I was just wondering how many of you who have had bubs, fitted the rear facing car seats yourselves? Or hubby did etc? I mean not 'professionally' fitted?
How do you know it's installed correctly?
The reason I'm asking is coz we had ours professionally fitted, then we got a new car and tried to fit it ourselves and we just couldn't do it properly. I mean the general position was correct but the seat moved a lot and wasn't 'stable'
I had to get it professionally done again and it cost me $40!
One of my friends hubby's did their car seat and I was shocked!! It was loose and the seat was VERY upright whereas my seat is reclined (both rear facing) and since I know how important it is to have it fitted correctly I suggested she get it checked / meaning re-fitted properly, but I didn't say it directly as I didn't want to worry or upset her.
Anyway she didn't take offense or anything, she saw mine and realized there was a big difference
So I'm wondering:
1- do you KNOW you rear facing seat is fitted correctly?
2- did u fit it yourself / hubby etc or get it professionally fitted?
3- why, if it is so important that seats r fitted correctly, do we have to pay a 'professional' to fit it?? Some of us just can't afford the $40!! Surely the government should be making this a free service? Afterall they go on and on about road safety and we pay HUNDREDS for the seats as it is...
If they can't make it free they should at least provide the 'training' to parents, possibly trough the RTA or even hospitals to show u how's it's done so we can do it ourselves?