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Baby and child car seats: Laws all parents need to know when travelling abroad this summer

Baby and child car seats: Laws all parents need to know when travelling abroad this summer

New child car seat laws were introduced in the UK during 2017.

They imposed stricter restrictions onto children and focused specifically around backless booster seat.

But, do child car seat laws apply abroad? Here’s what you need to know:

UK car seat law

In the UK, children must use a child car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall, whichever of the to comes first.

Children over this age or height can use a normal seat in the car but must wear a seatbelt.

Sales of backless booster seats for children under a certain weight, however, parents with existing seats can still use them.

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