+ Reply to Thread
Page 21 of 26 FirstFirst ... 111920212223 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 210 of 254
  1. #201
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,278
    Thanks
    3,135
    Thanked
    3,462
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    But a twisted strap is classed as incorrect installation too. Which isn't quite the same severity level as didn't use the anchor strap.

  2. #202
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,982
    Thanks
    1,414
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    But a twisted strap is classed as incorrect installation too. Which isn't quite the same severity level as didn't use the anchor strap.
    No but I would hazard a guess and estimate that there would be a majority of parents who do install seats themselves which means that the seats are most certainly installed incorrectly.

  3. #203
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,901
    Thanks
    4,791
    Thanked
    4,233
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    we had ours installed professionally. it was isofix but it's our first time and we're paranoid. I'm still a bit worried maybe it's not installed 100% correctly.

  4. #204
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,911
    Thanks
    2,091
    Thanked
    2,767
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by A&S View Post
    That's where isofix is so great. You actually can't stuff it up and that's why it's so much safer. I don't have it in my car unfortunately so I took mine to be professionally installed. I didn't feel 100% about it when I got home though. I'm part of a car seat safety Facebook group (nerd alert) so I posted some pictures on there and yep it was incorrect (just needed a few corrections). So I think it's definitely worth getting it done professionally but to always have it double checked or make sure you check it yourself using the manual. It's something you can't afford to get wrong so it pays to take the time and do it right.
    I've seen isofix installs stuffed up.

    I install my own seats - but I'm trained so that's a bit different.

    With regards to some seats being safer than others you still need to remember that you can have all the features you want but if it's not a good fit for your car you would be better off with the 'less safe' model that you can get a good install with.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to amyd For This Useful Post:

    WiseOldOwl  (14-02-2016)

  6. #205
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    4,787
    Thanks
    4,280
    Thanked
    4,127
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Petition to keep babies safe

    We have ISOFIX and our car seat installation points turn green when they are in correctly. I'm also super paranoid about twisted straps and ensure he's not wearing anything too 'thick.'

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to HollyGolightly81 For This Useful Post:

    turquoisecoast  (13-02-2016)

  8. #206
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,911
    Thanks
    2,091
    Thanked
    2,767
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    We have ISOFIX and our car seat installation points turn green when they are in correctly. I'm also super paranoid about twisted straps and ensure he's not wearing anything too 'thick.'
    I've seen people put them through seatbelt lockoffs, forget rebound bars and tethers and not recline seats properly. It will give you a firmer install a lot easier but you can still stuff it up.

  9. #207
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,982
    Thanks
    1,414
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I've seen people put them through seatbelt lockoffs, forget rebound bars and tethers and not recline seats properly. It will give you a firmer install a lot easier but you can still stuff it up.
    In most countries in Europe, isofix don't use tethers.

  10. #208
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,911
    Thanks
    2,091
    Thanked
    2,767
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    In most countries in Europe, isofix don't use tethers.
    I know, but we do in Australia.

  11. #209
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    13,067
    Thanks
    9,846
    Thanked
    12,959
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week

    Default Petition to keep babies safe

    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I know, but we do in Australia.
    So there are differences in how car seats are installed between Australia and overseas? Interesting.

  12. #210
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    4,787
    Thanks
    4,280
    Thanked
    4,127
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I've seen people put them through seatbelt lockoffs, forget rebound bars and tethers and not recline seats properly. It will give you a firmer install a lot easier but you can still stuff it up.
    I'm sure you can but an ISOFIX seat is a lot easier to install correctly than other seats.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Safe sleeping for active babies
    By babyno1onboard in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-10-2015, 20:08
  2. Childcare under review - sign the petition!
    By BH-community in forum Social Issues
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-03-2015, 05:30
  3. Petition for protection of Women
    By A-Squared in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 23-02-2015, 16:13

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Hills Swimming
Swim with your friends and you will all get a 33% discount!* We have programs to suit all ages and abilities, with small classes held in our warm indoor 25 metre pool. Highly qualified teachers, and award winning programs. *conditions apply
featured supporter
Transition into Parenthood / Calmbirth Sydney
Julie's Transition into Parenthood and Calmbirth courses for pregnant couples will get you ready, prepared and organised for the wonderful birth of your beautiful new baby. Birth Support Doula training provided in 2017 open to all. Call 0401 265 530
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!