New Car Booster Seat Regulations

Early this year the Department of Transport has released a statement on possible new regulations for booster seats. They have yet to confirm a date when this is going to happen.
There has been talks of allowing backless booster seats for children who weigh more than 22 kg and are taller than 125 cm only. Keeping our children safe while traveling in the car, is the most important thing to us parents.

Backless car booster seats are basically a cheap version of the Group 2/3 car seats. I don’t find car seats that expensive these days any more though. Personally I prefer a proper high back car seat for my kids until a certain age. I find them safer than the backless booster seats.

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My Son Matthew, who will turn 4 at the end of August, has been in his Dimples Group 123 car seat since the age of 9 months. It was the most cost efficient car seat at the time and we are still very happy with it. A few weeks ago I took out all the patterns in it because it was getting a bit tight. This car seat, according to the instructions on it, will last him until the age of 11 years. I know a lot of people who moved their toddler into an adult seat belt already. Right now I still have him in the harness because he hasn’t reached the weight of 18 kg just yet.

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For my daughter Chloe I had to buy the Graco Group 1 car seat. She wasn’t the age or weight at the time yet to be in a 123 car seat. This car seat will last her up until the age of 4. So we will get just over 2 more years out of it.

If you have a toddler, who needs to move into the next stage car seat anytime soon, check out Online4baby for great value car seats such as these high back booster seats. This will definitely be my “go to” website when I have to buy a new car seat for Chloe.

*this is a sponsored post. Opinions are my own as always.

9 thoughts on “New Car Booster Seat Regulations

  1. Yeah, I mean when they are 12 and 13 or so I don’t think I would mind but when they are so small I don’t know think so.

  2. Definitely agree on the high back booster seats, we have one for our 5 year old. We had a car crash a few months ago where someone hit us from behind, luckily not serious, but just that impact showed how without the back she’d easily have hit her head on the side of the door. Scary stuff!

  3. I’ve never really liked the look of booster seats. Will keep my daughter (2) in a high back seat for as long as I can. You’re right, car seats are pretty affordable, I bought a second one recently for taxi journeys (I don’t drive and sometimes have to take my daughter places by taxi).

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