Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Clinics on hand to tackle badly fitted car seats
Safety for your baby in the car, essential, we know this. Fitting a baby's car seat correctly and safely, not always an easy job. In fact, a frightening 27% of us parents are still fitting the seats incorrectly, according to a recent study.
But don't panic, help is out there. Car seat safety experts are holding a series of clinics across the country to pass on potentially life-saving knowledge for mums and dads.
Good Egg Safety and Maxi-Cosi are working in partnership to deliver special clinics across the country to help parents fit child seats correctly. The clinics will be held in car parks at retail parks, supermarkets, leisure centres and other public places.
Some of the advice will include:
* The importance of keeping children in rear-facing car seats for longer
* Choosing the correct car seat for a child's height and weight
* Choosing a car seat that fits the car it is intended for and that the car has an easy-to-install IsoFix system
* Steering away from buying a second-hand car seat or base unless you know its history.
The trainers will also be explaining the new i-Size legislation introduced in July 2013.
Find a car seat checking clinic near you here.