Joie Stages Car Seat Group 0+, 1 & 2

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  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit, great style, very supportive

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

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    • Easy to use
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    • Value for money
    I brought this carseat for my son in blue. I have used it since birth and still using it 4years on. My son loves it. It's sturdy, supportive, it's easy to fit both rear and front facing. It is quite heavy but I would really recommend this seat. It also comes in black and red(cherry) which I have just purchased for my little girl.
    I have used this in 3 different cars and have fit perfect in all three. Massive thumbs up from me.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      It's very sturdy and safe

    • Weaknesses:

      Tricky to turn around when facing against the seat

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    • Easy to use
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    • Value for money
    Excellent quality and very sturdy. Looks good in the car and easy to use when you know how. My baby looks very comfortable in it
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Car seat for 0, 1 and 2, doesnt require separate base

    • Weaknesses:

      When in reverse seat belt does get in the way

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I'm happy with the car seat. It wasn't exactly clear how to extend the belts without reading the instructions. The car seatbelt does get a little in the way with the seat in reverse but I guess this will be the same for every belted car seat.
  • 0.50/5
    • Strengths:

      None

    • Weaknesses:

      Not safe, not easy to use, made cheaply

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    I took this car seat back.
    It was difficult to operate and I was horrified when I went for my first 10 minute drive with my first baby to find that her head was floppy. In my opinion it is not suitable for a new born or young baby with no head control.
    My babies shoulders could have easily slipped out of the arm straps at the shoulder as she was so tiny. I was terrified. Also when trying to tighten the harness once connected the left strap would be very tight, and the right strap would be loose. When my baby had her 8 week check the doctor was worried about her left hip and I suspect this was due to the car seat. Also if the right shoulder could slip out as the belt is too loose that is completely useless.

    I took it back and got a better one
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Lasts for 4 years from birth, rear facing for longer

    • Weaknesses:

      Hard to fix clip to seatbelt when putting in car

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We have this as a spare in Dad's car and also one in Nana's car. My son finds it comfy however I do find it hard to fit as there is a blue clip that goes on the seatbelt to stop it moving about which is super hard to fix on!!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Softness

    • Weaknesses:

      None

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    My 2 year old used it since he was born up till now that he has stopped using it it was great when he was a baby and still was not very comfortable and has a lie back position perfect for sleeping and long distance journeys it has been really good and the price is worth was it has lasted.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Value for money. Safety tests.

    • Weaknesses:

      None.

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We were recommended this car seat for my oldest son 4 years ago and were very impressed to hear about its high safety standards and the great value for money. After further research I was even more impressed with the safety standards. My son was then involved in an accident whist in the chair and didn’t even wake up from his nap! The chair was completely undamaged but obviously replaced anyway. Because I feel so confident with this chair I replaced like for like and gone on to purchase my younger two sons the exact same seat and recommend it to everyone who will listen!
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Stiff at first

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I bought this when my son was 9 months, I initially found it quite difficult to get the straps to fit properly on his shoulders and got quite frustrated but after adjusting it properly and ensuring he wasn't wearing anything bulky at all I haven't had any problems. I do find it is quite reclined, but I don't think it's any more than other other rear facing car seat. Now at 16 months, my son is still very comfortable and I plan to use it rear facing as long as possible.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Nice

    • Weaknesses:

      Nice

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This car seat is very comfortable for us we use every time when we go somewhere this car seat ,we like size and colour for it.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Perfect support from new borns to 7 year olds

    • Weaknesses:

      Big and bulky

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We used this car seat from from when out LO was 9 months and it was easy to fit in the car rear facing and even easier to move it forward facing. The new born insert is soft and comfy and can be removed in stages to make it as comfy as the child needs.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Extended rear facing, easy to install, comfy.

    • Weaknesses:

      None!

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I love this car seat, it's easy to install, comfy for my baby and rear faces til 4! It's just perfect. It's on baby number two now and my tall eldest comfortably rear faced til the week after his fourth birthday in the Stages. A brilliant value for money rear facing seat.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Rear faces until approximately 4 years, Fabric is easy to take on and off to wash

    • Weaknesses:

      Recling can be a bit stiff.The strap cover doesn’t come off so has to be wiped down

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    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We brought this car seat about 5 months ago now and is soo easy to install with the seatbelt compare to our old car seat. This car seat is very light to others which is good when changing from car to car. Our 1 year old hated going in the car but now loves it and goes straight to sleep when in the seat so must be as comfortable as it looks
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit into car

