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HOW TO STRAP A NEWBORN INTO A CAR SEAT Private

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Newborns are best protected when travelling by a Newborn Baby Car Seat approved from birth (Group 0), that is specifically designed for the unique and delicate postural needs of a newborn, with adequate recline and padding.

The first time that you buckle your baby into the Group 0+ Car Seat will be when you are being discharged home from hospital. Read our guide below so that you are well prepared for your baby’s first journey home.

Here are some important facts and steps to ensure you keep your baby as safe as possible while travelling in the car.

2. INSTALL THE CAR SEAT CORRECTLY

All European car seats must have 3 points of contact with the seatbelt or vehicle anchors. The Toddler Car Seat can either be installed with the vehicle's 3-point seatbelt, or with isofix. ALWAYS read your particular car seat's manual before installing the car seat.

Pull the seatbelt nice and tight, then route the shoulder belt around the back of the car seat and through the blue seatbelt guide at the back of the Toddler Car Seat Group 0+1+2+3, making sure there are no twists in the seatbelt. Pull out any slack in the seatbelt to get it in securely. You can watch our video HERE on how to install a car seat using the seatbelt.

The handle bar acts as a rollbar in a crash, and prevents the Toddler Car Seat Group 0+1 hitting into the backrest of the car. Check your manual for the correct position it should be in.

4. RECLINE ANGLE
Infants have poor head control and are at risk of positional asphyxiation if their car seat is too upright. The correct recline angle for a baby without head control is approximately 45 degrees. If your car seat is too upright, you can try installing it without the base (if you are using one) to get a more reclined position.

If the car seat is still too upright, some manufacturers permit you to tilt the Child Car Seat backward very slightly after the seatbelt has been tightened around it first. But please check this with your manufacturer before doing this.

5. CHECKING FOR MOVEMENT
Up to 1 inch (2.5cm) of movement is permitted. You can check this by giving the car seat a firm shake at the belt path or near the ISOfix points with your non-dominant hand. Do not be alarmed if it moves more at the headrest. Group 1+2+3 Car Seats will move more at the top of the car seat, but they should not move more than an inch at the belt