Stricter laws about what type of car seat you can use are set to come into force in Chester and the UK later this year , and it could be quite an expensive change.
At the moment, cheaper and backless booster seats are approved for children weighing 15kg (about three-years-old), but when the new regulations come in, children will have to be taller than 125cm and weigh more than 22kg to use them.
But according to child car seat experts, this type of booster seat is unsuitable for such young children.
A small child isn't held as securely in the seat, the adult seat belt isn't guided across their small body in the best way, and most importantly, a booster seat offers no protection for a child if your car is involved in a side-impact crash.
The high-backed seat which are more expensive, have been found to be safer.
So before the law comes into effect in December we have had a look round at some of the best deals on the market right now.
Argos Frozen 2-3 Highback car booster seat
If your little one likes Frozen, they are going to love this seat and with 25% off, so are you.
The highback booster seat was £39.99 and is now only £29.99.
Offer: 25% off
Suitable for: Suitable for children from 15kg to 36kg (approx four to 12 years old)
Mothercare Graco Milestone All-in-One
Exclusive to Mothercare, this seat is actually three seats in one allowing it to change as your child gets older so you only need to buy the one from birth.
It has 10 different positions with a rear and forward facing belt guide for easy usability.
As well as a built in storage compartment there is also a handy cup holder.
Offer: Save £60
Suitable for: Birth-13kg use rear-facing, 9-18 kg forward facing and 15-36 kg high back booster.
Amazon Graco Assure Group 2/3 car seat
The Graco Assure Group 2/3 Car Seat - Sport Luxe from Amazon offers protection for the lower back and hips and has five different height positions to follow your child as they grow.
There is also memory foam in the head space and two detachable cup holders.
Offer: Save £20 (22%)
Suitable for: 4 to 12 years (15 - 36 kg)
Toys R Us Disney Minnie Mouse Imax car seat
The Disney Minnie Mouse Pink Dots Imax Car Seat from Toys R Us features a five-point harness for younger children and has a height adjustable head support with side impact protection and a wide padded comfortable seat.
There is also a recline mechanism to help sleeping children from falling forward and it has swivel armrests for ease of access in and out of the seat.
And importantly, the cover is removable and hand washable.
From: Toys R Us
Offer: Save £50
Suitable for: Children from 9 months - 11 years
Kiddicare Recaro Milano Car Booster Seat Graphite
The Recaro Milano Car Booster Seat Graphite from Kiddicare has energy-absorbing side impact protection, height-adjustable head rest and an aluminium-reinforced back.
Ventilation openings reduce sweating and keep kids cool, while the removable covers can easily be popped in the wash for mucky pups.
Offer: Save 37%
Suitable for: 15 - 36kg / 4 - 12 years
Child car seat laws
- UK law states that children must use a child car seat until they're 12 years old or 135cm/4ft 5in tall, whichever comes first.
- Safety experts recommend that you use a child car seat for all children under 150cm/4ft 11in. This height is the legal requirement in Ireland and also some European countries, such as Germany and France.
- Children under three must be in a child car seat. If there’s no room for a third child seat in the back of your vehicle. Children aged three or under can use the front seat but they must be in a child car seat.
- You can’t take children under three on an unexpected journey in a vehicle without a seat belt or the correct child car seat. The only exception to this rule is if it's in a licensed taxi or minicab and the rear seats are separated from the driver by a fixed partition and the child travels on the rear seats.
- If you ignore the law you are liable to a find of £500 if you go to court.
The new rules come in this December but will only apply to any new products appearing on the market. So parents looking to buy a booster seat next year should start to see that they're not approved for use with children under 125cm and 22kg. Parents who have a booster seat now will still be able to use the seat without breaking any rules.
*All deals were correct at the time of publication