With half term just around the corner, and many of us working mums juggling a mix of time of with different childcare arrangements, having the right safety equipment on hand is often far from our minds.
Recent research from Britax revealed that a staggering four out of five British parents are unaware of the in-car safety legislations for children.
Of the 1,000 parents surveyed, only 20% knew that children must use a car seat or a booster cushion until the age of 12 or when they reach 1.35 metres tall.
We have three products that can help you ensure that your children are kept safe no matter what activities you have planned for them:
1. Trunki’s BoostApak travel booster seat is a rucksack that doubles up as a booster seat.
It’s a must-have for any family that does a lot of car pooling, impromptu childcare arrangements and for family holidays.
Made for aged four to 12 yrs (15-36kg or up to 135cm tall), BoostApak can be used in the car, in a taxi, on a bus or the plane, as it is also classed as approved hand luggage.
Find out more at www.boostapak.com.
2. Take kids flying with CARES
CARES – Child Aviation Restraint System – a airplane restraint used for children age 1 and older who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds. These are children who are old enough to be in their own seats, but are too small for the areoplane seat belt alone to protect them and provide the safety they require during airplane travel.
Childrens’ bodies cannot withstand the jolts that are common in routine air travel, much less emergency situations, and they can flail forward or slide beneath the seat belt if they are not held securely in place.
This is why CARES is an essential travel accessory to have when travelling with young children. It can fit snugly into your handbag, hand luggage or pocket, ready for you to board a plane.
Find out more from www.kidsflysafe.com.
3. Britax Baby Safe car seat
When it comes to travelling with babies you can’t do away with a good car seat.
In comes Britax’s Baby Safe Plus SHR II car seat, with it’s one-hand release, sun/wind canopy and curved base for rocking or feeding your baby.
Britax have a fantastic online Fit Finder service (http://www.britax.co.uk/car-seats/fit-finder), where you can check that a car seat is compatible with your car before you buy. The Baby Safe Plus SHR II can be fitted with your car’s on seatblet or with the Baby Safe Belted Base or Baby Safe Isofix Base so you can use the Click and Go feature.
Find out more at www.britax.xo.uk.