Child seat supertest - Introduction

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  • Group 1 seats reviewed
  • 16 seats tested
  • Advice and tips too
Your child is your most precious passenger, so you will want to be confident that your child seat can cope with family life and is easy for you to use.

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.

Child seat supertest - The results

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