- It's much safer to pop the car seat in the back of the car, but if it needs to be in the front, make sure the seat is pushed back as far as possible. Never put a rear-facing car seat in the front if the airbag is active as it could do some serious injury.
- Make sure the internal harness fits nice and snug. On a rear-facing seat, the straps should sit on or just below your child's shoulders. On a forward-facing seat, the straps should be slightly above the shoulders.
- The harness buckle needs to be as low as possible on your child's pelvis. If you can slide more than two fingers between the harness and their collar bone, it's too loose.
- ISOFIX car seats signal they're properly installed when the connection points turn green.
When the seatbelt buckle is in contact with the child seat frame, it could bend around the base of the car seat and result in a weak connection, known as 'buckle crunch'. Therefore, make sure the fabric of the seat belt is supporting the car seat and not the buckle. Better safe than sorry!
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We care about your child's safety as much as you do, which is why we'll fit all car seats bought from us, free of charge. We'll also give you a demo so you know what you're doing when you're on your own.(*Survey by the AA and Britax, from 16,500 respondents)