Planning a road trips these school holidays?
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.
Baby Capsule or Car Seat? Which One Should I Choose and Why?
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.
Everything You Wanted to Know About a Baby Capsule and How to Decide on the Best One
In Australia, children under the age of 7 cannot travel in a car that doesn’t have a correctly fitted and fastened child restraint that meets the Australian safety standards. Babies up to 6 months of age must be seated in a rear-facing restraint; furthermore, it is recommended for a baby to be placed in a rearward facing seat until it is 12, or even 30 months old. Children until 7 years must be securely seated in a forward-facing restraint or a booster.
But the type of restraint doesn’t depend that much on the child’s age as much as it does on their size. Even after they turn 7, their seated height will determine whether or not it is more secure for a child to remain in a booster seat.
At Maxi Cosi, we ensure all baby capsules from our selection meet Australian safety standards and provide the utmost comfort for your child. For years we’ve been delivering practical and highly secure baby capsules, car seats, and boosters, thus getting the chance to familiarise with the parents’ most common questions and concerns. Ultimately, we decided to draft a comprehensive guide to baby capsules that would list the benefits and advice on how to select the right one for your child.
Baby Capsules: Did you know?
Discover what our baby capsules can do
You probably already know about how Maxi-Cosi baby capsules keep children safe when travelling. But there might be a few things you haven’t discovered yet. Check out these handy Maxi-Cosi baby capsule tips and tricks…
It's nearly time. You have packed your hospital bag, selected your favourite baby names, purchased your Maxi-Cosi Baby Capsule, and now it’s time to celebrate! Have your friends and family gather together to host a baby shower in your honor, complete with the best baby shower games.
Your pregnancy will be a time where you don’t always feel like yourself, but it’s also the perfect time to celebrate you and your soon-to-be newest member of the family. After enjoying good food, and plenty of sweets, make sure you set aside some time to play funny baby shower games. While there is no end to fun games about bringing a child into this world, here are some suggestions.
As baby strollers are bound to be put to good use for the first several years of a child’s life, it’s only reasonable to do your research prior to purchasing the best baby stroller for your child (and you). At first, it may seem that there’s such a wide range of strollers and baby prams that it will be impossible to make your decision.
When browsing for the most ideal model, parents are often faced with a tough choice: should we go with a heavier stroller that flies over bumpy terrains but gets stuck on the stairs and in aisles, or should we pick the lighter one that won’t handle off-road rides that well?
And those really are some of the questions that you need to ask yourself - where will you live, where will you take the baby for a walk, how many kids you plan on having, which transportation will be you using, and so on.
In the early days, there are plenty of chances for mum to bond with her newborn through skin-to-skin contact, especially if they are breastfeeding. Bath time is a great opportunity for dad to feel part of this memorable time by spending some precious moments bonding too.
LUNA Pro Harnessed Booster Seat vs. Rodi AP Booster Seat: Product Comparison
The Australian Standards are pretty straightforward: the child has to ride on the back seat of the car in an appropriate car seat type until they are old enough to sit on their own and be able to be fastened with an in-built car seat belt. Booster seats are intended for children between the approximate ages of 4 and 8. They are designed to keep a child safe in the event of a crash, minimising the chances of injury and death. If parents don’t comply with the law, they are bound to face significant fines. For years, Maxi-Cosi booster seats have been saving the lives of children across Australia, as we offer an excellent price/quality ratio. All booster seats from our selection are designed to provide the highest level of safety and comfort while also offering durability. So how do you choose the best one for you? Maybe we can help you make a decision based on your individual preferences.
How you can keep your Child Cool and comfortable in their car seats during those longer rides
Admit it - there is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in traffic on the hottest day of the year. How do you think your little ones feel in the back seat? They’ll be surrounded with thick fabric, tightly strapped, and with limited room to move.
Fortunately for you, there are simple ways to keep the kids cool and comfy that will make the next road trip, or even just a short trip to the supermarket, much more enjoyable.
When children are approximately four years old, the time has arrived for them to move into a booster seat – but which of the many booster seats available is right for them?
Booster seats are a popular choice for Australian families and the next exciting stage in your child’s growth. Traveling in the car with the family isn’t just a matter of getting from A to B – it’s an opportunity to create happy memories and share extra special moments on-the-go. If the time and effort it took to strap a wriggling baby into their car seat didn’t spark joy for you, clicking them safely into their booster seat definitely will! Whether it’s a school drop off or pickup, a quick run to the shops or a day trip with the family, using a booster seat can reduce the time it takes to strap a child into the car. That’s a win/win for both kids and parents! That said, when we’re making the decision to move our little ones from a car seat to a booster seat, we need to make sure it’s the right time. It’s time to choose a forward-facing booster seat when a child is aged between 4-7 years of age. Are they all the same? So, let’s break down the features and benefits of booster seats to help ensure you choose the right one.
The gifts are wrapped, the halls are decked and the turkey’s in the oven – or, is that a bun cooking in the oven?
When you’re pregnant at Christmas, there are a few more things to consider than in typical years. In fact, carrying your very own gift-wrapped cargo might leave you feeling even more festive than usual.
At the same time, that added consideration of tackling Christmas when you’re pregnant might mean a little forward planning is in order.
Of course, there are the usual changes that are a given: no eggnog and brie for you! But what else is worth bearing in mind to help you plan for Christmas when you’re pregnant?
5 tips to make being pregnant at Christmas easier