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The choice of child car seat matters

The choice of child car seat matters

Let’s imagine that we have a serious collision with another vehicle. Let’s imagine that a child is traveling in the car. Let’s imagine that in the first millisecond of the collision we enter a time tunnel that takes us back to the day and the exact time when we bought the car seat for our child.

The transient nature of child safety

The transient nature of child safety

One of the big problems with child seats is that the main user, which is the adult rather than the child, is not a permanent consumer of these products. And we are going to explain why. We enter the world of child seats when we are going to have a baby, and we leave it again (in the best case scenario) when that baby is 11 or 12 years old. That makes for a constant cycle of new parents and no acquired learning.

Keys to choosing a child seat

Keys to choosing a child seat

Choosing a child seat is a complicated task, since this is a product designed to act efficiently in that split second when everything is at stake. In this article we will try to give you some guidelines so that you can make the best decision.

Crash-test dummies: similarities and differences

Crash-test dummies: similarities and differences

Anthropomorphic figures, the so-called crash-test dummies, are used to test the strength and “data” of child car seats. In this article we tell you why they are useful, how they are similar to real children, and also what their limitations are.

Weight limits on child seats

Weight limits on child seats

Child seats approved according to the new Regulation 129 have changed the way they are categorized, from weight to height. Now we should no longer talk about “up to 18 kg” but “up to 105 cm”. We explain this below.

Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

John Paul Stapp is known as one of the fathers of impact biomechanics in which he applied Murphy’s maxim, ” If something can go wrong, it will”. To this day, Murphy’s law, namely the theory of defensive design, continues to be applied, especially in the development of life-saving products.

Children with special needs

Children with special needs

We analyze the options available on the market to guarantee that children with special needs, whether this is temporary or permanent, are safe in the car.

Shoulder protectors

Shoulder protectors

We review the function, importance and correct use of the shoulder protectors that are attached to the harness in child seats.