Monday, September 6, 2010
Some of my followers (lovely people that you are) don't want to be reading about kids, so Annalise you can click off about now...
Other people might know that I am a safety girl. And road safety, especially kids car seats are something that I can get a bit cranky pants about.
It seems I am often alone in these thoughts, but small children are still injured so much in car accidents when the right seat could have made a difference.
Australia has new laws relating to child car seats, you can see a good summary here. The laws were changed after the tragic loss Isobelle Broadhead
But here in the BabbleMobile is the extra rule: no seat, no ride, baby! No children under the age of 7 will ride in our car without a seat that is harnessed in, no excuses, quick trip, back roads etc.
Recently a mother said to me she wasn't concerned about the new laws as she had tinted windows so no one could see what her children were riding in, I was amazed at how ridiculous the comment was. It is not about the fine or the points, but your childs life.
Even with the new changes, the parents of Jiyaa Jipson have asked for more assistance with knowing what to do. If you are not sure, please check it out, the most expensive seat is not always the best option. If you get the right seat, you will be using it for at least three years, so you will get some value out of it. But most importantly, don't allow any excuses for your child not to be cruising about in the safest seat you can get.
This image was poached from the Babology post on Maxi cosi