The Bebylux ALEXA Group123 is a baby seat fit for a supercar....Finally, someone's built a seat for your little one that can compete with your supercar's interior.
The only problem your fleet of supercars used to cause you was adding to your Tinder administration. That all changed, having found the perfect partner, with procreation. Now the sleek lines and minimalist interiors of your car collection are marred by lurid toys, crisps and sand. Mercifully, one thing no longer needs to detract from the segue of style as you sweep your eyes over your — recently valeted — supercar. The car seat.
Bebylux has come to your rescue, producing elegant and contemporary car seats fit for the lofty peaks of the wheeled world. Testing a Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge edition while the wife left me with our one-and-a-half-year-old daughter was GQ the perfect opportunity to trial a Bebylux Lusso, the most luxurious of the brand's offerings.
In our experience, the better the product for your child looks, the worse it works. Luckily, that wasn’t the case with the Lusso. It was easy to fit — yes, even a Rolls-Royce has ISOFIX – and while the handcrafted leather and contrast stitching was ignored by our little passenger, she sat happily through four hours of weekend traffic getting out of London (and we didn’t even have to play In The sodding Night Garden on the rear-facing screens).
Because this is a Group123 seat, which means it accommodates children from nine months to 12 years of age, the seat was also able to take her three-year-old cousin for a ride in his dream car with only a minute or so of adjustment. Handy for placating exciting toddlers and also useful in that once they hit 18 months you'll only ever need this seat before they can sit in the car like a grown-up.
As you would expect, the safety credentials are as good as the design and it complies with ECE R44 European safety standards as well as the new i-Size safety standard. But that's not strictly why you'd buy this seat - if you're willing to risk your high-end interior to sticky infants but don’t want to compromise on elegance, this stands in a class of its own.