Just because its for sale doesn’t mean its safe.

Just because its for sale doesn’t mean its safe.

An educational and informative blog on the concerns of generic 3 in 1 boosters sold on the New Zealand Market by The Car Seat Dude.

There is no doubt as parents and caregivers we want the safest seat we can afford to keep our children safe should a crash occur. There is this sense of “well if its for sale, it must be safe”, yet this child restraint is available for sale throughout New Zealand, as a generic frame, with which numerous manufacturers place different covers on.

Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day!

I am enough - International Women's Day
March 08, 2019 by Claire McGowan
SUV's - Family Vehicles, or not?

SUV's - Family Vehicles, or not?

So a 7 seater should fit 7 people right?
If only it was this easy! Hopefully this makes it a little easier of what to look out for when you are looking for your next vehicle - especially if you are planning more than 2 children. 
August 26, 2018 by Claire McGowan
Local supporting local

Local supporting local

We wrote a blog about why we stock NZ business where possible. Claire wanted to write something more specifically about how local supporting local really makes small businesses thrive, and how this in turn supports the community.
August 14, 2018 by Claire McGowan
Working together - Supporting other NZ businesses

Working together - Supporting other NZ businesses

When we decided to open up a bricks and mortar Claire was very strong on the fact that we would support and stock other NZ businesses.

We have such a strong belief in supporting other small businesses - both through buying and advertising their products but also in networking and collaborating where possible. 

August 14, 2018 by Claire McGowan
Booster or Harness for big kids?

Booster or Harness for big kids?

Knowing when it is safe to stop using the harness in your child's car seat is a confusing gig!

We try to give some information regarding harnessing, booster seats and moving into a full belt. 

May 02, 2018 by Claire McGowan
Summer and death traps....hot cars!

Summer and death traps....hot cars!

A child can die in a hot car within 15-30 minutes. That is not much time at all - think that in a busy supermarket it may take you 15minutes just to grab milk.
December 05, 2017 by Claire McGowan
Tethers and anchor points

Tethers and anchor points

Top tether use is one of the most common install issues
November 22, 2017 by Claire McGowan
Christmas Present Ideas...yep it is that time!

Christmas Present Ideas...yep it is that time!

Help for Christmas shopping - get started now!
November 22, 2017 by Claire McGowan
Why are there so many car seats on the market in NZ?

Why are there so many car seats on the market in NZ?

A look at what car seats are allowed to be used in New Zealand
November 22, 2017 by Claire McGowan