Watch: Encore spinning system showcase

encore spinning system

by Stephanie Spencer |
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Joie's new spinning system has everything you need to travel safely with your baby, from newborn to four years old. Combining great quality and durability with a great price, this system gives you total flexibility to use a range of compatible products with one clever base.

In an Instagram Live last month, Mother&Baby’s Stephanie Anthony was joined by Joie to showcase the new Encore spinning system, with live demos and a Q&A on the main features of each of these innovative products.

Watch the video below to see the Live in full...

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i-Base™ Encore

i-Base™ Encore is an i-Size certified base that adds a one-hand spin to compatible baby and toddler car seats.

This clever base gives you total flexibility to create a custom and convenient back seat experience as your child grows from birth to big kid, by using the same spinning base for both your baby car seat and your next-stage toddler car seat.


• i-Size certified

• Part of the Encore Spinning System by pairing with calmi™ R129 car, i-Level™ Recline, i-Harbour™, Juva™, i-Gemm™ 3, and i-Snug™ 2

• One-hand swivel base spins compatible baby car seats 90º, and compatible toddler seat 360º for easier loading and unloading

• Easy one-time ISOFIX install comes with 10 positions to perfectly fit into any vehicle

• Clear install indicator located on top of the load leg ensures you’re properly connected

• Low rebound bar allows for maximum legroom for growing children

• Easy seat release button allows for quick car seat transfers

• Energy-absorbing load leg reduces force and absorbs impact in a crash

calmi™ R129

Joie’s calmi™ R129 car cot is not just any cot! Journey longer with calmi™ R129 – a car seat while you roll, a carry cot while you stroll, and a safe haven everywhere in between.

With baby snuggled up and lying back in a position that’s better for spinal development, long naps in the car and seamless transitions to the pushchair mean you can journey longer without interrupting baby.


• Carry cot and car seat combined

• R129 certified

• Suitable lateral facing from 40-70 cm, up to 9 kg ( approx. 6 months)

• 180º lie flat car cot doubles as a car seat and carrycot

• Travel system compatible with Joie versatrax, finiti, and aeria

• Full coverage, UPF 50+ canopy is water repellent and includes a mesh peekaboo window

• Lightweight design at just 3.6 kg for easy transfers from car to pushchair to home

• Easily accessible release buttons on the side of cot

• Infant body and head support securely cradle the littlest babies

• 3-point harness with soft, padded covers

• One pull motion easily tightens the 3-point harness

• Storage pockets on the inside and outside of the cot

• 3-position adjustable handlebar

• Removable top cover

• Plush cushioning and knit fabrics

• Washable covers

• Built-in ventilation

i-Level™ Recline

A lie-flat lounger when strolling and a lie-flat for snoozes in the car, this car seat cleverly converts in an instant from cuddly carrycot to infant car seat.

Suitable rearward facing from birth, the i-Level Recline features the ultimate protection and security for your little one.


• Meets the new i-Size ECE R129/03 standard

• Suitable rearward facing from birth to 85 cm, and less than 13 kg

• Converts to a deep reclining seat usable in the vehicle or on a pushchair

• Exclusive Tri-Protect™ headrest offers 3 layers of security featuring patented Intelli-Fit™ foam for ultimate side impact protection

• Grow Together™ multi-height headrest and harness system adjusts simultaneously and requires no rethreading of the harness

• Spins 90º when paired with the i-Base™ Encore for easy ins and outs

• Part of the Encore Spinning System, which allows you to pair our spinning i-Base™ Encore with the infant and toddler seat’s of your choice to grow from birth to age 4.

• Multi-position, ergonomic carry handle with leather-look grip

• Removable full body insert

• Retractable, removable sun canopy features a zip-open panel

• Easy buckling 3-point harness with padded covers

• Compatible with most Joie Signature pushchairs and with other pushchairs using Maxi-Cosi® car seat adapters

• Plush knit fabrics

• Removable, machine washable covers


This cosy 360 degree spinner is crafted to shelter your little one with state-of-the-art side impact protection, i-Size certification, and a restful recline to take your little one from birth all the way to their toddler years (approx. age 4).

Effortlessly transitioning from rearward to forward-facing with a one hand swivel that will make in and outs easy peasy, you'll be set for every adventure.


• Meets the highest R129 safety standard and is i-Size certified for a secure fit in your vehicle

• Pairs with i-Base™ Encore as part of the Encore Spinning System

• 360° rotation on the spinning base for ease of loading and unloading Simple Swivel™ turning activators on both sides of the seat, positioned where you naturally reach for an effortless spin

• Tri-Protect™ headrest offers security with three layers of protection inside the headrest, including patented Intelli-Fit™ memory foam

• Detachable Guard Surround Safety™ panel adds extra side impact protection

• Expandable neck space adjusts with shoulder harness height.

• Reinforced steel inner seat shell increases structural integrity

• 3 piece infant body and head support are customisable for a tailored fit One-hand, 6 position Grow Together™ headrest and harness system adjusts simultaneously and requires no re-threading of harness

• 5 recline positions usable both rearward and forward facing

• 5-point harness with soft, padded covers

• One pull motion easily tightens the 5-point harness

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