i-Size otherwise known as Standard R129 is an EU car seat safety legislation and a new way of crash-testing car seats for babies and children. Browse our range of i-Size Car Seats from best selling brands like CYBEX, Britax and Joie.
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i-Size is an EU car seat regulation that aims to make car seats even safer. This is the first phase of a safety standard called R129, and is designed to keep babies rearward-facing up to 15 months. Additionally, it aims to provide better side impact protection and make car seats a lot easier to fit correctly.
Don't stress. You do not need to buy a new i-Size car seat if yours isn't i-Size already. This new law does not replace the current R44/04 law, at least for several years. These two laws currently run alongside each other. Please beware- i-Size Car Seats do not fit all cars. Even if you have ISOFIX fittings in your car, not all of these are compatible. Please refer to manufacturers i-Size fitting lists.
As i-Size is meant to improve the safety of your children, it's great to know why this is. Children will be rearward-facing for longer. The new i-Size regulations require children to sit rearward facing until they are at least 15 months. This differs to the 9-months of a standard 'Group' car seat, however some group car seats allow rearward facing for longer. Some new i-Size Car Seats will allow your little one to seat rearward facing up to the age of 4 years old!
Studies show that this is a safer way for your little one to travel. Swedish research has found that rearward facing car seats offer up to 75% more protection if your car is involved in a collision or sharp stop. Rearward facing seats help to spread the forces of head-on impact over a larger area of your child's body, relieving pressure from their head and neck.
Car seat suitability does have a lot of confusion around it. The new i-Size regulation aims to reduce this confusion. Group car seats are currently categorised by weight instead of height or age. Yet, many people match the group with the age of their little one. This means that you may pick the wrong size car seat for your little one, as they could be lighter or heavier than the average weight! The best and only thing you can do with i-Size Car Seats is measure your child's height regularly.
Amazingly, old regulations do not require car seats to be tested for side on collisions - only if the front or back of the car is hit. Although many offer side impact protection, they don't have to. This is crucial as it has been found that around 35% of all car accidents involve being hit side-on. i-Size has made sure that side impact protection has to be included in every manufactured car seat.
The older regulation allows you to install a car seat with your vehicles 3-point seat belt or ISOFIX. i-Size now requires the use of ISOFIX (with a support leg or top tether only) to fit a car seat into your vehicle. Surprisingly, evidence suggests that up to 75% of car seats aren't fitted correctly! ISOFIX reduces incorrect installation of car seats with markers, lights and sounds.
Unlike old 'P' test dummies, new 'Q' test dummies have a higher rate of sensitivity and more sensors. They also better reflect how a child's body would react in the case of an accident.
This car seat is the only infant car seat on the market to include the world's first lie-flat function inside and outside of the car! Therefore, this offers maximum safety and convenience. The Evoluna is intensively tested for front, rear and side impacts, as well as rollover situations. This meets the later and stricter safety i-Size standards. Kiddy's patented 'Lie-Flat' technology was specially developed for the needs of newborns and premature infants. This car seat can be easily installed on the ISOFIX Base. With just one click, you can attach the seat, whilst the green indicators shows correct installation.
The Maxi Cosi 2way Pearl Car Seat + 2wayFix Base Duo Pack is an innovative and complete car seat system that features state of the art technology. This complies with the new i-Size European safety standards. This car seat allows your children to stay rearward facing for longer, with the ability for them to travel in this position for up to approximately 4 years old (or 105cm). It can also be used forward-facing from 15-months to around 4 years old if desired. The Maxi Cosi 2wayPearl Car Seat offers a full recline option in both positions, perfect for newborns!
The Maxi Cosi Rock Car Seat is definitely a rock. Additionally, it's a comfortable and extremely convenient car sear for your little one. Giving parents the adaptability they need, the Maxi Cosi Rock Car Seat has increased protection thanks to the absorbing materials used. This car seat is suitable from birth to approximately 1 year, and the newborn insert allows newborns to travel in comfort! Fully compatible with the Maxi Cosi 2wayFix Base, your Maxi Cosi Rock Car Seat can turn into a convenient Click and Go system with ISOFIX installation!
The Britax Trifix 2 i-Size Child Car Seat offers 360 degree safety for your little one. Complying with the latest i-Size EU Regulations, Britax will leave you satisfied that your little one will be protected in any situation. This car seat is for children between 76 and 105cm - time for the tape measure and a straight wall! In normal circumstances this means that this seat is good from around 15 months to around 4 years. ISOFIX connectors are fully built into the Trifix 2, meaning you won't need any other attachments!