck out of me – it’s interesting to look at (striking, actually) and I think it would easily accommodate my 13mos old RF for quite some time! All while easily fitting three across in our Subaru 🙂

  • melissa evans

    Would love to win this for my 4 year old.She needs a new seat and this looks wonderful!!

  • David Marple

    If you don’t plan on moving it too often, definitely worth every penny. We ended up getting one for each vehicle to reduce the number of times we change them out.

  • Lorna MacFarlane

    What most excites me about the Foonf is the fact that it is made in Canada and is the top pick of the reviewer. Should I win this awesome seat, I would donate it to my daughter for one of her three children ranging in age from 6 months to 5 years old.

  • Rochelle

    Would love to move my 27mth old into this seat!

  • Oooooo….. so shiny and pretty! What excites me most is rear facing one of my littles longer! I would either use for my middle who is 4 and my youngest who is 2!

  • I would love this for my husbands car. We foster so 3 across is a big selling feature for us. The child riding in it would be 18 months -4 years old as those are the children we accept as placements.

  • Ashley McMath

    Love this seat and I’m sure my 2.5 year old would too 🙂

  • Marianne

    Ah, I though I left a comment, but I didn’t. If I won this I’d probably hope that my 3 year old stays under 40lbs (she’s close at 38lbs) — I do have another one cookin’ though that could use it RFing once they meet the mins specs.

  • shyla colton

    Such a pretty seat!

  • Marla

    Really nice seat! I’d love this for my 7 month old grandson! With 4 kids in the family, seating 3 across is a big sale point! But all the features are great! 😀

  • Alison Gregory

    I would love to use this seat for my 5 year old – he would still fit rear facing, but would prefer to forward face. And once my youngest (4 weeks) is big enough, I would use it for him!!

  • Lisa Pereira

    I would love to check out the Foonf, I want to see if I can squeeze 3 across in the backseat of my Odyssey! Looks like its a great seat!

  • Sara

    Love the look of these seats. Looking to get another seat to keep my 17 month old rear facing as long as possible.

  • Katherine

    Looks awesome!

  • Whitney

    Love this company

  • Rheanne

    I’m so excited about the Toki Doki prints, they’re so cute! And I would use this for my 2 year old. 🙂

  • Kara

    Great review! I would love to win one for my 15 month old!!

  • Tanya V

    I just ordered one for my 9 month old daughter, but I would love to switch my 3 year olds seat out for one as well 🙂

  • I’m entering to win one for a friend that recently had a baby! I believe a quality seat is the best present.

  • Great article, Thanks for the review. We love Foonf too!

  • Hollyb

    I’m so excited for the foonf! The safety features alone are enough! Id use it for my 2 year old daughter!

  • trish

    a very good looking seat

  • Would love to have another 3 across friendly seat so my 3 year old could pass his Radian down to his baby brother 🙂 Thanks for the review

  • I would love love love a Foonf for my 21 month old son! He is in the 97th percentile for height and 45th for weight so he is tall and skinny. He is 25lbs and still rear facing happily in his Britax but it only goes rear facing up to 30lbs and I do NOT want to turn him around! I want to keep him rear facing for as long as possible. I even asked my parents for a Foonf for my birthday to give to my son! That’s how much I want this seat lol I love it and it would look beautiful in my car.

  • Lara

    Wow! A super safe super easy to clean seat with a view Sounds Perfect for my tall fast growing 7mo!

  • Athena Forbes

    With another on the way I would LOVE to be able to keep my three older ones in 5 point harnesses all three across one seat without have to switch to boosters!

  • Love the prints and extended rear facing! If it didn’t cost souch, I’d get one for sure!

  • Zahra

    I’d love to win a Foonf. I’m thinking of getting a second car seat and move our current Radian to “rover” status, for the times when we need to use another vehicle than our own: friend’s car, rental car, my mom’s car… A Foonf would be perfect as a “permanent” car seat.

  • The Clek Foonf is amazing! Well worth the price tag.

