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» What are the legal requirements for baby and child seats in New Zealand?
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    Children under five years must be properly restrained in an approved child restraint. (See below)

    Children aged five to seven years must use an appropriate child restraint if there's one available. If there isn't, the child must use a safety belt. If there's no safety belt available, the child must sit in the back seat.

    Children aged eight to 14 years must use a safety belt if there's one available. If there's no safety belt, they must sit in the back seat.

    Drivers and passengers 15 years and over must wear a safety belt.

Approved child restraints include: - infant restraints for young babies (often called baby capsules) - restraints for older babies and toddlers (often called car seats) - harnesses and booster seats for preschool and school-aged children

The type of child restraint you need to use depends on the age and size of the child.

Infant restraint Birth to 9 kg (or up to 13.5 kg) (approx. 6 months)
Convertible (baby to child) restraint Birth to 18 kg (approx. 4 years)
Front-facing child restraint 9-18 kg (6 months to approx. 4 years)
Booster seat 14-26 kg (approx. 4 years to 7 years)
Child harness 14-32 kg (approx. 4 to 7 years)

Your responsibilities as the driver As the driver, you must make sure that any child under five years is properly restrained by an approved child restraint. They must not travel in the car if you can't put them in an approved child restraint.

As a general rule, if your child's head is higher than the back of the child restraint, it's time to move them into the next type of child restraint. (A child can wear an adult safety belt when the belt crosses their pelvis, not their tummy.)
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