When can I turn the car seat forward-facing UK?
Height-based seats They must be rear-facing until your child is over 15 months old. Your child can use a forward-facing child car seat when they’re over 15 months old. You must check the seat to make sure it’s suitable for the height of your child. Only EU-approved height-based child car seats can be used in the UK.
At what age should you use a forward-facing car seat?
- Use a rear-facing car seat from birth until age 2–4.
- After outgrowing the rear-facing car seat, use a forward-facing car seat until at least age 5.
- After outgrowing the forward-facing car seat, use a booster seat until the seat belt fits properly.
Can my 11 month old sit in a forward-facing car seat?
All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing seat as long as possible until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat manufacturer. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear facing for 2 years or more.
Should forward-facing car seat be placed in the middle?
Children riding in a forward-facing car seat have fewer safety features protecting them than those riding in a rear-facing car seat. So, they need to be placed in the middle to reduce the risk of injury in a collision.
Can my 7 year old sit in the front seat UK?
If a child restraint is not available, children under 3 years must travel in the rear, but may be unrestrained. Children 3 years and over, up to 135cm tall must sit in the rear and use an adult seat belt. Children aged 12 years or more, or over 135cm tall, may travel the front, but must wear the seat belt.
Can a 10 month old use a forward facing car seat?
Forward-facing car seat age Legally, your child can travel in an ECE R44/04 approved car seat facing forward once they are 9 kg, which is approximately age nine months. But don’t be tempted to rush into making the switch.
Should a car seat go behind the driver or passenger?
Install in the Backseat The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.
Should a 4 year old be rear facing?
Why 2, 3, 4, and even 5 year olds should be rear-facing! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has for 20+ years recommended keeping kids rear-facing until they are too big for rear-facing in their convertible seat. This was reiterated in their 2018 policy statement.