  • Melissa Cudal

    LOVE this seat! It would be perfect for my 10 month old.

  • There are so many reasons to love the Foonf, its basically the Mercedes Benz of car seats. With ERF, easy install, and so many other amazing features, its the best seat to keep your child safe. We have our 20 month old in one and would love to have our petite 4 year old in one too!

  • Lindsay

    We have a foonf and love it. Started using it at 11 months.

  • laura

    would love this for our almost 8 month daughter! we want to keep her rear facing as long as possible and this looks like the perfect seat for her use well into her toddler years.

  • Amanda O'Connell

    I want one!

  • Julia S

    Would love to win a Foonf! They are always out of stock in my town…

  • Tracy F.

    I am most excited about the rigid latch the Clek Foonf offers. This seat would be for my 3.5 year old son.

  • Lindsay

    I love everything about this carseat!!! We are purchasing a new seat soon for our 9 month old and this is our top pick!

  • kelsey

    Love the new toki prints would love this seat for my 20 month old

  • Brie

    My daughter is 14 months, and I’d love to keep her rear facing in a foonf!

  • Beth R.

    I like that the foonf seems to install well in different vehicles and configurations, not to mention it’s high limits. We would use it rear facing for our 3 year old or 20 month old

  • Britt

    I have had my eye on this seat since my daughter was born six months ago. I love the height of it and the ability to rear face up to 40 lbs. I definitely want to be able to rear face as long as possible ( wear hoping to make it until she is at least three) Thanks for offering such a great giveaway ! Good luck to everyone!

  • Ani W

    This would be a seat used by my 3.5 year old and then my new baby when he/she is a little older.

  • Hilary

    Such a great review and extended rear facing would be great for my 18 month old!

  • I love the large limits for rear-facing! My child is 3 years old, and about to outgrow her current rear-facing seat.

  • We are currently in the process of upgrading my 29 month old daughter to a better car seat. I love EVERY feature of the Foonf! But I think I would be most excited to see / try the rigid latch feature. If I had unlimited money I would buy this car seat in a heartbeat.

  • Vanessa Johnston

    I love everything about it! Love that I will be able to prolong
    Rear facing for my little guy for at least 2 years!
    He is 10.5 months right now!

  • I have a Foonf for my 15mos daughter. I LOVE it. And I would love one for her Grandma’s car.

  • For my 2 year old. Yes pretty covers and I could play I spy with my daughter

  • Candice Gray

    I am thrilled by the idea of ERF. With my oldest, I had never even heard of it & we turned him at the RF limits of our Eddie Bauer convertible seat (which was slightly before a year old) My youngest is approaching a year now, and he’s also approaching the RF limits, but I’d love to keep him RF much longer.
    The baby I’d use this on is 11months old on the 12th 🙂

  • Kelly MacFarlane

    A Foonf would be perfect for my still-rear-facing two-year-old…would love to win one 🙂

  • Kristin B

    I would LOVE to win the Clek Foonf for my son who is turning 1 this month. He is in the 95% for his heigh so having a Clek Foonf will keep him the safest in the rear-facing position the longest.

  • Rey

    Looks like a great car seat! I am currently comparing different models for our next car seat and this one looks like it deserves some serious consideration.

  • Natalie

    Excellent review! My 4yo would use the seat, should we be lucky enough to be foonfed.

    • jshapka

      I LOVE it – Foonfed 🙂 Well perhaps the random number generator that picks our winners will smile upon you Natalie!

  • Brenda A.

    AAAAHHHH-mazing seat! My petite 6 year old (and I) appreciate that this seat has high weight and height limits to last for a long time to come!

