Group 0+ 1 Car Seats are a handy 'Multi-Stage' Car Seat that will support your baby for the duration of a Group 0+ and Group 1 Car Seat together. Extremely practical for saving money, these car seats boast longevity for your newborn and are becoming a lot more popular for new parents on a budget.
At BuggyBaby our range of Group 0+ 1 (0 - 18kg) car seats gives you fantastic prices from all the best brands like Maxi-Cosi and Britax. We offer free and fast delivery with a dedicated customer support team in case you require any assistance. We've compiled a buyer's guide of our favourite and most pracical car seats.
Group 0+ 1 (0-18kg) car seats are the next step from Group 0+ and suitable for littl'uns from birth to around 4 years. At first, they will travel facing the rear of the car. The position can then usually be altered to forward facing from around 9 months - preferably later but certainly no sooner. These car seats are designed to stay put once installed in your car - unlike the Group 0+ car seats. So if you are hoping to use a car seat from birth that allows you to fix it to a pram or pushchair then don't opt for a car seat in this group. This group of seats are larger than the Group 0+ and therefore take up more space in your car. The Joie Spin 360 0+/1 car seat is a great example of a car seat in this range.
With a similar 360 degree swivel function to the Joie Spin 360, another popular car seat in this group is the Britax DualFix Car Seat. This model gives you the option to have your nipper facing rearward from birth to age 4 (around 18kg). Needless to say the safety features are excellent as you would expect from Britax; with maximum side impact protection and lots of additional support. Click for a full review of the Britax DualFix Car Seat. If also important to you is ergonomic design and minimum faffing around then the DualFix could be for you: the harness can be secured with just one hand.
The Britax DualFix Car Seat is a Group 0+/1 Car Seat that can be used rearward facing from birth until 18kg (around 4 years). The 360 swivel and easy ISOFIX connection points makes this Britax Car Seat a favourite for parents. Multiple recline positions allow for extra comfort and support with the Britax DualFix Car Seat. Additionally, the newborn insert makes tiny babies extra snuggly. The 360 swivel feature makes up for the heavier weight of the DualFix if it’s not being moved a lot. It is activated with a large and easily accessible button and locks into place when side facing which means no struggling to keep it still when lifting your child out of the seat. Additionally, 360 is great for parents who struggle with the awkward bending and twisting of strapping your child into the seat, or for wiggly children!
Group 0+ & 1 Car Seats are some of the most popular for babies. The indicators for moving on to the next size car seat include when a child's weight is around 18kg and therefore no longer within the weight limit for this group. They also may have reached the height limit of the car seat group. Or, the adjustable harness doesn't fit anymore as their torso is too high. You should remember that the harness should be positioned at 2cm above your nipper's shoulder. As well as this, you should move your baby onto the next car seat group when you notice that when seated, their head comes up higher than the protective headrest of the seat (or their eyes are level with the top of the headrest).