Upgrade Your Booster Seat & Get 20% Off @ Halfords

Upgrade Your Booster Seat & Get 20% Off @ Halfords

For the next three months, Halfords are running a great offer for us parents that have children in Booster Seats.

Hand in any Cushion Booster Seat (the ones without the back) and get 20% off ANY High Back Booster Seat. It doesn't matter where you originally purchased the Cushion Booster from and you can hand it in to ANY Halfords store in the UK.

If you're ordering online you need to use the code saferseat* to get your 20% off High Backed Booster Seats, select 'collect from store' and take your old cushion booster with you when you collect.

Halfords are holding this discount event in order to raise awareness of the forthcoming change of legislation regarding Booster Seats.

This great incentive starts tomorrow, 13th September 2016 until 30th November 2016.

High Back Booster Seats give children head and side impact protection as well as positioning the seat belt correctly to ensure that it works effectively, should an accident occur.

You can read more about this legislation change on Booster Seats here.


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  • Sarah S.

    My daughter is 132cm and still in high back booster and will be for as long as possible. Much more protection. Don't understand the rush to get them out of them.

    • Claire R.

      I suggest getting a German make of car seat since in Germany they must be 150cm before they no longer need a car seat

      • Laura F.

        Can you recommend a specific brand as we are struggling to find one to fit my tall 8 yr old?

        • Sarah S.

          We have Britax ones

          • Elizabeth K.

            My daughter has just turned 7 last week but is over 135cm. She isn't aware of the law and will be in a car seat until I feel is suitable, however we were on a trip on a coach recently where the booster made her higher than me so I imagine if she continues to use one until age 12 she will be stooped to fit in. At least it is either/or as I understand. Edit with the booster she was higher than me on the coach and I am 5 ft 8.

            • Sarah S.

              Yes don't think there's many 12 years that would fit one!!

              • Natalie L.

                My nearly 9 year old is 135cm and still has growing room in our Britax adventure and maxi cosi Rodifix. She's not coming out until there's no more adjustment left!

              • Clair H.

                20% off at halfords if take old one X

              • Lisa M.

                Not for existing seats already bought xx

                • Danielle L.

                  If you already have a booster then you are fine to still use that (according to the legislation) its only new ones bought later on this year that have to be high backed boosters

                  • Kelly D.

                    How can it be proven when it's brought if there able to brought for older children?

                    • Danielle L.

                      No idea im just stating whats on the article

                      • Kayleigh P.

                        Thanks for clearing it up ive seen so many retailers word it so it looks like you cant use them! Bit naughty really!

                        • Katrina O.

                          what I was saying to mark

                          • Gini B.

                            They're stopping the sale of backless boosters....apparently. so yeah, fine to use but preferably from the age of 7

                            • Tammy W.

                              Thanks good to know xx

                              • Andrea W.

                                Really I thought you had to change to new style. Cheers x

                              • Stevi F.

                                And it is also only meant to be for seats bought after this date. As the law stands just now, children over the age of 4 can sit in the back of a car without a booster at all, as long as they have a seat belt x

                                • Sammy W.

                                  I just think it's safest to have a high back booster regardless whether it's law or not, my nearly 6 year old is still in one and will be for as long as possible

                                  • Susan L.

                                    Mine is too, not even considered just a booster

                                    • Sammy W.

                                      They offer no protection for side impact etc I think

                                      • Carla W.

                                        Mine aswell won't be moved out of it for a long time

                                        • Kerry D.

                                          I just wish everyone would do it - my daughter is 9 and I still mostly have her in a high back booster but she fights against it cos none of her friends use one :cry: I wish it was the law to remove the peer pressure!

                                          • Claire R.

                                            My 8 year old is 2cm off not needing one at all according to UK law... However I'm Germany they need to be 150cm to travel without any car seat therfore mine will remain in her German high backed booster with side impact protection until she absolutely can not squash into it any longer

                                            • Emma K.

                                              My 9 year old is 4 ft 8 so is currently using nothing and my 6 year old twins are in backless boosters but there 4 ft 2! I have tall children lol

                                              • Angela M.

                                                My 4 year old is 128cm and about 25kg but I'm not about to change his seat anytime soon. He will be in a high back booster until he can't squeeze in it anymore.