  • Ashley Anness

    I’d love to get a free Foonf for my son. He’s 2 on December 3rd and is almost at the limits of one of his two seats. He’s also going to be a big brother come March 2014, so it is one less expense for us if we don’t need to buy two more car seats (as we will only need to buy one more!) I can’t afford to buy a foonf, so this would be awesome to win 🙂

  • Laura K

    Thank you for showing how it looks in a small car and rear facing with the base! This is the seat I want to get but want sure how it might fit. I’m going to be testing it at the store soon but this gives me hope that it might work as opposed to our unfortunate test of the Diono RadianRXT. My girl is tall with a long torso so I’m wanting to get the best seat possible to keep her facing as long as possible!

  • Theresa Cledomin

    i would love the Foonf as it would allow me to re-RF my 27m old and also down the road, keep his little brother ERF. He made it to just over 2 years RF in his current seat and buying a seat that would allow him to continue to RF is just not in the budget.

  • Erika

    I appreciate the variety of ways and children you tried this to give a very comprehensive overview of the Foonf in action. Thanks for highlighting the Canadian side of things as well!

  • Katie McNIven

    Great review, i’m sold!

  • Brandi C

    I love the rigid LATCH feature on the Cleks. We’d looooove to try one!

  • Kelly Lakis

    I love the safety features, size and modern styling. Perfect for my almost 4 year old granddaughter.

  • Kim

    We currently have foonf as 1 of our top 2 to purchase in the next few weeks to ERF our daughter. Would love to win one for her she is 26 months.

  • Amy

    Would love to win! Love this seat.

  • I’d love one of these for our 15 month old boy! We really need one=)

  • Helisa D

    My son is 2.5 and just outgrew his old seat so this would be perfect! With 2 vehicles, that means 2 carseats lol

  • Mariya

    Nice, I would love one of those now that my 3yo is forward facing

  • Bailey-Eileen Dexter-Parr

    Rebound management in the form of an anti-rebound bar, rigid UAS, built-in lock-offs that make a seat belt install easy just one reason why I like this one!

  • britney slaz

    I would love this carseat. I was actually researching this one last week as the next size up for my 8 week old.

  • I would love to win this for my grandchildren! They range in all (newborn to 3yrs) seem like I always seem to have one of them and with the versatility of this seat it would make it so much easier on this old grandma !

  • Michelle Leone

    I love that the seat is canadian and will last a long time. We would use for our 16 month old.

  • nicolthepickle

    I really like that it’s made of Crypton fabric. Most car seats have some good things. That’s a bonus!

  • Lauren

    Saw the Foonf on another blog and they had a 1 year old forward facing in it. WHY spend all that $$$ if not to rear face I would love to win one, as purchasing one is just not in my budget. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • destinie fedoruk

    this seat looks pretty amazing it would be perfect for my light weight 4 year old 🙂

  • Vanessa Arsenault

    This seat looks amazing! I have three girls..ages 5, 2,5 and 1 years old! I’m not sure which one I would use it with, but it would definetly get used!!

  • I would love this seat for our daughter – she is going to be 3 next week and is currently in a BLVD RFing.. she still has ample growth room but she isn’t a comfy as she once was given the shorter leg room of the Britax. This seat would keep her RFing and happy!

  • I would love to try one of these out – I didn’t know about them until after I purchased our existing seat.

  • CYNTHIA MATHESON

    Love all the great safety features and I would use it for my 3 year old son

  • Lindsay Sorensen

    I like all the prints it comes in. I would use it with my son when he outgrows his carrier seat

  • Andrea Amy

    My son is big for his age, and even though he is only 3 and a half I am having an issue find a seat that he can fit into with the harness as I feel he’s too young for a booster. Sounds like this would solve the problem, so I am going to keep my fingers crossed.

  • Colleen

    Looks like a great seat!

  • Tiffany

    6 months old and 15 lbs! He will be outgrowing his infant seat soon and needs a replacement!

  • Kelly

    I love that it’s made in my hometown and it fits tall babes!

  • Suzanne K

    I am hoping this will work for a tall one year old (my granddaughter) who when she doesn’t want to be in the car is very hard to put in with a short crotch strap. I like that they are making an option of lengthening it.

  • Graeme

    My daughter is 14 months, and i think the no numb bum thing sounds good!

