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Booster Cushion Ban: What you need to know

- Thursday, January 26, 2017

Booster Cushion Ban: What you need to know

In April of this year, the UK government will be implementing a ban on the sale of backless booster seats and controlling the way in which they can be used.

Currently, you are free to use a booster cushion for children as young as 3 or 4 years old (15kg). However research has proven that this age is too young and in the case of an accident provides no protection for the head and neck of the child. Clearly these are the most important areas that we want to protect, hence the change in law.

Under the new legislation, booster cushions will no longer be sold. This would mean that you would purchase a booster seat with a back when your child is ready to move between seats.

You will still be able to use your booster cushion, but the child much weigh at least 22kg and be at least 125cm tall. We would still recommend that you keep you child in the highback booster until 135cm.

We fully agree that this is the next stage of car safety and have refused to sell booster cushions for the past 10 years. Your child's safety is most important to us, not the sale of a £5 seat!

Some people may argue that when they were younger they didn't use car seats at all. Unfortunately the roads are much busier and more dangerous than when we were young. These changes are being made for your child's safety and have had a lot of care and thought put into them.

If you have any questions regarding anything raised in this article, please feel free to call us on 02392 670670 or 02392 666353. If you are unsure whether your car seat is correct for your child, please pop into our Portsmouth store located at 43 Copnor Road, PO3 5AB.

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