A child can legally travel in the front seat of the car but it is always safer for them to travel in the back and a child up to the age of 3 is required to use a car seat.
New babies travel in rear facing baby seats. These are the safest seats for your baby to travel in. If your baby is travelling in the front seat, the air bag must be turned off. We have a video of how to do this, in the next article.
The seat your child can use depends on their weight.
Weight- 0kg-10kg. Rear-facing carrier using a harness or a lie flat baby carrier.
Group 0 +
Weight- 0kg-13kg. Rear-facing carrier or Rear-facing baby seat using a harness
Weight- 9kg-18kg. Rear or forward-facing baby seat using a harness or safety shield
Weight- 15kg-25kg. rear or forward-facing car seat with a high-backed booster seat or booster cushion, using a seatbelt.
Weight 22kg-36kg. Forward-facing child car seat with booster seat using a seatbelt.