Child car seats are divided into groups, according to the weight of children. Please refer to the diagram above, and remember not only the age but it is the weight of the child that is most important when choosing what type of child car seat to use.

Find a child car seat that has an orange ECE R44 approval label. The label guarantees that the seat is comply with the European safety standard ECE R44.

Never use a second-hand child seat, as you don’t know the history of the seat, which may have involved in a crash and the damage may not be visible.

A child car seat that was in a car that has been involved in an crash should be replaced, even if there is no visible damage. It is possible that it will have been weakened to such an extent that it will not provide the same level of protection in another crash.