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Carseats Group 0+

Group 0 & 0+ Car Seat

Group 0 & 0+ car seats are designed for newborns to babies aged 12-15 months respectively. Or in weight, 0 - 13kg (29 lbs).

What are group 0 and 0+ car seats?

You need one of these tiny, comfy, rear-facing car seats for your baby’s first all-exciting journey home – in fact you’re not allowed to leave the hospital without one.
Small, portable and cosy, they offer good protection for a tiny baby and must be used every time you go out in the car.
They’re designed for a newborn and will still fit your baby until they’re 11 months or so and in the case of 0+ car seats until they're around 12-15 months.
There are two ways to fit a car seat into your car – with a seatbelt, or with a separate base (the safer option).

Which group 0 and 0+ car seat is right for you?

Here are some of the main features to consider:

  • good side impact protection
  • a comfortable, easy to carry handle
  • several recline positions for naps
  • cosy head hugging padding
  • 5-point harness holds your little one securely in place, is easily adjustable and accessible from the front
  • a rocking base is great for getting your little one off to sleep at home
  • lightweight design
  • a smooth underside that sits firmly on your car seat without damaging it
  • easy-to-access belt books or ISOFIX fitting with indicators to tell you’ve got it right
  • a well-padded chest and crotch area for a snugly fit

How much will a group 0 or 0+ car seat cost?

Prices start around £30 and move into the high hundreds.

Top tips for buying a group 0 or 0+ car seat

Remember, you don’t have to buy all of your products from one brand. Some car seats can be clicked into various pushchair bases to form a travel system, so it’s worth thinking which pushchair you want before snapping up a car seat. Just check with manufacturers, or ask in-store.
Safety tip! It’s dangerous to place a rear-facing infant carrier on a front passenger seat fitted with an active airbag.

Ready to buy?

Take a look at some of the popular Group 0 and Group 0+ Car seats below.

Joie Gemm

Joie Gemm 0+

RRP: £80 - Buy now

Designed and engineered to keep your baby cosy and safe from birth to 13kgs with wrap-around side impact protection coverage for head and body.

  • Group 0+ infant car seat, suitable rearward facing from birth to 13kg.
  • 5-point harness.
  • One-pull adjustable harness.
  • Multi-position, ergonomic carry handle with soft grip section.
  • Removable full body newborn pillow.
  • Removable shoulder harness and lower buckle covers.

Age: 0-15 months/ 0-13kg
Product weight: 4kg
Dimensions: L65 x W43.5 x H57cm

Why we love the Gemm 0+ ....

  • This car seat is designed for ultimate comfort and complete protection for your baby while in the car.
  • We adore the great design of this car seat and its smart look.
  • Everything about this car seat says safety with its 5-point harness to ensure baby is completely secure.
  • The handle is probably our favourite bit: it has multiple positions for easier carrying and has a soft grip section to make it comfortable when carrying it.
  • Loving the one-pull adjustable harness to make strapping baby in as easy as possible.
  • The removable shoulder harness and lower buckle covers give your baby extra comfort, while always being safe, as they grow.

Britax Baby-Safe

RRP: £99.99 - Buy now

A well-made, robust and safe seat that scores very highly in European safety tests, yet isn’t too expensive.

  • 5-point height adjustable safety harness with one-pull adjustment
  • Padded head support with integral cushion for baby’s comfort
  • Removable, washable cover
  • Compatible with Britax pushchairs with Click & Go
  • Wings provide side impact protection

Age: 0-12/15 months/ 0-13kg
Product weight: 3.6kg
Dimensions: H58cm x W44cm x D69cm
Fitting: Baby-Safe Belted Base or Isofix base or seatbelt

Why we love the Britax Baby-Safe...

  • There’s padding everywhere on this seat - headrest, side wings, even chest pads - which makes it supremely comfortable for your baby. It even has a cushion allowing a newborn to sleep in a more natural position.
  • It’s got a great quality, solid feel yet it’s one of the lightest; you really feel you can trust this seat.
  • The curved base makes a great rocker for those days when nothing seems to go right.
  • Mums of small babies really love this seat because of all that padding and the cushion that raises the baby up. Watch out if your car seats have a big ‘lip’ on them: you may find this seat sits in quite an upright position when using the base.

Silver Cross Simplicity

RRP: £150 - Buy now

This innovative and stylish seat has won a clutch of awards in the past two years, and is a good-looking but practical choice.

  • Optimum side impact protection
  • Comes with removable foot cover and hood
  • Adjustable head support and 5-point harness
  • Newborn comfort wedge for optimum fit and comfort
  • Combines with Silver Cross prams to create a travel system

Age: 0-15 months or 0-13kg
Product weight: 4kg
Dimensions: H40cm x W44cm x D67cm
Fitting: Simplifix Isofix base (buy separately) or seatbelt

Why we love the Silver Cross Simplicity ....

  • We’re totally in love with the foot covers (Silver Cross call them aprons) that provide a little pop of colour – such funky colours to choose from, and you can match it to your pushchair.
  • The colour-coded system that shows if the seat is properly fitted is a godsend – and while the blue seatbelt guides might not be very pretty, it does mean there’s no chance of mistakes when putting it into the car.
  • Unlike some 0+ seats, it’s really easy to adjust the harness and head support once your baby grows – no swearing!
  • This seat feels really solid (it should be as it’s quite heavy at 4kg) and safe for baby.

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