Group 1 Car Seats are suitable from 9 months up to 4 years of age. This is a rough age group and it is more important to go by the size and weight of your child. They are from 9kg-18kg and max height of 105cm.
Choosing a car seat can be very difficult and everyone wants the best toddler car seat for their child. Top things to consider are:
- Do you want an isofix car seat?
- Do you want a swivel car seat?
- Do you want to keep your child rearward facing?
Isofix Car Seats
Isofix car seats minimises the risk of incorrect installation. Baby car seats fitted using seat belts are often installed and used incorrectly. With isofix the extra support leg or top tether strap increases stability minimizes forward movement, keeping your child securely in place. Here at Eurobaby we specialise in Maxi Cosi car seats who are known for producing car seats of the highest standard. Looking for a forward facing isofix car seat for a 1 year old? Have a look at the Osann One 360 Car Seat.
Swivel car seats
Swivel car seats have become incredibly popular due to their convenience and how easy they are to use. Most of them will do a full 360 degree turn and some rotating car seats will just swivel to the side when you are putting baby in and out of the car. If you suffer with any back problems this is a must have as you do not have to lean in and out of the car when strapping your child in.
Extended rearward facing car seats
It is now recommended to keep your child rearward facing car seat as long as possible. It is the safest for your child. The Cosy N Safe Merlin Car Seat and Maxi Cosi Axissfix car seat are two car seats that we would recommend to customers. The Axissfix will go rearward facing up to 2 years of age then forward facing up to 4 years of age. The Cosy N Safe Merlin is also a great baby seat and child car seat as it is suitable from birth up to 4 years old (rearward and forward facing). It is a 360 car seat.
Non isofix car seats
Not all cars have isofix anchors. Most European cars from 2001 do but it only became mandatory for cars manufactured after November 2014. If you will be changing your car seat from car to car a lot you might want to consider a seat belted car seat. The Maxi Cosi Axiss and Cosatto Moova 2 are two group 1 seat belted car seats.
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)