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car seats buyers guide

car safety checklist

A few pointers to ensure your child is as safe as it can be when you are in the car

1. Always buy the right car seat for your child's weight:

  • Infant car seats - from birth up to 13kg/29lbs (birth to approx. 12 mths Group 0+)
  • Combination car seats - from birth up to 18kg/40lbs (birth to approx. 4 yrs Group 0+-1)
  • Forward-facing car seats - from 9kg/20lbs to 18kg/40lbs (approx. 9 mths to 4 yrs Group 1)
  • Highback booster seats with harnesses - from 9kg/20lbs to 36kg/79lbs (approx. 9 mths to 12 yrs Group 1-2-3)

2. Replace the car seat as soon as your child grows out of it

3. Install the seat according to the manufacturer's instructions

4. Never use a car seat where an airbag is fitted.

5. Use the car seat for every car journey, however short.

6. Check that the car seat is firmly in position every time you use it.

7. Check the harness is firm. You should be able to get only two fingers between the straps and your child's chest.

8. Never buy a second hand car seat. There may be damage - not necessarily visible - that could put your child's life at risk.

9. If anyone else is driving your child around, make sure they know how to fit and use the car seat correctly.

10. Never leave your baby in the car unattended.

Click here to go to the Singapore Police Force?website offering further advice on car seat safety