Tagged: car seats and capsules

Hapro Zenith Roof Box

The Roofbox Company-Hapro

The Hapro Zenith Roof Box from The Roofbox Company is one of the larger, yet more slim-lined versions in the Hapro range. It’s a cinch to attach to most vehicles, and the storage capacity is HUGE when you pack thoughtfully. In fact, the humble roof box may well be the next best thing since sliced-bread. Find out why we love this product so much.
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phil&teds cocoon genius car seat review

Phil&teds cocoon genius review

If you saw our review of the Cocoon, you will know that Harold gave it 5 stars. This seat is part of the same family of seats but is a convertible seat that is suitable for children aged 0-4. It goes in both front and rear facing configurations.

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How to choose safe children’s products

How to choose safe children's products

As a parent, sometimes it’s hard to know how to choose safe children’s products and you’ll want to make sure the children’s products you buy and use are safe and avoid products that may cause injuries. By choosing products that meet safety standards, you can be reassured that these products are safe and reliable. Here is some information on likely hazards for your kids; how to choose safe baby walkers, children’s nightwear, toys, household cots, pedal bicycles, child restraints, bunk beds, and nursery products; and how standards help make these products safer. Continue reading »

phil&teds cocoon car seat

Cocoon car seat phil&teds

The phil&teds cocoon travelfix is an extendable high-back booster seat, which can accommodate your growing child from preschooler to the age of 12 (or until he or she rebels).

The cocoon’s longevity should be a strong selling point with the law change on November 1, which will make it compulsory for all children to be buckled up in a car seat or booster until their seventh birthday – two years longer than under the old law. Seven and eight-year-olds will also be required to use a child restraint if there’s one available in the vehicle. Drivers who don’t comply could be hit with fines of up to $1000, which would buy a few booster seats.
But over and above the threat of a fine, with five children injured or killed in car crashes on New Zealand roads every week, it seems like a good investment.

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protect Mountain Buggy infant capsule


You may have read our review of Mountain Buggy’s infant capsule – peppy. Well, the protect is an updated version of this capsule. It’s a compact, safety assured capsule that will work for a range to cars / families.

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Changes in car seat legislation

Baby (12-18 Months) Sitting in Car Seat

For many it’s been a long time coming – and for others it will take them completely by surprise to hear that from 1 November 2013 the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their seventh birthday. In addition, those aged between 7 and 8 will be required to use a child restraint if one is available. Under current law children aged 5-7 years old are not legally required to use a car seat or booster seat, but must use one “where a seat is available” (NZTA, 2013). Continue reading »

Bubble Bum


The Bubblebum travel booster seat is an inflatable, portable car booster seat for children aged between 4 to 11 or weighing between 15-36KGS. It packs down into a travel bag and can be stored in the car or easily carried in a bag or suitcase. The BubbleBum is approved for use in a number of countries around the world, including all European Community countries, the UK, USA, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Russia and New Zealand.

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Car seats and capsules

Car seats and capsules

This article outlines the main options for car seats for babies and children in New Zealand. Safety issues and costs of car seats are also discussed. Continue reading »



I’m liking…

The cushioned nature of it seemed as though it would be more comfortable than some of the hard plastic boosters, especially for long trips. Read the full review »

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