WTF isn’t my Foonf here yet?

WTF… we know, we know. We don’t use that type of language on TMD, but in this case we can. If you haven’t seen the brilliant marketing campaign by Clek yet, you need to.

So, what is the Foonf?

It’s a car seat. It’s a car seat that has set out to change the US car seat market forever. You want us to be more specific? Ok then… so here’s what all the hype’s about.

What’s the hype about?

If you’re a mom who likes to know about the newest and coolest thing, then you have likely heard about the Foonf. If you haven’t, you may be asking yourself what is the Foonf? Well the Foonf, made by Clek and due out in September, is the next generation of car seats. It touts itself as being one of the top extended rearfacing seats while taking up a fraction of the room of its comparable competition like the Diono Radian RXT ….and its new REACT technology claims to reduce the force of the crash that is transmitted to the child when he or she is forward facing by up to 40% in the event of an accident.

The Foonf is also one of the only convertible seats in the US market with an anti-rebound bar; something that is fairly common in Swedish and European seats and adds an extra level of protection. The Foonf also comes equipped with Clek’s patented rigid LATCH system, which makes installing forward facing completely idiot proof and allows the seat to recline while in forward-facing mode. One of the big things that makes the Clek a step above most of the rest, is its ability to work in small cars and to be able to get three across in the back of a sedan. Granted, at 17 inches wide forward facing it will be a TIGHT squeeze. It is quite a bit more narrow in rearfacing mode at 13 inches and would make an excellent addition for those wanting to puzzle several seats.

What’s our favorite feature?

Alyssa’s favorite feature is the fabric. It’s made of what they call Cypton Super Fabric and has permanent protection against stains, moisture and bacteria. The fabric is also featured on their Belt Positioning Booster…the Oobr.,

Xza is excited that she can actually fit three seats in her sedan.

We all agree that one of the best parts about the seat is that it can be recycled! This is huge since no other seat on the market can be recycled. Car seats that expire are just thrown in landfills, so this is a huge improvement in the car seat world.

All and all, we are all really excited about the Foonf. Alyssa has one on pre-order for her youngest child and is very excited to see what all the hype is about. Xza, Kelli, Jessica, and Risa are all planning on purchasing the seat as well.

At around $500 a pop though, we can imagine that they are seriously out of most people’s price range.

Why are we getting anxious?

The seat was originally due out in June, then July, then August, and now September. The seat has had a tremendous response and the delay is due to manufacturing taking longer than anticipated. We know we are anxious, but luckily none of us will have to purchase interim seats just yet. Although Xza’s son Atticus is less than an inch away from outgrowing his infant seat, so they may have to use another seat while they wait for their Foonf to arrive.

Want your own Foonf?

You can purchase them Here

Tell us why YOU are excited about this seat and if you think we should give one away as part of our 5,000 fan giveaway on facebook.

About the author

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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  1. Nicky Preston -  August 1, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    Wow! That’s nice! I love that you can puzzle them into the back, makes carpooling way easier!

  2. danica -  August 1, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    seriously, THE CARSEAT OF MY DREAMS! This will eliminate all of the how what why where what angle issues that are currently plaguing the carseat community, This is the first time I’ve heard of this particular seat, we have the radians and I love them, but taking them apart to clean them is painful.
    I need this in my life.

  3. Melanie Echternach -  August 1, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    I love that they are more compact, I have 4 little ones and trying to squeeze car seats a together is basically impossible, especially wanting to still have my 3 yr old dd still rear facing, this would make it possible!!

  4. Charlee -  August 1, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    I love this car seat but as much as I would need to/want to/love to get this for Bella, I simply can’t afford it. If this was a giveaway the winner will have their life changed, or at least their baby’s.

  5. Sara -  August 1, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    You should definitely give one away! You will change the car safety life of one family. I would love to get one! Even if I don’t win I might have to start saving so I can buy one for my daughter. The easy to use latch system is genius. It’ll always be secure, without having to worry about if you can pull the straps tight enough.

  6. Stephanie -  August 1, 2012 - 1:04 pm

    Love this! You should totally give one away!

  7. Brittany -  August 1, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    I love this seat! I have known about it for a while. I am already saving. Slowly but surely I am determined to get this seat.

  8. kimberly -  August 2, 2012 - 11:04 am

    If I was planning on having more babies I would so start to save for this!! It seems like most people think the bigger the car seat the safer. and now that kids need to be in boosters until they are 8 its getting harder for people to fit large seats in their vehicles. 🙂

  9. Kimi -  August 2, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    This seat is amazing! Jamesons safety is the most important thing in my life… From around our house, to when we are out and especially in the car. It is MY job to take all of those precautions for him because he can’t… Please give one away, for most of us I’m sure, this is entirely out of my car seat price range… So the chance to win one for Jameson would be awesome…

  10. Amanda M S -  August 3, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    OMG I want one!!!! I was sold at easy install and the amazing material. Now if I can just convince my husband…. lol. I’m dying to see his reaction when I ask him. It will probably be the same reaction when I asked to buy Brody a $600 stroller. He just doesn’t understand that it is important to me to have the top of the line baby stuff. Honestly who am I kidding, I do stuff without asking him all the time but I’m trying to be a good wife and make decision as a couple. hahaha.

  11. 1_stefanie -  August 5, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    I totally want one but dh said no way. $500 is just a bit out of our price range. I would love to win one!

  12. Molly -  August 15, 2012 - 12:20 am

    I totally have Patrick convinced! we are buying one as soon as we save up the money 🙂 yay

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