  • Lillian

    I love that it allows for extended rear facing. I’ll be using it for my 16 month old if I win it!

  • Cara

    love that you can rear faces soo long 🙂

  • I love the huge limits for my almost 3 and almost 1 year olds!

  • We would use this with our 2.5 year old! I love how narrow it is!

  • Gillian Morgan

    I like the design of the seat. If I won this seat a very active three year old will be using it.

  • crypton fabric is awesome since we tend to feed the kids snacks on longer car rides

  • Tegan

    Love the foonf!

  • Suzi

    DS 1yo (and my back) would appreciate not having to move car seats between cars!

  • I love the large rear facing limits!

  • Trish

    I love the slim design

  • Brigette

    I would love to get my hands on one. even to just play with! Im so amazed about this giveaway! my 3yr old would still be able to RF (outgrown most all canadian RF seats in budget) 🙁 So I would love to have her in this!

  • Lindsay King

    Would love this seat for my 10 month old!

  • Cara

    I love these seats so much!

  • Stacey

    Would love to have a Foonf seat for both my daughters 1yr & 4yr. Unfortunately the price tag attached with this seat is holding back my decision to buy. Would love to win one to help the financial situation.

  • Lisa

    What an amazing seat, love the long term rear face capabilities and the amazing colours. Also love the rainbow glasses on the little girl! Too awesome!

  • Marla Walter

    Excellent review. Wish I had given this a better look when I was buying a seat for my 9 month old.

  • Hilary Toller

    I’m most interested to try installing it in a few different cars. I’d be using it for my 15-month-old.

  • Anita

    Love that it’s Canadian, love that it’s got awesome colours and love love love that it is so safe! My 15 month old would love it too. 🙂

  • Kate hammond

    Love the look and features of this seat! Safe rear facing for ages for my 21 month old!

  • I love that this would fit in a tight spot in my van. I’d use it for my 2 year old or my five year old.

  • kaila

    I would use the seat when Ds is sitting up. I just ordered the Paul Frank stripes but kind of wishing I waited for the new prints

  • melissa evans

    Would love to win this for my 4 yr old who desperately needs a new seat

  • Jessica kloppenburg

    Awesome review! Will look into for next seat 🙂

  • I like the safety features that this seat has above other comparable seats. It is for my 5mth old in the future and will probably be used by my 2 year old as well.

  • Jessica

    I’m currently doing my research for convertible car seats for my 5 months old twins. Thank you for this great review on Foonf. I am definitely taking Foonf into my consideration list, however, it’s very pricy when I have to purchase two car seats at the same time. It would be wonderful if I can win one! 🙂

  • Kimberly Viksush

    It looks so comfortable, I like that they are tall and on the narrow side!
    I would use this beauty for my 4 month, when we out grow the infant car seat!

  • Roxi Z

    Thank you for this review! Foonf has been on my list for my 9 month old daughter in our main car! I love that it will still fit as she grows and that you can by covers! perfect with my messy little monkey! We would love to win one! I don’t think I’ve seen one on sale yet! 😉
    Now to find a cheaper alternate for Daddy’s truck and grandparents car!

  • Rachel

    My daughter is 19 months old and I have been dreaming of this seat for awhile. My favourite feature is the rebound bar and seat belt clips since our car is older and does not have the “latch” system.

  • Laura

    Love the foonf!

  • Jessica

    Love the foonf! Would love one to keep my daughter rear facing forever! .. or alt least as long as possible : ) .

  • Crystal

    Great review! Thanks 🙂

  • Jodie

    I’m a bit of a car seat junkie and would love to add a foonf to my collection 😉 My 4.5 year old would be so comfy!

  • julie

    The size and safety features would be awesome for our 6 month old!

  • Jennifer German

    Would love to win a seat for our second vehicle!! Love it 🙂

  • Chantal

    My son is 18 months old. I love that this car seat is canadian made!

  • cathy

    Love the height and look of this seat and ability to rear face longer. Would be a great fit for my 17 month old.

