What are the requirements for traveling with children?
The National Road Safety Laws for child restraint and booster seat requires:
- Children less than six months to be secured in an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, rear-facing child restraint, such as an infant capsule;
- Children from six months to less than four years must be secured in an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, rear-facing child restraint or a forward-facing child restraint with an inbuilt harness;
Children aged from four years to less than seven years must wear an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, forward-facing child restraint with in-built harness (within manufacture’s guidelines) or an approved booster seat which is properly positioned and fastened; and From seven years of age children can travel in a car secured in either:
- A booster seat
- A booster seat and child harness
- A seat belt and child harness; or
- the car’s seatbelt
New Shoulder Height Markers. What do they mean?
Shoulder Height Markers have been introduced to make it easier for parents to understand if the seat is suitable for their child and when the child needs to move to the next form of restraint. For example The Ezy Combo converts from a Forward Facing Seat into a Booster Seat which means there are 3 height labels that correspond with modes of use.
- Upper Shoulder Height Marker
- Middle Shoulder Height Marker
- Lower Shoulder Height Marker