Before choosing car seats for your baby, it is essential to study several criteria such as the weight and height of your child. In addition, compliance with safety criteria, ease of installation, and the upgradeable nature of the seat are other points to be taken into account.
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Choosing a car seat: safety above all
Designed to protect the child in the event of an impact in the car, the car seat is compulsory up to 10 years of age (i.e. approximately 1.35 m or 36 kg). To protect your child as well as possible and guarantee his comfort and safety. The child’s weight and height, the first criteria for choosing a car seat is his safety.
To choose a car seat suitable for your child, the first criterion to take into account is the weight or height of your child. Indeed, the support systems of each seat are designed according to the morphology of the child, to support him at each stage of his growth. Two regulations classify car seats: the R44 standard which is based on the baby’s weight, and the R129 or i-Size standard which classifies the seats according to the size of the child. These two regulations currently “coexist”, but in the long term, the ECE R44 standard is intended to be definitively replaced by the R129 standard. The latter is, therefore, to be preferred when purchasing your car seat.
The groups of car seats according to the R129 standard
The R129 regulation, also called i-Size, is the most recent. It was established to enhance the safety of children on the roads. It is indeed more demanding and requires rearward-facing transport up to a minimum of 15 months. Car seats are classified according to the size of the child, across several categories. Choosing an approved car seat is essential.
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This category is similar to Group 0+ of the R44 standard. These are car seats suitable for babies from 40/45 cm to 75/87 cm, to be installed systematically rearward facing. The maximum weight of the child for the shells is generally fixed at 12/13 kg.
The car seats 2 e age
This so-called restraint “2 e age” is intended for children of 61/76 cm to 105 cm with a maximum weight of 23 kg (or 18 kg on some models). These car seats are equipped with harnesses or shields and recommended rearward facing for as long as possible. They are somewhat similar to devices classified in Group 1 according to the R44 standard.
The booster seats
Booster seats are the car seats of the largest and are always equipped with a backrest as part of the i-Size standard. They are perfectly suited to children between 100 and 150 cm tall.
The groups of car seats according to the R44 standard
R44 approval, also known as ECE R44 / 04, classifies infant car seats according to the weight of the child and provides for five groups: 0, 0+, 1, 2 and 3.