Types of Car Seats

From birth to around 12 years of age your child will be required to travel in a car seat of some description. This page will outline the various types of restraint and how each will assit your child as he/she grows.

Some seats offer an all in one solution with the seat being converted as your child grows, other seats offer a solution for a duration with a new seat being required as your child grows.

Infant seats refer to a capsule (seat with carry handle) or a convertible car seat used in rear facing mode.

Toddler seats refer to a convertible car seat used in either rearward or forward facing position.

Booster seat refers to combined car seats that forward face only, use an internal harness to a maximum weight, and then convert to a booster with adult belt and/or child harness for use by older children.

A safety harness is for children who are too big for their car seat, and are used in conjuction with a booster seat, or alone with an adult seat belt.

A seat belt is the last phase and is used by older children between 8-12 years of age onwards.

Always place children under the age of 12 years in the back seat for their safety.

Use the links below to find out more:

| The stages and types of restraint use
| For babies under 12 months
| For children 1-4 years of age
| For children 4-8 years of age
| For children over 4 years of age
| For children over 8-12 years of age
| Questions most often asked

"age" here is approximate and is a guide only, check your manual for details on minimum and maximum weight limits.