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
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 18kg with the Isofix seat.
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.
We were in Malaga for a week with our 6 month old twins. We rented a car with Tots Store, with 2 cosys and isofix... bases, and a baby cot. First, the car rental was so much cheaper than anything else we could find online ! We needed a big trunk as we always have a double stroller, and the car we got was exactly the car we selected. Secondly, we were able to indicate what type of baby seats we wanted (on all the rental websites, you can't select if you want a regular one or a cosy). And third, when we arrived, the cosies were installed, we only had to put the babies in it and Richard showed us how to lock them, and the baby cot + sheet / mattress / blanket, were in the trunk. When we returned the car, Richard kindly took care of unloading the car and putting our stuff on a caddie while we were taking care of the babies. Totally recommend ! Cheap, easy and kind, thanks Richard from making our first trip as a family so much easier !read more
We rented a car, two child seats and a travel cot for our two week holiday in Spain. Communication is excellent. Prices... are very reasonable. When our plane landed at Malaga airport, we collected our luggage and walked to the meeting point where they were waiting for us. 15 minutes later we were already on the road. Would definitely use this service again.read more
This was our second time using tot store. The service is Excellent. We were travelling with two kids and a baby. The... team was waiting for us at arrivals where they brought us to the car. All car seats were already installed. It made for a stress free experience. I would definitely highly recommend tot store.read more
When we arrived at the airport, delayed, with a baby and a 3 year old, Tots Store were right there waiting for us. No... hazzle, no lines and in no time we were headed for the car. They even took our luggage. The car was super nice, the baby car seats already seated correctly and they helped us fit the luggage in the car. Super smooth! The drop off was even faster. Just drive in to the express parking, right in front of departures and leave the car there. They even got us our luggage carts. By the time our travel company (who rented from another company) arrived at departures we were already checked in and ready to board. Amazing service, super smooth rental experience and fantastic that they do think about child safety first! If we come back to Malaga there is no other place to rent the car from....so said our travel company as well. 😁 Thank you Tots store!read more
I can’t recommend them enough. Came across the car hire service by chance when I was considering a pram hire. I’m so... glad I found this company before booking with another car hire firm. Excellent, reliable and honest service from Tots store. We hired a car and infant car seat. Great communication for quote and to arrange hire. Representative to meet us at arrivals for swift pick up. Brand new BMW and car seat already installed. Absolutely no hidden fees and great value for money. The only negative would be that it would have been extremely helpful to have had a quick introduction to some of the basics, like how to switch on headlights (especially arriving at night) and who to look out for at drop off. We had to go looking for Tony’s carhire who the car was hired from. However these are very minor in the overall service from this company. If we ever travel via Malaga airport again we would definitely use this company.read more
5*service from Richard and the team. Takes the stress out of flying with children. Safe, clean and easy to use car... seats ready to go in a lovely clean car. Very easy and top class service. highly recommend if travelling with kids!read more
Such a great service! We rented a car seat and travel bed - everything was clean and in excellent condition, car seat... was correctly installed into our car. Very quick and reliable service, will definitely use again! :)read more
We hired car seats, bath seat and a box of toys and they were all excellent. The car seats were practically brand new... and were all fitted in our hire car when we arrived. The toys were great for our baby. Would definitely recommend!read more
Great service. They do exactly what they promise, which is to make it easy to rent a car with accessories for children.... Everything was ready when we arrived and we could take off faster than I have ever done with a rental car.
I will definitely use Tots Store again!read more
Richard was so professional and prompt to work with. The seats were in excellent condition and the service was second... too none. It's the second time I've used them and will for sure be back.read more
Great service, really good quality and condition of child seats. Also much less hassle than booking hire car with one... of the big firms (although it take a few weeks for our damage deposit to be returned).
Would definitely use again though!!read more
Great service again this yr for us. We requested the car seat to be dropped off at our apartment reception and it was... ready and waiting for us when we arrived. The car seat was in pristine condition and looked brand new which I liked as I’m a bit of a clean freak! Will use again nxt yearread more
We used Tots Store to rent a car at Malaga airport last week. The service was brilliant! No waiting around, clean car... and baby car seats already fixed in place. Made the whole experience so much easier. Would definitely recommend 👍🏻read more
Excellent service by the guys and gals at Tots Store.
