Purchasing a car seat need to be done with utmost care.
We highly recommend you to drop in and talk to our friendly staff regarding the seat that will suit your needs for a newborn baby or to measure your child prior to purchasing a child car seat.
Our store is created to help parents by presenting them with the best options for baby products. We understand the importance of the wellbeing of the baby and we want to be a respectful partner in this wonderful journey of parenthood. Having these in mind, we created several services to diversify our game of products to make sure you have everything you need for your little bundle of joy. And one of our core safety issues as parents is, of course, the child’s safety when we are on the road. This is not just an important topic for parents, it is a law requirement. In Australia, all children under 7 years old must use a system adapted to the age and the height of the child.
To help you accommodate to your new role, we have added a new service, available to our location: we provide accredited car seat fitting services in our store.
We are an ACRI Accredited (Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative) Car Seat Installers.
There are several important details you should now in regards to the child’s safety in the car.
The following information is an abstract of published information as published on https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/vehicle-safety/child-restraints
- Choose the right child restraint
Child restraints must be the right size for a child, properly adjusted and fastened, and correctly fitted to the vehicle.
- Children from birth to 4 years
Children under 4 years old must travel in a rear facing or forward facing child restraint.
- Children aged between 4-7 years
Children aged between 4-7 years must travel in a forward facing child restraint or a booster seat.
- Children aged between 7-16 years
Children aged between 7 and 16 are required to use a booster seat or adult seat belt when travelling in a vehicle.
We regard this matter with high importance. Our car seat fitters will ensure the safe installation and adjustment of your car seat, as well as how to use restraints correctly.
Prior bookings are essential for a car seat fitting. We will answer your questions about the child’s safety and car seats at the store, so we want to make sure we have enough time allocated to go over this serious and essential topic.
We want to create a comfortable and convenient shopping experience for you, as a parent. We do not want to think about children being involved in a collision, but this is a reality and we want to make sure we offer all the help we can so you are prepared if these unfortunate events happen.
Following Information Published on ACCC website.
Car restraints for motor vehicle occupants are compulsory. Child car restraints greatly reduce the risk of a child being injured or killed in a car accident. Make sure you buy a restraint that is suitable for your child and your car, and that meets mandatory safety requirements.
- About children's car restraints
Child car restraints are fitted in the car, either with existing adult seatbelts or with a lower anchorage attachment system instead of the seatbelt. They are generally suitable for children from birth up to around 10 years of age or with a shoulder height up to 530mm.
- Choosing the correct style of restraint
Child car restraints were previously related to the mass (weight) of the child. However the size and mass of a child can vary significantly. The size of the child along with an approximate age recommendation is now used to inform consumer decisions on child car restraint purchase. In addition, restraints that are attached by a low vehicle anchorage system (commonly known as ISOFIX) are now able to be used for certain types (A, B and D and combinations).
The style of restraint you should use is dependent on your child’s size, specifically their height at the shoulder. Shoulder height markings are provided on most types of restraints. A child’s age is also used as a guide to select and use the right restraint. There are up to nine categories or Types of child car restraint that can be used:
Rearward facing restraints: for infants with a supine length up to 70cm and 6 months of age; for infants with a supine length up to 80cm and 12 months of age; for infants up to 30 months of age; transverse restraints for infants with a supine length up to 70cm and 6 months of age.
Forward facing chair for children from approximately 6 months to 4 years of age.
Forward facing harness used in conjunction with a booster seat for children approximately 4 to 10 years of age; forward facing harness without chair for children approximately 7 to 10 years of age used just with the vehicle seat.
Rearward facing chair suitable for children approximately 6 months to 4 years of age.
A booster seat used in conjunction with a lap-sash seat belt suitable for children approximately 4 to 8 years of age whose height is less than 128cm.
A booster seat used in conjunction with a lap-sash seat belt suitable for children approximately 4 to 10 years of age whose height is less than 138cm.
Forward facing chair suitable for children approximately 6 months to 8 years of age.
A converter used with a booster seat suitable for children approximately 4 to 7 years of age and/or used with a seatbelt without a booster seat for children approximately 7 to 10 years of age.
Combination types of the above.
It is recommended that infants should be kept in their age and size appropriate restraint and generally advised that they should be kept in rearward facing restraints for as long as practical.