What are the Groups of Baby Car Seats?

What are the Groups of Baby Car Seats?

In this post, we will have a look at the different groups of baby car seats.

Group 0

In this group, the baby is 0 to 10 kg in weight and the age ranges from 0 to 9 months approximately. This baby seat is put in the back seat. While performing their retention function, they offer little protection. They are not recommended, except for babies with specific needs that require them to lie down, for example, breathing problems.

Group 0+

In this group, the baby is 0 to 13 kg in weight and he age ranges from 0 to 18 months around. It designed to be placed in the opposite direction of the vehicle with harnesses to hold the baby.

Group 1

In this group, the baby is from 9 to 18 kg in weight and the age ranges from 9 months to 4 years. They are the baby seats with their own belts that hold the baby independently to the support with the vehicle. They are to be placed in front with harnesses or with shield in the direction opposite to the driving with harnesses.

Group 2

In this group, the child is from 15 to 25 kg in weight and the age ranges from 3 months to 6 years. It is the children car seat with backrest, where the child is attached, next to the chair itself, with the same seat belt of the car, which adults use.

Group 3

In this group, the child is from 22 to 36 kg in weight and the age ranges from 6 months to 12 years. It is a lifting cushion on which the child sits and travels fastened with the adult car seat belt.

Nowadays you can find baby car seats of groups 0+ and 1 in the same set, and that can be placed in the opposite direction of the driving, and they are highly recommended. It is also usual to offer in the same set the baby seat of groups 2 and 3 as a lifting cushion with a removable backrest. In principle, this combination suffices with two seats for all the growth of the child.

As soon as the child reaches 1.35 m in height, he or she is no longer required to use the child restraint system, and can be seated directly on the seat of the car, and secured with a seat belt. Still it is advisable to wait until a height of 1.50 m, so that the belt does not stay so close to the neck.

We hope that with all this information, and all that parents-drivers-consumers collect on their own, the parents and drivers have a clearer how to choose a baby car seat. The safety of babies while driving is something very important that we cannot ignore at all.

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