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    Default What is the law about installing car seats?

    I was under the impression that it was illegal to install your own car seats and you had to get a licensed / accredited person to do it, but I've heard lately that it's ok to do it yourself and you should just get it checked by a professional prior to putting bub in it. Can anyone advise what the actual law around this is? I don't care paying to have someone install or check it the first time but I also don't want to pay every time we need to take the seat out if I don't have to... Thanks!

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    Default What is the law about installing car seats?

    You can do it yourself. It would be unrealistic if people had to get a professional to do it every time. We change ours around between our cars all the time.

    I personally preferred to have someone experienced show me firsthand, but we have done it ourselves since.

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    Pfft it's really very easy to fit one yourself. Even easier to palm it off onto hubby to do it.

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    There are no laws in regards to who has to do it. I've always done it myself.

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    We do it ourselves, definatly not illegal. The carseat fitting lady at our local baby store likes to tell people it is though.....great way to keep herself in business, although she copped a serve from me after trying to tell me it was against the law.

    It's not that hard to do, but if your unsure I'd have it checked or professionally installed.

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    Default What is the law about installing car seats?

    Paying to have my carseat installed with my first child was the biggest waste of money, she put it on the seat, hooked up to anchor point and that was it! I was also under the impression that we had to have an 'authorised' person do it - what a rip off. Needless to say we have installed all our own seats since.

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    Default What is the law about installing car seats?

    We do it ourselves.

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    If you hire a capsule from the Ambos they install it as part of the deal.

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    Default What is the law about installing car seats?

    You can do a good job yourself. But a restraint fitter can get a better install. It's only around $30, so why not?

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    Default Re: What is the law about installing car seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissusMac View Post
    You can do a good job yourself. But a restraint fitter can get a better install. It's only around $30, so why not?
    That's fine if you put it in and leave it in but we have 2 cars but only one set of car seats, I also cannot drive DH's car, so if I have to go somewhere and he needs to take the kids out, the carseats get switched to his car. If we paid $30 every time we did that it would cost a fortune, sometimes we have to do switch them up to 5 times a week!

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