The key elements of your baby starter kit that are necessary right from the outset and useful in the next stages of your child's development include a car seat for children weighing 0-25 kg. It's great in the first months of your little one's life, and as time goes by, it'll also adapt to their needs as they get older. From a cosy boat, it changes into a car seat that thanks to its shell and head restraints ensures safe and comfortable car travel. The 0-25 kg car seat is mounted facing away from the direction of travel (RWF) – in most of our car seats, RWF installation is up to 18 kg! Your little one can travel facing forward optionally from 9 kg.
Car seat for children weighing 0-25 kg
Choosing a car seat can be challenging. It's not easy to decide on a model – you try to balance what's most important, which is your child's safety when travelling, with reviews and manufacturers' tips. However, we know that this choice can be made simpler if you take a closer look at the features of car seats in specific categories. That's why we don't want car seats in the 0-25 kg category to keep any secrets from you. What should you look for when searching for a car seat in this category?
Most important features of 0-25 kg car seats
The most important thing is to always follow weight ranges, because that's how the manufacturer defines the intended use of a given seat. These are the basic guidelines that determine your little one's safety, so don't be complacent about them or delay in replacing your car seat with a larger one when your child is growing out of a given weight category. A car seat for children weighing 0-25 kg is tailored to the weight and height of little passengers (aged from birth to approx. 4-6 years), which means that it ensures safe travel for both newborns and older children after first adapting the seat and head restraint (DUO EXPAND SYSTEM).
The key features of a car seat for children weighing 0-25 kg also include those that impact both safety and comfort of everyday use. These are, for example, intuitive and proven fitting systems (i.e. ISOFIX and TOP TETHER), thanks to which it doesn't take long to affix the car seat, and the seat affixed using these systems is stable. Equally handy are the correct installation indicators, belt guides and magnetic clips, thanks to which the safety harness isn't in your way when you're putting your baby inside.
It's good to remember that thanks to its multifunctionality, a car seat for children weighing 0-25 kg will last you for a long time. In terms of products that parents buy to last many years, the materials used in production are of particular importance. You should check if the car seat is made of materials that are safe for your child, especially when used on warmer days, when your little one's skin comes in direct contact with the car seat's upholstery. The best safety indicator is a recommendation from the INTERTEK institute, which tests products for the presence of harmful chemicals.