We were lucky enough to be invited for the launch of the Britax Bfirst for an one on one with the Britax engineers to get an intimate look at the new B-First . With a list a features , that really puts anything else in the 0-4 space , so last century.
Accredited Car Seat Installation is a complex area which many parents and even industry experts find difficult to keep up with. The only true way to be certain that you have the correct information is to contact an ACRI Accredited Car Seat Installation and fitter.
Many Parents see the installation of their car seat as just another expense and do not fully understand the service which is being offered by an Accredited baby car seat installer.
South Melbourne car seat fitting is as simple as calling (03) 9694 4424 or making a booking online easy simple and direct by ACRI accredited Fitters
When you book a car seat fitting through South Melbourne baby seat Fitting, we take the time to come to your home, and explain how the car seat is used. Unlike many other local child restraint fitting services; where you need to schedule a certain day, We will not rush the installation just to achieve the quota for the day.
Becoming a parent is a daunting life stage, with many new concepts to understand. Questions such as which nursery furniture is best for a our new lifestyle, what is safest baby seat and do I need to use a Accredited Baby Seat installer or can we install the baby seat ourselves?
Extended Harnessing was introduced on the 17 September 2014; with the new Australian Standards for child restraints. The 2014 australian standard, saw the introduction ISOFIX child restraints; as well as introducing the G type child restraint (extended forward facing); and the A4 type baby car seat (extended rear facing child restraint).
Convertible Booster seats are simply referred to as forward facing seats, and cannot be used as a rear facing child restraint.
Even though the law says that a child can be forward facing from six months of age, in reality the 6 months of ages is simply too young to forward face as the child has not developed sufficient strength in their necks and backs to support themselves in a forward facing position.
At Oakleigh car seat fitting we want to ensure that you understand how to use your child restraint / baby capsule.
When you book a car seat fitting through us, we take the time to come to your home, and explain how the car seat is used. Unlike many other local child restraint fitting services; where you need to schedule a certain day, We do not want to rush the installation; we do not have a quota for the day.
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We take our time to explain everything in easy to understand language, we allow you to ask any questions you feel you need answering and we explain the typical issues you may encounter when using the car seat.
Added to this; we also provide an installation certificate so that you know the installation has been done in accordance with best practices. Naturally we are ACRI Professional and current member so you know we provide a quality service.
At Child restraint fitting; we service along the Bayside and the South East Suburbs of Melbourne, providing a relible and experienced service for families.
If you are not certain as to which car seat or booster to choose we review most Capsules, car seats and boosters with feedback from families as to how easy the baby car seat is to use and adjust.
In Oakleigh we also provide you with a Safety Check list to help remember the vital points of our conversation; helping you and your child travel safely. The safety check list is a helpful reminder as to what you need to check on both a daily basis and not so seldom basis (normally once every 3-4 weeks). The safety check list will always be provided by only ACRI trained baby car seat fitters.
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 childrestraintfitting.com has the same cost as an installation
At car seat fitting in Hawthorn; we understand that you are very busy and do not always have the time to fit in with the local baby shop in Hawthorn. Furthermore, we take you through the whole operation of the child restraint; so that you will understand how to operate the child restraint, booster or baby capsule.
A Gated Buckle is also called a Locking clip; which is used to help lock in the lateral tension; to prevent lateral movement in case of a side impact with another object.
When you have either a Japanese car or an American Car; then there is a very good chance that you will not need a Gated buckle or a locking clip. The reason ;you may not need a gated buckle; is that these cars have what is called ALR or ELR (Automatic Locking Retraction, or Emergency Locking Retraction)
ALR/ ELR is a safety device in the seat belt locking mechanism to prevent the Seat belt from coming out further than it should. In order to activate the ALR / ELR mechanism, you need to pull the seat belt out fully, once you pull the seat belt out full and release the seat belt slowly, you will hear a clicking noise like a ratchet as it rewinds.
Alternatives to Locking Clip
The Exactus clip; is from Infa Secure; and is intended as an easier application to lock off the tension on the seat belt. The installation appears to be easy; until you start tensioning the seat belt and then trying to close the exactus clip. In order to lock off the exactus clip; you will require a pair of multi grips, to lock it off while the seat belt is under tension
Safe Grip Clamp
The safe grip clamp is included in all premium infa seats. The safe grip clamp is different to a locking clip or exactus clip; in that it is used on the buckle side of the seat. The key to using the safe grip clamp is to place it as close the the seat belt clip and only secure it across the sash section of the seat belt.
Like the safe grip clamp, the lockie goes on the buckle side of the seat belt. The lockie is intended for Family day care centres who need to tak out the seats on a regular basis. Unfortunately the lockie is made out of plastic which is very this and can buckle easily. To use the Lockie; tension the seat belt, by pulling the sash; then slot the lockie in the gap where the seat belt passes.
Like any situation; if you are in doubt, with your ability to use a gated buckle or an alternative to a gated buckle; then call in Professional Car seat fitters from the ACRI
Your baby is always safest in a rear facing car seat; for as long as your child fits in a rear facing child restraint / baby capsule. However there are practical limits to keeping a child rear facing such as the height markers. The height marker to turn a child around indicates the minimum torso length; the child to turn around a rear facing car seat to forward facing. The height markers must have measured at the shoulders.
Child Restraint standards
Right now there are a number of different child restraints out there, which comply to differing standards, the 2004 standards uses a weight and age based system, the 2010 standards which uses height markers and the new 2013 standard which introduced the G type seat and isofix. Regardless of whether your child restraint is compliant to the 2004 or 2010 standard; the most important point for your child is are they comfortable and not squashed into the restraint, does the child fit into the inbuilt harness
Legal Age for Rear Facing car seat
From 6 months of age; childcen can be turned around; from rear facing position to forward facing; however the generally agreed minimum is that the child should stay rear facing until they reach at least the first height marker, with many experts recommending that you do rot move your child to forward facing until they pass the upper should height markers
When your child is in a 2004 standard child restraint (weight and age based standard); there are no height markers and as the sign your child has outgrown the restraint is when their shoulders have passed the upper harness slot for rear facing use.
Types of Rear Facing child restraints
Should you have a baby capsule; it is recommended to move to a convertible child restraint in rear facing mode. There are a number of different rear facing child restraints, these are indicated by their child restraint Type.