When should a child be in a rear facing car seat?

When should a child be in a rear facing car seat?

2 years
Infants & toddlers—rear-facing seats 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.

When can my baby forward face UK?

15 months old
Height-based seats are known as ‘i-Size’ 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.

What car seats are Plus tested?

Essential elements in the Plus Test: The only type of child seats that can be tested is toddler seats: so seats either up to 18 or 25 kg when approved to ECE R44 or up to 105 or 125 cm when approved to UN R129.

How do I know if my baby car seat is safe?

If you’re considering a used car seat for your child, make sure the car seat: Comes with instructions and a label showing the manufacture date and model number. Hasn’t been recalled. Isn’t expired or more than 6 years old.

What is plus test?

The Plus Test is one of the most widely-recognized endorsements on an international level in terms of children’s road safety. The tests are conducted in Sweden and if there is one thing for which the Swedes are known it is their absolute rigor in everything that relates to the safety of children.

Is Maxi Cosi Plus tested?

We test our car seats from the start of the development phase and through to final production. And the testing doesn’t stop there. To be sure our manufacturing process is flawless, we continue to test one seat after every 5,000 that are made.

How long should you drive with a newborn?

However, infant healthcare professionals, safety experts and most car manufacturers recommend that babies should not be in a car seat for longer than 2 hours at a time and they should be taken out frequently. If your trip involves driving for long periods of time, you should stop for regular breaks.