Richard met us promptly on arrival and the lovely lady was... waiting to pick up the car seats on return even we were 40 minutes early.
Thanks for helping make our holiday great!read more
Fantastic service! Super easy to organise, super easy to collect and drop off, and the car seats are fitted, ready and... waiting for you, which is so much easier than trying to fir them yourself.read more
Car hire - with child seats Aug 2017: couldn't have asked for a better, complete service. From our initial enquiry... through to pick up and return, the service was efficient, professional but friendly. Whilst everyone else was queuing and arguing excesses, we were met on arrival, walked to car (excellent condition), car seats already fitted and we were on our way within 15mins. Definitely worth paying more for this fantastic company.read more
Highly recommend this company. Transparent , flexible and very professional. Take the stress TOTALLY out of travelling... with children. The car hire collection is easy and the car seats perfect.read more
We just got back from a week at Malaga. We needed a stroller for the little toddler I our family and search the Web and... found Tots Store. I was amazed with everything they had to offer. Wow! Fantastic service from Richard who called me up the day before to give information about were I could find the stroller. Brilliant �
Our son loved the stroller and didn't want to return it when the week had passed.
Thank you Tots Store for giving us a fantastic vacation without stress. We will definitely use you again in the future �read more
This is an amazing service that I would highly recommend. We arrived in Malaga on a very hot evening with two very... tired children. We were met in Arrivals by Richard who took us (helping with the luggage) to the car park where the rental car and agent were waiting. He even had chilled water for us! Amazing customer service, very good quality car and car seats, no hidden costs.read more
First time using this service and we were really pleased we did - made arriving with a baby far less hassle. We were... met at Arrivals and taken to our car which had the toys and car seat we hired in it and we were away. Drop off was also smooth and easy. Nice guys that met us and just a far easier experience than we've had before hiring cars. Have already recommended to friends and will use when we are back.read more
We were so impressed with this service. We paid exactly what we were quoted, two people met us in the airport on... arrival, help was given to load up the car with all of our luggage to help us get on our way faster, baby equipment was all good quality and what we asked for. On return there was someone waiting to receive the car in the same spot and we had dropped it off and were on our way again within minutes. Would definitely avail of this service again and highly recommend.read more
Couldn't recommend Tots Store enough. Have travelled to Spain with our now 1 year old son 3 times and used Tots Store... all 3 times for his buggy and car seat. It makes travelling so much easier. Great communication with Sarah via email and easy collection with Richard. A great service.read more
First class service, great equipment and nice people - so much less aggro than using an airport car hire firm. I would... recommend for baby equipment and I am keen to try out car hire with them next time as the latter is always the worst bit of our holidays in Marbella!read more
We travel to Spain every year and have used Tots Store many times to hire baby equipment and they have always been... excellent! Last year we also booked two cars and were blown away by the great service. Organising the rental was simple, the car and car seat were both brand new and wonderfully clean and the handover at Malaga airport was so quick and easy, which makes all the difference when you have 2 tired kids in tow!! I would highly recommend Tots Store for car and equipment rental, they are an absolute pleasure to deal with and I am about to book with them again for this summer �read more
Thank you so much for this incredible service and nice staff, especially Rick ! We rent a stroller with car seat in... march as we wanted to travel trough Malaga stressless and everything - from back home by planing & reserving till delivery & pick up went pretty good. I can highly recommend this service if you don't want to travel with your own stroller (which mean extra luggage ) - no doubt we will do it again !read more
Excellent company! Completely hassle free and fantastic vehicle provided! Would recommend this company to everyone... needing to hire a car from malaga airport! Thank you for making, what I thought would be hard work, completely stress free.read more
We have just returned from Spain yesterday and hired a car seat from tots store. We didn't actually meet any of the... staff but I had a phone call a day or so before we left to explain about where we would collect the car seat from etc which was helpful :) and speaking to them online was no trouble at all if I had any questions!
As for the seat it was a great car seat, well padded and very clean!
Would definitely recommend to anyone and would 100% use again.
