THE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING A CAR SEAT IN MALAYSIA.
THE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING A CAR SEAT IN MALAYSIA.

THE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING A CAR SEAT IN MALAYSIA.

Why is the car seat important? Not only to fulfill the regulations set by the government but also to protect your baby for a secure and safety journey. Before you purchase a car seat, there are some factors you need to be taken into consideration:

The car seat must comply with the law and regulation set by the government, which the car seat must conform to the United Nations (UN) Regulation No. 44(ECE R44/04) and Regulation No. 129 (ECE R129) because these are the only type of qualification approved to be used in Malaysia.

 

Picture above shows the example of a label of UN regulations on the qualified car sears in which:

Kategori produk mengikut berat atau tinggi Product category according to height or weight
Nombor kelulusan yang diberi Approval number
Peraturan UN R44 atau R129 UN regulation R44 or R129
Negara yang meluluskan Peraturan UN UN regulation country of origin

 

Choosing a Car Seat

The selection of a car seat should be depending on the height and weight of your child. Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) had classified the car seat into 4 categories:

 

Category Height/Weight Estimated Age Type of Seat
Group 0/0+ - Weight below 9kg
- Recommended for weight below 13kg
- Height below 83cm
0-18 months Rear facing infant car seat
Group 1 - Weight between 9 and18 kg
- Minimum height 71cm
15 months to 4 years Forward facing infant seat
Group 2 - Weight between 15 and 25kg
- Minimum height 100cm
4 to 7 years Child booster seat with five-point harness
Group 3 - Weight between 25 and 36kg
- Height up to 135cm
6 years and older Child booster seat

 

The infants and children under 1-year-old should be using rear-facing seats. Followed by the toddler booster seat with five-point harnesses and then a regular booster seat that needs to use the vehicle's own seat belt.

Kindly reminded that parents should not install a rear-facing car seat in the front passenger seat if the vehicle has an airbag system. 

 

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