Parents looking for car seat designs will be spoiled for choice at children’s store Dimples. The Auckland-based company sells capsules, convertible car seats and boosters for bigger kids from top international brands like Stokke, Maxi Cosi and Nuna.
Under New Zealand law, all children under seven years of age must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size. Children aged seven must be secured in a restraint if one is available in the vehicle.
International best practice recommends the use of an appropriate child restraint (or booster seat) until the child reaches 148 cm tall or is 11 years old. Child restraint and medical professionals recommend that the baby is kept in a rear-facing restraint until as old as practicable, at least until they are 2 years of age.
Capsules are ideal if there is going to be a lot of movement for the baby. Getting in and out of the car frequently can cause sleep disturbance and capsules are the way to go. The Stokke® iZi Go™ X1 ISOFix Base by BeSafe® is a semi-universal Child Safety Seat System that enables you to quickly and safely install your Stokke® iZi Go™ X1 by BeSafe® car seat in a car without having to use the car's own seat belts. It is suitable from newborn (minimum height: 40 cm) to baby up to 12 months
The Stokke® iZi Go™ X1 ISOFix Base by BeSafe® is easily and securely attached to the car by locking the base into two anchorage points in the back of the car's seat. It has a height adjustable support leg resting on the car's floor provides stability while limiting rotation of the car seat and absorbing the forces between the base and the floor of the car during an accident.
Weighing in at only 4.2 kilos, the Stokke® iZi Go X1 by BeSafe® is easy to install and even easier to carry. This ultra-light car seat includes an adjustable 5 point safety harness, an integrated sun canopy and plush padding for exceptional comfort and added protection. Best of all, Stokke® iZi Go X1 by BeSafe® can also be used as a pram seat with all Stokke®
The Maxi Cosi CabrioFix capsule is light and multifunctional, transferring from the Easy-Fix Base in the car to an adapted stroller. The Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus is a snuggly capsule includes a baby-hugging inlay as extra cosy comfort and safety for your new-born, and impact-absorbing material for larger babies.
The Nuna Pipa Icon and Pipa Fix Base is a convenient capsule that can be clicked into its base in the car, take the sleeping baby inside undisturbed, or snap into the stroller for a walk in the park.
When on a budget, convertible car seats may be just the best option. They start off safely facing the back for a new-born, and then turn to the front for a ‘big kid’ position. The Maxi Cosi 2-Way Pearl has a harness and head-rest that are easily adjustable for the growing baby’s comfort, with the safe, cost-effective car seat. The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Plus grows with your child from birth. The cozy enveloping inlay ensures a snug fit for the precious newborn baby.
The Maxi Cosi Axiss-Fix Air provides peace of mind while travelling with the baby. It has a comfortable car seat that features air bags for extra safety.
The Nuna Rebl™ Plus protects the back while loading the baby into the car, with the 360° rotation of this car seat. It’s not just the law that requires older children to travel with booster seats – it’s common safety sense, and also keeps kids more comfortable in seat belts designed for adults. Dimples has good booster options for children who have grown out of the baby car seat.
The Maxi Cosi Rodi-Fix Air Protect Booster seat makes it quicker for the older child to strap in, ready to go. It has a head and back rest are easily adjusted as the child grows, and also offers added safety and comfort.
The Nuna Aace Booster is a car seat that grows with the child. It can accommodate the pre-schooler right up to pre-teen.
For more information: https://www.dimples.co.nz/outabout/car-seats.html