There are many car seats on the market which makes choosing the right car seat a difficult decision. Here at Babys-Mart we only stock the best baby car seat manufacturers and child car seat brands, these include Britax car seats, Recaro car seats, Maxi-Cosi car seats, BeSafe car seats, and Kiddy car seats. Each of these brands offer the full range of child carseats:
From birth to 13kg (rearward facing car seat) which is also known as group 0+, favourites including the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix & Pebble.
0 to 4 years which is known as group 0 + 1, with the rearfacing Klippan Kiss or Britax First Class Plus.
9 months to 4 years which is known as group 1 (forward facing car seat) like the Kiddy Energy Pro, or its isofix version Kiddy Phoenixfix.
9 months to 11 years which is know as group 1 + 2 + 3 for example the Britax Evolva 1 2 3 or Recaro Young Sport
4 years to 11 years which is known as group 2 + 3, with the popular car seats including Recaro Monza Nova, and Nova Seatfix or the BeSafe Izi Up high backed booster seat
Booster Cushions which is known as group 3.
Isofix Car Seats
Babys-Mart also sells Isofix carseats, a new type of universal and semi universal method of installing your car seat that is becoming more common and standard on new vehicles. Isofix car seats simply install either with an Isofix base or with an integral Isofix system, eliminating the risk of incorrect fitting. Isofix carseats are now available in all child car seat groups from 0+ through to group 2 + 3. group 0+ baby car seats that have Isofix use an Isofix base. The base is installed into the car and the baby car seat simply clicks into the base. The most popular examples of this are the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR, the Recaro Young Profi and the Maxi-Cosi Cabrio. All these car seats install either with the car's internal seatbelts or with the Isofix base for added flexibilty. In the Group 1 classification Babys-Mart like the Britax Duo Isofix.
Group 0+ Baby Car Seats
Group 0+ car seats are suitable from birth to approximately 12-13kg, these are all rearward facing car seats. Babys-Mart offer a wide range of baby car seats from all the top brands including Maxi-Cosi, Recaro, Britax, Graco, Silver Cross and Jane. All group 0+ carseats install rearward facing and as mentioned previously can be installed either using the vehicle's internal seat belts or Isofix bases, allowing convenient installation into multiple cars. You must ensure that the car seat you choose is suitable for your vehicle and correctly installed.
Group 0 + 1 Baby Car Seats
Group 0+1 carseats are suitable from birth to 4 years. The Britax First Class is suitable from newborn to approximately 12-13kg the car seat is rearward facing. When the baby exceeds 13kg the Britax First Class car seat should then be forward facing from 9 to 18kg.
Group 1 Child Carseats
Group 1 carseats are suitable from 9 to 18kg which is approximately from 1 year to 4 years. These child car seats always forward facing car seats and can be installed using the vehicle's internal seat belts or some have integrated Isofix fittings. Group 1 car seats are full of features including multi-position recline and one pull harness adjustment. Babys-Mart has a wide choice of brands available in this group 1 classification from Britax, Kiddy, Recaro, Maxi-Cosi and BeSafe. Babys-Mart does have its favourites in this group, we like the following; Besafe Izi Up, Maxi-Cosi Tobi, Kiddy Energy Pro and the Britax King Plus. This car seat group also offers Isofix options including the Britax Duo Isofix, Recaro Young Expert which uses an Isofix base and the Jane Exo.
Group 2 3 Child Car Seats
Group 2 3 car seats are suitable from 15 to 36kg which is approximately from 4 years to 11 years and are forward facing carseats. These car seats act as a booster seat and raise the child up so they can utilise the vehicle's internal seat belts, so there is not installation on this class of car seat, just feed the vehicle's internal seat belt through the child car seat. Babys-Mart would recommend the following child car seats in this group. Britax Evolva, Recaro Monza and the Maxi-Cosi Rodi. There are also some Isofix options in the group, such as the Recaro Monza Seatfix and the Britax Evolva 2 3 Isofit.<< Read Less