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Safety Tips


Prams:

Make sure that you have a foot operated brake that operates on all wheels, and can hold a fully laden stroller on a hill. Don’t stop on a hill unless absolutely necessary, and if you do stop across the hill rather than facing down it.
You should get a fully adjustable and solid safety harness that is anchored in five places. It should be done up tightly, there have been accidents in the past where baby has been able to stand up in a pram or stroller.
Since most strollers provide storage space, it is easy to safely store your bags and belongings in the stroller’s provided storage basket or compartment. Hanging bags and purses off the strollers handles can cause the stroller to tip and endanger your child.
When buying a stroller, choose a model with a wider base because it will be less likely to tip when your child leans forward while seated.
Consider your surroundings when buying a stroller. For example, it’s easier with bigger wheels to manage bad roads and footpads.


Choosing and changing car seats:

Because age alone is not an accurate way of choosing a car seat, an industry standard system also takes weight into account. Never buy a car seat that is too big and always make certain it is appropriate for your child’s weight - as only the correct seat can provide the right level of safety.
Single group seats go from 0 (birth – 10kg) to 0+ (birth – 13kg), Group 1 (9 - 18kg) and Group 2-3 (15 – 36kg). Generally, a parent should move their child from a Group 0+ to a Group 1 seat when he/she can sit up unaided with confidence, exceeds the weight limit, or if their head is higher than the top of the infant carrier. Move from a Group 1 to a Group 2-3 seat when the weight limit is exceeded, or you child’s eye-line is higher than the seat’s highest point.


Another important safety tip – always avoid second-hand car seats. You never really know the history of a used car seat, and there is always a risk that it may have been involved in an accident, or that vital parts may be missing or damaged.

 

Safety Standards : ECE R44.03 and ECE R44.04

Child restraints (baby seats, child seats, booster seats and booster cushions) sold in the UK must conform to the United Nations ECE Regulation R44.03 or later standard (R44.04).

(Child restraints that conform to a British Standard or to an earlier version of R44, may continue to be used, although as these will now be several years old, parents should consider replacing them with a seat that conforms to R44.03 or R44.04).

The standard, ECE R44.04, was introduced at the end of June 2005, and all new child car seats had to meet this standard from the end of June 2006.

 


United Nations ECE Regulation No. 44
"Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-Driven Vehicles ('Child Restraint Systems')"

To conform to the Regulation, a child restraint must meet a series of design and construction requirements and pass a series of performance tests, the main ones of which are summarised below.

 


Main Design Requirements
The child restraint must provide protection in any position in which it is designed to be used. It must be designed to be secured to the vehicle structure or to the seat structure, either by the adult seat belt or specific anchorages.

 

Seat Belt Routes
If a restraint is to be used with an adult seat belt, the correct routing of the seat belt webbing must be clearly indicated by a drawing permanently attached to the restraint.

If the restraint is held in place by the seat belt, the route(s) of the webbing must clearly marked and colour coded red for forward-facing seats and blue for rearward facing ones.

Restraints in Groups I, 2 and 3, must positively guide the "lap strap" to ensure that the loads transmitted by the "lap strap" are transmitted through the pelvis.

To prevent submarining (slipping under the harness), either by impact or through restlessness, a crotch strap is required on all forward-facing Group I restraints which incorporate an integral harness.

 

The Buckle
The buckle must be easy to operate and it must be possible to open it and release the child from the restraint by a single operation on a button or similar device. Opening the buckle must enable the child to be removed independently of the "chair", "chair support" or "impact shield", if fitted, and if the restraint includes a crotch strap, the crotch strap must be released by operation of the same buckle.

It must not be possible for the buckle to be left in a partially closed position and it must only lock when all parts are engaged. The operation of the buckle must be immediately obvious to a rescuer in an emergency. The buckle release area must be red, but no other part of the buckle should be this colour.

For Group 2 and 3 child restraints, the child occupant must be able to reach the buckle.

 

Child's Position
Restraints in Groups 0, 0+ and I restraint systems must keep the child positioned to give the required protection even when the child is asleep. The design of rear-facing restraints must ensure that support for the child's head is provided.


 

Main Performance Tests
Child restraints must pass a series of performance tests:

 

Impact Tests

 

Frontal Impact
The child restraint is fitted onto a vehicle or a test trolley in a vehicle body. Test dummies of various sizes (appropriate to the child restraint) are fitted into the restraint. This is then accelerated at 50 km/h towards a block of reinforced concrete weighing at least 70 tonnes.

 

Rear Impact
A rigid steel impactor at least 2,500 mm wide and 800 mm high is accelerated towards the rear of the 'vehicle' so that it strikes the 'vehicle' at between 30 and 32 km/h.

