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Back Seat Mirrors - the Good, the Bad and the Pointless

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Back Seat Mirrors - the Good, the Bad and the Pointless

One of the things we suggest when asked about baby "essentials" is a good mirror for the headrest above a new baby's car seat or capsule. Unfortunately there is a huge difference between good, useful and safe mirrors and those that are better off staying in their packaging. What makes a good mirror for the car? 1. Safe acrylic shatterproof glass. It's basically not glass but a reflective acrylic as is a MUST. If it doesn't have this it is not approved and unsafe. 2. Should be convex AND should tilt so you can actually see the baby's face and they can see...

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#notabooster

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#notabooster

Aren’t they all just booster seats?

No, actually they’re not.

The main purpose of a “booster seat” is to raise a seated child up to the height where the vehicle’s lap sash seatbelt can be more effective in reducing the occupant movement in an impact.

The “adult height” for which seatbelts are designed is 145cm – generally in Australia a child won’t reach this minimum height until they are at least 9 years old.

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Inflatable Seatbelts and Child Restraints

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Inflatable Seatbelts and Child Restraints

Over the past decade, a number of car manufacturers such as Ford, Mercedes and Lexus have implemented an airbag seatbelt system in the outer rear seats of some models of their cars. While this is a great safety feature for adults and kids in some booster seats, it can pose an expensive issue if you buy the wrong car seat, and a catastrophic one if you install an inappropriate car seat using this seatbelt. Over the past 3 years we have seen a number of Ford Mondeo models brought in by customers that have these seatbelts and some customers have been...

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#carseattiptuesday March 31st 2020

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#carseattiptuesday March 31st 2020

#carseattiptuesday Q: what’s the most common error we’ve seen this year in restraint fittings by drivers? A: over-tightening the tether in rear-facing installations. You just need to take the slack out of the tether. Over-tightening will cause the seat to be pulled more upright and you can risk causing positional asphyxiation in baby. Aim for a 45 degree angle along the spinal area of the seat (interior). It is still free for us to check your installation - and you can even do it by contacting us via Facebook Messenger.   https://www.facebook.com/Babythings/  #carseatsafetyaustralia #babythingszetland #britax #dorel #infasecure #mobilityengineering #stillopenforbusiness #stillopensydney

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Fitting Vouchers - City of Sydney Residents

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Fitting Vouchers - City of Sydney Residents

It’s a good time now for residents in the City of Sydney Council area to apply for car seat check and fitting vouchers. Go to the council website and search for “vouchers”. We are still fitting 7 days so you can make sure your kids will be safe when in the car. #cityofsydney #carseatsafetyaustralia #sydneymums #sydneymumsandbubs

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