Group 1 (9 - 18kg) Toddler Car Seats are available to buy online from all the great brands like Cosatto, Maxi-Cosi and Britax. Group 1 Car Seats are not designed for new born babies and are the best type of car seats for toddlers. Often, Group 1 Car Seats have an option to extend the rear-facing position for longer. If it is an i-Size model then it suits children up to 105cm tall (around 4 years old).
Most Group 1 Car Seats give you a five point harness and padded chest harness to help hold your little one in place comfortably. This padding is designed to deflect the impact of any force from a collision over a wider area.
The Maxi-Cosi Pearl Toddler Car Seat must be fitted into your vehicle with the Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix Base - which is a separate purchase. An LED light and sound indicator on the base are ideal for checking that correct installation has been achieved. The FamilyFix base allows the seat to easily move between 5 recline positions from sleeping to sitting.
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This type of car seat is recognised as being the most suitable for young children. The indicators for moving on to the next size car seat are as follows: