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Car seat Safety is more than ensuring your child restraint is correctly installed. More importantly; car seat safety requires; you know how to make adjustments to keep your child safe. Call ACRI Professional car seat fitters they understand all these issues

Australian Car Seat Standards
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Australian Car Seat Standards – Improvemennts

Australian Standard 2010

The Release of AS/NZ 1754:2010; was the first update since the creation of the Australian Car Seat Standard in 2004 titled AS/NZ 1754L2004. The 2004 edition of the Australian Standard was an age/ weight based standard. This has many problems associated with it; for starters each child grows at a different rate; and weight is not a good indicator or core strength and stable neck muscles.

This is where the 2010 standard moves away from the age/weight based system; and introduces the torso length measurement / should height measurement. This is smiliar to the i-size introduced in 2013 for the European standards.

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car seat laws and best practices
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Car Seat Laws and Best Practice (Au Standards)

Victorian State Laws

In 2009 the state car seat laws around australia were updated to reflect amongst other things, child safety seats and set a minimum nationally. The appropriate section is included below RULE 266 subrule 2 through to subrule 4E, with subrule 5 delaing with exemptions. It must be remembered these are minimum standards and do not represent the best practices. Best Practices are defined by the Australian Standards AS/NZ 1754:2013.

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Crep report car seat safety
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The Crep Report

What is the Crep Report

Travel Safe are a group of independent car seat fitters in Melbourne, providing independent advice and fitting for families in Melbourne, allowing families understand the true meaning of the Crep Report on car seat safety.

The Crep Report is an abbreviation for Child Restraint Evaluation Program Report. The Crep Report is executed by a number of Victorian and NSW transport agences with the aim to provide carers with more information than just the marketing material from the car seat manufacturers.

Problems with the Crep Report

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Incorrect Installation of Baby Car Seats

Child restraints are the safest way for ensuring your baby is secure and comfortable in the car, however many parents try to fit the baby car seat themselves resulting in the incorrect installation of baby car seat.

“Safety first “is “safety always.”  So get the best car seat that is easy to use,  because your child’s safety is the most important cargo you will ever carry in your car.

In case of incorrect installation of baby car seats, the majority of issues revolve around the use of child restraint by parents.  Parents or guardians should call a Professional and Accredited mobile car seat fitting expert to their home or workplace to ensure that their restraints installed correctly by an expert.

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