                                                • Emily C.

                                                  We have bought 3 booster seats with backs and the back support on all are too short for my 7 year old and the head rest dogs in to his shoulders. Does anyone know where you can buy taller ones from?

                                                  • Jackie B.

                                                    My children are the same age and height but I still can't bring myself to stop using the high back boasters. I want them as safe as possible plus when they sleep on long journeys they are far more comfortable. Might have to stop by secondary school :fearful:

                                                    • Karen G.

                                                      Omg Claire Reeds im only 6cm above the limit in germany lol i now understand the nd for my driving instructor to give me a cushion (it was allowed 16yrs ago)x

                                                      • Karen G.

                                                        My eldest daughter is tall and will reach the 125 limit in no time an shes not even 4 yet think she is about 111cm just now x

                                                        • Angie C.

                                                          Emily Carpenter toysrus and halfords do ones that the whole seat goes from 0-16. It all moves up and down and pillows come out. There are a few different ones so Google and look out. I've got one and it's been good so far for mine 6 months to 15 months but she's tall and it still has room. Good luck!

                                                          • Fiona V.

                                                            Absolutely agree as long as my kids can physically fit in a high back booster they will it's the safest thing for them X

                                                            • Petra W.

                                                              Emily Carpenter most booster seats the back moves up. My 8yr old is just tall enough to travel without a booster & he fits in our graco one with the headrest moved up to highest point.

                                                              • Danielle C.

                                                                I don't have my own car. I go in my Dads once a month if that. He has a four year old himself and I have a seven and three year old. Three high backs just won't fit in his car :( we struggle with a normal booster to fit it in. If I had my own car he'd still have a high back one but when I rarely use it it's hard to justify a high price as a single parent :( guess I'm walking everywhere from December

                                                                • Joanna H.

                                                                  Britax do height ajustable Emily Carpenter

                                                                  • Rachael C.

                                                                    My 4 year old is about 110cms and it's only just occurred to me that I need to take the harness off of her booster and use the seatbeat. She's quite tall but she'll be in it for a few more years.

                                                                    • Gemma A.

                                                                      Emily Carpenter i have a graco one and a britax one and the graco is far better than the britax, think its s graco assure or something, it was one of the more pricy ones though!

                                                                      • Lucy F.

                                                                        Diono make a high back booster that I can physically fit in. It's the diono Monterey 2 and costs around £80 and will last upto 160cm

                                                                      • Claire R.

                                                                        I think the information needs to be made more clear as reading these comments some people have it confused already...

                                                                        • Natalie B.

                                                                          We're ok as dont use backless ones x

                                                                          • Rachel C.

                                                                            think I'm going to be alright xx

                                                                            • Nicola U.

                                                                              oh dear! After December you may have to save the booster seat you just bought till one of them reaches the right height!! xx

                                                                              • Pam G.


                                                                                • Nicola U.

                                                                                  hopefully not too late to send back? xx

                                                                                  • Charlotte S.

                                                                                    They can still be used, the rules only apply if they are purchased after Dec

                                                                                    • Elizabeth Y.

                                                                                      How will the cops know when you bought it though . Youll have to proove it

                                                                                      • Lianne M.

                                                                                        Elizabeth Jane Youll From What I can understand I don't think they will be available to buy after December so you shouldn't have to prove date of purchase

                                                                                      • Beth S.

                                                                                        knew it had changed but couldn't remember what to :thinking:

                                                                                        • Janet H.

                                                                                          I don't get why some people seem to be more worried about whether it's legal for their children to sit on a booster cushion than whether it's safe......

                                                                                          • Emily R.

                                                                                            I think it's more that images like this one should have ACCURATE information on them.

                                                                                          • Beverley C.

                                                                                            Got them new ones now.

                                                                                            • Emily G.

                                                                                              Oh yes of course I'll just switch it over!! What a plonker!!!! Xx

                                                                                              • Katherine M.

                                                                                                He's got a high back one :blush:

                                                                                                • Helen L.

                                                                                                  we may have to put the kids back in a full seat X

                                                                                                  • Theresa B.

                                                                                                    Oh bugger!! Just bought 2 new ones from there last week

                                                                                                    • Sea U.

