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
Tethers and anchor points

Tethers and anchor points

Top tether use is one of the most common install issues.

Navigating the installation of your car seat, and how to use the tether or anchor point correctly. 

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 - and which to choose that is best for your baby or child.
New Zealand Car seat Law vs Safety

New Zealand Car seat Law vs Safety

I am a parent to a nearly 8 year old, she is still harnessed in her car seat. Do I get looks at school? Nope!
Does she get teased by her friends? Nope!
Do her friends get harnessed in my car? Yep!
Do they complain? Nope!
November 22, 2017 by Claire McGowan