Joie Stages car seat Group 0+, 1 & 2

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  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Fantastic price for a seat that is rear facing until approximately 4 years

    • Weaknesses:

      Would be great if it was rear facing past 4 years

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    Got this car seat from Halfords as my son had grown too tall for his old one. Was a little worried about changing from ISO fix to seatbelt secured however it's surprisingly simple to put in the car. We have a 3 door Clio which isn't particularly large and it fits well despite. My 2.5 year old son is very comfortable and has been very settled. It's also a very smart and stylish looking seat. Very happy with our purchase.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to install and comfortable

    • Weaknesses:

      Only rear faces to 18kg

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    I love this car seat. It's easy to install and move between cars, it's comfortable and it's good value for money. I wish it was rear facing for longer though!
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use and suitable birth to 4 years.

    • Weaknesses:

      No Isofix

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    I have looked at a lot of car seats and this is by far my favourite! :) Comparing to other car seats that cost more than twice the price that friends use this is just as safe, and comfortable for the baby. Offers multiple recline positions and you can rest assured that your baby will be secure whilst using this product. I have recommended this car seat to all new mums that I know!
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Can be forward and rear facing, easy to use, easy to fit

    • Weaknesses:

      Can be quite difficult to lie down at times

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    Can't say enough good things about this car seat. I love one with a Spiderman cover and my mum now how the same in black and grey for her car. My son is so relaxed in this car seat he's nearly 2 and still falls asleep straight away when we get in the car. Which with this car seat isn't an issue as you can lie it back using just one hand. The clip however can become quite stiff to sit it back up at times. I didn't even need any instructions to work out how to fit this car seat properly, it's so simple! Would definitely recommend.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    Great value for money . Easy to to fit . My little boy was sick in it and was easy to take take apart and wash . Will be buying another one for new arrival when it’s needed . My little boy can’t get his arms out he straps like he could in the cybex one . He is very comfy.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use and can change it between my 1 year old and 4 year old

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    I love this car seat for my two kiddies! I bought it as a seat for my dads car but my son loved it so much we ended up using it as our main seat, it’s easy to go between my tiny one year old and my four year old who now both use it rear facing!
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      It is solid! I feel very safe putting my child in it

    • Weaknesses:

      Belt gets in the way when putting child in

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    • Value for money
    This is a fairly priced car seat. A lot cheaper then others around though. You can’t put money on your child’s safety and this is definitely worth the money. It is solid and sterdy which puts your mind at ease your child is in a safe seat. It is also good value for money as it last for a good few years and is rear facing.
  • 5.00/5
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    I love this car seat so much, my son finds it incredibly comfortable and my favourite part is that it’s rear facing! RF is so much safer than forward facing in a crash and I honestly will continue to buy this product for any future children I have. I couldn’t fault it and it’s excellent value for money!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable

    • Weaknesses:

      Straps twist

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    Amazing car seat, my daughter loves it. You’re able to extend rearward facing if wanted too. Also it declines for they can sleep comfortable if they nap in the car a lot. It’s padding is good and very safe.
  • 3.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Very sturdy and comfy

    • Weaknesses:

      The straps can be easily loosened, and hasn't lasted as long as it was meant to

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    It's a great seat, my daughter finds it very comfy and it's very sturdy, however, the harness doesn't tighten the same as previous car seat and my daughter has almost completely outgrown it at age 4. I would recommend it as it is a good seat, It just doesn't last as long as stated.
  • 4.75/5
    • Weaknesses:

      The seat don't go full go to laying position when facing forward

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    My 3 year old have been using this car seat from day one and I find its comfy for him and great value for money I will be buying a new car seat for him has I've just had a new baby and he will be using it.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      From newborn stays in car comfortable for baby

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    Absolutely brilliant product. Got for my now 17 month old when he was 6 months old. Can not fault it he loved it from the minuet he go in it. And at 17 months he is still rear facing with plenty of room left for his legs.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Value for money as covers a large age range from birth

    • Weaknesses:

      The car seat is strapped in so not removable when baby ia forst born like some car seats

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    This car seat really is great. We were brought it by grandparents after alot of research was done by them. The car seat can be used from birth for a number of years as it have several seating positions so saves having to keep spending out of expensive seats. The safety features on this seat are also excellent. We spent a lot of time looking into car seats as we hadn't heard of Joie but in all honesty you will not be disappointed.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Grows with your child

    • Weaknesses:

      Have to undo the seat belt to adjust the tilt of the seat.

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    • Value for money
    Joie stages is a great car seat, easily installed with your cars seat belt and will last your child until they are 12 years old.

    I wanted a car seat that would last a long time and could remain rear facing until 4 years old. This car seat ticked all these boxes and price is really good too. My son has always looks comfortable and is happy to sit in the car for long car journeys.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Recline to a good position

    • Weaknesses:

      The seat is too wide

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    • Value for money
    I used this car seat from 4 months rear facing until 18 months and I found it was brilliant! The only thing I didn't like was the seat was very wide so I also lost the middle seat in my car but my daughter seemed comfortable.
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Fits securely in car, loads of support for baby. Easy to fit and adjust

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    • Value for money
    This car seat is amazing value for money. Fits into car with no problems. Easy to install and also easy to adjust between stages. My son looks so comfortable and safe in it. Also love the blue colour.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Can sit backward, forward facing, 4 different recline settings and newborn baby insert.

