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Child car seat safety requirements in Spain

This is a quick requirement check for those families travelling to Spain and reserving the correct child car seat for their children. This guidance will advise you to follow the legal and safety regulations to keep your children safe in the vehicle while travelling in Spain on your holidays.

By not following the guidance below you could face fines (Multas) provided by the local authorities (Police of all divisions) depending on your situation. The officers can be lenient, but if they feel you have put your passengers or other road users at risk, you will face a fine at least!

No child under the age of 12 years should be sat in the front seats of the vehicle unless the other seats are occupied by younger children or objects i.e. the object must be larger than the boot space and require the use of the rear seating area of the vehicle!

Any child over the height of 135 cm (1.35 meters) does NOT require any booster or car seat!

Children under 135 cm (1.35 meters) and over the age of 4 years do require a minimum of a booster or booster back car seat.

NO child car seat required for children over 135 cm in height!
NO child car seat required for children over 135 cm in height!
Booster Back car seat
This is our recommendation for children under 135 cm and from approx. 5 years of age. Click image to access full details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children age from approximately 2 to 4 years depending on size should be in the Booster seat with 5 point harness or the same seat with the Isofix installation fixings. See the images below.

Booster seat with straps
Booster Seat with 5 point harness strap system for complete child safety from approx. 2 – 4.5 years
Isofix Group 1 and 2 car seat.
Booster Back with Straps and Isofix installation. For ages 2-4.5 years approx. Click image to access the car seat full details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The younger children up to 2.5 years should be in one of the Group 1 car seats depending on your choice. These seats can be rear facing up to a certain weight approximately 10 kg with the seat belt seat and 13kg with the Isofix seat.

 

Group 1 car seat
Group 1 car seat for ages from 9 months to 2.5 years approx. depending on size of child. Click image to access more info.
Group 1 Isofix car seat
Isofix Group 1 car seat for ages 9 months to 2.5 years depending on size. Click image to access more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babies from new born to 9 months should only be in REAR facing car seats. Our stock consists of the well known Maxi Cosi Group 0 car seat with the additional Isofix and none Isofix base to install in the vehicle. All images and links are explained below.

Maxi Cosi Group 0 baby car seat
Maxi Cosi Group 0 baby car seat. Click image to access more information.
Maxi Cosi Isofix rear facing car seat.
Maxi Cosi rear facing Isofix car seat and base unit for new born to 9 months. Click image for more information.

 

 

 

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Family holiday property services by Tots Store

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Dear Customers and New families,

We are so pleased with the response and use of our new family Car Rental opportunity from Malaga airport and the fact that we have been asked so many times whether we offer secure family holidays we at Tots Store have decided to put our expertise into providing our customers with a holiday experience of a life time.

As of 2017 we will be offering to our 1,000’s of families using Tots Store the opportunity of a family holiday  in the sun with a unique service for both parents and the children whilst still offering our amazing baby equipment rental service and our NEW car hire service. There will be no better way to start your holiday on the Costa del Sol with Tots Stores trusted service.

Tots Store has superseded expectations during 2016 with the New car rental service that we offer and so far achieved many fantastic reviews (click here to see Reviews). We are aiming to achieve the same customer care with the holiday property rental service.

With our expertise and knowledge of the holiday property laws that have been introduced during this last year, we can advise you with the best direction on how to make your villa, town house or apartment legal for the 2017 family holiday trade. Once this procedure is complete you can take full advantage of advertising your property with us and allowing 1.000’s of families to view the properties you have to offer.

If you would like more information about Tots Store Family Shop, please contact us via email holidays@totsstore.com or call (0034) 678 983 176

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WARNING to all families requiring child car seats with Car Rental Companies!

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Dear Customers

We have to write and inform you of the disgraceful behavior associated by the car rental companies regarding child car seats. This is not the first occasion that we Tots Store have been faced with the unacceptable situation of a client being stranded at the airport with NO car seat for their infant when booking via a car rental company.

It all starts with the online booking of your car rental for your holiday, whether you have chosen the company by choice or even followed links offered by the holiday and airline companies. You have to realize that the child car seats are not part of your contract of your car. The rental company have to supply you with the car you book or upgrade you if that vehicle is not available on collection, but your baby seat is only a provisional requirement at this stage! Upon your arrival to collect your vehicle and there is no seat available the car rental company will take no responsibility.

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Again we have just witnessed the Walker family used Jet2 airline link to book a rental car with a well-known car rental company within Malaga airport. Once at the desk to pay for the car and collect the baby seat informed that no seat was available as it was probably released to another client before them, who had arrived with no child car seat. The reason behind this is that if you turn up at a car rental company desk with no car seat and there is one waiting, they will provide you with the next seat even if it’s for another reservation. This way they can charge their own ADR (At Desk Rate) which is normally much higher than an online price, better for the car rental company.

We were then contacted via information at the airport and now have a family with a rental car at the airport with NO child car seat and it’s totally illegal to travel in the vehicle with that child in no safety seat! Yes we did manage to deal with this problem late on a Saturday evening and supply the family with an emergency child car seat until we could sort the problem next morning.

Unfortunately we do not have an endless supply of child car seats to supply these big company mistakes at short notice. We are not based in the airport but do supply to the airport with a 100% success rate with the clients that use our services. Whether you choose to rent just products from us or use our linked car rental service with an impeccable 5 star review, we will always treat you as people NOT numbers!

Your holiday is a vital period of the year for the whole family and if you don’t want to gamble on the outcome you may want to start with us first!

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