December 11, 2019
Let us make the journey more enjoyable and safe for your family with these must have tips from Maxi-Cosi.
Taking your child out in the car is a great shared experience, whether you’re just popping out to the park or going further afield. Naturally, you want the reassurance that your child will travel safely and happily and a properly fitted car seat will be your first priority.
Always choose a safe car seat made by a reputable manufacturer, we don't recommend to buy second-hand as the seat may be damaged and/or incomplete even if it looks brand new. For optimal safety, choose a car seat that goes over and above the Australian standard with extra side protection such as GCELL and or, Air ProtectTM. Also, make sure you install the car seat properly and that it is the right size for your child. Buy from a trusted retailer and ask the salesperson’s advice. (Or visit our Live Chat) We strongly advise getting your car seat fitted by a qualified child restraint fitter. There are plenty of companies that offer this service.
Make travelling fun
Take regular breaks if you’re on a long journey – it’s important for you and your child to stretch your legs, get some fresh air and stay mobile. Take warm covers too so your child can take a nap. Don’t forget to have some travel games planned to help pass the time on longer trips – even simple games such as I Spy - will keep kids happy. You can also sing songs with them, play music, child podcasts or talking books from Audible. Also make sure they have their favourite toy or book with them. Healthy snacks and drinks are a good idea too.
When you get there…
Make sure you have suitable outdoor clothes ready for your child, sun protection if it’s hot, a raincover when it rains or a footmuff when it's cold.
Do you have any tips that we have missed? Tell us in the comment section below. Happy Travels.
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December 11, 2019
With a multitude of travel options at your disposal and a long list of strict Australian safety standards, parents find themselves easily confused by the type of travel system they need to purchase to ensure the absolute safety and comfort of their children.
Though at some point the choices may depend on the parents’ personal preferences, certain regulations need to be followed and the decision has to be made with the child’s age and physique in mind. Commonly, parents choose a baby capsule for the first travel system they’ll use, and then when the baby is old enough, it is exchanged for a car seat
But let’s elaborate a bit more on this subject.