When you’re choosing a new car seat, it has to meet ECE R129 or R44 safety standards. If it doesn't, you'll be breaking the law and you could be putting your child in danger. Here we explain ‘what is i-Size?’ to help you to decide which is the best car seat for you.
What is i-Size?
i-Size is a European car seat safety standard that was launched in 2013. The R129/i-Size car seat standard is the most up-to-date safety standard for car seats.
What makes i-Size different from ECE R44?
The older ECE R44 standard is based on the weight of your child. By contrast, i-Size is height-based.
The guidelines on what car seat is suitable are based on a child's height. Usually parents are more aware of the height of their child than their weight. This means that i-Size makes it easier to be sure you are using the right car seat for your child.
Shop for Maxi-Cosi i-Size car seats here.