Joie Stages Car Seat Group 0+, 1 & 2

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  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Lasts ages

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We have had our joie stages car seat for nearly a year now and love it! Couldn't ask for anything better, my little girl falls asleep every time we get in the car without fail it's that comfortable. And it's it last her until she's 12! So got plenty of use out of it yet.
    My only disappointment (and now I'm picking} is that once my little girl is sitting in her seat it's really hard to adjust the straps as they don't tighten unless you stand at angle but over all
    Definitely would recommend this car seat

  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Sturdy don't need a base

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Love you can be in rear facing for long time and that you don't need a base can secure with seat belt it is heavy so if you have to switch from car to car probably not the easiest
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Can be used for the first 4 years, comfortable and spacious, nice little storage pockets, easy to fit

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    My little one loves it, so much more space than her Newborn one, also sat more in an upright position which she likes. It is very easy to fit into the car, comes with both the seat belt fasten or the in car plug way. Comes with little storage pouches and the head rest is adjustable to support there height. It is one that will last until she is at least 4, and be rear and forward facing.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Long lasting seat with comfortable padding and many adaptations.

    • Weaknesses:

      Not isofix based and belt is hard to get tight enought so the seat don't move too much.

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Really pleased of the seat, we got it after our daughter was too big for normal baby seat. To be honest, i wouldn't see myself using this to newborn baby as the position don't seem comfortable even with the extra paddings. Reason why we got this one was firstly the ability to travel rear facing as long as possible (till 18kg) as its been proven to be over 3 times more safer than forward facing. Second reason was the price. At the beginning the angle of the seat was bit too step for my 9kg baby and her head bended forward when she fell as sleep. There is only 1 position rear facing and the leg space starts to be bit tight now when my daughter is about 12kg and around 80cm. Also the seatbelt stays bit on the way when you try to put you child in the car and blocks the view little bit as well. As the seat is not isofix, it might be bit hard to get it installed tight enough. It's light to carry and have fairly good side protection for the head. Overall, this is good value for the money and we have been fairly happy with this seat. There is few things that could be better, but with this price you can't really argue with these. Good choice to parent who wants to go rear facing with option of turning the seat other way as well.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Value for money

    • Weaknesses:

      A tight fit

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    A good car seat, looks good, very sturdy, easy to fit but also a bit of a tight fit with the seatbelt. Good value for money as it lasts until their 7th birthday
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to handle, safe, comfortable

    • Weaknesses:

      Bulky

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This is the best car seat I used so far, my baby feels comfortable and I feel that she is safe, we love it! It is easy to put in the car and it lasts forever so you don't need to spend any more money when your child grows.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Extended rear facing. Lasts for years

    • Weaknesses:

      Tricky to fit initially

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    After much research we bought this seat when a newborn seat we had been gifted was outgrown. We wanted a seat that offered extended rear facing options (for safety reasons) and would work with a seat belt as our car had no isofix. We also wanted a seat to last for a number of years. This stages seat definately does the job. Our son rear faced until his legs were becoming a little cramped at about 3 yrs (he has quite long legs), when we switched to forward facing. He's still using the seat now at 4 and a half and has always been comfy even on longer journeys and we've always felt he is safe.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Price, ability to rear face for longer, style, comfort.

    • Weaknesses:

      Can be difficult to fit

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Absolutely love this car seat! Wanting to follow safety advice to rear face for longer isn't always easy on a budget, but Joie make it possible! This seat still comfortably rear faces my nearly 4 year old and will last a decent amount of time!
    The only downside is it can be a nightmare to fit, especially when needing to take in and out of cars. The pros far outweigh the cons though.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Reliable, comfortable, easy to use and secure

    • Weaknesses:

      The harness can get a bit stiff sometimes and difficult to attach

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    We bought this joie car seat because of it flexibility and that we could use it for different stages. It is comfortable, my son always fall asleep in it even for small journeys! I would highly recommend it! It is easy to use and to install!
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Found it easy to install, good value, comfy

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Have been using this car seat since my 2 year old was 6 months. Had no problem installing it rear or forward facing. My daughter doesn't protest when going into the car seat and there is plenty of padding in the seat to make it comfortable. Fits most cars. Lasts from birth till 12 years so no need to buy multiple car seats.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Different compartments to put in from new born to 4

    • Weaknesses:

      None

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    My daughter didn't like her first car seat and used to scream wen goin in the car but since I've bought this she has been so settled and comfortable and they last for years so defo get your money's worth
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Grows with your child from birth til 12

    • Weaknesses:

      Can be difficult to fit with a seat belt.

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    This is the only car seat you will need if you want it to be as it can be used from birth until around 12 when a seat is no longer required.
    It also has extended rear facing up to 4 years and you can get either a seat belt fit or and isofix fit (which I think is only for forward facing, the seat belt is still used while in rear facing mode).
    The seat belt can be a bit fiddly to attach properly, especially if your arms are not that thin but once fitted it shouldn't need to be moved very often.
    It is definitely value for money and I will be buying another one for my second child.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      It's very sturdy

    • Weaknesses:

      None

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    Excellent for your newborn so comfortable, sturdy; well made, excellent quality I highly recommend my boy loved this and was always so settled when in it
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to fit, great style, very supportive

    • Weaknesses:

      Heavy

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • 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

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • 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

    • Design
    • 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

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • Comfortable
    • Value for money
    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.

    • Design
    • 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

    • Design
    • 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!

    • Design
    • 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

    • Design
    • Easy to use
    • 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
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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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