You may hear people say, "back seat is best" when referring to where children should travel in a vehicle. But rather than take this without question, it's a good idea to understand why this is recommended. When deciding where a child should sit, it's best to always be thinking about positioning … [Read more...] about Why back seat is best for children.
Why create the NZ Car Seat Safety - National Communications Initiative? In June 2020, we launched the NZ Car Safety National Communications Initiative. Why? Because there are 14 road-related deaths of children in New Zealand each year, and many many more injuries. Sadly, the number of … [Read more...] about Our Initiative to Help Parents with Car Seat Safety in New Zealand
The NZ Car Seat Safety National Communications Initiative was designed to provide a consistent nationwide communications plan promoting safe and correct car seat use to organisations and individuals within the child passenger safety industry. The content is written by Danielle Beh, an experienced … [Read more...] about NZ Car Seat Safety – National Communications Initiative 12 Month Schedule
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?
If you are finding that your child's car seat harness is tight and you are having trouble loosening it off or tightening it when your little one is in their seat, there may be a simple solution to this. The first thing to be aware of is that it’s important that you loosen off your child’s car … [Read more...] about Is your child’s car seat harness hard to release or tighten?
There is no absolute answer to when you should move your child from a harnessed child restraint into a booster seat. However, there are a few key things that you should consider before deciding to do so. What is a "booster seat"? First, let me clarify that when we talk about a “booster”, … [Read more...] about When is it OK for a child to start using a booster seat?