SO DOES THIS MEAN BOOSTER "CUSHIONS" ARE NOW ILLEGAL?
NO! The aim of the new regulation is to prompt a change in behaviour with safety in mind, and to encourage parents who want to use backless boosters to only do so for older children.
If you already own and use a booster cushion, you are perfectly okay to carry on using them. Safety experts still believe it's much safer for a child to have a basic booster "cushion" that none at all however expert advice would always recommend a high back booster as it will offer better levels of protection in the event of an accident.
It is still fine for car seat suppliers to sell backless seats providing they were designed and introduced to the market before the new rules came in. There is also still some demand for the smaller booster "cushions", as some of the bigger seats don’t always fit well in smaller or older cars.
The changes will happen slowly as new models come onto the market and parents decide to follow the new guidelines when purchasing a booster seat.