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Child Car Seats New Law

New rules has been introduced on 9 February and came to life on 1 March. That means that all car seats manufactures aren’t allowed to make new models of the backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg.

That means that You can still use seats that You previously bought, but You should not use backless booster seats for small children.

Please see a table below for a current types of seats that Your child can use:

Child’s weight Group Seats
0kg to 10kg 0 Lie-flat or ‘lateral’ baby carrier, rear-facing baby carrier, or rear-facing baby seat using a harness
0kg to 13kg 0+ Rear-facing baby carrier or rear-facing baby seat using a harness
9kg to 18kg 1 Rear- or forward-facing baby seat using a harness or safety shield
15kg to 25kg 2 Rear- or forward-facing child car seat (high-backed booster seat or booster cushion) using a seat belt, harness or safety shield
22kg to 36kg 3 Rear- or forward-facing child car seat (high-backed booster seat or booster cushion) using a seat belt, harness or safety shield

As You can see manufactures are now banned for making boosters seats in group 2, but You can still use them if You have bought them before change.

Only EU-approved weight-based child car seats can be used in the UK with a label showing a capital ‘E’ in a circle and ‘ECE R44’.

Any questions, please feel free to ask in comments below or on our Facebook page

You can find selected seats on our website store that are specially selected and all with a compliance to the new law.