know the rules (law) - what age can a child use a booster seat?
In the UK, all children need a car seat from birth until 12 years old (or until they are 135cm tall, whichever they reach first). The car seat needs to meet EU standards (shown by the E symbol on the label), this means your car seat conforms to ECE R44 03 & ECE R44 04 and since 2015 ECE R129 for i-Size seats. It's also extremely important to make sure your child's seat is the right category seat for their age and size.
Wait, there's more... Changes to the car seat regulations came into effect on 9th February 2017, whereby backless booster seats will be only suitable for older children. The updated rules mean that backless booster seats will only be approved for use for children weighing more than 22kg and taller than 125cm. This will only apply to brand new products launched from 9th February 2017 onwards.