car seat rental in Lisbon
Car seat rental in Portugal
Portuguese law establishes the obligation to use a car seat in private cars for all children from birth until reaching a height of 135 cm or age 12 years. Don't hesitate to travel light to Lisbon and rent a safe car seat for you child - you will be able to guarantee that you have the right car seat in terms of weight and height.
If you're going to rent a car seat please be aware that you need to choose a car seat according to your child's weight and/or according to your child's height - don't select it according to your child's age. And, please, make sure the car seats that you'll be renting have testing certification.
There are two European safety standard: R129 and R44. The key differences between the R129 and R44 safety standards are as follows: ECE R129 focuses on the child's height in cm, while the ECE R44 focuses on a child's weight in kg. R129 is not categorized into groups, while R44 is categorized into groups 0, 0+,1,2,3.
And what about the i-Size? The easiest way to think of it is that i-Size is an enhancement of R129. I-Size focuses on ensuring that car seats fit safely into vehicles using ISOFIX anchor points.
required to be rear-facing until the baby is 15 months old
group 0+ car seats
newborn to 13 kg, rear-facing
group 1 car seats
9 kg to 18 kg (reference: approx. from 12 months to 4 years old), rear-facing or forward-facing (depends on the car seats and its instructions)
group 2 car seats
15 kg to 25 kg, forward-facing (reference: approx. from 4 to 7 years old)
group 3 car seats
22 kg to 36 kg, forward-facing (reference: approx. from 7 to 12 years old and until 135cm)
minimum 135 cm and 12 years old
If you want to go deeper into security testing, check ADAC and Plus Test - ADAC is a German automotive organization recognized for carrying out independent tests on car seats in Europe and the Plus Test is a Swedish certification, carried out by VTI, which tests car seats installed facing backwards (group I and group II). ADAC tests side and frontal impact. The result that the car seat had in safety is the most important benchmark. The Plus Test tests the force subjected to the neck in a frontal impact.
Car seat rental in Lisbon
If you are looking for a car seat rental service in Lisbon, here at Let's go baby we offer some good options of car seats for you whether the baby is still a few months old, for a toddler or even for the elderly.
In the end of 2022 we decided to renew our car seat inventory and in February of 2023 we replaced some car seats with new ones*: our choices were based on the brand, testing certification and ADAC security tests. We also decided to purchase car seats with isofix system for greater comfort for families.
Please note that we strongly recommend children to be kept in rear-facing car seats until they are four years old.
car seats i-Size (R129) - from newborn to maximum 75/105 cm
- Joie i-Snug 2 with i-Base Advance* (installation with isofix base) - max 75 cm
- Joie i-Snug 2* (installation with vehicle's seat belt) - max 75 m
- Joie i-Spin 360* (installation with isofix system only) - max 105 cm
- Graco Enchance* (installation with vehicle's seat belt)
- Joie Every Stage FX* (installation with vehicle's seat belt in group 0+/1 and isofix system in group 1/2/3)
- Joie Traver* (installation with isofix system or vehicle's seat belt)
- Chicco Quasar (uses the vehicle's seat belt)
Check out car seat rental collection here. We deliver the car seats whenever you want, wherever you want: we are able to deliver the car seats at Lisbon airport, Lisbon city center and surroundings, Cascais, Sintra and other places. If you have any questions or doubts about the car seat rental service don't hesitate to contact us.