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10 quick child car seat checks

10 quick child car seat checks

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Seat guide

What does your child need and when?

Child restraints come in a variety of styles and sizes, depending on your child's weight, height and age. Because children grow and develop at different rates, child car seats are sold by group categories which relate to the weight of your child.

What does your child need and when

Child seats are currently selected by weight and height, and your child is best protected by staying in their current stage seat until it is fully outgrown – this is only when the maximum weight or height limit is reached.

Do not be tempted to move your child up a seat stage as soon as they reach the minimum requirements for the next stage – the requirements are just that, a minimum.  This is particularly important when a child is being moved out of a rear facing seat, into a forward facing seat.

New iSize seats are selected by your child’s height and stature – see the ‘iSize’ tab for more information!

Top Tip!

Always visit an approved retailer to get advice on child seats and to have the seat tested in your car before purchase. 

You'll find a list of these retailers here

Click each tab above for further information on each seat group!