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      What is the difference between R44 and R129?

      Let us start by explaining car seat safety certification. 

      In the UK and EU, car seats are tested and approved to one of the two standards:

      ECE R44 uses child weight as the classification guide

      ECE R129/i-Size uses child height as the classification guide

      ECE R44/04

      This is the European and UK standard for car seat testing. All car seats must, by law, comply with this standard.

      ECE R44 car seats are divided into three groups and it is essential that you choose the right seat that fits your child’s size.

      ECE R44 car seats can be installed using either the ISOFIX system or the vehicles seat belts.

      ECE R129 (i-Size)

      This is the latest EU standard and aims to make travelling in a vehicle even safer for babies. It introduces more stringent testing, more accurate test simulations and more detailed product specifications.

      It is predicted that i-Size will gradually overtake and replace ECE R44, but it is a certification - not a legal requirement.

      What is the difference between R44 and R129?

      Let us start by explaining car seat safety certification. 

      In the UK and EU, car seats are tested and approved to one of the two standards:

      ECE R44 uses child weight as the classification guide

      ECE R129/i-Size uses child height as the classification guide

      ECE R44/04

      This is the European and UK standard for car seat testing. All car seats must, by law, comply with this standard.

      ECE R44 car seats are divided into three groups and it is essential that you choose the right seat that fits your child’s size.

      ECE R44 seats can be installed using either the ISOFIX system or the vehicles seat belts.

      ECE R129 (i-Size)

      This is the latest EU standard and aims to make travelling in a vehicle even safer for babies. It introduces more stringent testing, more accurate test simulations and more detailed product specifications.

      It is predicted that i-Size will gradually overtake and replace ECE R44, but it is a certification - not a legal requirement.