Our range of combination car seats includes car seats that are suitable for more than one age range. This can have a couple of benefits which could be economical, for example a 0+1 car seat would last from birth through to 18 kgs which would mean only one car seat for four years as opposed to an infant carrier for twelve months followed by a forward facing car seat until four. Another scenario would be if a parent or guardian was taking care of children who were different ages. Then a combination car seat would be a good choice.
The two main combinations are:-
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Group 0+1 (0-18kgs)
These car seats are suitable from birth rear facing, then forward facing from 9 - 18kgs. This can be a good choice if you didn't want to attach an infant carrier onto your pram. These are also a good choice if your baby is quite tall but not quite heavy enough for a next stage car seat. There are a few brands that produce a 0+1 car seat these include Britax with its First Class and the Concord Ultimax.
Group 1,2,3 (9-36kgs)
This class of car seat is forward facing and suitable from approximately 9 months to 12 years of age or until a child no longer needs a car seat. There are a couple of reasons why buying this type of car seat is a good idea. For example if you are a grandparent and looking after a couple of grandchildren of different ages on different days then this type of seat would be used with the five point harness for a child from 9 months to 4 years then for an older child the harness would be removed from 4 years (15kgs) and the vehicle's lap and diagonal would be used. The car seat in affect would become a high back booster.
For more information or advice on car seats please contact our experienced sales team.
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