Opal

The high comfort convertible seat
From birth up to approx. 4 years
0-18 kg
Color
Concrete Grey
  • Height and width adjustability Extended rearward-facing travel Combination car seat (group 0+/1) Easy switching system

Product description

The Bébé Confort Opal is a high comfort convertible car seat with simultaneous height and width adjustment to always ensure optimal comfort from baby to toddler. Luxuriously padded, Opal adjusts from sitting to sleeping for the most enjoyable of journeys. This long-lasting car seat is first used as a rearward-facing baby car seat from birth to approx. 15/18 months for extra head and neck protection (this is 3 to 6 months longer than infant carriers). Then Opal can easily and safely be turned to the forward-facing position, simply by using a switching device.

Luxuriously padded, Opal adjusts from sitting to sleeping for the most enjoyable of journeys.This long-lasting car seat is first used as a rearward-facing baby car seat from birth to approx. 15/18 months for extra head and neck protection (this is 3 to 6 months longer than infant carriers). Then Opal can easily and safely be turned to the forward-facing position, simply by using a switching device.

Why choose me

What's in the box
  • Baby support pillow, OPAL
Ease of use
  • Long-lasting car seat, growing with your baby from birth up to 4 years
  • Easy rotative switching system,from rearward to forward-facing, without reinstalling the full belt routing
  • Simultaneous safety harness & headrest adjustment (6 position) to perfectly fit the growing child
  • One-hand harness adjuster
  • Convenient belt hooks: keeps the harness open when installing the child
  • Measuring height indicator: helps to know when it's time to switch from rear to forward-facing
  • Machine washable cover at 30° Comfort
  • High-comfort seat with height and width adjustment to ensure a perfect fit for both babies and toddlers
  • Extra padded wide seat
  • 6 position headrest adjustment: always perfect fit for the growing child
  • Baby support pillow to offer best comfort for the baby
  • Optimal reclined position in rear-facing
  • 5 position recline in forward facing to provide best traveling comfort
  • Shoulder and crotch pads Safety
  • Extended safer rearward-facing travel, until approx. 15/18 months, for improved head and neck protection
  • High protective headrest to offer a performant side impact protection
  • Belt tensioner system for an extra strong and secure installation in both directions
  • 5-point integral safety harness to ensure high safety restraint of the child
  • Intuitive belt routing to easily install Opal using 3-point seat belt
  • Anti-slip shoulder pads for high restraint performance in case of frontal impact General
  • R44/04 compliant
  • Rearward-facing from 0-13kg (from birth to approx. 15/18m
  • Forward-facing from 9-18kg (from approx. 9m to 4y)
  • 3-point seat belt installation, with clear belt routing indicated on seat
  • Made in
Europe
FAQs
What should I do if my child opens the buckle of his safety harness?
In this case, we recommend that you stop immediately in a safe place, fasten the buckle once more and tell the child he should not open it and the reason for this. It is always a possibility that an inventive, handy or strong child will open the buckle. If the force required to open the buckle were to be considerably increased to make it impossible for the child to open it himself, this would be contrary to the legal safety standards. The position of the buckle, the colour of the button, and the operating or opening force are all determined in European standards.
The harness belts has not the same length right and left. Why is this?
Uneven harness belts length may be caused by the incorrect guiding of the harness system. Check at the back of the car seat that the harness are not twisted and that the pull belt (that runs forward at the bottom of the shell) is in the middle of the system. Also check that the belt can move easily to and from through the shoulder openings. For smooth movement, the harness buckle should be flapped forward completely. This harness buckle operates by releasing the belt tensioner. If the problem continues, please consult your retailer or contact our consumer service.
When the buckle is open, I can no longer lengthen the harnesses, as if they are stuck. What's the problem?
This may happen because the belt buckle is not flapped forward enough. Pushing this forward by hand will release the blockage, so that you can loosen the harnesses.
Is it possible to install a car seat (group 0+/1 or group 1) on a Bébé Confort pushchairs ?
Only safety carrycots (group 0: e.g Windoo Plus or Compact safety carrycot) and infant car seats (group 0+: e.g Pebble, CabrioFix, Streety.Fix) can be installed on a Bébé Confort pushchairs. Designed to easily transport comfortably and safely the baby from car to pushchair to home, safety carrycots and infant car seats are very convenient for babies. When baby is growing, he starts to seat well by himself, and it become more and more difficult to carry him in an infant carrier because of the weight. Toddler car seats (group 0+/1 or group 1) are then the ideal solution to travel safely with the growing toddler until 4 years. Of course, as group 0+/1 and group 1 grow with the toddler to always offer him the best protection, the car seat is heavier than an infant carrier, so it's not convenient to daily carry it. Because we don't want to compromise on safety, comfort and ease of use, group 0+/1 and Group 1 are not compatible with pushchairs.
Do I have to desactivate the airbag if I install a group 1 car seats on the front passenger seat ?
