Age (Group) – 1/2/3 9kgs – 36kgs 9 months – 12 years
These car seats are generally approved for children over 9 months, but in some cases a child does weigh 9kgs before 9 months. In which case age group 1 seats would be the next option.
These seats have a five-point harness system, which helps secure the baby in the seat while the car’s seat belt helps keep the child seat secure without moving too much.
You want to try and keep your child in the rearward-facing seat for as long as possible, as it provides better protection than forward facing seats.
In this category you have a couple of options. You could go for either of the ones below
- Group 1
- Group 1/2/3
The second group allows for your child’s car seat to be used for a longer period of time, till they reach 36kgs or 12 years of age. After which they do not legally need to use a child restraint.
According to our research, a lot of people prefer using adjustable High Back Booster seats in the Group 1/2/3 category. These seats sometimes comes with a removable harness for their kids, hence making it possible to use one seat from 9 months all the way up to the child’s 12th birthday. These seats provide adequate protection to the head and upper body since they are well cushioned from the sides and help’s reduce the impact in case of an accident and keeps the child safer.
With some booster seats you could remove the back and only the base could be used as a booster cushion for older children.