Buying a new car seat for each phase of your little one’s growth can be pricey – but lucky for you group 1/2/3 (multi-stage) car seats save the day. Car seats in this group are forward facing, and are suitable for children weighing between 9kg to 36kg, or are 135cm tall (approx. 9 months to 12 years old). Don’t forget though – many combination seats have a ISOFIX fitting to a vehicle, so before you buy, make sure it’s been approved by the manufacturer for use in your car.
At the start of your teeny tot’s life, you can buckle them in with a five-point safety harness. And as they grow up, these carriers are designed to convert into a high-backed booster seat. At this stage, the harness can be removed to create a group 2/3 seat, and your not so little one can be fastened in with a grown-up seatbelt!
If you need more clarification on the laws surrounding child car seats, we’ve created a handy guide which explains all the car seat regulations you need to know.