The European car seat regulation is not compelling to desactivate the front passenger airbag if we want to install a forward facing car seat like a group 1 or a group 2/3. It only mandatory to desactivate this airbag for the rearward facing car seat only (e.g group 0+). Nevertheless, because of the size and the force of spreading of an airbag which are different from one car to another, and because airbag are design to protect adults and not children, we recommand to also desactivate it for forward facing car seats.
From what age can the support pillow be removed from the Bébé Confort infant car seat?
The support pillow provides your child with added comfort right after birth. There is no specific age at which the support pillow should be removed from the Bébé Confort car seat.This depends on the size of your child. Once you notice that your child is no longer lying comfortably because his or her head is lying on the ‘roll’, you can remove the support pillow from the Bébé Confort car seat.
From what age can the support pillow be removed from the Opal ?
The support pillow provides your baby additional comfort right after birth. We recommand you to use it from birth to approximatly 5.5 kg. Once you find your baby too tight in the car seat, and exceeds 5.5 kg, you can remove the support pillow, and use the regular seat.
How long can I install my baby rearward facing on Opal ?
Opal has been tested to be used rearward facing until 13 kg. With this large seat, you can easily adjust in width and height, you can install comfortably your baby until approximatly 15 months, and even more if he weights less than 13 kg. Of course, Opal can be used from birth, but is also the perfect car seat to use right after a safety carrycot or an infant carrier, when the baby is not fitting anymore in these baby seats, but still needs to be installed rearward facing for a longer time. Looking at the car seat regulation, you can install the baby from 9 kg in forward facing, but we recommand to keep your baby until 13 kg in rearward facing. An informative measuring scale is placed closed to the headrest to help you know when it could be time to switch from rearward to forward facing position.
How to switch Opal car seat from rearward to forward facing?
To change the position of Opal, you should remove the belt installation, press the switching button located on the car seat base, and simultaneously rotate the seat. You should then reinstall the seat in forward facing. The switching button should be in front of the selected position (here forward facing position). We invite you to look at the Opal instruction manual in the Bébé Confort website for more details.
What is the right position/height for the harness ?
When can I switch Opal from rearward facing to forward facing?
According to the car seat regulation, you can use Opal in forward facing position (group 1) from 9 kg (around 9 months), but we strongly recommand you to keep your child rearward facing until 13 kg (approximately 15/18 months) to better protect the baby's fragile head and neck in case of accidents. To help you know when you can switch from rearward facing to forward facing, you can use the informative measuring scale integrated closed to the headrest.
Why do babies have to travel in a reward facing position?
Babies have a large and heavy head compared to the rest of their body. In addition, their neck muscles are not yet fully developed. If the baby is transported in a forward-facing position, his or her head will be thrown forward in the event of a head-on collision. This can cause serious neck injury and may even be fatal. By placing the baby in a rear-facing position, the forces exerted during the crash will be distributed across the baby’s entire back.
My child climbs out of the safety harness, what can I do ?
The same principle applies to all car seats and means that your child cannot create extra space if there is no extra space to begin with. Some children have shown us that, with only a minimum of slack in the belt system, they can get a hand between the buckle and their stomach and then, by moving it towards their head, they can get an elbow under the belts – but this requires a very flexible shoulder. These children display a tremendous desire to free themselves from their car seat. Child safety in the car and freedom of movement are not compatible in principle. To transport a child not only safely but also comfortably, a slight amount of slack in the belt system is needed. If the belt is pulled extremely tightly and the child is sitting calmly in the car seat, experience has taught us that all car seats are the same when it comes to 'climbing out of the car seat'. We see a similar pattern in children ages 1-4 years in car seats of various types and from various manufacturers. The belt system is a closed system that keeps the child in the same position continuously - during normal car trips as well as during a sudden stop or accident. This system is closed by securing the child when tightening the belts. If this is done properly, the belts cannot be loosened during use (if this does happen, we ask that you contact our Service Department through the retailer where you bought the product).
Why do baby and young toddler have to travel in rearward facing position ?
Babies have a large and relatively heavy head compared to the rest of their body. In addition, their neck muscles are not yet fully developed. If the baby is travelling in a forward-facing position, his or her head will be thrown forward in the event of a head-on collision. This can cause serious neck injury and may even be fatal. By placing the baby in a rear-facing position, the forces exerted during the crash will be distributed across the baby’s entire back. It then safer to travel rearward facing with babies until at least 15 months.
