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Rearward facing travel: is it the way forward?

It seems that becoming a parent opens the floodgates to a myriad of decisions and choices: hospital or home birth, breast or bottle, pushchair or travel sytem… Just to add to your confusion, there is an on-going debate about which is the safest way for your child to travel in a car, forward facing or…

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5th anniversary of child car seat law: demand for advice continues

Five years on from the introduction of a new child car seat law, there is still huge demand from parents for information about how to keep their children safe on the road, says the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. More than 129,000 visits to RoSPA’s child car seats website – – were…

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Before you buy car seats: some important points to remember

We are often asked which of the many car seats is the best car seat on the market. The truth is, the best car seat is the one that fits your vehicle, your budget, your baby and that you will fit properly each time your baby goes out in the car. Here are some important points to help…

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Buying Your Pushchair: Safety Laws and Regulations

Before buying a pushchair, it is important that you are aware of the safety laws and regulations, and that any pushchair you purchase conforms to the British Standard. The Law and Safety Regulations Under the Wheeled Child Conveyances Regulations (1997), all pushchairs must conform to the The British Standard 7409: 1996, which sets out safety requirements for all pushchairs.…

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Group 1 Car seat from 9kg to 18kg or 25kg

In a rearward facing car seat the child faces backwards only, with the car seat usually fitted to the back seat. The child is restrained in the seat by an integral safety harness, with the seat being held in place by the adult car seat belt, or by ISOFIX fittings which are offered by some…

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Car seats – common problems

Car seats – common problems When fitting a car seat, the most common of problems can turn a relatively simple procedure into a frustrating nightmare. Here we list some familiar problems, and attempt to provide you with a suitable solution. Seat belt too loose Sloping seats Buckle crunch Harness does not fit Child seat is…

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Baby on Board – rear facing car seats

Once the baby is born the advice is that any newborn baby should use a rear facing car seat. Advice on using a rear facing car seat Do not let the baby sit upright for too long, take frequent breaks and pick up the baby for a while or let it rest lying flat while the…

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Child car seats and the Law

It is essential for your child’s safety that you adhere to the law on car seats, and failure to do so can result in fines of up to £500. Since the 18th September 2006 the law on this area has changed, so it is important that you are familiar with the changes, to ensure that you comply with it.…

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