Using a child car seat is a simple and everyday loving gesture that must become as automatic as fastening his shoe laces.
Just a few simple precautions and rules when choosing and installing the child car seat correctly, to turn short and long trips in the car into dreamlike excursions!
EACH CHILD NEEDS HIS OWN CAR SEAT:
The choice of the child car seat must always be assessed according to the weight of the child.
The European regulation divides children’s weights into “Mass Groups” i.e. weight brackets which correspond to specific car seat groups. Every car seat is designed, approved and produced according to this benchmark parameter.
The listed age groups provide approximate benchmarks as the physical development of each child is subjective. In order to travel safely, it is always important to choose and use a car seat that is suited to the morphology of the child.
The child car seat is designed to hold and protect a child and ensure best possible retention in the event of an accident.
Everything in a child car seat is designed to make it the most suitable device to transport babies when travelling by car; the enveloping structure is proportionate to the size of the child, the safety harness is built-in for the smaller babies, and the specific protection systems are designed to ensure highest levels of safety in cases of side impact. Using the child car seat allows you to drive confidently and without worries, because your child is retained in a safe embrace.
COMFORT AND WELLBEING:
The child car seat is designed to ensure children travel in the most natural position. Soft padding in spots where the child’s body is mostly in contact with the device, like the seat, backrest and headrest- ultra soft and breathable materials and reclining systems turn the child car seat into a comfortable embrace. Child car seats are designed to be comfortable for babies and practical for parents who can follow a few simple steps to fit or remove the fabric cover to wash it, guaranteeing maximum hygiene at all times.
There are different types of child restraint systems, from those specially designed to carry babies in a horizontal position (carrycots/prams), to actual seats which comprise a seat and backrest (the most popular), or simple booster cushions that allow the vehicle safety belts to remain at the correct height (on the collar bone), ideal for older children.
Always check the installation requirements for your car before purchasing a child car seat.
Read the car instruction manual to check for relative compatibility before making your purchase
MANUFACTURER REGULATIONS AND ECE CERTIFICATION LABELS:
All companies manufacturing child safety seats must meet the requirements imposed by European Directive ECE R44 that defines the design, approval and manufacturing criteria.
Before being placed on the market, each product undergoes a special approval procedure by certified laboratories that guarantee consumers that the child car seat complies with the safety standards imposed by law.
Every car seat manufactured and approved in accordance with this regulation carries an ECE certification label. This orange label is a sort of identity card for child car seats and indicates its fundamental features. Before making a purchase, it is essential to check that the product carries this easily recognisable orange label, usually applied on the back or base of the child car seat.