Car seats for baby and child up to 150 cm - 12 years
Knowing how to choose the right car seat has a direct impact on the safety of our children. Manufacturers of car seats for children have put the so-called car seat groups on the market, depending on age, height and weight. If you have any doubts about how the groups work, feel free to contact us, we have been advising on the installation of car seats for children and babies for more than 20 years. We will find the best solution for your family.
Our selection of child car seats is undoubtedly the safest on the market. Baby or child, at every stage of growth, you will find here the seat that best suits you.
Travelling safe, comfortable, with or without Isofix system, always in the rear facing position for as long as possible. This is our mission in the market.
Travelling safely and prudently saves lives.
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Frequently asked questions before buying a car seat.
1- Which is the best car seat?
2- Which child car seat do I need?
3- Why is it so important and safe to carry a baby or child in the car?
4- What are they and what does it mean that a car seat belongs to a group?
5- When can I change my child to a group 2-3 car seat? Continue reading
6- When can a child's car seat be removed?
7- What is the i-Size standard?
8- Are Plus Test car seats much safer?
9- Can a child car seat still be used after an accident?
10- Why do child car seats have an approximate use-by period?
What is the best car seat?
The best car seat is the one that best adapts to the most concrete and specific period of the child's age, i.e. a child car seat that adapts to the constant growth of the child by age or specific groups.
Group 0+: Baby car seats from newborn to approximately 15 months, the main feature of this group is its great versatility as it allows us to put and remove the car seat with the child placed in it (the use of isofix base is recommended) and we can also take it in the pram (if it is compatible with the one you have).
Group 0-1: This type of baby and child car seats are also suitable for newborns up to 105cm in height, if they comply with the i-Size standard (approximately 4 years and 18kg), the vast majority have a swivel door to place and remove the baby or child from the seat. There are also chairs with these same characteristics but approved in Group 1 from approximately 61-65cm in height according to the manufacturer.
Group 2-3: This group of seat is from 100cm in height (the height is important as the belt should never go above the shoulder, never reach the neck), approximately 4 years. These are the chairs that last the longest, as they are designed for use up to 135-150cm in height, approximately 10-12 years.
But there are also other groups of baby and child car seats.
Group 0-1-2-3: From newborns up to 135-150 cm in height, the great advantage of this type of car seat is that it can be used for a very long time, and the disadvantage is that probably no other group can be as safe and adapted to the child and its growth as the seats of more specific groups.
Group 1-2-3: These seats are evolutionary and will serve us from 76 cm of height of the child up to 135-150 cm, this type of seat will normally go in the car in the direction of the march.
Group 0-1-2: These car seats for children are mainly characterised by the fact that they go in the opposite direction to the direction of travel from newborn to 25kg, approximately 5-6 years old. This type of car seat is usually approved with the Plus Test seal.
Group 1-2: This group of car seats are similar to group 0-1-2, but start to be used in group 1, i.e. from 76cm in height (5-6 months of age).
Which child car seat do I need?
When we have a doubt about what we need and if the seat we want is suitable for our car, the best thing to do is to ask for advice from a professional, and nobody better than someone who has been in the sector for more than 25 years like us, and we do it every day through our email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (974 42 99 24) or also by whatsapp (627 20 78 08) and we are happy to try to help as best as possible.
Why is it so important and safe to carry a baby or child rearward facing in the car?
The reasons for carrying children rearward facing in the car are compelling:
- It is proven to be up to 5 times safer.
- It avoids most neck, head and cervical injuries.
Different studies, based on real accidents, show that the risk of death or injury decreases around 5 times when the child is in the rear seat. The force and displacement of the head, neck and trunk is absorbed by the shell of the seat, protecting the child to the maximum. In addition, the smaller the child, the more fragile and the greater the risk of death.
What are they and what does it mean that a car seat belongs to a group?
Gr 0 infant car seats are for newborns up to 13kg, apx 15 months.
Gr 0-1 infant and child car seats are for newborns up to 18kg (105cm in height if i-Size compliant), approx. 4 years.
Gr 1 are baby and child car seats from 9kg to 18kg, approximately 9 months, up to 4 years.
Gr 1-2-3 multi-group car seats for children from 9kg to 36kg, approximately 9 months, up to 10-12 years (135-150cm height).
Child car seats Gr 2-3, for children weighing between 15 and 36kg, from about 3.5 years to 12 years (135-150cm height).
When can a child's car seat be removed?
Always remove a child's car seat at the right time. ► Continue reading
What is the i-Size regulation?
The i-Size regulation requires the child to be in the rear facing car seat up to 15 months/13 kg.
Since 2013, the new ECE R129 Regulation has been implemented in phases and one of its sections is the i-Size, all car seats with this label are no longer classified by weight and age, being the height the one that governs the labelling of car seats for babies and toddlers exclusively.
All group 0-1 and 1 car seats with the i-Size label can be used up to a height of 105cm, and the i-Size standard will gradually be implemented for groups 2-3 as well.
All car seats with the i-Size standard are installed in the vehicle with the Isofix system (for the time being an entry of the standard without isofix is planned) to minimise the risk of incorrect installation. On the other hand, this standard also affects vehicles, and car manufacturers must adapt them to ensure universal compatibility with i-Size car seats.
Are Plus Test car seats much safer?
The Plus Test is a standard of Swedish origin, which aims to reduce injuries in the event of an accident, for which all seats that pass this test must always travel in the opposite direction to the direction of travel, from the beginning to the end of their use.
The seats that pass the Plus Test pass a more demanding test, the acceleration is greater and the cervical load limits are set at 1220 Newtons, this level of load is below the established force limit above which a child would suffer severe injuries.
Unlike the European standard ECE R44/04 which measures the accelerations of the chest and head, Plus Test also measures the acceleration of the neck. I-Size does measure neck acceleration, but does not set maximum force limits to ensure safety.
The Plus Test certifies that the car seat that exceeds it generates a cervical load that is always below the limit, guaranteeing the safety of children.
In addition to the force limits, they also test under more demanding conditions, reducing the braking distance, and consequently generating more acceleration.
More and more parents are looking for rear-facing seats, aware of the dangers their children face in rear-facing CRS.
-Why do child car seats have an approximate period of use?
Nothing lasts forever, a child car seat, installed in the vehicle, is exposed to temperature changes and high levels of sunlight intensity, and as a result the high quality plastics and other materials used and designed to withstand the passage of time can be altered, therefore, it is recommended not to use beyond the recommended period of time.
Many manufacturers indicate in the instruction manual the approximate period of use of their baby and child car seats.