Car seats – what an absolute minefield.
From that very first journey, you want your little bundle(s!) to be as safe as is humanly possible but is it just me that thinks there is SO much confusing information out there? We were told that backless booster cushions were going to be banned, that rear facing was mandatory but there is no set deadline dates etc and it can be very confusing, especially for a first time parent. (I’d like to at this point say having had three I was more clued up. I’m not!)
The girls turned three in June so in the next 12 months depending on their height/weight we will be looking at getting their “last” car seat as we have seats that are recommended for use from around 9 months to 4 years, so we will need to change them for a booster seat suitable for their age.
It’s always best to find out what is suitable for your own child and find out what the restrictions are based on their height and age. There are so many different options out there. When we come to find new ones, we will be looking at slimline ones as poor Charlie ends up squashed in the middle in the back with the girls. Our car is a 4×4 but somehow it gets very cramped in the back.
When the girls were babies, we used car seat bases that were attached via the inbuilt isofix system and my word I cannot explain how much easier it made our lives! I had the girls in June and Charlie started school in the September so I had two school runs a day in the car meaning effectively I took them in and out of the car at least four times a day. If I had been messing about with seat belts, this would have been soul destroying, especially in the winter! For me they were an absolute life saver and I cannot recommend them enough. They also put your mind at rest as you know your child is properly secured.
We all want the best for our kids and their safety is paramount so please read up on the law and there are so many stores that offer freed advice and fitting services. They are definitely worth popping in to as you never can be too sure when you have previous cargo on board!
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