                                                                                                      The Britax You Tube video backless booster seat crash test gives you all the information you need to know about why backless boosters should have been banned years ago!! Wouldn't dream of putting my child in one as they offer no safety protection at all :pensive: not worth taking the chance. #binthebooster

                                                                                                      • Sally D.

                                                                                                        Please read the article and note the following as it only applies to new seats purchased from December! "the new regulations regarding minimum height and weight requirements for booster cushions will only apply to new products on the market, and parents will still be able to continue using the cushions for younger children if they are bought before December 2016."

                                                                                                        • Jenna B.

                                                                                                          Yeah but why would you?

                                                                                                          • Sally D.

                                                                                                            Scare mongering parents into buying more seats. And surprisingly the change in legislation was put forwarx from a car seat manufacturer who has been testing car seating for years. Werid how they have sold and tested cushioned boosters and they were always safe but now a drop in profits......just saying

                                                                                                            • Charley M.

                                                                                                              Im not buying new ones! Mine are fine as they are, not getting more money out of me!

                                                                                                              • Alex A.

                                                                                                                please look at the crash test videos of the boosters bs high backs.. We don't have a booster for Ava or high back... It doesn't offer more protection the whole point is so it sits the shoulder belt in the correct position otherwise kids just fly out in a crash.. We have the bubble bum with the clips on the shoulder and the lap clips.

                                                                                                                Sally certainly not scaremongering why the hell would you argue with to have your child more safe in the car? Proof is in the crash tests..


                                                                                                                • Alexandra B.

                                                                                                                  Thanks for that information

                                                                                                                  • Karen R.

                                                                                                                    It's been proven safer to use a high back booster so why would you risk not using one?

                                                                                                                    • Kim T.

                                                                                                                      If there is any hint of doubt about the safety of the backless booster seats compared to the high backed ones, with protection from side impact, why would you risk it? With regards to cost, when divided by the amount of times they are used and the potential to save your child's life or prevent injury, they are well worth the investment!

                                                                                                                      • Claire D.

                                                                                                                        I remember seeing a programme where if your child's head reached the top or over back of high back booster it was dangerous to them. Now a change of mind

                                                                                                                        • Charley M.

                                                                                                                          They are in a car maybe once a month if that. Hence why i wont replace them. I was sitting on a backless booster when i was in a serious car accident in 1998 i suffered no injuries as my booster was fitted properly.

                                                                                                                          • Sally D.

                                                                                                                            Exactly Claire Dennison. Just a whole bit suspicious since this has all been started by a car seat company who for years have insisted (through vigorous tests) the other products were safe for children. Also if it was proven to be safer the government would have made it law (just like seatbelts) rather than just allowing a RECOMMENDATION. I am happy with what I have and will not be changing to fill the pockets of some CEO.

                                                                                                                            • Petra W.

                                                                                                                              If anyone can show me how to fit a high back booster between 2 other car seats in the back of my cat, then that's fine but otherwise I will still have to use a booster. It's all very well people saying they don't understand why anyone would use a booster cushion & worry about whether it's law or not,but different people have different circumstances.

                                                                                                                              • Charley M.

                                                                                                                                Exactly Sally Davies perfectly fine till it suits them, funny how its them doing the tests :thinking:

                                                                                                                                • Alex A.

                                                                                                                                  Petra Walker look at the bubble bum, I can't fit two high backs so what I do is I have one high back on the outside and the bubble bum is in the middle which is the safest place in a car . Yes it's not high back but has the lap clips and shoulder clips to put the belt in the correct place which is the main point of the high back booster

                                                                                                                                  • Alex A.

                                                                                                                                    I'm still confused how you can all watch the video and still argue about how it's all to do with money?? I really don't understand it's like when people argue about rear facing car seats the proof is there plain and simple on video you can see it's safer! Get on with it not my circus not my monkeys you've been shown the evidence of the difference between a high back and non high back. Too many idiots and drink drivers on the roads these days I'm having my kids as safe as possible. My high back cost me £50 the joie Trillio LX you cannot put a price on your child's life.

                                                                                                                                  • Anni T.

                                                                                                                                    Mine are Ok it is just if you buy them after December xxx