Thankyou for a great service :)read more
We flew to Malaga a few weeks ago: 3 kids and parents. I needed a spacious car with booster seats and I dis not want to... stand in line at a desk or wait for a shuttle to pick up a vehicle. Tots Store checked all boxes: a guy waiting for us at the airport, quick handoff, everything prepared. I got a Fiat Dobló with low mileage and in great condition, totally satisfied our needs. At departure, handoff was again hassle-free! Richard and crew, thanks for making our trip a lot less stressful!!! oh, and very good prices!read more
We've hired 2 cars with baby seats and everything was smooth and quick. Guys were waiting for us at arrival, we just... sign the papers and cars were waiting at the exit from airport already armed with babyseats.
Also no issues with returning the cars - quick and easy at airport entrance.
Excellent service. No hidden costs, no unnecessary discussions, just excellent.
Thank you Tots and good luck!read more
Excellent and personal service. No waiting on the rental companys desk because we met companys representative at the... arrivals hall. He made paper work with us and showed us the car which included two booster seats. Also returning the car was easy, we just left it on the departure parking where we met companys team.read more
We used Totstore to hire 2 cars and 4 car seats, I cannot recommend this service enough. We arrived at Malaga airport,... walked through to arrivals, were greeted in person by the car hire company and a member of the Totstore team. We then walked through to a seat and completed the car hire paperwork, which had no unexpected charges, and were escorted to our cars sitting right out front the airport with the clean, branded car seats already fitted. We were helped with our luggage, checked we alright and then sent on our way (returning the cars was just as easy) No queuing or waiting around, after leaving home at 3am that morning with a baby and 3 small children this is exactly the kind of quick and friendly service we needed, thank you Totstore! We wouldn't hesitate to use you again.read more
Used Tots Store for the 2nd time recently, but this time with car hire too. Excellent service, the car seats and... swimming pool kit we ordered were already in the car and the hand over was very quick and easy! No standing in a queue and having to argue about hidden charges for damage waiver! Will definitely be using next time! Thanks very much!read more
We used totstore to arrange car hire and car seats for our children. Whilst more expensive than alternative "cheap"... options the service was exceptional and the time and stress saved was well worth the money. I would recommend and will use again!read more
We used tots store for car hire and hired two car seats, together with some other baby stuff. Arrangements by email... were quick and efficient. We got through arrivals really quickly and the rep was there waiting, took us to the car which was parked across the road from arrivals. Went through the paperwork without delay and we were on our way. We suffered a puncture half way through, phoned and they told us where to go and picked up the bill. Coming back to the airport the airport traffic was horrendous but the rep was waiting for us and turnover was quick and efficient. We will definitely use Tots Store and the car hire again, no question.read more
I used Tots store just recently,renting two isofix carseats and a bed, and I must say I am extremely happy with the... service. They delivered the equipment, and gave a proper instruction on how to fix the carseats in the car. They are very flexible to your needs about delivery and pickup time. They even came to another location than first indicated to pick it up when the renting period was over. That I call service!! Most important, the equipment was in good conditions and clean.I was skeptical to give my credit card details, as they needed it to reserve a deposit, but these people you can trust. I will without a doubt use them again. Thank you Tots Store :)read more
Excellent service. We were met from our flight, and on our return to the airport. The handover was very smooth and... quick. We were on our way in no time with all the baby equipment already in the car. The equipment was also of a very high standard - much better than car seats we have been given when renting in Spain before. Highly recommended!read more
First time hiring a toddler car seat and the process could not have been easier. Communication beforehand excellent via... email. Our fight was cancelled for 24 hours and Tots Store were happy to re-arrange pick-up date and time. Meeting point in Malaga Airport easy to find, quick signature on paperwork and demonstration as to how car seat worked and off we went. Clear instructions are given for drop off on departure at same meeting point. Drop off baggage in departure hall and then a short walk back down to arrivals hall. EASY!!!!! If only the car hire pick up with an alternative car hire company was as quick. If we go again, we will definitely use Tots Store again and include car hire with them. Thank you Tots Store.read more
Can Honestly recommend Totsstore for All your Tots needs & All they do. From equipment, staff, punctuality, pricing,... communication, help, everything they do - They Are Simply Amazing
We will be in touch every time we travel
Thank you Sarah , Richard & Team
Sharon Finn & Family
Nagueles May 2016read more
Excellent service made our holiday much easier. We've travelled to Malaga quite a few times and Totstore is the best... car hire and car seat rental company we have ever used. We will be using you again soon.read more
Absolutely fantastic service. We have twin boys so we needed two car seats and you can imagine how stressful it would... be if we had problems with the car when landing in Malaga. Everything went perfectly. From Richard meeting us at the airport, swiftly driving away in our car and then the quick simple return of the car to the airport. We will definitely be using you again next year. Thank you.read more
We gladly used Tots Store for the second year in a row, brilliant professional company with no hassles at all and they... had everything that we needed which was delivered directly to our resort and items put together for us where needed.read more
OUTSTANDING! I have used tots store previously for children's car seats and always had good service, however - I can... not praise highly enough their full service wrap now they have teamed up with a a hire car partner.
