Orangutans Urmston Day Nursery | KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE – CAR SEATS


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Recently it has been brought to our attention that parents of the nursery are not using car seats whilst on our premises.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many differ- ent car safety seats on the market, it’s no wonder many parents find this overwhelming.  Below is some information on child care seats but you could also visit Child Care Seats

You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight.

Height-based car seats

Height-based car seats are known as ‘i-Size’ seats. They must be rear-facing until your child is over 15 months old. Your child can use a forward-facing car seat when they’re over 15 months old.

You must check the seat to make sure it’s suitable for the height of your child.

Weight-based car seats

Weight-based car seats must be rear-facing until your child weighs more than 9kg.

After that the seat your child can use (and the way they must be restrained in it) depends on their weight.

You may be able to choose from more than one type of seat.

Child’s weight Car seat
0kg to 25kg Rear-facing baby carrier, or rear-facing baby seat using a harness
9kg to 18kg Rear- or forward-facing baby seat using a harness or safety shield
15kg to 36kg Forward-facing child seat (high-backed booster seat) using a seatbelt
Over 22kg Booster cushion

The Child Car Seats website has information on how to choose a car seat and travel safely with children in cars.

We ask that you do not put the nursery in the difficult position of having to approach you about car safety.  As you know we have a duty to protect and safeguard all the children whilst on our premises including whilst in our car park.