booster seat

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booster seat

A vehicular safety device used for children who are too large for a safety (baby) seat and too small to wear a shoulder seat belt. Booster seats generally lift the child by 10 to 15 cm, allowing the three-point seat belt to cross the child at the shoulder and hips. Improperly fitted belts may ride across the stomach and neck, causing internal injuries.
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UP TO 13kg Use rear-facing baby seat' 9-18kg Use forward-facing seat' 15-25kg Use a booster seat' 22kg & OVER Use a booster cushion
Older children will also have to use child-sized seats or booster cushions under EU laws designed to improve car safety.
Children weighing 15kg to 25kg should use a booster seat and children weighing 22kg or above should use a booster cushion, or modern booster seat designed for larger children.
Most children reach 135cm around the age of nine but the Department for Transport recommends children use booster seats or booster cushions until they are 150cm (4ft 11in) tall.
If children are not seated correctly, it means the seat belts will sit across their face or neck and can cause serious injuries if there's an accident, whereas a booster cushion means it will fit a child perfectly.
From next Monday motorists must ensure every child travelling in a car where seatbelts are fitted uses a baby, child or booster seat or a booster cushion until they reach 1.
Under the law, the correct type of child seat, booster seat or booster cushion for an individual child's size must be used.
They look and function just like normal seats, but, if required, the bottom part can be lifted up to form a booster cushion.
To improve safety for children in the rear seat of the all-new V70 model, Volvo has further developed the Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with a stronger body structure, extended inflatable curtains, and a world's-first height-adjustable integrated child booster cushion.
Taxis are exempt from rules which mean children under 12 must use an appropriate car seat or booster cushion, but councils can bring in their own policies for their contractors.
Those above 22kg - 3st 6lb - should use a booster cushion, or modern booster seat designed for larger children.
From that date all children under 12 or shorter than 4ft 5in (135cms), will have to use a child seat or booster cushion to raise them to adult height.