Traditionally, group 1 car seats were forward facing car seats that were used after the infant seat. However car seats that only cover group 1 are no longer manufactured. You do not have to turn your child forward facing at group 1 stage, rear facing group 1 car seats are now widely available – which are up to 5x safer!
What’s it like?
- A rear or forward facing car seat that accommodates your little one up to 40lbs / 18kg
- ISOFIX and seat belt fitted options
- Most seats have a 5-point harness to restrain your child, but some seats use an impact shield (forward facing only)
Who’s it for?
- Weight: 9kg/20lbs – 18kg/40lbs
- Height: Eyes level with top of seat
- Age: Approx nine months to four years*
*Nine months is very young to forward face, even if the child is 20lb and sitting unaided for 30 minutes. Their neck is not able to cope with the forces of a crash and we recommend rear facing until at least four years of age.
Try different seats in your car before you buy, and choose one that you find easy to fit to help reduce the risk of incorrect fitment!
NEVER put a rear facing child seat on a seat with an active frontal airbag. For forward facing child seats, consult your vehicle handbook for manufacturer advice on airbag activation and seat positioning. Good Egg Safety recommends that children travel in the rear of the vehicle.
FOOT PROP WARNING
Some child seats are fitted with a support leg. Do not use this type of seat if there is a storage compartment in the foot well, unless it's approved for such use.