Le test de Klippan WEGO High Back Booster with ISOFIX, Takata Maxi Premium isofix Booster Child Seat 15-36 Kg .
1° WHY USING A CHILDSEAT WITH A BACKREST?
— Because cars are made to provide maximum security for adults! The seatbelt’s position is not appropriate for children. The childseat will guide the seatbelt on the strongest areas of the child’s body and he will be more protected in the case of an impact
— Because the childseat avoids submarining phenomenon, namely the tendency of the body to slide underneath the seatbelt during a crash. This phenomenon will lead the ventral strap to exert a strong force on his stomach.
The fabric used to design the childseats are more solid than the backseat of a car and it will avoid this phenomenon. It will also provide a better position for the ventral strap with a childseat.
— Because if the child falls asleep, he will be able to rest on the headrest. In some cases (such as the Klippan Wego of Takata Maxi), the childseat provides two different inclinations avoiding the head from falling!
2° WHEN SHOULD I USE A BOOSTER SEAT
— When your child reaches the limited weight and height of his childseat!
— When the head of your child comes up to the upper part of the head rest
— When his shoulders touch the limit of the 5 point harness in his seat
— Because even if the rear facing position is essential until 18-19kg or 1m05, letting his child in this position afterwards is more questionable. It requires the use of tether straps that are now always easy to set up and with some cars you can risk a bad installation. Plus the lateral inertia is way stronger with the weight of the child and the distance between his body and the carseat so the passenger seat has to be pushed to the maximum and it can reduce the space for the passenger or even remove it.
Some issues with the deployment of the side airbags and with the compatibility with some seats has been noticed, so it is usually safer to travel facing the road with a good-quality carseat.
3° LIMITED USE OF THE CARSEAT
THE BEAR’S TIPS:
—>Babylor recommends the use of a booster seat as long as possible
—>Always choose the seat considering the position of your child and his weight and height!
The age is not important
The carseat has to be used as long as possible, until your child is tall enough to have the seatbelt at the right position without it (upper thighs, middle of the collarbone)
Your child could easily travel in his carseat until age 13!
4° THE SIGNS THAT WILL HELP YOU SAY « OK LET’S STOP USING THE CHILDSEAT »
- You child folds his knees, settles himself at the back of the seat and his feet touch the ground : GO !
- The seatbelt is ideally positioned on his collarbone and thighs without the carseat : GO !
- His back is well-supported in the backrest of the car : GO !
- Your child is able to remain seated very stable without the carseat : GO!
- His voice is changing of she has a boyfriend ….. No just kidding!
Source: Association Prévention Routière et Attitude Prévention
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