Is your child seat really safe?
The car hire firm Sixt is running a baby and child seat safety campaign. Obviously it's a good way to raise their profile, but it's also a very good idea. Fitting a child seat properly isn't as easy as it sounds, and often takes some muscle to pull the belt tight enough.
One problem parents often face is that the seat they've bought doesn't sit very well in their car. That's because there are only a few hundred child-seat designs, but thousands of cars, all with very different rear seats. The ISOFIX system was supposed to solve this by providing standard mounting points in all cars, but it hasn't really taken off because the manufacturers found it impossible to agree on the mounting points.
If your baby seat won't fit snugly in the hire car, even when you've followed the correct process as outlined here - ask for a different car.
For more details, and to read the infographic, see the Sixt website