This post was written as part of the NZ Car Seat Safety National Communications Initiative. A version of the content below was provided to all participants for the July 2020 topic. Why must a car seat installation be secure? Having a car seat installed securely is vital to allow the child … [Read more...] about Is your child’s car seat installed securely?
Using a properly installed base increases the likelihood that your baby capsule is installed correctly and securely every time you travel. How secure must a baby capsule be? To do its job, a child restraint must be installed securely. When we are referring to child restraints, the word … [Read more...] about Is it important to use a base with your baby capsule?
In a crash, a rear-facing car seat provides vital support to a child's head, neck and spine. It's that simple. Let's expand on this to understand it further. Most Common Crash Point Working with statistics, we know that the majority of crashes take place at the front of the vehicle. … [Read more...] about Why is a rear-facing car seat safer than forward-facing?
Choosing the safest newborn car seat for your new baby is vital. But how do you know which newborn car seat is the safest? Let's look at what to consider when making this important decision. Types of Newborn Car Seats There are two types of child restraints that are appropriate for a … [Read more...] about Which type of newborn car seat should you choose?
As a child gets older and their legs get longer, they need to bend their legs to continue to fit in a rear-facing seat. As a result, the following is a common question from parents, "Is my child uncomfortable having to bend their legs in a rear-facing seat?" Put simply, the answer is, no. … [Read more...] about A child has bent legs in a rear-facing car seat. Is this uncomfortable?