Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat Review

Summary

For parents wanting one car seat that does everything, the Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat is definitely for you. Suitable for use from birth to approximately 12 years (0 – 36kg), this car seat can be fitted in vehicles with and without ISOfix and top-tether connectors.

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

 

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

Features

The Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat is a rear and forward facing car seat that can take your child from birth to 36 kg, approximately 12 years. It covers four car seat groups in one, making it great for parents not wanting to pay every few years for a new car seat.

The car seat’s modes include:

  • Baby mode (Group 0+, rear facing, suitable from 0 – 18kg)
  • Toddler mode (Group 1, forward facing, suitable from 9 – 18kg)
  • Junior mode (Group 2 and 3, forward facing, suitable from 15-36kg)

The seat fabrics are soft and well-cushioned and provide ultimate comfort for any aged child. There is a 5-point harness with anti-slip shoulder pads and a buckle cover. The seat unit also has side ventilation, which will keep your child cool in all weathers.

 

Anti-slip shoulder pads for the Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

Anti-slip shoulder pads for the Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

 

Harness and Joie Every Stage FX 0+123 Car Seat

Harness and Joie Every Stage FX 0+123 Car Seat

In rear facing mode, there are 2 recline positions and in forward facing there are 4. These 6 recline positions provide ultimate comfort for babies and older children in the seat, even when sleeping.

 

Recline positions of the Joie Every Stage FX 0+123 Car Seat

Recline positions of the Joie Every Stage FX 0+123 Car Seat

For added comfort, a 3 piece insert  is included with the car seat. This creates a snug and better fitting environment for smaller children. This includes: a head support, body support and wedge. They can be used in any combination and can easily be removed as your child grows.

 

3-piece infant insert included with the Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

3-piece infant insert

 

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

Mesh pockets are located on either side of the seat and provide space for any toys and bottles. This is a great features that other car seats do not often offer.

 

Mesh side pockets

Mesh pockets

Headrest

A key feature about the headrest is how it adjusts with the wings of the seat and the harness. When the headrest is adjusted, the harness and wings automatically adjust and grow to fit the child sitting inside.

 

Handle to adjust headrest height

Handle to adjust headrest height

This means that there is no re-threading required of the harness as your child grows. There are 10 possible positions that the headrest can sit.

 

Headrest at highest point

Headrest at highest point

 

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat - headrest at lowest point

Headrest at lowest point

Protection

This is a highly tested and extremely user friendly car seat. It has side impact protection for added security to your child’s head, hips and body. A steel reinforced shell also increases the durability and strength of the seat. Guard surround safety panels also provide extra side protection. These panels are on either side of the car seat and is only to be used on the side of the car seat closest to the door. Colour coded installation paths make the seat very easy to use. The Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat allows your child to face rearward for longer (up to 18kg), keeping them safer for longer.

 

Guard Surround Safety™ panels

Guard Surround Safety™ panels

Installation

Rear Facing (Group 0+/1 mode):

Place the car seat in the car rearward facing, then follow the belt guides using the in vehicle seat belt. The lap belt goes through the seat of the car seat and the shoulder belt goes around the back of the seat. Next, check the tension of the seat belt and lock it into place. Smaller children under 9kg should have the infant inserts in the car seat to make it more comfortable and better fitted for them. Once the car seat is installed, use the 5-point safety harness to strap in your child.

 

Joie Every Stage FX 0+123 Car Seat - Rear facing installation

Joie Every Stage FX 0+123 Car Seat – Rear facing installation

Forward Facing (Group 1 mode):

There are two possible ways to install the Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat in Group 1 mode, by either using an in vehicle seat belt or ISOfix and top tether connectors.

 

Using the in vehicle seat belt:

Thread the belt through the forward facing belt guides at the back of the car seat. Click in the seat belt and lock the vehicle belt at the side of the car seat nearest the car door. This is very simple and easy to install and uninstall, which is good for parents wanting to move the car seat regularly.

 

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode

 

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode

Using ISOfix and top tether:

Extend the ISOfix connectors and push into the ISOfix points in your vehicle until the red indicator turns green. Make sure to push the car seat into the vehicle seat to ensure it is as tightly secured as possible.

 

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode using ISOfix and top tether

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode using ISOfix and top tether

Next, place the top tether over the back on the vehicle seat and attach to the anchor point. Pull the tether to tighten and your car seat is installed. To secure your child into the seat, use the 5-point safety harness.

 

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode using ISOfix and top tether

Forward facing installation in Group 1 mode using ISOfix and top tether

 

Forward Facing (Group 2/3 mode):

In this mode, the 5-point harness is hidden away and the vehicle’s 3-point seat belt is used to secure the child. The harness can be stored in compartments located behind the seat fabrics, and the buckle can be thread through to hide in another separate compartment.

 

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat installed forwards facing in group 2/3 mode

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat installed forwards facing in group 2/3 mode

To secure your child in the seat, follow the red belt guides and click the in vehicle seat belt into place. In this mode, the ISOfix arms can also be used – completely your choice.

 

Forward facing installation in Group 2/3 mode using vehicle seat belt

Forward facing installation in Group 2/3 mode using vehicle seat belt

Suitability

It is suitable for use from birth to 36 kg and your vehicle does not need ISOfix and top tether connectors. The car seat can also be installed both rear and forward facing, taking a children from 0 to 36 kg, approximately 12 years. If you’re wanting a ‘does it all’ car seat then this is definitely for you. It’s user friendly and requires minimal installation, perfect for busy parents.

 

Accessories

A Britax Car Seat Protector keeps your vehicle seat clean whilst preventing any slipping of the car seat. This is also good for providing extra storage space. The Britax Back Seat Mirror lets you watch over your little one in the back whilst travelling and the Britax Car Sun Shade keeps them safe from outside sun rays – creating a perfect sleeping environment.

 

Is it for you?

The Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car seat is perfect for you if you want:

 

 A seat that will last your baby’s entire childhood (to age 12)

 

 The option to keep your baby in the rearward facing position for longer (up to 18kg)

 

 A safe and adjustable car seat

 

Where to buy

BuggyBaby.co.uk     £249

Joie Every Stage FX 0+/1/2/3 Car Seat

 

 

 

 

 

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