Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Car Seats

 

 

Are car seat covers safe?
Car seat liners can be used in most car seats however items that restrict the removal of baby in an accident by covering the harness would not be recommended.

 

How do I check the expiry date of a car seat?
If you are unsure of the date on your car seat it is always a good idea to contact the manufacturer to ask them to check for you via a serial number or production date stamp.

 

How do I fit a Maxi Cosi car seat?
Our in-store experts would be happy to run through the fitting of your car seat with you.

 

What is a stage 2 car seat?
Car seats a broken into groups generally which run from 0+, 1, 2, 3 and these advise the weight or size of the child that can use that seat.

 

How long can a baby travel in a car seat for?
If you are planning for a long trip with baby in the car seat it is always a good idea to stop from time to time to give baby time out of the seat. In general 3-4 hours would be the max time.

 

How old does my baby need to be for a rear facing car seat?
With the introduction of iSize car seats you can now rearward face for longer. Check out our range of rearward facing car seats online or in store/

 

How do I clean down the side of a car seat?
Hoover! A hoover will be your best friend when it comes to cleaning your car seat. If its hard to et down the corners you should be able to gently remove the cover to be able to get into the hard to reach areas.

 

How do I get mould out of a car seat?
Your car seat cover will normally be removable. It would be best to take the seat cover off and wash it to the manufactures recommendation.

 

Why should babies not wear coats in car seats?
Heavy coats can mean the harness strap of the car seat is not tightened to the correct level and could leave a gap between the harness and the child. In the case of an accident the air inside the coat will compress against the harness and cause excess movement.

 

Do charity shops take car seats?
Some may take them but it is not recommended to use a second-hand car seat as you don’t know the history of the seat thus a lot of the charity shops won’t take them.

 

Do I need an Isofix base for a car seat?
Some seats require an Isofix base whilst others can be belted in directly or have a base built into them. Always check with your nursery expert in-store or online if your car seat will require a base or what the options are.

 

How long can baby stay in a Maxi Cosi car seat?
If you are planning for a long trip with baby in the car seat it is always a good idea to stop from time to time to give baby time out of the seat. In general 3-4 hours would be the max time.

 

How long do car seats last?
Depending on how they are kept a car seat should last up to 10 years. Always make sure you keep your car seat in good condition when storing it if you plan to use it again.