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Car Hire With Baby Seat

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Car Hire With Baby Seat

Planning a holiday with a young family? Your rental car may be all booked and ready to go but if you are travelling abroad the last thing you may think of bringing is a baby seat. Your rental car doesn’t come equipped with baby seats or child seats, these are considered optional extras by car rental companies so it’s best to know if you actually legally have to have a baby seat before going ahead and booking one, although safety is always first so it may be worth booking one anyway.

Rules Around Baby Seats
If you are hiring a car it may be useful to know the laws surrounding baby seats to know whether you need one or not. Please note these are the rules for the UK.

Rear-facing baby seats are suitable for babies up to 13kg
Forward or rear facing baby seats are suitable for children up to 18kg
After your child has surpassed these you need to look at having a child car seat which is law until the child is 135cm tall or 12 years old.
Only EU approved child seats can be used in the UK, they have the capital E in a circle on the label.
You must deactivate any front airbags when using a rear facing baby seat in the front.
For a full list of all the rules and laws on baby and child seats please visit the UK government site you can find here.

How much do baby seats cost?
Baby seats range depending on the supplier from anywhere between £5-15 in the UK, typically. Depending on the time of your rental the cost may add up and eventually not be worth it. It’s a bit of a hassle but sometimes it may be worth buying a baby seat yourself instead as from leading shops you can get small baby seats from around £30-70 depending on where you go. Therefor if you do have a longer term rental this may be an option to look into.


If you do however want to organise a car rental with a baby seat or if you have already booked a rental with us and have realised you need a baby seat please contact us right away on +44 (0)113 880 0748 or email us at sales@indigocarhire.co.uk. We are also here to answer any questions you may have on the subject to the best of our ability, so if you are still confused about baby car seats then give us a call.

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