Child car seats
Do you want your car seat to last longer? With one of these car seats it means you wont have to buy another one again! It will suit your child from 9 months until 12 years.
Car Seats for children 9 months to 12 years
Changing your car seat often can be an inconvenience. That’s why a car seat suitable from 9 months all the way up to 12 years can be a great investment. These child car seats are also great if you regularly have other children in the car with you as they are suitable for all ages. They have inserts and a 5 point harness for children up to 4 years of age. Then you will remove the harness and it changes into a booster seat.
We have a big range of group 1 2 3 car seats from Maxi Cosi, Cosatto, Cybex and Osann. You can get isofix and seat belted car seats depending on your preference and car.
Seat belted car seats: The key thing to remember with child car seats, is that not every seat fits every car. It’s easy to think that a belt fitted seat will fit with any seat belt, but there are many potential problems that can undo all your hard work and cause your seat to be fitted dangerously.
A main issue with seat belted car seats is the risk of buckle crunching. When child seats are fitted with the adult seat, it must be the webbing of the seat belt holding the seat in place, not the seat belt buckle. If any part of the plastic seat belt buckle casing is on or over the plastic frame of the seat, it is an unsafe fit, which is called buckle crunch. Buckle crunch typically happens in vehicle's that have the female buckle on a long stalk, causing it to protrude out of the vehicle seat. However, buckle crunch can happen on buckles with a shorter stalk, if the wrong car seat is used.
Buckle crunch is dangerous, because the plastic casing of the seat belt buckle is bent on or over the plastic of the child seat. This puts pressure on the casing, and in a collision, the casing could shatter - causing the car seat to not be safely restrained.
Seat belted car seats are perfectly safe if installed and used correctly.
Isofix car seats: Isofix provides a more secure and easier way of attaching child seats in cars. Fitting points are built into both cars and child car seats when they are manufactured. An Isofix child seat is 'plugged' into the corresponding fitting points in the car, removing the need to use the car's seat belts to secure it. An additional top tether or support leg is used to prevent the child seat titling or rotating in an impact.
To find out if your car has Isofix points, look for Isofix labels between the base and back of your car seats (the fitting points themselves may also be visible) or check your vehicle's handbook or contact the manufacturer or dealer.
The top 3 car seats for this age would be:
These all come in a range of different colours and designs that your child will love too.
Cosatto Zoomi 123 Car Seat
This Cosatto Zoomi 123 high back booster car seat is the ultimate travel buddy for your little one. It is seat belted in. Stylish and super comfy with its padded seat and adjustable head rest, its sturdy design will keep your little one safely in place while on the road for years to come. It also has an anti escape system in the harness.
Recaro Tian Elite 123 Car Seat
Recaro Tian Elite is the car seat that has it all, it has an integrated sound system with loudspeakers in the head area and an air ventilation system. As the seat is foam it perfectly adapts to your child shape providing the highest level of comfort.
Osann Lupo Isofix High Back Booster Seat
The Osann Lupo isofix car seat is a very popular high back booster. The height adjustable headrest grows with little one from 9months – 12years. as your child gets bigger simply remove the inlay and adjust the headrest to suit them. It is the perfect car seat for the second car or grandparent’s car too.
Choosing your kids car seat is never easy, there is so much to think about that’s why our team of experts are here to help. We will also fit your car seat free of charge and will check it at any stage to give you piece of mind. Come into one of our Dublin stores to find the right car seat for your child or order online now and get free delivery (UK & Ireland)