Life saving seats
A child’s body is delicate and, at this ever-growing stage, too small and fragile for standard car seatbelts. A correctly installed child seat can be a life saving measure, evenly distributing the force felt in a collision, and reducing the risk of severe injury and fatality by around 70% compared to an unrestrained child.
To put this into a harsh perspective, for an unrestrained child, an accident at 50km/h would be equivalent to falling from a 10 metre height, or from the third floor of a house.
And it’s worth remembering that the force necessary to restrain your child during an accident is tremendous, as the higher the speed the more force you will need to exert to hold on to them.
In the same accident at 50km/h, the tiny tot that’s cradled in your arms weighing 5kg would now be impossible to hold on to as they would be pulled from your arms with an equivalent weight of 100kg (that’s a baby elephant!).