A CAR SEAT GROWS WITH YOUR CHILD
Car seats come in three types, based on the age, height and weight of children
FOR BABIES (0-12 MONTHS, UP TO 10KG) A rear-facing carrier: ‘Newborn seats face rearward so that a child will be pushed into the seat on front-impact and the shell and inlay protect the spine and vital parts,’ says Thomas. Juniors Infant Diadem, Dh330.
UNTIL 12 YEARS OLD (15-36KGS) A booster seat: These boost the child higher with a bottom cushion and can later be used without the backrest, so the child can use the car’s seatbelt to harness themselves. Britax, Dh1,345
FOR TODDLERS (1-3.5 YEARS) A forward-facing seat: This can accommodate children up to 18kg. This Maxi Cosi Axiss seat swivels to make getting in and out easier. Dh1,720.
COMBINATION SEAT ‘Used from 0-12 years, these transform from an infant seat to a booster seat as the child grows,’ says Nisar. ‘While they’re economical, it’s best to upgrade to individual age-appropriate seats.’ Graco, Dh995.