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Giving a child seat as a Christmas gift - what are the minimum requirements it should fulfill?

Giving a child seat as a Christmas gift - what minimum requirements should it fulfill?


Would you like to give someone a child restraint system this Christmas, but don't know where to begin? Before buying a child seat for the car, it's very important to get all the information and bear in mind a series of factors, as not all child seats are suitable and not every CRS meets the requirements or conditions of each specific case. 

There is absolutely no question that safety is the very best gift of all. If there's a baby on the way or you know that the seat already being used needs replacing, giving a child restraint system is more than just a simple gift. However, there are a series of factors that you should bear in mind, which are listed below:

  • Get accurate information on the height, weight and age of the child so you know which group they fall into or which seat will be most suitable for them. Naturally the best option is a CRS that covers a broad spectrum. This means it can be used for as long as possible. The pointers for calculating the group are given below.

If you go for an i-Size child seat, you need to consider the height (size) of the child. Here you will find all the information about the i-Size standard. We also recommend you read our article "Does the i-Size standard divide child seats into categories?"

Finally, if you have any doubts, we suggest you read the guide "Keeping babies and children safe in cars. Child seats for vehicles" (Spanish).

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