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Child Car Seat Information for Parents

The recent publication of a new Which? mystery shopper investigation into the sale of child car seats, may have left many parents wondering where they can get information to make the right choice when shopping for a child car seat.

A good place to start would be RoSPA’s Child Car Seats website, which will give you information to help you understand the different types of child car seats, how to choose the most suitable one and how to ensure it is correctly fitted.

If you prefer to gain information through e-learning, then a new free online course from CarSeatSmarter may be just what you are looking for.  Developed by Avon and Somerset Police in partnership with several other organisations, the course consists of six short videos on different car seat related topics.  After each of the films, there’s a short task to ensure your understanding.  All of the videos have been designed to help you navigate through the buying, installing and using child car seats.  The course can be accessed through the CarSeatSmarterwebsite.

As well as child car seat information, The Good Egg Car Safety website has a handy downloadable checklist that you can use to ensure that the retailer has asked you all the right questions about your potential purchase.

Buying a child car seat can seem to be a daunting task, but with the right information to hand, and a bit of knowledge under your belt, it should be much easier task.