Using the correct car seat for your child is essential when driving. I constantly see parents driving with their kids either not strapped in at all, or using the incorrect car seats for their children. Please look after your children by following these guidelines.
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Birth To 9 months Or 9kg
Babies must be in a rear facing car seat until at least 9 months or 9kg. Some of the websites I looked at said to keep your child rear facing until 2 years old. The fact is the longer you can keep your children rear facing the better.
The best is to buy an all in one travel set since you will be needing a pram too!
1 – 4 Years Old
Toddlers must be in a car safety seat from 1 years old to 4 years old.
Does your toddler also pull his or her arms out of the safety belt? Both my kids did and it made me so nervous because they weren’t protected. A handy solution is to use seat strap clip.
4 – 6 Years Old
Children 4 – 6 years old must be in a booster seat. The safety belt cannot properly fit a small child and this seat will provide the extra safety needed.
6 – 13 Years Old
All children under 13 must sit in the back seat, buckled up. Only after 13 years of age should a child be allowed to sit in the front seat.
Make sure that the seat belt is sitting correctly over your child’s chest, if it doesn’t consider buying a kid belt positioner to ensure the seat belt is positioned correctly.