Baby on board aim to give best practice advice to their customers. The road rules use age as a measure of when a child should be placed in a restraint. Your restraint may have weight limitations and the new 2010 standard seats will have height makers indicating when to move into or out of a restraint. It is confusing to know what to do and which system is right.
We believe that a child should only progress to the next category of restraint if they have outgrown all options in their current category.
An infant should remain rear facing for as long as possible, a minimum of 12 months is the earliest we consider placing them in a forward facing restraint as it is proven to be considerably safer. Many restraints on sale have the capacity to carry a child rear facing for up to 30 months.
Rear for a year plus!
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A toddler should remain in a full child restraint with a built in harness until their height and weight reaches the seat limit. Only move a child out of their current restraint when they have outgrown the seats limitations. A booster seat can be used at four years of age but many restraints on sale can keep a child in a full internal harness up to the age of approximately 8 years old. This is what we would strongly recommend as it provides far greater protection.
We recommend that a child should not sit in an adult seat belt until they are approximately 145 cm tall. When in the front seat with an airbag remember to adhere to the manufacturers recommendations. In some cases this may be as old as 12 years old.
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