    • Weaknesses:

      Too many nook that are hard to clean if baby is sick!

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    • Value for money
    We opted for a stay in car seat as I have a bad back and didn’t want to be carrying a clip in one in addition to a baby’s weight! Our car didn’t have isofix so we found this little beaut which fitted the bill perfectly.

    It starts at newborn stage with an additional insert and fully reclined, and grows with the child. You can change from backward facing to forward facing and change the recline of the chair so that they are eventually sat upright.

    It is quite a task to get the seat in backward facing just because all cars only ever seem to have just enough seat belt but once it is in, it feels really secure and the straps are easy to open and close.

    The only couple of complaints I have of this seat I have is, there is no carry handle when you do need to move it out the car, so it’s hard to manoeuvre. Secondly there are a lot of holes and nooks that sick can get in, if you have an incident, which are really hard to clean. They seem like useless little nooks to me so I’m not sure why they are there apart from to make cleaning hard?

    Saying all of that, we do have another on the way and will probably get another of these for them as I’ve been very happy with it and it is a great price.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Isofix base, comfy, washable

    • Weaknesses:

      The belts become twisted quite alot

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    • Value for money
    This seat is easy to install, comfortable and the different stages of the seat means it grows with your child, you can wash parts of the seat and it reclines so good when child is sleeping.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Different back addustments

    • Weaknesses:

      When rear facing looks uncomfortable when child is asleep

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    • Value for money
    Brilliant car seat take a couple times to fully understand how to safely put in and out car other than that very sturdy and my 8 months old loves it.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable and roomy

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    • Value for money
    I purchased this seat for my 20m old daughter. She is just about 9kg so still needed the newborn insert to pad the seat put a bit for her. She's very comfortable in it and often falls asleep. Would definitely recommend.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      sturdy and easy to fit

    • Weaknesses:

      boring colours

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    I love this car seat. It's easy to fit, feels sturdy and is comfy for my son.
    I love that it lasts until 12 and can rear face up until 4 years.

    The only thing I would change is the colours.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Extended rear facing, easy to install in the car, nice and comfy and padded, turns into a high back

    • Weaknesses:

      Quite heavy and bulky, has to stay reclined when rear facing

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    • Value for money
    Really spacious car seat that is going to last for years. I love that it can rear face for longer. The car seat is really easy to install in the car only downside is it is quite bulky and heavy when needing to carry it. Loved the choice of colours. Overall super happy with the car seat and little boy always looks comfy and safe in it.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Very sturdy, lovely colour

    • Weaknesses:

      Hard to fit to car and seatbelt in the way when rear facing

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    • Value for money
    I have this car seat in cherry for my Lg who is 6 months old. We use it in the rear facing setting and find it keeps her in a great position for driving and adapts very well to her quick growing. LG seems to prefer being in this to her previous car seat.
    The only issue is you can't get her out without waking her up so I spend a lot of time sat on my drive!
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Reasonably priced, extended rear facing

    • Weaknesses:

      The seat belt is in the way when fitted in the rear facing position

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    • Value for money
    We brought this to use as soon as our son was born and still use it in the rear facing position now 3 years on. We hope to use it rear facing for at least another year. We chose this seat mainly for the extended rear facing and the fact it will be the only car seat we need until out son no longer needs a car seat.
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Very easy to fit. Extended rear facing options

    • Weaknesses:

      Very plain in design

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    This product is an excellent all rounder. You don’t have to worry about getting another car seat. It has lots of suppprt and is comfy it’s very easy to install. I love that it has extended rear facing as it gives me peace of mind. The only negatives I have is the design is very generic and I think this could be quite boring for some people.
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Description

This is the Joie Stages car seat. It will last you a staggering 7 years from birth as it adapts as your child grows. Make your decision now and enjoy versitility and quality that lasts. It is called the Stages car seat because it travels with you through 3 stages: The infant Group 0+/1/2 seat, allowing the safe recommended rear facing position up to 18kg; after 9kg it can convert to a forward-facing group 1 and group 2 seat.The steel frame provides a durable and super strong and robust seat in the case of an accident, and adds beneficial weight for stability. With a low centre of gravity and built to last it performs impressively in advanced technology crash testing for your peace of mind.

Features:

  • Rear and Forward facing  
  • Lasts from 0-7 years of age
  • Side impact protection
  • Steel enhanced frame
  • Ventilated headrest and sides
  • One hand adjust 5 position harness and headrest height 
  • Custom harness storage
  • Plush, deluxe cushioning and fabrics
  • Breathable knit fabrics and sandwich foam headrest
  • Padded, removable full body support insert with foam lift assist
  • Shoulder harness and lower buckle covers
  • Side, mesh storage pockets
  • Well marked, colour-coded installation paths
  • Dual lock-offs for installing with vehicle 3-point seat belt

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