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How to choose a car seat

The right fit for your child

Always choose the correct car seat for your child’s current height and weight. Age should only be used as an indication. Remember, all children grow at different rates.

Which group?

Group Weight Approx Age

Group 0+   Birth to 13kg (29lb) Birth to 12 months

Group 0+/1 Birth to 18kg (40lb) Birth to 3.5 years

Group 1 9 - 18kg (20lb – 40lb) 9 months to 3.5 years

Group 2/3 15 - 36kg (33lb - 79lb) 3.5 years to 12 years


It's the law Children up to 1.35m (1.5m in the Republic of Ireland), or aged 12, whichever comes first, travelling in the front or rear seats of cars, vans and other goods vehicles must travel in the correct child restraint.