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Julie Dagnall, Road Safety GB's in-car safety advisor and co-director of Child Seat Safety, has compiled this list of questions (and answers) which are typical of those frequently asked by parents.

Our FAQs are broken down into topic areas to make it easier for you to find the answer to your concerns.

Questions relating to child development
Questions relating to vehicle design
Questions relating to i-Size Standards
Questions relating to the law

If you can’t find the answer you are seeking please use the form below. We will endeavour to get an answer to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can contact your local Road Safety Team - click here for a list of contacts.

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About the i-Size campaign

i-Size is the new European standard for child car seats. i-Size seats will fit every i-Size approved vehicle and cars will need to be i-Size compliant to achieve the maximum Euro NCAP rating.

The i-Size regulations are designed to provide children with additional protection and safety in the car. i-Size does not replace the existing R44/04 legislation, but runs alongside it. The key differences are increased support for the child's head and neck and better protection in the event of both frontal and side-impact. The seat's five-point harness ensures that the child stays in the seat even in a roll-over accident.

i-Size also helps parents choose the right seat more easily by classifying seats by the child's length/height rather than weight. It can be used in most cars that have IsoFix fittings, which have been standard in the majority of cars since 2007, and which make the seat easy to install correctly. The legislation also states that the child must travel rearward-facing up to a minimum of 15 months old.

This i-Size campaign has been developed by Stennik in consultation with Child Seat Safety. For more information please contact Sally Bartrum on 01379 650112.

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