Baby Travel Accessories


REMEMBER - The safety of your child is YOUR responsibility. Always make sure you have the appropriate car seat and are using it correctly.

Car Seat size Guide

Below is a chart outlining the different groups of car seat and what age and weight bracket they are suitable for.

Group 0 0-9 months up to 10kg (22lbs)
Group 0+ 5-18 months up to 13kg (29lbs)
Group 1 9 months to 4 years 9kg (20lbs) to 18kg (40lbs)
Group 2 up to 6 years 15kg (33lbs) to 25kg (55lbs)
Group 3 up to 11 years 22kg (48lbs) to 36kg (79lbs)

Types of car seat

Infant Carriers or rear facing car seats are designed to be lifted in and out of your car. They have a carry handle and some can be attached to a pram chassis if they are part of a travel system. These are Group 0 or 0+ seats. It is important to remember that they should not be used in a seat that has an airbag.

Rear/Front facing seats can be converted from being a rear facing seat for a young baby (group 0+), to a forward facing seat for an older baby and toddler (group 1). These are designed to be fixed into your car.

High backed booster seats (group 2). Some can be converted to a booster seat (group 3).

Booster seats (group 3)

ISOFIX (International Standards Organisation Fix)

Many new cars are being made with ISOFIX anchor points. When used with an ISOFIX compatible seats, they reduce the risk of the seats being fitted incorrectly and make installation and removal easier. You simply plug the seat into the ISOFIX points.

Car seat safety

It is advisable that the car seats are checked by a professional to make sure they are fitted properly.

When buying a seat the retailer should be able to tell you if a particular seat is compatible with your car. Some stores have staff who are trained to fit seats, such as Mothercare whose fitting service came out well in a Which? Report.

Always follow the manufacturers instructions when fitting a car seat.

We don't recommend you use a second hand care seat, unless you know its full history.

Do not leave your baby to sleep unsupervised in a car seat in the home.

REMEMBER - The safety of your child is YOUR responsibility. Always make sure you have the appropriate car seat and are using it correctly.