Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Review

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Review

Summary

The Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat is a Group 0+/1/2 car seat that is suitable for use from birth to 25kg (approximately 7 years). This seat is perfect for parents wanting a seat to take their child from birth to forward facing and also want one that is installed via ISOfix points in their vehicle. Easy to install and alter between modes, the Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat is extremely user friendly and provides safety and comfort for your baby.

Joie Stages Isofix 0+/1/2 Car Seat

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Forward facing

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Forward facing

Features

The seat unit is very well padded with a 5 point safety harness and anti-slip shoulder pads. The sides of the seat are ventilated help keep your baby cool in hotter weather.

 

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Anti-slip harness

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Anti-slip harness

 

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Side Seat Ventilation

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Side Seat Ventilation

The harness and wings are designed to grow with your child, meaning that as you adjust the headrest, the harness and wings of the seat automatically adjust too. This is a great feature as it means there is no need to re-thread the harness to accommodate your growing child. There are 7 possible headrest height positions; this means the Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat has a long life span. 

 

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Headrest

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Headrest

The seat can be installed to be either rearward or forward facing, with each position having 7 possible recline positions. This provides a very deep recline, which is great for sleeping children.

 

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat ISOfix Base with recline positions

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat ISOfix Base with recline positions

Included with the seat is an infant insert, which provides extra head and body support for younger babies. There are three separate parts to the insert and can be used in different combinations to best suit your baby.

 

Included Infant Insert

Included Infant Insert

 

Included Infant Insert

Included Infant Insert

There are little pockets on each side of the seat to store the harness clips whilst putting a child in or out; these ensure you don’t have to rummage around underneath or behind your baby to find the harness which is a very thoughtful feature.

 

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Harness pockets

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Harness pockets

Protection

The Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat is renowned for its protection. Tested to the R129 criteria, the car seat has a specialised Tri-Protect headrest, side impact protection and a steel reinforced shell. In rearward facing mode, the car seat has been i-Size tested to ensure the safest installation and protection.

 

Joie Stages Isofix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Protective headrest

Joie Stages Isofix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Protective headrest

Installation

The car seat has three different installation modes, depending on the age and weight of your child. These are:

  • Baby mode (Rearward facing, 0-18kg, approximately 0-4 years)
  • Toddler mode (Forward facing, 9-18kg, approximately 1-4 years)
  • Junior mode (Forward facing, 15-25kg, approximately 3-7 years)

The ISOfix base stays permanently installed into the car’s ISOfix points and allows you to simply move the seat between these modes as your child grows. This means that it is just the seat unit that needs to be reinstalled as your child grows.

 

Joie Stages Isofix 0+/1/2 Car Seat ISOfix Base

Joie Stages Isofix 0+/1/2 Car Seat ISOfix Base

To install the base, first you need to unfold the leg and release and extend the ISOfix arms. Next, push the ISOfix arms into the ISOfix points of your vehicle until they turn green and push the car seat fully into the vehicle seat. After this, fully extend the leg until a green indicator is shown. The base is now installed and can be used in any of the three installation modes.

 

Support leg correctly installed

Support leg correctly installed

 

ISOfix arms correctly installed

ISOfix arms correctly installed

Baby mode (Group 0+, suitable from 0-18kg)

Upon the ISOfix base, place the seat unit rearward facing until the indicators turn green. This confirms that the seat unit is correctly installed and ready for use. The 5-point safety harness should then be used to secure your child into the seat, the infant insert should also be used to provide extra cushioning.

 

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Rear facing

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Rear facing

Toddler mode (Group 1, suitable from 9-18kg)

In this mode, the seat unit should be placed on to the ISOfix base facing forwards. Green indicators confirm when the unit has been correctly installed. The 5-point safety harness is also used to secure your child into the seat in this mode.

 

Toddler mode (Group 1, suitable from 9-18kg)

Toddler mode (Group 1, suitable from 9-18kg)

Junior mode (Group 2, suitable from 15-25kg)

To install, simply click the seat into the forward facing position. Once you have done this, the 5-point safety harness needs to be ‘hidden away’. This is done by unbuttoning the seat cover and placing all pieces of the harness into the provided storage compartments. The buckle piece of the harness can be pushed through and placed into its individual compartment.

 

Compartment to 'hide' the shoulder harness

Compartment to ‘hide’ the shoulder harness

 

Buckle compartment to 'hide' the harness

Buckle compartment to ‘hide’ the harness

To secure your child into the seat, use the car’s 3 point seat belt and follow the red belt guides.

 

Junior mode (Group 2, suitable from 15-25kg)

Junior mode (Group 2, suitable from 15-25kg)

 

Junior mode (Group 2, suitable from 15-25kg) - Red belt guides

Junior mode (Group 2, suitable from 15-25kg) – Red belt guides

Suitability

The Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat is suitable for use with children from newborn to 25kg. That is approximately 0 – 7 years. This seat can be both rear and forward facing, and is installed via ISOfix points in your vehicle.

 

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat

Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat

Accessories

The Britax Back Seat Mirror lets you keep an eye on your baby while driving, whilst the Britax Car Sun Shade attaches onto any vehicle window and keeps your little one protected from outside UV sun rays. The Britax Car Seat Protector provides protection for your car’s seats, whilst also stopping the Joie car seat from slipping.

 

Where to buy

BuggyBaby.co.uk            £299.95

Joie Stages Isofix 0+/1/2 Car Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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