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baby car seat and carriers

 

We know that your baby’s car seat is one of the most important purchases you will make, so we’re here to help make sure you get it right first time. With so much choice on offer it can be tough to understand what you really need and what will suit your baby and your family best. 

 

The first thing to get your head around is the law. UK law states that all babies must sit in a rear-facing car seat until they are 15 months old. From that point on, your little one must sit in a forward-facing car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall, whichever comes first. There are two ways of choosing a car seat for your child: The first is based on their height. (This is the newer system and the seats are called i-Size.) The second is based on their weight (categorised simply as 0-3). As of February 2017, all new baby car seat models have ISOFIX as standard. This is a locking system, which ensures your baby’s car seat is securely fastened in. All mothercare child seats comply with EU regulation, which is shown by the Ⓔ symbol on the label. 

Take your time to think about what will be best for your family’s needs and budget. You can look at our car seat buying guide or pop in to speak to one of our in-store experts that can go through all of this and answer any questions you might have. When you’ve chosen your perfect car seat, we’ll make sure that it is correctly fitted in your car before you drive off, so you can leave with total peace of mind. We also have a wide range of comfortable baby carriers and baby slings for when you’re going out and still want to have your little one close to you.