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Top Travel Toys

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Top Travel Toys

With 7 kids between us, here at Baby Things we've had a bit of experience with family road trips and air travel. Toys and activities to occupy them and keep things organised are key. Here are our favourite products for a low-stress trip: TeeBee - this little triangular box is specifically shaped to fit between kids legs while they sit in the car, on the plane or at Grandma's. Complete with a Lego compatible tray they can keep their kit insode and use the wings as a play surface. Food safe plastic means it can go undercover as a snack box....

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Travel with Kids

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Travel with Kids

When travelling with small ones safety is obviously still important. Remember these vital points: Check child restraint laws in destination state or country. Either hire a) a seat in advance and be very clear about your requirements or b) take your seat with you. If travelling with your seat but not using it on the aircraft, pack it into a plastic bag and a box in order to avoid damage. Check with your airline in advance re allowances / guidelines for car seats onboard or as baggage. Make sure you know how to fit your seat properly using a seat belt...

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Authorised Restraint Fitters

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Authorised Restraint Fitters

There’s a huge difference between getting anonymous advice on safety from social media, having a “professional” with unknown qualifications charge you for fittings and having an authorised fitter who’s every fitting is tracked and can be audited by the RMS give you advice and service. Your kids lives depend on it, so don’t cut corners.

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...and the Doctor said

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...and the Doctor said

A little controversial? It shouldn’t be. We get lots of customers saying they need isofix because their OBGYN said they did. They can be an amazing Doctor but that doesn’t mean they know everything. We don’t know everything either, but we do know car seats and child car safety. Isofix is great and can make a seat fitting easier, but you still need to read the manual and do everything else correctly. And remember checks are free at our Zetland store 7 days.

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Car Seat Tip

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Car Seat Tip

 Have you looked at your anchor clip lately? Does it have one of these little plastic pieces sitting on it? If it doesn’t, you need it! It is a requirement of the safety standards to have what’s called an attachment clip (here is an AB type) to reduce the chances of your anchor clip coming loose, especially if you fit it upside down. Sooo if you don’t have one, contact your manufacturer or authorised fitting station to get one - they should be under $5.

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