Can I recline Opal in rearward facing?
In rearward facing, Opal has a unique recline position. This natural recline has been designed to offer best protection to the child in case of collision. It is therefore important to have this fixed position. For extra comfort, a newborn cushion is included to offer an optimal recline. Nevertheless, all cars are different, and the car seat may be positionned too upright if vehicle seat has a deep angle. You may adjust the vehicle seat recline if possible or fill the seat hole without changing the car seat belt routing
I can still pull out my car seat belt, which means the car seat can move around. Is this safe?
In the event of a sudden stop or accident, the car seat belt will block automatically and the child car seat will be unmovable as a result. The Bébé Confort Priori XP and Bébé Confort Axiss are all equipped with a tensioner that makes it possible to tighten the car seat belt for a tighter fit and secure the car seat more firmly.
Is it possible to mount my car seat (Group 1) onto the frame of my pushchair?
This is not possible with our current range of products. Our products are developed with a strong focus on safety, quality and user-friendliness. The combination you are asking about would require that we make concessions to these three aspects. We have decided against making such concessions at this time.
My child climbs out of the belt system on the car seat.
The same principle applies to all car seats and means that your child cannot create extra space if there is no extra space to begin with. Some children have shown us that, with only a minimum of slack in the belt system, they can get a hand between the buckle and their stomach and then, by moving it towards their head, they can get an elbow under the belts – but this requires a very flexible shoulder. These children display a tremendous desire to free themselves from their car seat. Child safety in the car and freedom of movement are not compatible in principle. To transport a child not only safely but also comfortably, a slight amount of slack in the belt system is needed. If the belt is pulled extremely tightly and the child is sitting calmly in the car seat, experience has taught us that all car seats are the same when it comes to 'climbing out of the car seat'. We see a similar pattern in children ages 1-4 years in car seats of various types and from various manufacturers. The belt system is a closed system that keeps the child in the same position continuously - during normal car trips as well as during a sudden stop or accident. This system is closed by securing the child when tightening the belts. If this is done properly, the belts cannot be loosened during use (if this does happen, we ask that you contact our Service Department through the retailer where you bought the product).
The belts are not the same length. Why is this?
Uneven belts may be caused by the incorrect guiding of the harness system. Check at the back of the car seat that the belts are not twisted and that the pull belt (that runs forward at the bottom of the shell) is in the middle of the system. Also check that the belt can move easily to and fro through the shoulder openings. For smooth movement, the belt buckle should be flapped forward completely. This belt buckle operates by releasing the belt tensioner. If the problem continues after you have checked this, consult your retailer.
The colour indicator switches to silver or red when driving. Is this normal?
The colour indicator is only an installation aid. There is only a difference of a few millimetres between red/green or silver/green. So the colour may change if your child moves. The important thing is that, when you drive off, the belts are tightened properly and the indicator is on green. The indicator is to remind you of this. Naturally it is possible that the indicator switches to red again while driving as a result of your child’s movements. This is normal and has no effect on safety.
What is the right position for the headrest ?
The headrest should always be adjusted to the child's head: not too low, not too high. It means the child's head has to be totally protected by the headrest, and should not go over the headrest. The head and the neck are the most fragile part of the body, so it important to always make sure the child's fragile head is always best protected inside the car seat
What is the right position/height for the harness ?
The harness straps should be placed as close as possible from the shoulders: not too high, not too low. The best position is really at the level of the shoulders. The headrest should be adjusted in consequence, keeping the harness at the level of the shoulders. For your convenience, most of our car seats are equipped with a simultaneous headrest and harness adjustment, so it easier to adjust the harness and the headrest to the right level to offer best protection to the child.
What should I do if my child opens the buckle of his harness belt?
In this case, we recommend, as do all international safety experts, that you stop immediately in a safe place, fasten the buckle once more and tell the child he should not open it and the reason for this. It is always a possibility that an inventive, handy or strong child will open the buckle. If the force required to open the buckle were to be considerably increased to make it impossible for the child to open it himself, this would be contrary to the legal safety standards. The position of the buckle, the colour of the button, and the operating or opening force are all laid down in European standards. In the case of an accident, someone providing assistance without any knowledge of car seats must be able to see immediately how to release the child from a car seat in an emergency.