The infant car seat is a child restraint device. Car seats of groups 0 and 0+ are usually called car seats. The group 0 car seat is designed for children up to 9 months of age and weighing up to 10 kg. The infant carrier is used for children up to 1.5 years old and up to 13 kg.
It is necessary
vehicle equipped with seat belts or Isofix system
The group 0 infant car seat can only be installed in the rear seat. It is attached to the standard car seat belts with an adapter belt. It is very important to position the infant carrier with the headboard away from the car door to reduce the risk of injury to your little one in a side collision.
Car seats of group 0+ can be installed both in the back and in the front seat, but always against the direction of the vehicle. In the event of a frontal collision, this arrangement ensures the safety of the baby. It is advisable to install the car seat in the front seat if the driver is transporting a child alone. In this case, the driver's attention is less distracted and driving safety becomes higher. The car seat of this group is fastened in the passenger compartment with seat belts or using the Isofix system. You can also use a special stand base.
If, when attaching the infant car seat, the length of the standard car seat belts is not enough, you should contact the service center to replace the seat belts with longer ones. To avoid such troubles, when buying, you should check the installation of the seat on the car. In this case, it is necessary to understand the scheme of fixing the car seat with belts. Such a diagram must necessarily be applied to the car seat in an accessible place for reading. Places for the passage of belts should also be marked. For rear facing seats, this color is blue.
The dedicated stand base makes it easy to install and remove the infant car seat. This device is fixed and permanently located in the cabin. When installed, the car seat simply snaps onto the base without the use of belts. If it is necessary to install the car seat in another car, it can be secured with straps as standard. This base stand can be sold with the infant carrier or separately. Inside the car, it is secured with seat belts or Isofix latches.
Seat belts are not used when using the Isofix system. Correct fit indicators help prevent errors during the installation of the infant carrier (green indicator will light up if positioned correctly, red if incorrect). The installation process of the infant car seat is simple: it is fixed at two points to the car body by means of special brackets that are located between the cushion and the back of the rear seat. For greater reliability, there is a lower stop in the passenger compartment floor or an upper anchor belt attached to the back of the rear seat. The procedure for using these devices is described in the operating instructions for the car seat and car.
When using group 0 + / 1 universal car seats, installation methods are used depending on the weight and age of the child. If the baby weighs up to 13 kg, the chair is installed against the direction of travel. When the child reaches 1 year old and weighs 13 kg, the chair must be reoriented in the direction of travel. The seats of this group can be fastened with both seat belts and with the Isofix system. In addition, the car seat must be marked in two colors: blue for rearward facing, red for forward facing.