Child restraint systemsAs stated by law, all children under 150cm tall and weighing less than 36kg must use the correct child restraint seat, booster seat or booster cushion. But, children grow up so fast. That means it could be time for a new car seat or booster. You can gauge what type of seat your child needs from their weight. The guidelines are as follows:
|Weight||Type of Seat|
|13kg and under||Rearward facing baby seat|
|9-18kg||Forward facing baby seat|
|9-25kg||Extended rearward facing child seat|
|15-36kg||High back booster seat|
Choosing the right car seatSo, what should you be looking for when purchasing one of these seats? Well, there are three main points to note:
- Legally, your child restraint seat must meet EU or UN-ECE standards, and therefore bear an ‘E’ mark.
- Your seat must be appropriate for your child’s weight and height (see table above).
- It must be suitable for your car and fit properly in line with instructions on the seat itself, or with an expert’s help if needed.