Booster Seats Buyers Guide
Choosing a booster seat for your child is a piece of cake with the Halfords booster seat guide.
As your child will need a booster seat until they're around 12, this guide will help parents make an informed decision about which seat is suitable for their child.
What is a booster seat?
Once your child has outgrown their infant car seat, the law requires them to use a booster seat up until they have reached the height of 135cm or 12 years old.
An adult seat belt won't fully protect your child when involved in an accident. But by having your child in a booster seat, more protection and supported is offered as the seat belt fits across their pelvis and shoulders.
Types of booster seats
There are two types of booster seat:
- High-back booster seats: Provides security, comfort and often have extras such as headrests, arms and cup holders.
- Backless booster seats: These booster seats are more portable, less bulky and sometimes called booster cushions.
Booster seats are available in Groups ranging from 1 to 3. The majority of booster seats are in the Group 2-3 range, meaning they are suitable for children aged 4-12 years old.
Features to look out for in a booster seat
- Seat belt guides: Assists for a better fitting.
- Adjustable headrest: Grows with your child.
- Side impact protection: Provides extra protection in a crash.
- Reclining position: Added comfort for kids who like to sit back and relax.
- ISOFIX: Reduces the risk of incorrect fitting. Please check that your car has ISOFIX connection points.
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