Car seats are categorised by groups as follows:-
Group 0: Rear facing - Suitable from Birth-10Kgs (22lbs) (Birth to about 9 Months)
Group 0+: Rear facing - Suitable from Birth-13Kgs (29lbs) (Birth to about 12-15 Months)
Group 1: Forward facing - Suitable from 9kgs-18Kgs (20lbs-40lbs) (About 9 months to about 4 years)
Group 2: Forward facing - Suitable from 15kgs-25Kgs (33lbs-55lbs) (About 3-6 years)
Group 3: Forward facing booster Seat - Suitable from 22kgs-35Kgs (48lbs-76lbs) (About 6-11 years)
(Note if your child is under 135cm then the correct child restraint should be used as per the table above).
Note: From May 2008 all child car seats must comply with the UN ECE44.03 standard (or subsequent versions such as 44.04). All our car seats meet or exceed this requirement.
Choosing the right car seat is one of the most important decisions you'll make. It can be a bit daunting, particularly when buying the first one, needed to take your baby home from the hospital/ for your first trip out. But even later on there seem to be a bewildering array of choices and a huge range in prices - so it's worth working out what's important to you. We recommend that you vist our showroom and cehck that the car seat fits into all the cars the seat will be used in.
Please take a look at the Mumsnet independent guide and feel free to call us for any advice on the seats we sell.
The great news is now Maxi Cosi Car seats, strollers and carrycots benefit from a Lifetime Warranty. Details of which can be found here.
To claim your Lifetime Warranty, you need to register your product within 3 months of purchasing it.