R44

There are currently two European car seat regulations that run parallel – ECE R44 and ECE R129 (also referred to as i-Size). ECE R44 became legal in 1995, and ECE R129 was introduced to law in U.K. in 2015. While R44 remains legal, R129 is more modern and up-to-date with current technologies. We u...nderstand that sometimes your budget or situation will not allow you to opt for an R129 seat, and so we still offer R44 options. R44 seat classifications are based upon a child’s weight in kilograms, and they are categorised by groups (0+, 1, 2, 3). Technically children can forward-face from 9kg in such seats, but we would never recommend this and always suggest that you keep your child rear-facing for as long as possible, as there is less strain on the head and neck muscles should you be in a collision. It is not mandatory for R44 seats to undergo side-impact testing, however, some models will have side-impact protection, but this will vary. R44 seats may be installed using seatbelt or ISOFIX – again, something that needs checked for each model as this varies. 25kg harness seats, which we find to be very popular, can only be tested under R44 as they are not ISOFIX compatible, and this shows that we still recommend and believe in R44 seats. Have a look at our range, and contact us with any questions you may have. Read More
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