What do the car seat groups mean?
Car seat can be defined into specific weight groups. These weight groups are defined by the United Nations safety regulations and in the UK cover children from birth to 12 years of age. The basic weight groups are: group 0 & 0+, group 1, group 1-2-3 and group 3. Don’t they grow so fast?!
What is a Group 1 2 3 car seat?
Group 1, 2 and 3 seats are forward-facing. The child uses the seat’s integral harness, or an impact cushion, until they are 15 kg and then uses the car’s seat belt, which secures the child and the seat. Group 2 and 3 seats are high-backed booster seats, although they can also be booster cushions without a back.
At what age do you change car seats?
When your child is at least age 5 and outgrows the forward-facing car seat with harness, use a booster seat in the back seat. Use a booster seat until the belt fits correctly. A booster seat is often needed until 4 ft 9 in (145 cm) tall. Your child may be 12 years old before ready for an adult safety belt.
What age is a 123 car seat for?
Group 123 Seat
Group 123 seats, or combination seats as they are commonly known, may be suitable from 9kg or about 76cm, right up to 36kg, 150cm or 12 years of age. Children should be in a car seat until 135cm or 12 years of age*.
How do I know what car seat to buy?
Here’s how to do it properly:
- Right seat: Check the seat’s height and weight limits (see our timeline above). …
- Seat tight: Once installed, the seat shouldn’t move more than 1 inch side to side or front to back. …
- Harness height: In rear-facing installation, the harness straps are at or below your baby’s shoulders.
What age can you use a booster seat?
Using a child car seat or booster seat. Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight.
Can a 4 year old ride without car seat?
Children four years of age or older but less than eight years of age must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards unless the child is over 4 foot 9 inches tall or more than 40 pounds and using a lap-only belt in the back seat in which cases the …