Baby Capsule Installation
Ensuring your Baby capsule is fitted correctly is very important to the safety of your child, which is why you should only use a qualified Baby capsule installation services, such as that offered by Baby Train.
Choosing A Baby Capsule
Start early. Choosing your child’s baby capsule/rear facing child restraint can be a difficult, given that there is so much information out in the public arena with much of the information, being incorrect.
Child Restraint Standards
When selecting a rear facing child restraint or baby capsule:
Firstly ensure that the child restraint meets the Australian Standard (AS/NZS 1754), you can do this by looking for the Australian Standard sticker on the baby capsule/rear facing child restraint, This will ensure the child restraint has passed the stringent Australian standards for child restraints.
Note : European carseats have not been designed for the Australian conditions and should not be used in Australia.
Most importantly European child restraints do not have a upper tether strap to stop the forward motion in the case of a emergency stoppage.
Second Hand Child Restraints
Secondly, you should check that the child restraint is no more than 10 years of age, even if the child restraint has not been involved in any car accident, the Australian Standards are constantly changing, plastics deteriorate with age and are not as strong and the cost of a new child restraint is not much considering what it is designed to do.. Save your child in the case of an accident.
Thirdly - if a car has been involved in an accident - any child restraint in that car should be thrown away and a new child restraint installed. Never use a child restraint which has been in a car that was involved in a car accident. The Child restraint is designed to protect the child, if it is involved in an accident, then it has done its job and should be replaced. In most instances the insurance company will pay for both the child restraint and the child restraint fitting/ installation.
Can the harness be operated easily and you can still tighten the harness securing the child into the child restraint. If you cannot tighten the harness then do not use that baby capsule/ child restraint.
The CREP Report
The CREP Report (Child Restraint Evaluation Program Report) is run by government agencies and a number of motoring organisations across Australia, who are concerned with improving safety for children travelling in vehicles.
The CREP report is an independent review of SOME of the child restraints out in the market at a particular point in time, but does not cover all child restraints or even the latest Australian standards applying to current range of baby capsules/ child restraints and in some cases only tests a small fraction of the restraints available.
The CREP report is sponsored by the NRMA, RTA, TAC RACV and supported by VicRoads
It is important that your little one is safely secured in your vehicle right from their very first trip.
Baby Train not only offers an extensive range of child restraints, but can also fit your seat for you as we have staff members who are ACRI (Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative) accredited, ensuring your seat is fitted in line with Australian Standards.
Do not take any chances with your child restraint installation, at Babytrain (Melbourne) we are more than happy to help if you are looking for assistance or advice with your car seat installation, as all seats sold within our store are compliant to Australian Standards.
We recommend that you have your first child restraint fitted prior to the birth of your child, so please don't hesitate to contact us or head into baby store in Melbourne for personalised advice.
Baby Capsule Services Provided
Bookings are essential and are available at our stores located at:
- 5 Chestnut Ct, Dingley Village, VIC, 3172 - 03 9553 1069
- 76C Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, VIC, 3134 - 03 9879 7970
- 300 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 - 03 9369 9770.
Call whichever store is closest to you and arrange a fitting date and time.
Cost is $39.95 per seat fitting and/or moving from rear facing to forward facing.
Baby train Baby Capsule fitting service offer professional Baby Capsule fitting for all types of baby capsules, convertible car seats, forward facing car seats and boosters.
Baby Train only install restraints which meet Australian Standard AS 1754 and are less than 10 years old.