Combination Seats – Birth to 18kg, Forward Facing

Video transcript

The Group 0/1 Combination Seat is used forward facing when a child is at least 9kg or 20lb and can sit up unaided. The seat includes red belt guides and red clamps. The seat will also have a standard compliance sticker indicating the weight classification.

The seat also has a guidance sticker illustrating where both the lap and diagonal section of the seatbelt should go.

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Fit the seat forward facing by following the picture diagram on the side of the seat. Most essential part is ensuring there is sufficient tension. Lock it off, tension it, complete the diagram, then check it at the beginning of the seat (flick the seatbelt). If there is enough tension to flick it, know that the seat is fitted safely.

Now check for a good positive anchor point, ensuring that the belt is pulling towards the rear of the vehicle giving a good secure fit. Also check that the buckle is not too high up putting the buckle under undue pressure causing it to potentially shatter in an accident.

Summary

Make sure your child is the correct age and weight to use this seat. Use the guidance sticker to fit the car seat correctly. Make sure the seat belt is tight by pushing down on the seat while pulling the belt through.

Check the anchor point and the buckle position are correct. Remember, when a child seat is not being used place it in the boot or fasten it down to prevent it causing an injury in a collision.

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