 

During the tests, the test dummy must not be thrown forward more than a set distance and it must not receive an impact force above a specified level. No part of the child restraint that helps to keep the child in position shall break, and no buckles or locking system shall release. The seat belt must not become disengaged from any guide or locking device.

 

Overturning
A test dummy is strapped into the restraint according to the manufacturer's instructions. The restraint is fastened to a test or vehicle seat, which is rotated through an angle of 360 degrees at a speed of 2-5 degrees/second. When the seat is upside down, the dummy's head must not move more than 300 mm from its original position in a vertical direction relative to the test seat.

 

Buckle
The buckle is opened and closed 5,000 times, and must still operate properly after the impact tests described above.

 

Markings
The restraint must be clearly and indelibly marked with:

  • the manufacturer's name, initials or trade mark

  • the year of production

  • the international approval mark - a circle surrounding the letter "E", an approval number and the symbols: E/ECE/324

  • the weight range for which the child restraint has been designed

  • an address to which the customer can write to obtain further information on fitting the child restraint in specific cars.

 

Rearward facing child restraints must have a permanently attached label, visible in the installed position, with the warning: "EXTREME HAZARD - Do not use in passenger seats equipped with airbags".

 

Child restraints that can be used forward and rearward facing, must have a warning including the words: "IMPORTANT - DO NOT USE FORWARD FACING BEFORE THE CHILD'S WEIGHT EXCEEDS xx (Refer to instructions)"

 
source: www.childcarseats.org.uk


ISOFIX


Since February 2006, all new car models must be equipped with the standardised ISOFIX and top tether anchorage points. This safety system has become an international installation interface for standardised anchorage points between a child seat and a vehicle. It minimises installation errors and optimises protection through a rigid connection to the car chassis. From 2011 European regulations require all cars to adhere to this standard.

 

Customer reviews:

 

Hello Pramsworld.ie,

I would just like to say I am extremely happy with my purchase. I chose the Bebetto Solaris 3 in 1 system. As the price is so good I did some research : The pram is EN1888 approved (This is the most up to date design, durability and materials used standards for prams) The car seat is ECE R44/04 approved (This is the most up to date design, durability, crash testing and materials used standard for car seats) This system is at least as good as any system sold in a high-street shop, and the shop will probably charging twice the price, and you get a better selection of colour options. Due to the price, quality and quantity of included accessories, I would have no hesitation in recommending this item or indeed Pramsworld.ie to a friend.

Liam - Sutton, Dublin

 

 

 

I have ordered a baby pram ''Rico Aveo 2in1'' on 05/10/2011 from www.pramsworld.ie.

I have found the costumer service very helpful and friendly, specially a staff member named Andrew.

I have got the pram delivered on time, no delays whatsoever.

The pram was properly wrapped up, all parts are fine, the instruction manual was very accurate.

After all I can say that I am very happy with the product, and I recommend it to all families... :)


Best regards Attila Lorincz

 

 

I would like to thank prams world for the amazing 8 in 1 pram .the quality is excellent and the service is excellent and i would highly recommend this site

 

Alison Wicklow

 

Hi , Well thanks a lot for trying really appreciate it sebt out a few emails and your the only company thats got back to me ! Ill just have to rethink my x-lander and settle for another offroader :( . But really thanks again for your emails my babys due in November and i was panicking about getting my pram considering any other company i have emailled didnt bother replying . Thumbs up for customer service guys ! :)
 

Sarah UK

 

BEBETTO VULCANO Standard 8in1

Hi there, we have a 3 month old and bought this 8 in 1 from pramsworld. We found the owner of pramworlds very helpful and obliging. He even went out his way to get some extra covers for us. The buggy itself is very sturdy and is prerfect for us as we live in the country. The suspension is really good and our young men loves the car seat. The cost for use was a big plus as we only have to buy a new car seat when he is around 7 months and money is very tight. I would recommend the buggy but would recommend pramsworlds even more as the owner was extremely helpful and we felt he had our young mans interest at heart and not a sells man which we felt some of the shops were like.

 

Ger & Siobhan Hodson

 

BEBETTO SOLARIS Vertigo Colours


After looking at all the top makes in the shops i was shocked with the prices they where charging for there travel systems and with the very average quality of some of them. I went about searching online for a top quality system for fair money.( very hard to find)Till i found pramsworld. I never heard of the make Bebetto so i was a bit wary buying it. But am so glad i took the plunge and bought the Bebetto Solaris 3 in 1 system for our first born from Pramsworld. The service was 1st class and the Buggy is as good as quality has any of the top makes (if not better) for a fraction of the price. Would and have recommend to family and friends.

 

John, Cavan

 

BEBETTO EXPANDER 8in1 SYSTEM


A long time looking for the right chair. Accidentally I found this page, and soon I found it, about what you think. I live in London, I bought a trolley on-line and do not have any complains, I am satisfied with a product, service and delivery. Thank you.

 

Jolanta, UK

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