  • Kris

    OOPS I WOULD USE IT FOR MY 9 MONTH OLD.

  • Jacqueline

    Would love to have a foonf.

  • Janine

    What an awesome seat

  • Kristal

    Thanks for doing this great giveaway! 🙂 I would use it for my just about 1 yr old.

  • Charis Anderson

    Researched this seat quite a bit – would LOVE to have one!!!

  • Sarah

    With a 14 month old almost ready to outgrow her bucket seat and her older siblings still in 5 point harnesses, I would love a new seat.

  • Lillian Ah-Yon

    all the safety features excites me, child is 5 yo.

  • Krista

    Sounds like an excellent car seat to have fir my brood 🙂

  • Sosan

    Awesome review! Very thorough. I like that it seems like it would harness a tall child for a long time and that is has a very narrow base which I need to fit three across the backseat of my car. I also like the smooth base you mentioned, my radian leaves the awful marks in my seats. The child that would be riding in the seat is 2.5 and 30lbs

  • Lillian

    I would love to have a Clek Foonf even more after reading this article!

  • kyla

    I would love this seat for my daughter so she can rear face longer!!

  • Trina

    I would love to try a Foonf! Looks like about the perfect carseat for us besides the price tag. I am a bit concerned it might obstruct my view when driving, but otherwise it looks fantastic.

  • Trina

    Whoops, I didn’t actually answer the question! What excites me about the Foonf is that it has so many great safety features AND sounds easy to install. We love our Radians but easy to install in our vehicles they are NOT. I wish the Foonf would RF to 45 lbs like the Radian (or more), but I think I would still love it. I would use it for my 2 year old, 33 lb, 35 inch daughter. The easy adjuster sure would be nice 🙂

  • Stephanie langille

    Such a great seat for a give away! Would love to win this 🙂

  • Jason Hartl

    The sturdiness, and shape of the seat for our 2 yr old

  • cynthia

    My boys are 16 (do not need a seat) 3 (still rear facing) and 4 months (going to need to get out of the bucket seat soon). I can fit 2 seats rear facing in the back seat or mt car and still have room for another bottom.

  • Birte Paschen

    I’ve heard and read so much about this car seat. I still regret going with the car seat we did for our daughter. It just isn’t as solid as our son’s seat.
    Winning a car seat would finally get that seat replaced, it would be fantastic!

  • Jennifer

    This is a great seat, I have a few kiddos that could fit in this one 🙂

  • I like the narrowness of it. I have 1, 3, and 5yos who would be able to use the seat 🙂

  • Sarah Fleck

    Love this seat and would love to have one for my son! Thank you!

  • Valerie

    I love the extended rear facing with anti-rebound bar. My daughter is 11 months who will use the seat.

  • Megan

    I found your article as my first is soon moving to a convertible seats. Clek sounds ideal for safety and longevity! Thanks for the information.

  • Christine

    Love the way it fits for rear facing.

  • Nathalie

    Great informative review! Thanks!

  • Nicole

    I love the easy clean fabric for my daughter who gets car sick. She is 3 years old. But I have 2 other kids who would also fit this seat well when she outgrows it.

  • Khrystal

    Love this seat. I would use it for my 10 month old daughter!

  • my daughter is 20 months and would love this for ERFING!!

  • Kelsey

    Would love one of these for my 1 yr old daughter!

  • Allison

    I love that this car seat is made in Canada, and I love the sleek style of it. I would be using it for my 10 month old if I won one!

  • Caroline

    This beautiful seat would look perfect for our ERF child!

  • Kyla Jaspers

    What a great review & giveaway! Thanks!!!

  • Ehlane OConnor

    I live how narrow it is! And who can argue with easy to clean We need a new seat for my 8 month old daughter as she’s getting ready to outgrow her infant bucket seat very soon!

  • Kandis Mundy

    Our fourth babe was just born in September. I’d absolutely LOVE to win one of these seats for her to move into when she out grows her infant seat!!