Choosing a Car Seat Group Size 1, 2 & 3

The rapid rate my little one is growing at means that in no time a new car will be required.

In this blog, I’m going to look into when it is the right time to upgrade a baby and child’s car seat. I will also shortlist my preferred Car Seats Group 1, 2 & 3.

There is an in-depth article by Which? Child car seat laws in the UK that I recommend reading.

How to tell if the car seat is too small?

Read the car seat manual (or find it online if you’ve misplaced it) to find out two key pieces of information:

The upper weight limit and the height limit.

The torso of your child will also have an impact on whether the car seat remains safe for your child. Britax has a useful guide here.

Our current car seat had seat and head padding for the newborn. Be sure to remove this as required, if your seat has the same additional padding. I think we removed ours within two to three months.

Go to the NHS website to find out more about height and weight development.

Choosing a car seat

Before looking into the car seat, I need to set criteria for my search.

Key is safety, so I will be looking at known brands.

Second is the longevity of use, so I’ll be looking at seats that start a Group 1 and go up to Group 3.

ISOFIX is important to me for ease of safely fitting the seat into the car.

My Top 3 Child Car Seats

Silver Cross Balance Group 1/2/3 Car Seat

Image: John Lewis & Partners

Joie Bold Group 1/2/3 Car Seat

Image: John Lewis & Partners

Britax Römer ADVANSAFIX IV M Group 1/2/3 Car Seat

Silver Cross Balance Group 1/2/3 Car Seat
Image: John Lewis & Partners

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