My Babiie Car Seat Information
My Babiie car seats have been designed and developed to provide a safe, secure and comfortable ride for little ones from birth up to 12 years of age. Our car seats are designed to conform to the United Nations standard, ECE Regulation 44.04 (or R 44.03).
UK law states that all babies must sit in a rear-facing car seat until they are 9kg (approx. 9 months old) and safety experts suggest that you keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible. The My
Babiie Orbit Car Seat is a great solution for this and can be used as rear-facing from birth to 18kg (approx. 4 years).
Buying your Car Seat
Things to consider
Is the child car seat suitable for my car(s)?
Before you buy your car seat it is important to check that the child seat will fit in your car and that it will fit in all the seat positions you intend to use it. You can find a list of compatible cars on each of the Car Seat product detail pages within the My Babiie website.
Does the car seat meet the latest safety standard?
My Babiie car seats all meet the ECE R44 standard. This is represented by the E mark on all of our car seats. The orange label present on the My Babiie car seats guarantees that the car seat complies with the basic safety requirements as set out in the European safety standard ECE R44.
Are the instructions easy to understand and follow?
Fitting some car seats for the first time can be a bit tricky. It is very important to read and follow the manufacturer's instructions. We have a number of instructional
car seat videos on our YouTube Channel. Copies of all instruction manuals can downloaded from the product detail pages on our website.
Isofix child car seats fit into Isofix connectors in the car, and in many cases they also have a support leg or top tether. They are easier to fit than seats that use the car's seat belts, and provide a more secure fitment. However, not all Isofix seats fit all Isofix cars, so check with the child seat manufacturer or retailer or the car manufacturer, to find out if the Isofix child seat is approved for your vehicle. Many have a list on their website that shows which seats are approved for which cars.
If the Isofix child seat uses a support leg, make sure it will not rest on an underfloor storage compartment in your car. The compartment lid could collapse in an impact. If the seat uses a top tether, make sure your car has a top tether fitting point.
You must not use a rearward-facing seat in the front if your car has an active front passenger airbag. So make sure, the seat will fit in the rear of your car as it is safer.
Only put a forward-facing child seat in the front, if there is no other choice. If you must do so, push the car seat as far back as possible, fit child seat securely and make sure the child is securely held by the seat belt or child seat harness.
Side airbags usually deploy downwards to provide protection to the head and are not as powerful as the front ones. They should not pose a risk to a child in a child seat in the rear, but provide added protection for the child in its seat.
Second-hand car seatss
The best advice is do not buy a second-hand child seat as you cannot be certain of its history. It may have been involved in an accident and the damage may not be visible.
Very often the instruction manuals are missing from second-hand car seats which makes it more difficult to be sure that you are fitting and using it correctly. Second-hand seats are also likely to be older, to have suffered more wear and tear and may not be designed to current safety standards.
It is much safer and better to buy a new child car seat.