How do I know if my car seat is I size?

How do I know if my car seat is i-Size? You can find out easily if a car seat has this approval by looking for the label on the seat.

Is my car seat I-size?

‘i-size’ is a new EU safety regulation for child car seats (ECE R129). It was introduced in July 2013 to make child car seats easier to fit, provide better protection from side impacts and keep children rearward-facing for longer. i-size only applies to Isofix seats.

What size car seat do I need?


Group Child’s weight* Child’s height¹
0+ and 1 Birth – 18kg/40lb 40 – 105cm
0+, 1, 2 and 3 Birth – 36kg/79lb 40 – 150cm
1 9 – 18kg/20 – 40lb 85 – 105cm
1 and 2 9 – 25kg/20 – 55lb 85 – 150cm

Is Isize mandatory?

i-Size rules make it mandatory for babies to stay rearward facing in a baby car seat until they are 15 months old. … An incorrectly fitted car seat may reduce the protection it offers in a crash. Child car seats you buy by weight are still available and perfectly legal to use.

Are ISOFIX bases universal?

Not all ISOfix bases are the same. Some connect with a Top Tether, some with a support leg and some with no third point at all. There are 3 distinct kinds of ISOfix bases; Universal, Semi-Universal and Vehicle specific.

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How much does a child have to weigh to face forward?

While 1 year and 20 pounds used to be the standard for when to flip car seats around, most experts now recommend using rear-facing child seats until children are 2 years old and reach the top weight and height recommendations of the car seat manufacturer, which is typically around 30 pounds and 36 inches.

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