Monday, 27 February 2012

Tips for buying a car seat


Firm harness fit
  • Only one finger width should fit between the child's chest and harness
  • The harness should be firm enough if you cannot pinch the straps.
No twisted harness straps or pull cord
Rear facing car seats
  • Your child's head should be below the top of the car seat shell*
  • The harness should meet the seat at or slightly below the child's shoulders, with the exception of car seats that comply with the AUS/NZ standard*
Forward facing car seats
  • Your child's eye level should be below the top of the car seat shell*
  • The harness should be at or just above the child's shoulders*
Booster seats
  • The car seat belt must be positioned across the chest & pelvis not the neck & stomach