New laws coming in this December mean that new backless booster seats will only be approved for Children taller than 125cm and weighing more than 22kg (3st 6.5lbs)

Currently UK law is that all children travelling in a car must use the correct car seat until 12 years old or 135cm tall. Booster seats can currently be used for children weighing 15kg.

Under new rules backless booster seats will only be approved for children over 125cm tall and weighing more than 22kg.

Top Tips to help you choose a Childs Car Seat

  • Look for a High back
  • Look for head protection
  • Look for shoulder protection
  • Try and pick a seat with red guides to feed the seat belt through
  • Does it have Isofix fittings to fix the seat to the car to stop it “swaying”
  • Don’t be swayed by your kids wanting a specific colour or character
  • Visit a shop rather than buy online, you can get advice and see how robust the seat looks.

What is the new law?

UK law states that children must use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135cm (4ft 5in) tall, whichever comes first.