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Tips for fitting a child car seat with a seat belt

Tip1Fitting a child car seat can be notoriously tricky, so we have put together our top tips to help you along the way! The key thing to remember with child car seats, is that not every seat fits every car.  It’s easy to think that a belt fitted seat will fit with any seat belt, but there are many potential problems that can undo all your hard work and cause your seat to be fitted dangerously.  Our blogs can help you learn about the dangers of buckle crunch, floor storage boxes and the most common fitting errors. It is important to seek help when choosing your child car seat, to ensure it is compatible with your car, and every car that the seat will be used in. Don't forget!  It also has to be suitable for your child!   Top 10 tips when fitting a child car seat with an adult seat...
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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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