Child seat supertest - Introduction
Here we put a selection of group one child seats to the test.
Generally, group one seats are for children between the ages of nine months and four years (or nine to 18kg).
Particularly tall or heavy children may need to move up to the next stage of seat sooner than these age guidelines.
Your child needs to move up a group when they exceed the maximum weight of the seat or the top of their head is above the top of the seat.
It's always best to seat children in the back of the car, but airbags don't pose a lethal risk for children in group one and above seats, but they do to infants in rearward facing group 0/0+ seats.
You're no longer going to be carrying your children around as you might have when they used a group 0/0+ seat, so it's important you learn how to use your new seat properly.
Make sure the seat is secure before every journey, checking the belt is still tight and any Isofix connections secure
Many seats have indicators to show belts or Isofix connections are located properly, but do a manual check as well. Periodically remove and refit a seat.
Follow our 10 commandments on child seat safety and you can't go wrong.
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- The results
- 1st Britax Explorer STS Ultra £159.99
- 2nd Britax Explorer STS £139.99
- 3rd Mamas and Papas Pro-Tec £150
- 4th Bebe Confort Axiss £199.99
- 5th Maxi-Cosi Priori XP £140
- 6th Britax Explorer Isofix Ultra £229.99
- 7th Mamas and Papas Pro-Tec Isofix £150
- 8th Maxi-Cosi Tobi £165
- 9th Recaro Young Expert £125
- 10th Maxi-Cosi Priorifix £240
- 11th Bebe Confort Iseos TT £140.99
- 12th BebeConfort Iseos Isofix £199
- 13th Britax Duo Plus Isofix £109.99
- 14th Recaro Young Expert Plus £125
- 15th Britax Eclipse SI £109.99
- 16th Graco Logico M £119.99
- Isofix v seatbelt
- The 10 commandments