Everything you need to know about the changes to new booster seat safety law

Did you know that the regulations about booster seats have recently changed?

We’ve done some research on what exactly has changed and how it will affect families with little ones.

New (and old) rules

From December 2016, backless booster seats are only approved for children weighing more than 22kg or taller than 125cm, whereas before children as young as 3, or 15kg, could use them. That means the age of the children using backless booster seats rises to around 7  years old.

How does it affect you?

Backless booster seats are now only approved for older children. However, these regulations only apply to new products, so if you already have an existing booster seat you are able to use it without breaking any laws. However, it is recommended that you buy  your child a high-backed booster seat to improve their protection.  

Best deals on car seats

Remember to use KidStart when buying your new booster seat for your children and you will get money back for them. You can get them on Amazon from £27 and receive 2% back, on Mothercare from £85 and get 3% back, and many others. The best deal we’ve found is this Maxi-Cosi Pebble Group car seat – it’s currently £36 off!