It is now illegal to transport children under the age of three if they are not strapped into a car seat. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters introduced the new regulation to the National Road Traffic Act officially effective from 1 May 2015. In an attempt to reduce deadly accidents on the roads, especially over the holiday periods, law enforcement officers will ensure that any driver not abiding by this rule will incur a heavy fine.
Keep your little passenger safe with one of these fab baby car seats:
R5 499.99, Baby City
The Graco Milestone is three car seats in one, adjusting to the age of your child. For newborns it can be placed in a rear-facing position; as your baby gets bigger it can be used as a forward-facing car seat; and then can be a high-back booster seat for older kids. It features side impact protection and can be reclined in four different positions for your child’s comfort. It also features an adjustable harness and headrest to ensure your child is supported.
Joie Every Stage
R4 799.99, Baby City
The Joie Every Stage will last from your baby’s birth until your child no longer needs to use a seat. The seat can recline in both forward- and rear-facing mode and has an adjustable headrest and side wings to ensure your child is always safely supported and sitting comfortably as they grow. The harness is height adjustable, doesn’t require re-threading and can be stored in the hideaway compartment when using the seat as a booster for older children.
R3 499.99, Baby City, Baby Boom and specialist baby stores
The Chicco KeyFit’s thickly cushioned seat includes a five-point safety harness, and is lined with special foam for increased safety and comfort. It also has a booster cushion for infants up to 6kg. The car seat also has a centralised safety belt adjuster system, an adjustable and removable sun hood, and a removable and washable lining.
Disney Winnie the Pooh Beone SP
R899.90, Toys R Us
This infant car seat has a deep, comfortable shell, offering optimum side-impact protection, and comes equipped with a removable newborn body support cushion. It also has chest and buckle pads for safety, and a canopy for sun protection. It’s lightweight, portable and easy to fit into the car. There is a two-point harness with a quick-release buckle. The cover is removable and washable by hand.
Chelino Boogie Group 0
R799.90, Toys R Us
The Chelino Boogie car seat has a pillow and shoulder pads for extra support and comfort. With one pull, you can adjust the inner harness. It has a grip handle and is lightweight for easy carrying.
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