April 02, 2015 2 min read
We often have customers asking us how they can fit three car seats across the back seat of their car. This is something that is difficult to do with a lot of cars, with problems like the shape of the middle seat, the back seat not being big enough for three, some child restraints being too large, and the presence of an arm rest in the centre seat (most rear facing seats are not compatible with an arm rest, as the rest may not stay in position in the event of an accident).
Did you know that you should always check your car's manual before installing child restraints? Some cars do not allow a child restraint in every seat.So I was excited to be given the opportunity byContinental Cars to borrow one of their new Citroen C4 Picasso's for the weekend. It is a nice family sized car, I would say it is somewhere between a hatchback and a SUV, the roof is a little higher than your average hatch, but the seats are a little lower than most SUV's. Inside the car was pretty spacious, with plenty of leg room for everyone and a large, not too high boot (plenty of room for your pram and groceries). The windscreen of the Picasso stretches right into the roof, almost like a windscreen and sun roof in one, giving full visibility which was quite enjoyable!
February 28, 2022 2 min read
Installing a car seat correctly is important. At Global Baby all our team members undertake training to ensure that we have the skills and knowledge to install your child's car seat safely in your car.
Our training covers New Zealand car seat legislation and standards, crash dynamics, car seat selection, and installation. It is based on the Child Restraint Technician's Manual, produced by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
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