A Group 1 Car Seat is your baby's next step from around 12 months old. These car seats can be comfortably used until your child weighs 18kg. Group 1 Car Seats are secured to your car in either one of two ways. Either an ISOFIX fitting, or your cars 3-point belt. Important features of a Group 1 Car Seat includes washable covers for your messy one, side wings that offer extensive impact protection, and recline functions.
Group 1 (9 - 18kg) Toddler Car Seats are available to buy online from all the great brands like Cosatto, Maxi-Cosi and Britax. We've compiled a Buyers Guide of our favourite and most practical car seats. Group 1 Car Seats not only offer protection, but add comfort and fun to every car journey with your little one. Choose a car seat that suits your needs- from ISOFIX bases to 3-point connection. From multi-recline to rearward facing. The choice is yours.
Group 1 Car Seats are the best type of car seats for toddlers. Your little one will have outgrown her first car seat when the top of her head is level with the top of the car seat, or when they've reached maximum weight for it. This is when you need to think about a Group 1 car seat, which will last your baby until they're approximately 4 years old. 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. These car seats, like the majority of car seats, also have deep and padded wings which provides ultimate side impact protection in any scenario.
The Maxi Cosi Pearl Toddler Car Seat must be fitted into your vehicle with the Maxi Cosi FamilyFix Base (sold separately). This Maxi Cosi Car Seat is an all-round breath of fresh air. It is a safe, stylish and essential child product that will last you for for approximately 4 years (9-18kg). This Group 1 Car Seat can be effortlessly adjusted at the front from an upright to a sleeping position within seconds. The compact design of the Maxi Cosi Pearl means that this car seat will fit in any sized car which is a cinch for those with not much space on the back seats. Additionally, the ease of the Maxi Cosi FamilyFix base will amaze you. It includes an LED light and a sound indicator which is ideal for checking that correct installation has been achieved.
This snuggle pod is a sturdy seat for your little one. Boasting unique safety features such as Cosatto's Anti-Escape System, your baby will be safe and sound during every journey. Suitable from 9-18kg (approximately 9 months to 4 years), this car seat has a unique deep 'SnugFit' base for an even safer fit for your baby. The higher sitting position gives a better view and fantastically helps to relieve travel sickness! The comfortable, reversible and easy to remove seat liners are washable which means any stains or marks from your muddy walks can be washed away. With Cosatto's industry-leading 4 year manufacturers warranty, the Cosatto Moova 2 (5 Point Plus) Car Seat is an all-round winner!
Group 1 Car Seats are some of the most popular for growing children. 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 Group 1 Car Seats. 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).