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Uhtredswoman Thu 14-Mar-19 10:31:17

Can anyone explain car/booster seat law to me?!

DD is 139cm and 31kg. So on the guidance website it says she is tall enough not to need a booster but not heavy enough. My friend took her in the car without a booster as "she's tall enough not to need one".

I can't work it out - help!

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Uhtredswoman Thu 14-Mar-19 10:32:24

Link https://www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules

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OhWifey Thu 14-Mar-19 10:35:15

By law she's tall enough not to need one. Weight irrelevant. However car seat experts will advise that 150cm is a safer stop point. There are high back boosters which will accommodate that height and keep your child safest for longest. Legal doesn't always mean safe (see: smoking)

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