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When you buy a new car seat, you want to know that it is comfortable and safe for your child. It’s also essential that you buy the right one to meet car seat laws. There are two different standards to look out for: ECE R44 and UN R129 (also known as i-Size). In this article, we explain what an ECE R44/04 label means so you can decide if it is right for you and your child.
When you’re choosing a new car seat, it has to meet ECE R129 or R44 safety standards. If it doesn't, you'll be breaking the law and you could be putting your child in danger. Here we explain ‘what is i-Size?’ to help you to decide which is the best car seat for you.
When you’re thinking about which car seat to buy, you'll be faced with what seems like a bewildering choice. Whether you’re buying for a new-borntoddler, or older child, our guide explains what to look out for to help you to decide.

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.

ISOFIX car seats are among the safest ones for your little one to travel in. Whether you bought an ISOFIX base for your baby car seat or a toddler or child seat that has ISOFIX connectors, it is important to install correctly in order for the car seat to be safe.
We are here to help! Have a look at our base compatibility overview to find the best fit for your car seat. Go for longevity by re-using your base with a compatible toddler car seat when your child gets older.  
You've probably noticed that some baby and toddler car seats have a built-in 5-point harness while others don’t. Below, we explain the three major ways that a 5-point safety harness has been proven to be safer than using a car seat with a shield or 3-point harness.

This is a day you will never forget – taking your new baby home for the first time! You’ll be full of plans and looking forward to introducing the newest member of your family to everyone.

A few golden rules will help ensure baby’s first trip in the car goes as smoothly as possible so everyone arrives safe and sound and ready to enjoy the celebrations.

The Maxi-Cosi Lila combines comfort and versatility, making it perfect for both urban and suburban environments. Its mid-size wheels and 4-wheel suspension make the Lila the most versatile member of the Lila family. A handy and highly maneuverable stroller, for comfortable strolls through the park, in the city and beyond.
As your bump grows, it is time to start thinking about a baby car seat. As part of your baby shopping list, your baby car seat is the most important to get right. We have bundled all the information you need, to be able to choose your baby car seat.

What is the difference between an ECE R44 and an R129 car seat?

The R129 standard was introduced in 2013 to make travel for babies and children even safer. It’s newer than the ECE R44 standard and follows more detailed tests for improved head and neck protection.

Current child car seat laws mean it is legal to use either an R44/04 or an R129 car seat. It is still safe to use an R44 car seat, but it is likely that the R44 standard will be phased out over time.

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