The New Zealand Rental Vehicle Association was very generous in giving me 30 minutes to speak at their 2019 conference in Auckland in July on the subject of “Improving the Use of Child Restraints in the Rental Vehicle Industry”. Having this time to speak in front of a captive audience of rental … [Read more...] about 4 Simple Tips to Improve Use of Child Restraints in the Rental Vehicle Industry
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 There are 2 types of newborn car seats. Which one should you choose?
It's important to check that the WOF inspector has not uninstalled your child restraint. Checking that your child restraint is still installed after you have had a warrant of fitness is something you should do every time. Does a WOF inspector have to move a child restraint? As part of … [Read more...] about Had a WOF lately? Is your child restraint still installed?
If a child is bending their legs in their rear facing seat, are they uncomfortable? SitTight answers this question. 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 … [Read more...] about A child has bent legs in a rear facing car seat. Is this uncomfortable?
The foundation of New Zealand car seat law is that any child up until their 7th birthday must be in an appropriate child restraint. There are some additional clauses that expand on this and some exceptions to the law which are set out as NZ child restraint legislation in the Transport Act 1998 and … [Read more...] about NZ Child Restraint Legislation – Part 7 of Land Transport Road User Rule
When installing a child restraint, there are two methods available for installation. You can install using either the vehicle seat belt or a system using lower anchor bars in the vehicle. There are two names for this system in New Zealand, ISOFIX or LATCH. The name used will depend … [Read more...] about ISOFIX or LATCH – Lower Anchors for Installing Child Restraints – 2020 Update
How to Read a Child Restraint’s Manufacture Date Stamp The majority of child restraints will have car seat date stamp on their shell showing its date of manufacture and/or expiry date. The location will vary, you may need to look closely for these. This article will teach you how to read a … [Read more...] about How to Read a Car Seat Date Stamp – 2020 Update