- Car seats
About Child Car Seat Group 0+
The baby car seat is a safe and practical companion for the first 12-15 months of your baby's life. Whether with a suitable Isofix base or with the vehicle belt, the baby car seat is always mounted backwards. In this way, your child is supported by the seat in the event of a collision and the risk of injury to the spine and neck is considerably reduced. The best position for the infant carrier is on the rear seat.
Some models comply with the new i-size regulation. i-Size prescribes an installation against the direction of travel up to 15 months and an installation with IsoFix is mandatory. Baby seats that meet the i-Size standard also offer improved frontal and side impact protection. The protection for the baby's head and neck has also been optimised.
What should you look for when buying a baby car seat?
- An ergonomic fit so that your baby is properly supported.
- The baby car seat should fit in your car including the Isofix base (vehicle type list).
- Test whether the baby car seat can also be correctly fitted with the vehicle belts.
- Can the infant carrier be mounted on the pram? If you plan to do this often, it is advisable to use a shell that includes a reclining position, such as those from Cybex or Kiddy.
- The cover of the infant carrier should be easily removable and washable.
- The shell should be developed according to one of the two standards. This is the case with the new ECE R129 I-Size or ECE R44/04.
- Recommended period of use for a baby car seat is 5 years.
- Do not change to the next larger car seat group too early. Unless otherwise stated, the infant carrier is approved for a weight of up to approx. 13 kg.
- Take sufficient breaks on the way.
- If you mount the baby car seat on the passenger seat, make sure that the airbag is switched off.
Even if it is cold outside, do not put your baby in the car seat with a jacket on so that the belt routing is not affected. You can put the jacket or a small blanket over your child.