When placing the child restraint system in the car we must follow the manufacturer's instructions at all times.
Do not forget that the child car seat should be positioned on the rear seat and that children under 15 months must travel facing the rear of the vehicle. At Fundación MAPFRE we recommend doing so until the child is at least 4 years old.
There are currently 3 ways of securing the seat:
- With ISOFIX anchors: use three anchor points, two at the base of the child car seat which engage with the rigid anchors located between the backrest and the seat of the vehicle, and a third located at the top or the bottom in order to avoid the child car seat breaking or tipping over (Top Tether or Support Leg).
The child seat must be specifically designed for the ISOFIX system. For small rear-facing child car seats there is always the option of purchasing a base to be able to use these anchors.
The main purpose of the ISOFIX system is to avoid mistakes when installing it.
- Here you can find more information about the ISOFIX system and how to install child car seats with these anchors.
- A combination of the ISOFIX anchorage and a seat belt: this is a combination of both systems and is often used with child seats for bigger children.
- Seat belt: the manufacturer's instructions must be followed in order to thread the seat belt through each of the indicated slots.