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Baby Car Seat Fitting Now in Port Phillip

Child Restraint Fitting are pleased to announce the widening of our service area to include the area of Port Phillip

When we talk baby car seat fitting; we are normally referring to rear facing baby capsules/ carriers and convertible child restraints. By law in Australia a child must be rear facing for at least six month. However many experts believe the 6 months rear facing is too short a time, and coined the phrase "Rear for a Year". In Australia we use torso length height markers so that parents are aware when it is safer to turn their child forward facing. To Further strengthen the rear facing argument, Australia introduced the A4 rear facing child restraint which has been tested to 30 months, keeping our children safer.

If you need your baby car-seat fitted in / or around Balaclava we will come to your home or office for only a little bit more than a shop fitting, plus we take the time to explain how the baby car seat works and allow you to ask any questions. In short we want to ensure you will be comfortable when putting your child in the restraint for the first time.

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Using a baby capsule /carrier is sometimes the easiest option, snap the capsule onto your pram, mum and dad pick can up their grand children easily with an extra base in their car for emergencies, and last but not least, take bubs inside without disturbing them, make life much more enjoyable.

Unfortunately the cost of a purchasing a baby capsule for such a short space of time is prohibitive, with many new baby carriers costing upward of $400 and that does not include the cost of the baby capsule fitting in Melbourne

Thankfully the cost of hiring a baby capsule is much cheaper and more cost effective and when your baby caps[ule is hire through us then our installation cost is free when you hire for more than 5 months.

Plus we also have cost effective weekly rental options available for when you are unsre on how long you will need to hire the baby capsule.

read more about the baby capsule hire options here

Your baby arrived a little early and you did not get a chance to arrange the installation of your child restraint.

Dont worry The ACRI Accredited child restraint technicians are trained to handle this emergency and in many cases can come to the hospital to install the baby car-seat / baby capsule for you.

If you have forgotten to oganise a convertible child restraint or capsule, we can help out in an emergency and organise a baby capsule hire. Just Call 0420 516 587 TODAY

You have friends coming from another state, perhaps Queensland, New South Walea or even Western Australia, and need a child restraint fitted in your car, it may be a tethered booster, Forward facing convertible child restraint or even a baby capsule / rear facing child restraint. We can provide what you need easily as a simple call to 0420 516 587

Our normal Holiday service is carried out at the retail shop and you can choose which of the child restraints that you need. This service is normally carried out on Saturday but can be organised to be done during the business week. Contact Baby Carriages in Glenhuntly

Call 0420 516 587 to discuss our hospital emergency service

Prior to going into hospital, you will need to arrange your baby capsule or convertible child restraint and the fitting of the child restraint/ baby capsule should be done at least 4 week prior to the delivery.

Should you not manage to organise a car seat/baby capsule or a child restraint fitting prior to going to hospital, Our team can help organise both the emergency baby capsule hire and carseat fitting at the hospital. We will bring the baby capsule to the hospital and fit it in your car, just as easily as calling 0420 516 587.

Our hospital emergency hire and caposule package does not cut any corners and we spend just as much time explaining to your/ or your partner how it all works. We always recommend the use of a head snuggler and a rear mirror so that you can monitor your baby easy when travelling in the car. Just Call 0420 516 587 TODAY

Call Just Call 0420 516 587 TODAY0420 516 587 to discuss your car seat installation in Elwood with one of our ACRI Accredited technicians who come to your home or office and in an emergency to the hospital.

There are many myths about Car Seat Installation, and one of them is that you need to have the car seat installaed professionally and that you need to bring the instrallation certificate to the hospital. This is not correct.

A Car Seat installation service is more than just installing the car seat, it is educating the parents about the use and the dangers of the child restraint. All good child restraint technicians should allow you to experience using the child restraint as part of the service.

The region that is the City of Port Phillip has a long history and a rich heritage, which starts with the First People of the Yalukit Wilum and the Kulin Nation, who have lived here for over 50,000 years. Since European settlers started to arrive in the mid 1830s the area has changed dramatically in appearance and character.

The City of Port Phillip was formed in 1994 under the municipal restructure (amalgamation of the three former cities of South Melbourne, St Kilda and Port Melbourne) by the then Jeff Kennett Liberal government. European settlement in each of these cities dates from the mid 19th century. Grand architecture and worker's cottages, community organisations, arts organisations and cultural sites together with sporting groups and grounds are still present today.

The City of Port Phillip is bounded by White Reserve and Todd Road to the west, the West Gate Freeway, Kings Way and Dorcas Street to the north, St Kilda Road, High Street, Punt Road, Queens Way, Dandenong Road, Orrong Road, Inkerman Street, Hotham Street, Glen Huntly Road, St Kilda Street and Head Street generally to the east and the foreshore of Port Phillip to the south.

The Suburbs of Port phillip cover suburbs such as : Albert Park Balaclava, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourn,e Ripponlea, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne, South Wharf and Windsor.

Not forgetting - Beacon Cove, Garden City (Localities within Port Melbourne)

Being on Port Phillip Bay, the Council of Port Phillip have a number of very notable festivals these include

  • St Kilda Festival.
  • St Kilda Film Festival
  • Gay Pride March
  • St Kilda Writers Festival
  • Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix (Albert Park Reserve

By 2010 the City of Port Phillip had an estimated population of over 97,000.

Note : Car seat fitting checks events are only possible through accredited playgroups and are scheduled events on specific days. Checking a installation not done by has the same cost as an installation ($50)