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I have had this car seat since my son was 10 months. We originally fitted it rear facing and it felt extremely secure, which I was unsure about as it is seat belt fitted, but i was very happy in it and so was my son. We turned it around when he turned 2 and it is still extremely secure and safe. It is heavy but not a problem if it is remaining in one car. I will be purchasing another for my daughter.
  • 5.00/5
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    • Value for money
    I would recommend this car seat to anyone I know. And from birth as well. My son loves it as he feels like he is sitting like a big boy as he sits forward facing. If I didn’t have a baby seat I would have got this one from birth. It’s a one does all. So easy to install and clean. It gets swapped between car in a matter of minutes and fits in nearly all size cars.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Sturdy, comfortable product

    • Weaknesses:

      Straps can be a little awkward

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I bought this product for my daughter when she was 5 months old and is now 7 months. It was easy to install and she looks very comfortable. I like how it reclines and how she can use it from birth to 7 years. The padded cushion kept her in a comfortable position when used. I like knowing she is safe with the impact protection. I sometimes find the straps a little awkward to get over her shoulders properly. Especially now she's older and is more difficult to sit still while getting her in the car seat, I find the straps can be difficult to get over her shoulders enough. Also I would like if there was somewhere to attach toys. I like when a car seat has a handle as I can then attach toys to keep my daughter occupied. Although I did know buying this product it came without a handle. Overall a lovely product and a good price for the amount of years it's going to be used.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Can be used from new born right through. Rear and forward facing. Good fit for a chunky baby!

    • Weaknesses:

      Does not recline very well when forward facing.

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We have used this car seat from birth for our nearly 4 year old and it is still going strong. The padding can be easily removed when the stages require and the rear facing element latest my child (who is on the 98th centile!) longer than expected. It fits well in both of our cars and is easy to fit, would definitely recommend!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      The seat in general

    • Weaknesses:

      Haven't found one

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    • Value for money
    Love this seat. Easy to install. My son seemed happy in it from day one. Had it for nearly 3 years now and we're all still very pleased with it
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      It’s wider than the average seat and can there fore be used by a chunkier baby.

    • Weaknesses:

      The recline isn’t great even though there are 7 recline positions.

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    As a mum of 3 sturdy boys and also a childminder I am very knowledgable about car seats, pros and cons and what each one does and how they differ. I wanted a rear facing seat that would last m6 3rd son for as lon* as possible in the rear facing position. He was 85cm tall at 9 months old and buying a car seat did prove to be a challenge for the longevity but also comfort for him.
    We chose the stages seat and have found it amazing. He loves being rear f8ng and because the seat is high up he can see out of the window. The recline in the rear facing position isn’t fantastic and I would question if it declines enough if I were to use this from newborn. This maybe something you wo7ld wan5 to double check but for our uses it’s fine.

    Fitting it is super easy and the green guds for when the seat is fitted correctly are really handy and easy to see.

    All in all it is a fab seat that sits our family and our youngest son.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Very safe

    • Weaknesses:

      Child may grow out of it before reaching the correct weight for next carseat

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Purchased this car seat for my 11month old after a lot of research into rear facing for longer this one suited us best especially the price tag. My son who is now 2 is still rear facing. Very comfortable looking too with various colours to choose from. Best baby buy yet.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Sturdy, safe

    • Weaknesses:

      The cover on the clip gets in the way to clip in

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    I bought this for my daughter as the next stage from going from her infant car seat. I absolutely love it. It feels safe, sturdy and she’s well packed in. My only criticism is that the fabric where you clip the buckle in gets in the way and you have to pull it down, however, I just took it off and have no issues at all now.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable and easy to move between cars

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We love this seat !
    My middle son has just moved to a high back booster after using the stages since he was a baby , he has always been super comfy and happy in his seat and I liked the fact he could rear face till 18kg as it’s much safer !
    The cover are easy to remove to wash when needed !
    The seat is very easy to install and quick to move between cars !
    Fantastic price for a rear facing seat !
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Ease of use

    • Weaknesses:

      Installation

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    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Great value seat, easy to use and very good quality.
    Installation was a little tricky and you wouldn’t want to take it in and out often.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfy and rear facing weight limit

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Love my joie stages car seat! It’s really comfortable for our little boy and he loves going in there. It reclines really well which is great because 9/10 he’s falling asleep in the car! Feels and looks really safe and secure and rear faces up to 18kg (I think) which is fab! Loads of room in it so I know it’ll last ages as well which is a bonus especially for the price!
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Well made

    • Weaknesses:

      Hard to recline

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We use our Joie car seat every day.We bought it after many recommendation from friends.I like that has the newborn insert and it goes for older kids.The only thing that I don't like is that is very hard to recline when baby is sleeping.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Rear facing capability till 18kg

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This car seat is great we wanted to rear fave as long as possible this seat made it possible it's comfortable sturdy well built easy to install we have had no issues with it at all.
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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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