car seat safety
they are 135 cm (4' 5') in height. After this they
must use an adult seat belt.
important car seat advice for parents
newbon babies need a rearward facing car
seat from their very first journey.
• rearward facing car seats offer the best
protection for young babies, who have very
little control over their head and neck muscles.
Your baby should be positioned rearward
facing for as long as possible.
• car seats are tested by the weight they can
carry, not the age of your baby or child.
mothercare recommend that children travel
in the rear of the vehicle. However, if it is
necessary for them to sit in the front seat when
in a rearward facing seat the airbag must
be de-activated. If the child is in a forward
facing seat the vehicle seat should be slid
back all the way and you should refer to the
vehicle hand book; this will advise whether
the air bag should be de-activated or not. In
all cases, refer to the car seat manufacturers'
instructions to check suitability for your child's
seat in a particular seating position or vehicle.
• since 2006 all new ECE-approved cars come
equipped with Isofix anchorage points built
in. Isofix-compatible car seats can easily
and simply be plugged in, with much less
opportunity for incorrect fitting. Check your car
manual to see if your car is Isofix compatible.
never buy a secondhand seat-it may have
accident damage that you can't see, making it
a danger for your baby to use.
the law requires all children travelling in cars
to use the correct child restraint from birth until
fitting your baby's seat
practise fitting the seat before your baby
arrives - read through the instructions and
keep them in your car until you're absolutely
sure you know how it works.
• make sure the harness around your baby or
child is firm but not restrictive.
• the seat belt should be as tight as possible, to
minimise forward or sideways movement of
• make sure the seat belt passes correctly
through all the correct guides on the child seat
- some seats have an alternative routing if the
seat belt is too short to use the normal route.
• the seat belt buckle should be straight when
locked and should never rest on the child's car
seat frame as it may snap open.
• for forward facing seats, push your weight into
the child seat as you tighten the seat belt to
make sure the child seat is securely held. As
USual, there should be no slack in the seat belt.
for further information
please approach our retail staff for
assistance or contact customer care
department at 6513 3270/
email: [email protected]
weight birth-13kg (29bs) birth-18kg (40lbs)
0+ and 1
birth - 12-15 mths
birth -4 yrs
9 mths-4 yrs
9 mths-11 yrs
high back booster high back booster booster seat
car seat type
* seat has
compatible with integral hamess
• secured with an
odult seat belt
• forward-focing forward-facing
* Use with
redine positions integral hamess
* use with vehicle
belt from 15-
36kg (33-79 lbs)
* secured with
an adult seat
• lightweight and
* secured by an
adult seat belt
*a useful back-
up option eg.
car or for
with ISOFIX or
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