Why is Rear facing safer when travelling in car seats?

Why is Rear facing safer when travelling in car seats?

Rear facing has been known to be safer for our children in car seats for many years now - science cannot deny that they will come out of a crash better off than if they are forward facing, or worse not in any child car seat. 
September 02, 2020 by Claire McGowan
Car seat safety | education | children | carseat | baby | newborn | dunedin | diono | backseat

Backseat is best - always!

You're picking your older pre-schooler up or picking up your child from school - how many people do you see with children sitting in the front seat? While New Zealand has no law around children sitting in the front seat, it is certainly not a safe, nor a recommended option.
Is my child ready for an adult seat belt?

Is my child ready for an adult seat belt?

Making the decision to move your child from a car seat into the adult seat belt is a big one. 

Are you making the right choice? Have you looked at all the information?

A helpful guide to tell if your child is ready to move from their booster car seat into an adult seat belt. 

Locking clips to ensure safe installation of baby and child car seats

The importance of a locking clip when installing a car seat!

What is that pesky locking clip thing that people talk of? 

How do I use one? 

What is the best one to use when installing my child's car seat?

 

How do I become qualified to install Car Seats?

How do I become qualified to install Car Seats?

The process to becoming qualified to install car seats explained and links for information given.
June 17, 2020 by Claire McGowan
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