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Car seats & booster seats guide

Choose the perfect car seat for your baby so your little one can travel in style, safety and comfort. Use the buttons below to find the correct size seat, cut through the jargon and explore our handy guides.

Car seats FAQs

Child car seats are bought based on either your child's height (i-Size), or more commonly their weight. The weight-based seats are split into different weight groups to help you choose the right seat for your little one. Each group provides specific protection for a child of that particular weight, so it's imperative that you put them in a seat which is designed for their size and that you don't move them up to the next group before they are ready.
The law states that all children must use the correct child car seat until they are 135cm in height or 12 years old, whichever comes first. Check out our article on the child car seat law to find out more.
Child car seats should be chosen based on your child's weight or height, known as i-size. Use our tool below to enter your child's weight and find the correct car seat for your little angel.
Most child car seats have their own unique shapes and fittings, so you should refer to the manufacturer's instructions. However, if your car has an ISOFIX system (look out for ISOFIX labels between the base and back of your car seats), then you should be able to simply plug your ISOFIX car seat into these points.
Children can travel in the front passenger seat of a car using a forward-facing car seat, although it is advised that it's safer for little ones to travel in the rear seats. However, you should be aware that it's illegal for children in rearward-facing car seats to travel in the front passenger seat if an active passenger air bag is in use.
There are a number of reasons why you should avoid using a second-hand car seat. Firstly, it might have previously been involved in an accident and any damage could be hidden, compromising its safety. Car seats also take a fair amount of wear and tear which could mean they won't protect your child as well as they should.

It's also likely that a second-hand car seat is no longer up to current safety standards, while the fitting instructions might also be missing meaning you might not fit it correctly. It's always best to buy a new one.
The best thing to do is to check the manufacturer's website and see if you can download new instructions. You'll need these to ensure you're fitting the seat correctly.
Yes, the advice is to buy a new car seat after being involved in any relatively serious accident as the seat could have been weakened in the crash, even if you can't see any damage to it.

Manufacturers often provide guidance on what kind of accident might cause sufficient car seat damage. For instance, if the car hasn't suffered any damage, or if there was no child in the car seat at the time of the accident, then you probably won't need a new seat.
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Use the handy tool below to work out which car seats are suitable for your baby. This product selector is intended as a demonstration, and should only be used as a guide.

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