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The choice of the right child seat is enormously important so that your child is sufficiently secured in case of accidents or unforeseen braking. However, among other things, you must consider the height of your child and its weight, since not every car seat is equally suitable for every child.
To ensure that your child is comfortable and equally well protected on every car ride, we have compiled a suitable checklist for you. Our product recommendations will also help you find the right car seat for your child.
- Reboarder (backward to the direction of travel) / infant carrier.
- Seat with backrest, forward facing.
- Bucket seat without backrest, forward facing.
- Children up to 12 years of age or up to a height of 150 cm must be transported in a child seat.
- For babies up to 18 months, a reboarder is mandatory.
- A child seat offers your child more safety in the event of an accident .
- A prerequisite for the child seat to protect your child is the correct attachment in the vehicle.
- Always fasten the car seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions!
- Child seats are divided into classes 0 to 3 , which are based on the height and weight of the child.
- There are child seats that can only be used for one class and child seats that grow withthe child.
- You can adjust child seats that grow with your child’s height by changing the headrest and the angle of inclination , among other things.
- You can recognize child seats that grow with your child by the designation 012 (which stands for the classes that the seat covers).
- Class 0 child seatsare reboarders and can be used up to 10 kg / 12 months.
- Class 0+ is approved up to 13 kg / 18 months .
- ClassI is available as a reboarder as well as forward-facing and can be used between 1.5 to 4 years (9 to 18 kg).
- Class II is forward-facing and for children between 15 to 25 kg / up to 7 years . Available with and without backrest.
- Class III is forward facing, approved for ages 7 and up respectively between 22 to 36 kg. Available with and without backrest.
- Look for test seals from TÜV and GS (harmful substances, accident safety).
- Only child seats with the test standards i-Size, UN ECE Reg. 129, UN ECE 44/03 and UN ECE 44/04 are approved. (Test seal on the seat).
- Attachment by Isofix directly to the car seat (hooks that are pushed into a holder on the seat).
- Fastening by car belt, if no Isofix available.
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FAQ About The Child Seat
A child seat is a seat with which children can be optimally protected in the car. It comes in many different designs and sizes. It can also be purchased with or without a backrest
By law, the use of a child seat is required until the age of 12. But even after that, a child seat must be used if your child has not yet reached the height of 150 centimeters. Of course, your child can continue to use a child seat after that. A booster seat is then also possible
Legally, child seats may be up to 24 years old in order to be used for the transport of your child. However, if the material is already damaged or dirty, it makes sense to replace the child seat
Child seat sizes are available in classes 0 to III, and you should pay attention to the specific age and size for which the child seat is suitable. There are also child seats that grow with the child. These are marked accordingly
You should always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. If your child is not properly secured, the child seat can otherwise lose its grip and offers no protection in the event of an accident. There are two ways to secure the child seat in the car: With the Isofix- system, the car must have special retaining bars so that the hook can be pushed through them. If this is not possible, your child must be secured with a three-point belt. However, you should remember that in the event of an accident with this method, your child can suffer serious abdominal injuries. Therefore, you should pay attention to an optimal belt run
For babies, the child seat must face backwards. This is a so-called reboarder. This should be used for a weight of up to 13 kilograms. For older children, there are different options. Up to the age of 4, a reboarder can still be considered, but later a forward-facing seat is suitable
As soon as your child has reached the age of 12, he or she is allowed to sit in the front passenger seat, regardless of his or her height. However, even then a certain restraint system must be in place. Failure to comply with this regulation can result in fines of up to 60 euros in Germany.
The child seat must be free of harmful substances and have a test seal. In addition, you must decide whether a rear-facing or forward-facing child seat is suitable for your child’s age
You should not save on the price in this case, otherwise this could have an impact on the safety of your child. A high-quality model can cost up to 160 euros or more
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