Booster Seats Ireland

Every year too many children are killed or seriously injured on our roads – often because they are not properly restrained when travelling in a car. In Ireland, under the new EU law, provisions are now in place to provide children with greater protection when travelling in cars. The new EU law states that all children under the age of 11/12 must be in an appropriate child or baby car seat. It's your responsibility as a parent, grandparent or guardian to ensure that the child or baby car seat you buy is not just correct for their age, height and weight but that it also conforms to EU safety standards.

You must also abide by the following: providing you with Family Car insurance

What to remember when using child restraints

It is recommended that you buy a child or baby car seat only from a retailer who will check it fits your child and your car.

Below is a guide to the type of child restraint suitable to the weight and age of your child.

Type of Child Restraint Weight Range Approx Age Range
Combination seat Group 0+ - 1
0-18 kgs (20-40 lbs)
birth - 4 years
Forward-facing child seat Group 1
9-18 kgs (20-40 lbs)
9 months - 4 years
Booster Seat Group 2 and 3
15-36 kgs (33-79 lbs)
4 years to 11 years
Booster Seat Group 1, 2 and 3
9-36 kgs (20-79 lbs)
9 months to 11 years