a guide for buying a car seat for your children

1. Always buy the right car seat for your child's weight

2. Replace the car seat as soon as your child grows out of it

3. Install the seat according to the manufacturer's instructions

4. Never use a car seat where an airbag is fitted.

5. Use the car seat for every car journey, however short.

6. Check that the car seat is firmly in position every time you use it.

7. Check the harness is firm. You should be able to get only two fingers between the straps and your child's chest.

8. Never buy a second hand car seat. There may be damage - not necessarily visible - that could put your child's life at risk.

9. If anyone else is driving your child around, make sure they know how to fit and use the car seat correctly.

10. Never leave your baby in the car unattended