Frequently Asked Questions

Our answers to your questions.

Here you can find answers to the frequently asked questions.

WHICH IS THE SAFEST SEAT IN THE CAR?

Back right, or in the middle
  • The spot in your car that is safest for your child is the back seat, preferably in the middle.
  • In this position, the child has distance between themselves and the sides of the car, thus receiving optimum protection in the event that an accident takes place.
  • Important: please ensure that the safety belt fits the car safety seat properly. Pelvic belts alone are not enough. In this instance, it is safer to use one of the side rear seats with a retractable three-point belt. Since most cars are not designed with a fully formed central seat and it’s relatively difficult to fasten and release the child in this position, the most practical and safest place for the child restraint system is behind the passenger seat.

WHAT IS A TOP TETHER?

An additional belt
  • Top tether are additional anchorage points located in different positions in the car (usually on top of the car seat or behind the rear seat) and are used for the additional belt at the back of the child restraint system. 
  • In general, top tether systems are not required by law which is the reason why car seats are not equipped with this system. 
  • However, the additional belt at the top of the child restraint system reduces the forward movement of the seat during a head-on collision offering additional safety in case of an accident. Therefore, top tether systems are frequently used, especially in newer car seat models from various car seat manufactures.

CHILD CAR SEATS AND AIRBAGS

Always make sure to turn off the passenger airbag when a child is in the car!
  • Airbags were developed to make driving even safer. However, they are only suitable for children aged 15 and older. 
  • When an infant carrier is placed on the passenger seat without switching off the airbag, the baby is exposed to extreme danger. This is why child safety seats and infant carriers should be installed on the rear seat, as an unintentional error while attaching the seat or an unwittingly activated airbag are enough to expose your child to significant damage. 
  • • This is all because the child can sustain serious injury to the head and neck if impacted by an airbag. (Craig Newgard from the university of Portland in Oregon, examined just how much greater this danger actually is: the risk of sustaining serious injury on the front passenger seat is almost three times higher than on the rear seat, whilst a triggered airbag increases the risk! In his eight-year research, Newgard analysed 3,790 accidents involving children aged between one month and 18 years of age, who were sitting on the passenger seat).

IS YOUR CHILD PROPERLY SECURED?

A checklist with the most vital facts

Please follow the points below:

  • The pelvic belt runs over the thighs or pelvis.
  • The child’s bottom is positioned at the back of the seat and touches the backrest.
  • The shoulder belt is directly laid over the shoulders – and not along the neck.
  • The belt rests against the child’s body.

IS YOUR CHILD PROPERLY SECURED?

A checklist with the most vital facts.

Please follow the points below:

  • The pelvic belt runs over the thighs or pelvis.
  • The child’s bottom is positioned at the back of the seat and touches the backrest.
  • The shoulder belt is directly laid over the shoulders – and not along the neck.
  • The belt rests against the child’s body.