See what happens, if a child is tied to a car's regular 3 point seatbelt with out using a propper child seat

A child that is secured with a seatbelt designed for an adult is at risk of beein thrown out of the belt and suffering serious injuries as a consequence, or of suffering fatal internal injuries if the belt, instead of exerting force on the skeletal structure, slides upwards and exerts its force on the child’s stomach and chest region.

 

Therefore it is extremely important to use a child seat that fits the size of the child. That is why EU regulations stipulate that children must be secured in a certified child safety seat that matches the size of the child concerned.