Selecting the correct car seat or safety restraint for your child can be a minefield. With a wealth of different products on offer and so much conflicting advice available online, it’s no wonder that two out of every three car seats in Australia are being incorrectly used.
Sydney’s number one, car seat and capsule fitter – BabySafe Child Restraints – is now operating in the Sutherland Shire. The NSW RMS accredited fitters specialise in car seat fitting, adjustment and inspections and best of all they can come to you, making for a safe and seamless service from the comfort of your own home, with no need to drag the kids out.
SMALL MISTAKES CAN RENDER CAR SEATS USELESS
Jo Fletcher is a local fitter with BabySafe Child Restraints, and is authorised by the NSW RMS to professionally install, inspect and adjust child restraints. She said: “You would be surprised how many capsules and car seats I see that are not being used properly, but it’s very common to see twisted or loose straps, seats that don’t properly fit the child or are incorrectly anchored. Small mistakes like this can render even the top-of-the-range car seats, useless if involved in an accident.”
TAILORED SOLUTIONS FOR SAFETY
She continued: “Children grow so quickly, and they are all very different. Most manufacturers give the child’s age as a guide, but height is the most important factor to get things just right. One of our most popular services is catering for multiple children, fitting two or three kids across the back in the safest way. We offer tailored advice on the best seat configuration, provide the seats for purchase and come and fit them for you, giving you confidence that everything is done to the highest standard. And, unlike many of the large baby stores we do not receive commission from certain brands, so you can be sure that the advice you receive is truly personalised for you. We can even give advice on car upgrades if you need to upsize to accommodate your growing family.
EASY AND CONVENIENT CAPSULE HIRE
BabySafe Child Restraints also provide a capsule hire service where they come and fit the capsule in your car before bub arrives. They can also provide pram adaptors and additional bases for extra cars, to save the hassle of re-fitting every time you change car. Once your child outgrows the capsule, a BabySafe fitter can come and collect it and help you select and install a new seat for your bub. Jo Fletcher said: “Of course this service is very popular with first-time mums, but it’s also great for a second child, where parents may not have had a capsule for their first, but then require one to do pick-up and drop-off without disturbing bub every time they get in and out of the car. Plus, it saves you buying and storing an expensive capsule that you will only need for a few months.”
BabySafe Child Restraints has been in operation since 2012, when as a new dad, Director, Robert Mesite experienced a lack of service in the local area for new parents. His aim is to simplify the process of making sure your precious cargo is safe and sound because, as he says; “The last thing you need to worry about while pregnant is; ‘how do you fit this thing?!’”
In addition to RMS training, BabySafe staff are required to complete in-house training, developed to familiarise staff with all makes and models of child restraints. This includes training workshops with the child restraint manufacturers to stay up to date with the latest designs and features. It is also a BabySafe policy for staff to complete ongoing training as well as being subject to strict in-house auditing and performance reviews, so you can be sure your child is in the safest of hands.
BabySafe full range of services includes:
- Child restraint fitting, inspections and adjustments
- Child restraint harness adjustments
- Child restraint rotation (rearward facing to forward facing)
- Locate and install vehicle anchor points
- Family day care inspections
- Capsule hire
- Pram cleaning and repairs
BabySafe Child Restraints FREE INSPECTION DAY
Thursday 22nd August
9am – 2pm
Carpark next to Corea Oval, Sylvania
By appointment only. Spaces are limited
To book call 1300 44 2229 or email [email protected]
All child restraints will be inspected and where required installed correctly at no charge. If parts are required to install the restraint correctly the customer will be charged for the part only.
All customers will receive an RMS certificate for the installation of the restraint(s).
For further information, bookings and prices visit: https://www.babysafechildrestraints.com.au or contact: 1300 44 2229