Toddler Car Safety, Groups 0-1, 1, 1-2-3, 2-3
Groups 0-1. This style of car seat is approved across two car seat categories and easily adjusts as your child grows. Used from birth in the rearward-facing position until your baby is 13kg / 29lbs and can sit unsupported, then you can convert the seat into a forward-facing car seat from 15months+.
Some models (like the Jané Gravity) are Extended rear-facing car seats that can keep your baby facing backwards until they’re around 4 years old when their bodies are a bit stronger. It’s not only safer but it means you won’t have to buy another car seat for a while and will get maximum value and safety from your initial purchase.
Groups 1, 2 & 3. These forward-facing models are approved across three car seat groups, so makes a good long-lasting option. These models usually include a 5-point safety harness or impact shield for the earlier stages and then easily adapts as your child grows, converting to a high back booster seat – ideal for older children until they can safely use an adult seatbelt. Click here for our CAR SEAT GUIDE.