Personal greeting waiting for you at arrivals, small bit of admin and your out to the car within a few minutes in front of the airport with your Tots store products already installed - they even loaded the car whilst we got the kids sorted! Drop off just as easy - outside the check in desks, agent waiting with a baggage trolley and even unloaded the car for us.
On the face of it, they may seem slightly higher price than some of their competitors, however once you factor in the common sense fuel policy (bring it back with the same as you collect) and the very reasonable nil excess policy combined with the guarantee of child seats (no other car hire providers give this in my experience) they are hard to beat.
If your thinking of hiring a car at Malaga airport and have young children, give Tots store a try.read more
Superb car hire service. Just returned from a week in Nerja. We arranged to hire a car with 2 child seats, the... communication with Richard was great before we went, always prompt in responding to my many questions. Within 30mins of getting our bags, a few signatures etc and we were loaded up, children safely strapped in and we were on the road. The car was outside the terminal ready go when we arrived. Richard was there to meet us which was great after having so many emails prior to the holiday, even showed us the route to take out the airport to head for Nerja. Really couldn't fault the service, especially if you are travelling with children. We will definitely be using again next time with visit. Thank you Richard!
One thing to note, if flying early, before 6am, top up the fuel on the motorway or the night before, we found a lot of the garages around the airport shut early, we certainly know for next time!read more
Absolutely fantastic service. Excellent communication, very fast response to queries. They offer a vast range of kiddy... related things, that you might need without the hassle of trying to get it on holiday . We hired a car seat which was very good quality, and in very good condition ( all fitted and ready to go and perfectly safe!!) and a travel cot which again was spot on!
The service is brilliant I could not fault it at all. Now also being able to hire the car at the same time is a god send. You are met at arrivals and spend 5 mins if that filling out a form and then your car and equipment is within spitting distance of the door. Compared with last years queuing for hours just for a car this is worth every penny . It might seem slightly more money but once you read the small print on the usual car rental it works out the same but a million times easier and quicker!!!! Add a baby in to the mix and this is a company any parent would be daft not to use!!! Can't thank Richard and the team enough!! If we return we would use them again in a heart beat!!read more
Thank you to Richard and his team for providing fantastic service to us on our holiday. We had such a smooth transition... from the airport to our hire car which had all of the tots store seats and buggy already fitted. No queues and seamless service with fernando! Thank you very much it made our holiday stress free!read more
Car and child seats ready on arrival at airport to get in.
Very pleased with the service and the provided car/child... seats.
However, next time we will rent less child seats.
Happens when kids grow up ;-)read more
Saw advert online and called Tots Store on Friday evening (out of hours) to arrange combined car and... child seat hire for the following day – the team did a fantastic job to arrange this in a tight timescale and at a competitive price. Beats traditional car hire companies in terms of convenience too – ‘meet and greet’ at arrivals with car waiting directly outside with child seats installed. Did I mind a BMW instead of the Fiat I’d booked? Of course not! Tots Store seem to have found an ideal car hire partner – relatively relaxed paperwork and fuel policy - courtesy text communications in resort to check all was okay - the whole process worked really well.
Similarly smooth process returning the car on departure.
Very impressed - will definitely use again.read more