ISOFIX is the standard system for fixing in your baby's car seat. We explain the main ways your baby’s car seat can be correctly fitted in your car
ISOFIX is a standard system for fixing child car seats into cars and was designed to make fitting the seats quick and simple. The term stands for International Standards Organisation FIX and since 2006 all new cars have been required by law to have ISOFIX fittings.
The system works by hooking the car seat (fitted with ISOFIX fittings) onto two small metal bars, or anchor points, in your car. These are usually positioned where the back seat meets the seat cushion.
Using the ISOFIX system creates a rigid link between the car and the seat, reducing forward and sideward movement of the seat.
The downside is that car seats with ISOFIX are generally more expensive than those fitted with a seat belt and that there are several versions of the system - check your car handbook before you buy.
If you’re interested in buying a car seat with ISOFIX, check out our in-depth explanation of ISOFIX.
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