Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Review
Joie Stages ISOfix 0+/1/2 Car Seat Review
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To secure your child into the seat, use the car’s 3 point seat belt and follow the red belt guides.
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.
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.
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