types of restraints
With such a wide choice, you need to understand the importance of having a restraint that fits your child's size correctly, starting with a rearward facing child restraint or capsule, moving to a forward facing child restraint, and then a booster seat. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing and using a restraint and be careful not to move your child to the next type of restraint if they are not big enough.
find a restraint to suit your child
Find out more information about the different restraint types by clicking on the appropriate link below:
check before you buy
Before you buy a restraint, follow these safety tips:
- Read about the most recent laws for child restraints
- Only purchase and use a restraint carrying the Standards Australia AS/NZS 1754 sticker.
- Not all restraints are suitable for all cars. Try different restraints in your car to see how they fit before you buy as car seats vary in size and may be contoured.
- Only use a second-hand restraint if you are sure it has not been involved in a crash, is in good condition and less than 10 years old. Check for obvious signs of wear on the straps. If the plastic shell or buckle is cracked or broken or powdering of the plastic shell is occurring do not use it. Make sure the buckle and adjusters are working.