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Booster seats for children: what are they?

17/02/2014

The cushion doesn’t provide any lateral protection and doesn’t have headrest, making is less safe than the booster seat.
Returning to booster seats, these can be from both groups 2 and 3. Remember that group 2 covers children between 15 and 25kgs (between approximately 3 and 6 years old) and group 3 covers from 22 to 36kgs (between about 5 and 12 years old).
The difference between the two groups is that group 2 seats must have a backrest and with group 3 this is not obligatory. As is always with issues of child safety, we always recommend the maximum possible safety (a booster seat with a backrest, headrest and side head supports).
Just as in the case of group 2 as in group 3, we can install the booster seats either in the front or the back but always remember that travelling in the back is much safer than in the front.
One more piece of advice that shouldn’t be forgotten is that children should not be wearing too much heavy clothing, as it will reduce the effectiveness of the booster seat and the correct fastening of the seatbelt.
Booster seats for children: characteristics
The perfect booster seat should have a wide, deep bottom so that the child is as comfortable as possible. The armrests should be padded and the side supports should be reinforced.
When talking about a booster seat with a backrest with an ergonomic headrest that is adjustable.
As comfort is important on long car journeys, the booster seat should have a reclining backrest.
Just as comfort is important, it is also important that parents are able to keep the seat clean, removable seat covers that can be easily removed and washed are always a good idea.
Last of all and perhaps most importantly, we must always ensure that the seatbelt is perfectly adjusted to the child, if it isn’t then it is better to return the seat and get a booster that fits the child better.

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