Having a child car seat is mandatory in the UK. The law was introduced in 1988 which requires a child under the age of 12 or less than 135cm to have an appropriate seat restraint.
Each and every child restraint must pass the United Nations regulation found under the ECE regulation 44 – 03. A child must wear the restraint in accordance to the manufactures requirements and the child must have the right height and weight.
It is a known fact that placing your child in the back seat is safer than the front and this is especially so for new born babies. But if you find your baby is now outgrowing the seat you may place them in the front seat until you find a suitable seat to replace the old with. By placing those in the front seat at this time will reduce the squashing of their head. There are a few exceptions to the law that allow you to place a child in a car without using the typical car restraints.
• Traveling in a taxi or hired vehicle.
• Travelling on a quick journey. In these cases you can place a child in a normal seat belt.
• Lack of room in the back seat due to other restraints. In this case you may place the child in the middle of the car with a typical seat belt.
Once your child reaches the age of 4 you can move them to using a car boaster seat or cushion. Both have the same advantages but you will find that the booster seat is much more comfortable for the child.
Once a child hits 13 years of age they are legally bound to wear a typical car seat belt. It is actually the driver responsibility to ensure that his or here passengers are wearing the seat belt. If a passenger is found without one the driver may be fined.
If you enter a Halford store you can be entitled to receive a free fitting for your child seat. Halfords offer many web exclusive deals so the price you pay online will be cheaper than in the store.
The Graco Logico S Baby Car seat has been very popular in store. You can save £10 off this item and purchase it for £89.99. This car seat is suitable for new borns up until 12 months. The seat contains triple protection and the sides, and multi position handling. It is machine washable and looks great.
There is another web exclusive picked from many. If you’re looking for a real stylish car seat then you should have a look at the Britax first class plus child car seat Heidi. Online you can buy this product for £129.99 This seat is suitable from birth until 4 years,. It has rear and forward facing seating, 5 point one pull harness, 5 recline position when forward facing and click and safe mechanism. For the price it is a deal of the century and remember it will last for around 4 years.