Best Group 2/3 Car Seat 2019
Best Group 2/3 Car Seat 2019
What Is A Group 2/3 Car Seat?
Despite having to last for approximately 7 years, Group 2/3 Car Seats are some of the cheapest car seats you’ll have to buy. From 15 to 36kg (approx. 3-12 years old), these ‘multi-stage’ car seats will accommodate your child. This high-back booster style car seat provides your child with extra height in the back seat which helps to reduce travel sickness. Group 2/3 Car Seats also possess deep side wings that offer full body support upon any impact. The headrests of car seats in this group are fully adjustable which allows your munchkin to have a growth spurt without affecting their safety in your vehicle. The seats themselves are commonly adjustable as well, with a lever to increase the seat depth. This accommodates your little one’s growing legs. Read on to find our best group 2/3 car seat.
What Is The UK’s Backless Booster Seat Law?
The law on backless booster seats in the UK can be confusing at times. The current law (from 2017) stopped manufacturers from creating new backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm tall, or weighing less than 22kg. Backless booster seats can still be designed and manufactured, but it will have to be made specifically for children over 125cm (4 ft 1) or heavier than 22kg (3 st. 6.5 lbs). This rule does only apply to brand new products entering the car seat market, so does not affect booster seats bought and used before 2017. Therefore, if you have a backless booster seat that you owned before the law changed, it is still legal to use it.
Should you stop using your backless booster? Evidence shows that high back booster seats offer a higher level of protection. Therefore, high back boosters are highly recommended. Yet, this doesn’t mean that backless booster seats aren’t safe, as they are still certified as safe, legal and available to buy.
What Is The Best Group 2/3 Car Seat 2019?
The best Group 2/3 Car Seat will depend on your preferences as a parent. The simplest group of car seats but still incredibly important, there are a brilliant range of Group 2/3 Car Seats available. These are from brands such as Joie, Britax and Maxi Cosi all available from BuggyBaby.co.uk.
Joie Duallo 2/3 Car Seat
This incredibly adaptable Joie Duallo 2/3 Car Seat from Joie is a forward-facing seat which is suitable from approximately 3-12 years old (or 15-36kg). This extremely protective and thoughtful car seat is designed to keep your little one safe. With side impact protection which ensures security of your little ones head, body and hips, you won’t have any worries.
To install, simply place the booster forward racing on the vehicle seat and press the ISOFIX adjusting button to pull out the ISOSAFE connectors. Then, rotate the connectors 180 degrees and pop the ISOSAFE connectors to your vehicles ISOFIX points. Easy as pie! Thread the seat belt through the belt guide for a safe and secure fit, and strap your little monster into the seat.
The breathable fabrics of this high back booster allow for appropriate air circulation whilst strapped in. This helps to keep your child cool on those hot days. The padded arm rest also gives a soft platform for their tired arms to rest comfortably. The Joie Duallo 2/3 Car Seat offers brilliant practicality, as the seat covers are removable and washable! This car seat really does have it all, and is a strong contender for the best group 2/3 car seat.
Britax Kidfix SL Car Seat
The Britax Kidfix SL Car Seat will grow with your little munchkin. Suitable from approx. 4 to 12 years old (or 15-36kg), it’s comfortable and easy to use. More importantly, it’s easy to transfer across cars! If you’re worried about having to deal with the awkward back-bending and squeezing into the foot well of your vehicle, look no further. The Britax Kidfix SL Car Seat also possesses the usual high quality standard of safety that you would always expect from Britax. This means you’ll have no worries on your journeys.
This forward facing high back booster is suitable to install using ISOFIX connectors. The Kidfix SL Car Seat soft latch ISOFIT system makes installation easier if your car has difficult to reach anchorage points. Designed to assist with correct posture positioning, this car seat includes a V-shaped back rest and arm rests for your child to position their arms.
Britax Kidfix II XP SICT Car Seat
The Britax Kidfix II XP SICT Car Seat is safety your child can feel. The Kidfix XP SICT has XP-PAD technology to hold the child close, and the new adjustable Side Impact Protection (SICT) and SecureGuard technology protects against side impacts. The ISOFIT system on the Britax Kidfix II XP SICT Car Seat is safe and incredibly secure. Suitable from 4-12 years (15-36kg), the Britax Kidfix XP SICT may be for you!
Installation is made easy with Britax‘s indicators confirming the seat has been correctly installed into your vehicle. The cleverly positioned seat belt guides ensure that the correct positioning of the seat belt is made when strapping your little one in. The softly padded and removable cover is machine washable. This is brilliant for those muddy walks out and about with your little monster.
What’s more, the V-shaped back rest provides an incredibly amount of comfort and good posture positioning. This stylish and slick Group 2/3 Car Seat comes in stylish colours. This includes Cosmos Black and Storm Grey as well as Flame Red- you won’t want to miss this one.
Graco Junior Maxi Car Seat
The Graco Junior Maxi Car Seat is a strong contender for the best Group 2/3 Car Seat due to its price. At an attractive and affordable RRP £29.99, it’s a hard one to beat. Also brilliant for parents on a budget, this car seat is a featherweight at just 3.6 kg- You can almost lift it with one hand it’s so light!
What’s more, this car seat is perfect if you regularly move between cars for travel. It’s also great for parents who suffer from bad backs or achy joints from being a parent. Protecting your little monster from small to tall, this car seat raises them to the proper height for the use of your cars 3-point seat belt.
As well as this, this Group 2/3 Car Seat cleverly installs with your vehicles 3-point seat belt. Plus, it offers you seat belt guides so that you know it’s correctly installed. For your little monster’s convenience, this car seat from Graco offers two hideaway cup holders either side of the seat! This is great for any escaping bottles, or goodies that they find on the beach.
Maxi Cosi Rodi XP Fix Car Seat
This fully adjustable and transformable high back booster from Maxi Cosi acts as a suit of armour for your child. The Maxi Cosi Rodi XP FIX Car Seat will connect directly to the chassis of your car with its ISOFIX points. Although it’s an ISOFIX Car Seat, it can still be installed into your vehicle using the vehicles existing 3-point seat belt. To route the seat belt, simply follow the red routing guides to strap your little munchkin in securely.
Just in case your little one is on a growth spurt, the back rest grows with your child. This is in both width and length! This makes it a comfortable, child-friendly high back booster. You may want an add on that may make your life a little easier. If so, the Maxi Cosi Pocket is a convenient choice. Just clip it on to your seat and your little one will have somewhere to put their drink!
Best Group 2/3 Car Seat 2019 Summary
High back booster seats have become incredibly important over the last few years. This is especially with the transition from backless booster to high back booster. These boosters will offer you the highest level of protection for your little one from 4 to 12 years old. They will also help with issues such as travel sickness in children, which is always a bonus! Using ISOFIX connectors, these Group 2/3 Car Seats can all easily be installed into your vehicle with ease. Although larger than other car seats, these are some of the lightest and cheapest car seats on the market.
No car seat is better than any other in this category, as all car seats including those from Joie, Britax, Maxi Cosi and Graco offer the utmost protection for your little one. Not only this, but these high back boosters will last until your child is ready to join the adults in the big seats!
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