Choosing the perfect CAR SEAT
Keep your little one safe and sound
The only way to protect your precious bundle while on the road is with a child restraint specifically designed for her age and size. And, with a wide range of child restraints available, trying to choose the best one can be an overwhelming exercise.
Children who are less than six months old or who still sit below the restraint’s height markers must be secured in an approved rearward-facing restraint. There are now many car seats that allow your little one to rear-face for up to around 36 months. This keeps your child in the safest travel position for as long as possible. The pictured Quattro, Kompressor and Grandeur seats allow rear-facing to approximately 30 months. Six months is the minimum age by law for forward-facing restraints, however, it is recommended that children are kept in a rear-facing position for as long as the restraint allows.
Littlies aged between six months and four years must continue to be secured in either a rear- or forward-facing approved child restraint with an in-built harness if appropriate, while children aged between approximately four and seven years need an approved forwardfacing restraint with either an in-built harness or approved booster seat.
All child restraints need to carry the Australian Standard (AS/NZS) 1754 label and, when in use, the restraint must be correctly anchored to the vehicle using an Australian Standard-approved anchorage system.
If you’re unsure how to fit your car restraint, consider having it installed professionally. Contact your local Babies”R”Us or motoring authority for details of approved fitters.