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Why Are Car Seats Crash Tests Only Up To 40mph?

All tests on products are only tested to that speed because 99.4% of injuries and deaths in road accidents occur within city limits. The crash test is done from 40mph to 0mph and the impact is one tenth of a second. This covers potential injuries for all other crashes that don’t stop so suddenly. [...]

How Long Should A Child Stay In A Rear Facing Car Seat?

All safety organizations advise that a child uses rear facing car seat for four years. Parents have some discretion regarding this but in some countries there are laws decreeing babies stay rear facing. Some countries have laws to enforce parents to keep infants rear facing.

Do Police Stations Check Car Seats?

If you turn up to a Police station they may be too busy to check your car. Talk to them first and ask when is convenient. If they are not too busy they may check it over for you. The fire department may be a better choice. When travelling if a police officer inspect [...]

Why Does My Child Seat Have To Be A Rear Facing Seat?

A child in a rear facing car seat is 5 times more likely to avoid death or injury in a crash than a child facing forward. Some countries have laws to ensure a baby or child is rear facing. Usually this is a minimum of up to two years old. Most safety experts recommend [...]

How Do You Know If Your Car Seat Is Fitted Correctly?

Three out of four cars seats are incorrectly installed. Each car seat design is fitted according to its own instructions. Make sure you check the instructions thoroughly. It is important to get the car seat checked over by and expert or fitted at the place of purchase. Also look online for your specific car [...]

Should A Car Seat Go Behind The Driver Or Passenger?

Passenger side. This is because that is the side of the pavement which is where you are most likely to take your baby out. In addition, you are avoiding lifting your loved one out onto the roadside and having to contend with oncoming traffic. Although the driver side is available to fix a child [...]

How Secure Should A Car Seat Be?

Basically it should not move under pressure of a shove or pull in any direction. It’s important to check your car seat instructions. Also look online for your specific car seat and how to ensure it is fitted correctly. Things to check for: Check there are no seat belt twists Double check instructions and [...]

Why Shouldn’t Babies Wear Padded Clothes In Car Seat?

Often parents put lots of padding on babies in the winter which makes the straps inefficient in a crash scenario. Padding is literally a space between the baby and the belt. During a crash the child is pushed forward making the whole opening in the shoulder area larger. This opening enables a child can [...]

How Do I Ensure My Baby Is Fitted Safely In A Car Seat?

The best way to secure your baby in a car seat is to make sure all harnesses are fitted properly. Check the age range of the car seat is correct for your baby. The shoulder straps can go through different height slots. The slot you choose needs to be at the same height of [...]

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