Baby's first guardian.

< 13 kg | 40 - 83 cm | max. 15 months


A weekend away with the baby is something special. During the trip, parents are put at ease if the baby receives the best possible protection in the car. The infant carrier Avan surpasses all safety requirements and your baby enjoys optimal ventilation thanks to smart openings in the outer shell. Whether it‘s a short trip or a long one, our Avan can be fixed in place with the seat belt or with the optional i-Size base in just a single click. If the baby has outgrown the infant carrier, the Avan / Kio Base can be used as a modular system with the reboarder Kio up to the age of approx. 4 years. This is the making of lots of great trips.

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Modular system

With the Avan / Kio Base, the infant carrier Avan is installed in the car in just a single click. This makes hectic everyday family life easier for parents and installation more secure, thanks to the indicators, which display when the infant carrier has been correctly installed. When the baby gets bigger, the Avan / Kio Base can be used in combination with the reboarder Kio up to the age of approx. 4 years. For long-lasting joy and many lovely trips and excursions.

Air ventilation system

Fresh air keeps everyone happy. This is ensured by openings in the outer shell and mesh inserts in the seat cover, which allow for continuous air circulation. Greater comfort is impossible. Whether they are on a quick journey to see granny or with the whole family on holiday for the summer – the little explorers are kept in the best mood. Regardless of how long the journey is.


As a parent with a baby you always have something on your arm or in your hand. Weighing just 4.1 kg, the infant carrier Avan can be easily carried throughout the day. Enjoy the time with your baby and spend the most beautiful moments together.

Smart harness buckle

Simple and safe fastening thanks to the intelligent harness buckle: when the baby is removed, the harness buckle tilts forward and stays in this position. This way, when the child is put in place, they are not sitting on the buckle and parents are able to strap their baby into the seat securely, comfortably, and quickly.

Travel System

Psst, just let the baby sleep a while longer: a quick change from car to stroller for the RECARO infant carriers is possible thanks to special adapter – this flexibility allows you stress-free mobility in everyday situations.

Extra large sun canopy

The extra large sun canopy with UPF 50 sun protection and the extendable sun visor offer protection for the baby‘s sensitive skin in the sunny summer months or on your first family holiday together. This way, being outside is fun for everyone.


The flexible solution for today and tomorrow.

Easy and safe, every day.

The Avan / Kio Base makes the infant carrier Avan and the reboarder Kio your easy and safe everyday companion for any situation. Both models boast a practical, modular system and a base that can stay in the vehicle for the entire period of use. Thanks to the base, both child seats can be quickly and firmly installed in any car with just one click. Perfect for the fast pace of family life. The combination of base and child seat is a perfect match, both technically and in terms of colour.
From birth to a height of 83 cm (about 15 months), the infant carrier Avan can only be used rear-facing. It can either quickly and easily click on to the Avan / Kio Base or be strapped in using the vehicle’s seat belt. You can use the reboarder Kio for your baby from a height of 60 cm (about 3 months) or, with the additionally available newborn inlay, right from birth. We recommend using the reboarder rear-facing for as long as possible – if possible up to a height of 105 cm or about 4 years of age. Once your little one is 16 months old, you can also use the reboarder forward facing. For safe journeys – both long and short.

Safety Features For Every Journey

  • Intuitive operation:
    In just a few movements, the infant carrier can be mounted and removed from the optional base
  • Seating foam:
    Perfectly adapts to your child‘s body shape and provides the highest level of comfort
  • Newborn inlay:
    The newborn inlay provides your baby with a flat and ergonomic reclining position
  • Patented HERO safety system:
    A single unit comprising shoulder pads, shoulder straps and headrest prevents the harness from twisting and slipping and simplifies the secure and easy fastening process
  • 3-point harness system:
    The intuitive, central harness adjuster with HERO harness guide enables the child to be fastened into the seat securely and simply
  • Ergonomic carry handle:
    Optimal carry handle shape for ergonomic carrying, can be adjusted to multiple positions
  • i-Size:
    Rear-facing transport in accordance with UN R129 for maximum safety
  • Advanced Side Protection (ASP):
    Integrated protectors absorb the energy in the event of a side collision
  • Height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness:
    Offers simple, individual adjustment for the growing child thereby providing them with an ergonomic sitting position
  • Flexible operation:
    Can be fastened in place with the vehicle‘s seat belt or using the i-Size base in just a single click
  • Coated belt tongues:
    Reduces heating up in hot weather – thus preventing your baby’s sensitive skin from getting hurt

New Favorite Colors

Prime Mat Black

Prime Silent Grey

Carbon Grey

Fibre Black

Iron Red

Mineral Green

Steel Blue

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  • UN R129/03 (i-Size)

External dimensions (W/D/H):

  • 44 / 66 / 59 cm


  • 4.1 kg


Find more measurements in our current RECARO Catalogue.

Downloads & Manuals

Avan/Kio Base - Manual

1.2 MiB

Avan - Type List Stroller Compatibility

158.2 KiB



We do not list all compatible car models as there is a 100% match in the following cases without having a look into the list:

  • When using the Avan in combination with the Avan/Kio Base, it can be installed on all vehicle seats with certified i-Size seating position(s) - as the Avan is an i-Size product.
  • When using the Avan in combination with the seat belt of your vehicle seat, it can be used on all forward facing vehicle seats equipped with a 3-point-belt approved according to ECE R16.

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...you want to use the Avan in combination with the Avan /Kio Base on a vehicle seat with ISOFIX anchorage points.

Is the Avan in combination with the Avan/Kio Base compatible with my vehicle?

Please always check your car’s manual for possible notes/instructions/prohibitions from the manufacturer regarding the use of child seats in your car!

Sorry, this seat is not approved for your vehicle.

Reasons for denied approval can be:

  • Limited space for the child seat
  • 3-point-belt is too short
  • If it should occur that once the child seat is attached to the ISOFIX connection, and the seat covers the buckle there is no guarantee of a safe installation
  • Headrest of the car is not removable and prevents the child seat from being placed correctly
  • Storage compartment in the foot area does not allow installation of child seat or base with a supporting leg


Child seats with an ISOFIX connection:

If the vehicle has a floor storage compartment, using an ISOFIX base is restricted. This is dependent on whether the support leg of the base can be placed on the floor of the storage compartment (if necessary, remove cover) or if the vehicle manufacturer offers appropriate filling elements as an accessory to prevent the lid from breaking through.

Please read your vehicle's user manual thoroughly or contact your car dealership on this subject.

If these possibilities are not given we can't confirm the safe use of an ISOFIX system with support leg in combination with a floor storage compartment.

Thank you for your understanding.