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Car seat law in Italy - backless booster

Car seat law in Italy - backless booster

Old Feb 25, 19, 4:53 pm
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Car seat law in Italy - backless booster

Looks like car seat rules are strict in Italy (comparing with US rules).

Children up to 1.5 m in height must always be placed in an approved restraint system or seated in a child seat suitable for their weight. Children over 1.5 m in height must wear ordinary adult seat belts.


Will this backless booster be okay for 8 year old child in Italy?

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Old Feb 26, 19, 6:07 am
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No it's not.
You need a 'Group 3" car seat ... one of these
Am struggling to figure out how you think the picture of the one you posted as being legally compliant?
Also, it's not just Italy that has strict child car seat regulations. Pretty much all European countries do.

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Old Feb 26, 19, 11:36 am
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Interesting. Just this morning I realized that the iapetus jrs. are just too big for their car seats. They're at the upper end of all of these ranges, but not quite over them. And the head restraints on their current seats are uncomfortably low. I'd been thinking that it might be time to go with a backless booster, but maybe not. Time to rethink our strategy for this summer's travels ...

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Old Feb 27, 19, 5:01 pm
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Last week at MXP, Europcar gave us pretty much that exact same Graco booster seat for our 6-year old. I believe Group 3 seats may include a back-less booster seat for those over a certain weight.

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Old Jun 11, 19, 2:02 am
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Yes it is.
It is a group 3 seat.
it's a backless booster seat and perfectly legally compliant.
You're wrong and kind of rude.
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Old Jun 11, 19, 2:05 am
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a bit late now but .. its determined by weight not by height. Children under 36kgs must be in a seat. The above is suitable for kids 22kg-36kg. So you have to weigh your kid but I imagine it should be fine
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