We explain the main car seat styles you’ll come across for your child, from lie-flat infant carriers, forward and rear facing car seats to child booster car seats.
This type of car seat is a Group 0 car seat. It sees your newborn lying down flat on their back, like they would in a cot, but with a restraint holding them in.
The carry handle enables you to move your baby in and out of the car and home without waking them.
A carrycot-style car seat is often compatible with a buggy to create a travel system. It may be suitable for overnight sleeping, too.
A lie-flat car seat won’t last up until your baby is ready for a forward facing car seat (when they weigh more than 9kg), so you will end up needing to buy a rear facing seated option for a few months of use.
You don’t have to use a lie-flat car seat from birth, so it’s not essential you buy one.
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