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In the UK, children are legally required to use a child car seat or booster seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm in height or 150cm in ROI. As a result, it’s essential to find a seat that provides both security and comfort to your little one. At Halfords, we have a wide range of child car seats, including popular brands such as Joie, Graco, and Cybex.
Each of our top 10 recommended group 2/3 car seats, below, has been used regularly by a journalist and their child over a period of at least 2 weeks. We’ve also combined these results with feedback from parents, as well as taking into account results from ADAC testing - Europe's leading car seat safety tester organisation.
Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.Only EU-approved height-based child car seats can be used in the UK. These have a label showing a capital ‘E’ in a circle and ‘R129’.Only EU-approved weight-based child car seats can be used in the UK. These have a label showing a capital ‘E’ in a circle and ‘ECE R44’.Manufacturers can now only make booster cushions approved as group 3. This won’t affect any existing booster cushions in group 2 and you’ll still be able to use them.The Child Car Seats website has information on how to choose a seat and travel safely with children in cars.