Is Your Child Safe In Their Car Seat?

car-seatAll brand new child restraints sold in Australia meet Australian Standards. No matter the brand or the price, as long as your brand new child restraint is installed and used correctly, your child will be safe travelling in the car. If you are buying a second hand child restraint, make sure it meets Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754, version 2000, 2004, 2010 and 2013 – look for this information on the restraint

The incorrect installation and use of the child restraint can cause far more harm than good. If you are unsure about fitting your car seat yourself please have it installed at an authorised fitting station.

Children under the age of 6 months must be secured in a rearward facing child restraint or baby capsule.

Children aged from 6 months to 4 years must be secured in a forward facing child restraint with an inbuilt harness.

Children aged 4 years to 7 years must be secured in a booster seat.

The minimum height for a child to use an adult lap sash seatbelt without a child restraint is 145cm.

Here is where it gets tricky – while child restraints and baby goods shops talk in ages – a child’s height and weight are an important factor in deciding what restraint they should be secured in. If your child is too small for the next specified child seat they should remain in their current seat until they grow into the next seat. On the flip side, if your child is too large for the child restraint specified for their age, they should move to the next approved child restraint to keep them safe.

It is recommended that you do not use a child restraint if it is more than 10 years old or if it is damaged e.g. cracks, frayed or damaged straps, damage to the plastic or foam or accident damage. Never use a child restraint that has been in a car accident – even a little bingle in a car park.

Written by Jaclyn Bold – Bold Trailers
Published in Shire’s Children Magazine – December 2015

Press Release 29th June 2011

Media Release
For Immediate Publication
Contact: Christian Bold or Jaclyn Bold
Company Name: Bold Trailers
Telephone: 0425 306 553
Email Address:
Web Site Address:

NSW’s Trailer Repair Specialist, Bold Trailers, opens workshop at Caringbah.

Sydney, NSW, 29th June 2011

Bold Trailers is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Sydney International Boat Show from the 28th July 2011 through to 1st August 2011 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Sydney International Boat Show will be the launch of this new company ‘Bold Trailers’.

Bold Trailers is NSW’s Trailer Repair Specialist.

Unlike trailer manufacturers who usually only repair their own brand of trailer – Bold Trailers repairs, services and customises all makes and models of trailers including boat trailers, box trailers, Tradie’s trailers, mobile dog washes, advertising trailers, horse floats and caravans.

Bold Trailers is the NSW repairer of choice for Dunbier Trailers and also sells new Dunbier Trailers.

Bold Trailers also stocks a range of trailer spare parts and accessories both in their workshop located at 5 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah NSW and on their on-line shop

Bold Trailers is owned and operated by Christian and Jaclyn Bold. Christian and Jaclyn Bold have been Sutherland Shire residents for over 33 years.

Christian Bold has over 14 years experience repairing trailers of all sizes from small boat trailers to large semi trailers. Christian is a licensed mechanic and also a licensed auto electrician

Bold Trailers is located at 5 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah NSW 2229. P: 0425 306 553

For additional information please contact Jaclyn Bold on 0425 306 553 or

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