“IS there a difference in testing and quality?”
A reblogg of a friend of mine’s exelent information post on Group 1 seats and the difference between ALL the testing that we do here in Europe. She also brilliantly explains why, in car seats as with a lot of other products, you really do get what you pay for, and cheap is not necessarily good. 🙂
Height: Top of ears level with top of seat
Direction of travel: Front or rear facing
Fitment: Seat belt or ISOfix
Other options: Impact shield
A group 1 car seat is designed to restrain a child in the event of an impact. They normally have a 5-point harness and are designed to hold the child in the seat and spread the force through the shoulder straps, hip and crotch straps. It is law for every child to be restrained in the car in a suitable child restraint and there are very few exceptions.
Emergency journey (not shops or school!)
In both cases the child must the wear the adult seat belt, if available.
Why are there such big price differences?
This is such a common question and a valid one too. Why would you pay £200 for a seat when you can get one…
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