Child Safety

In 2004, 24 children were killed, 372 were seriously injured and thousands more were slightly injured in car accidents. Sadly, many of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented if the child had been restrained in the car by putting them in a properly fitted child car seat appropriate for their weight and size. Unfortunately it is thought that approximately 7 out of every 10 child seats are fitted incorrectly, which significantly increases the risk of injury, even in low speed accidents.

In this section, you can learn about the new child seat laws, and how you can choose a seat suitable for your child's weight and age. There's also important advice on how to fit your car seat correctly.

Child Seat Laws
Did you know that the law regarding child restraints has changed? Avoid a fine and make sure that your child is safe by checking out your legal responsibilities here ...
Child Seat Sizes
A handy guide to choosing the right sized car seat for your child ...
Choosing the Right Child Seat
What you need to know before you buy a new child seat ...
Installing a Child Seat
Over 70% of car seats are not fitted correctly; find out how to keep your child safe by following this handy seat installation guide ...
Using Carrycots
Although carrycots are not generally recommended for use in the car, they may be necessary for premature or low birth weight babies. Find out the safest way to install them here ...