Which car seats are best for a 1 year old?
To rear face or not to rear face
Things to look out for
How long can you use it for? Most toddler car seats will take your one year old right through until they are 18kg (4 years old). Some might last longer, and some fit into the 'Jack of all trades, master of none or maybe one' category (we don't sell any of those).
Below are our recommendations to parents looking for a car seat for their one year old. Of course the seat that you choose will depend on a few things; what fits best into your car, how long you want to rear face your child for, your budget, if there are younger siblings you might want to pass the seat onto, and so on. It's always best to try the car seat with your child and your car before you buy.
ISOFIX Toddler Car Seats
Seat belt and ISOFIX installation
The Safety 1st Guide 65 is a popular seat, as it can rear face infants and toddlers to 18kg (about 4 years), then forward face with a harness to 29kg. It can be installed with your car's three point seat belt, and also using Latch, which is basically the American name for ISOFIX.
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The answer depends on a few things; your family, your child's physical capabilities, and your child's size. There's no set age, but most children will move graduate from the cot between 18 months and 3.5 years.
This is a question that we hear a lot at Global Baby 'My toddler is rear-facing, but he looks so uncomfortable, is it OK to turn him forward-facing?'.
Their legs are scrunched up, and their feet are on the back seat. I wouldn't want to sit like that, would you?