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Second hand child seats - the dangers...

2nd hand maxi cosi OL  The dangers of second hand child seats A big concern we have here at Good Egg Safety is the number of seats we see being sold secondhand – be it in a charity shop, car boot sale, online or in the local paper. As part of our ongoing research, our expert has found four secondhand car seats. Throughout November we’ll be running a blog series looking at the dangers these seats pose and the potential risks to children's safety. If you are a parent or carer and are thinking of buying secondhand, we hope our findings will inspire you to reconsider and choose new!   Would you let a stranger look after your baby?       Stranger Danger Imagine if a stranger walked up to you and offered to look after your baby for a few hours.  You've never met them before and have no idea who they are....
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What is a Group 0 car seat?

Group 0 car seat label  The group 0 car seat is the very first stage and has the lowest weight range.   Car seat stages can be confusing at the best of times and trying to understand which seat does what and what that group number means can be very frustrating!   Child seats are grouped based on the weight of the child that they can accommodate.   As an example:  A group 0+ seat is suitable from newborn to 13kg rear facing, a group 1 seat can accommodate a child between 9-18kg forward facing or some rear facing.  Therefore if you wanted a seat that could carry your baby from newborn right through to 18kg, it would be referred to as a 'group 0+1' - as it covers both weight categories!   A group 0 car seat is suitable from newborn up to 10kg – approx. 6 months old.   These seats are generally...
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