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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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