Infant Carriers/Capsules (Newborn - 6/12 months*)
Babyroad has been proudly supplying Australian families with high-quality baby products for over 20 years. We have an extensive selection of infant carrier/capsules and car accessories.
If you would like to find out more about our capsule car seat product range, check out our frequently asked questions. For any related capsule car seat enquiries, please contact us by calling (08) 9317 1423, fill out an enquiry form or come visit us at our baby store showroom in Booragoon!
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Does Babyroad Have a Store?
Yes, we have a brick-and-mortar baby store located at 1/271 Leach Highway, Booragoon. If you are unable to visit us in person and have an enquiry, please contact our experienced customer service team members on (08) 9317 1423 or send an enquiry online.
What is a Car Seat?
Car seats are a restraining device that secures your child to protect them whilst you’re driving. To legally travel in your car with your child, depending on their age, they need to be secured within either a rear-facing child car seat, forward-facing child car seat, booster seat or an adult seatbelt.
The child car seat must:
- Be appropriate for your child’s size
- Be correctly installed in your car
- And be properly fastened and adjusted to fit your child
What Are the Different Types of Car Seats?
With so many different car seats available on the market today, many parents find selecting the right one for their family an overwhelming process.
There are four main types of child car seats, including;
Different seats have different weight restrictions and limits. Make sure that you look at the manufacturer’s information that comes with the seat before purchasing a car seat. These instructions will help you know what car seat is best for your child at their given age, height and weight.
What is a Capsule Car Seat?
A baby capsule is a rearward-facing car seat with an in-built harness and is the legal requirement for babies under six months of age. Rear-facing infant car seats are designed to sit in your car in the rear-facing position only, as this is the safest position for small children to ride in. Unlike other types of car seats, capsules can be easily taken in and out of the car as a carrier and some are even compatible with certain prams. Baby capsules have the shortest shelf life, lasting you approximately six months.
What Should I Look For When Buying a Car Seat?
You should look for a car seat that best fits your child and your vehicle. Not all car seats are the same and they don’t all work in every type of car. The car seat that you choose should be based on the height and weight of your child. To determine this, you should test the seat to make sure it fits your child and your vehicle properly.
What Type of Car Seat is Best For a Newborn?
Choosing a car seat for your newborn is one of the most important things you’ll do before your baby arrives. By law, you will need to have a properly installed car seat in your car before you can take your baby home from the hospital. There are many different brands and types of car seats available, and it will take time and effort to decide which is suitable for your child. For a newborn, we recommend selecting a car seat from our baby capsule range. If you would like assistance in selecting the best baby car seat for your child, visit Babyroad today.
Why is Proper Child Car Seat Installation So Important?
While choosing the correct child car seat for your family is incredibly important, the most vital step is actually the installation. No matter which car seat you choose, it is crucial for the safety of your child that it is installed correctly as installing one incorrectly practically negates the use of the seat entirely. A car seat that’s installed properly will not budge – not even an inch forward or to either side.
What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Car Seat to Fit in My Car?
The smaller the car, the tighter the fit, and the harder it’ll be to get your child in and out. Space becomes more of a problem when you are trying to squeeze three car seats into the car; along with the length of the backseat. Make sure you check that there is enough space to get in and out once the seat is installed.
Along with the length of the backseat, you’ll need to take the anchor points, door armrests and the angle of the window into consideration. If you’re planning on expanding your family in the future, check that there is enough space to have more than one restraint and that the seat belts are long enough to comfortably thread through the seat. Some car seat manufacturers sell ‘narrow’ car seats, but it may be a challenge to find the right combinations. If you’re thinking of choosing an ISOFIX car seat, check that your car is compatible prior to purchase.
How Many Child Car Seats Can Fit in a Car?
The number of child car seats that you can fit correctly into your car will depend on the:
- Make and model of your car
- Style and brand of the car seat that you choose
- The combination of car seats that you need for your children
- The number of anchorage points within your car
The best way to find out how many child car seats you can fit is to try fitting them correctly together in your car before you buy them. For assistance in installing your car seat, visit Babyroad today!
If I’m Expecting When Should I Start Shopping For a Baby Car Seat?
If you’re expecting, we recommend that you start shopping for a car seat around the sixth to the eighth month of pregnancy. This will give you ample time to go shopping for car seats before giving birth.
There are a multitude of different baby car seat types to choose from. Whichever you choose depends primarily on the features you would like, your family’s lifestyle and budget. As this is an essential piece of child safety equipment, you’ll be using the car seat every single time you go out, so it’s worth investing in a high-quality car seat.
What Are the Car Seat Safety Laws in Australia?
All car seats sold in Australia need to meet mandatory safety standards. The minimum legal requirements for using child car seats in Australia are based on age:
- Children under six months must use a rearward-facing child seat with an in-built harness
- Children aged six months up to four years must use a rearward-facing or forward-facing child car seat with an in-built harness
- Children aged four years up to seven years must use a forward-facing child car seat with an in-built harness or a booster seat with an adult lap-sash seatbelt or child safety harness
- Children aged seven years and older must use a booster seat with an adult lap-sash seatbelt or child safety harness, or a standard seat with an adult seatbelt
If your child is too tall or heavy for their age group’s restraint, you can move them to the next sized seat.
The Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) independently crash tests car seats and their safety features and safety ratings and results are published for free online at childcarseats.com.au. The safety rating of all models listed on the CREP website is up to current Australian Standards.
What Payment Methods Does Babyroad Offer?
Does Babyroad Ship Australia-Wide?
Yes, Babyroad does provide Australia-wide delivery! To calculate the shipping rate to your area, add your chosen items to the cart and enter your postcode and address.
Can I Collect My Order In-Store?
Yes, you can collect your order from Babyroad’s physical store located in Booragoon, WA, and it’s completely free! For more details, visit our ‘Click-and-Collect’ information page.
Can I Return an Item to Babyroad?
Yes, we do accept returns under certain conditions. For more details, visit our ‘Shipping and Returns’ information page.
Do You Still Have an Unanswered Question?
At Babyroad, we don’t just sell car seats. Complete your family shopping journey with our range of prams, toys and gifts, clothes, and more. When looking for the best advice whilst toy shopping, we recommend that our customers come visit us and shop in-store. Our team members are more than happy to provide you and your family with any information you may need on our brands and products!
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