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Car seats

The law requires a secure restraint in cars for children under the age of 14.  This includes newborn babies, so you will need a special car seat for your baby.  These are held in place either by the car seat belt or special anchoring system.

Babies and young children must always travel in an appropriate car seat.  Never use a rear-facing baby seat in the front of a car where an airbag is fitted (unless it is switched off).  If using a front-facing seat, position the car seat as far back as possible.  If the car has airbags in the rear, check the car manual or contact the manufacturer to see if it has been tested with a car seat fitted and get a copy of the research results before fitting the seat.

Detailed information is available at the UK government website.

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