Child Passenger Safety is of utmost importance to me, that is why I am going to talk about it again since my previous posts about how Volkswagen started an initiative that partnered with The Association of Registered Childcare Providers (ARCPM) to provide training for over 280 childcare centres throughout Malaysia on the importance of using proper child restraint when traveling in the car. Most of the time, I hear a lot of parents did not practice using carseats for their children from birth up to 36kg at least because of the fuss of installing the carseat and the fuss of buckling up the children especially when they are rushing to work in the mornings. But if your child will not sit steal then just look into get toys for three month old. Another reason is that children hate sitting in carseats and will start crying and fussing. Well, I want to show you how both reasons are myths!
For this demo, I am using the G1 ISOFIX DUO plus ‘top-tether’ provided by Volkswagen. This beautiful seat is suitable for children from eight months to about four years (9-18kg)First of all, this carseat is super high quality and also easy to install. It has pictorial directions on both sides of the seats.
However, my old car Myvi doesn’t have ISOFIX (which would have been even simpler) so I had to use the adult shoulder belt with latching clips folded down. Although made for Volkswagen, these carseats can be used in any car and on both sides of the back seat. To prove how fast it is to install, some more in the dark of the night, we took out the seat and photograph every step.
Then we bring out the model, Jordan who is 3.5 years old. Admittedly, he is at the last stage of growth to fit this seat, but he could still get buckled in. It was 7.37pm when he came out, ready and happy to sit on this throne. We had to tell him it was just for a pic and we are not going out for any stroll.
My eldest boy, 6 is still seating in a carseat. Now the brothers would travel in our backseats side by side. The seat is also quite raised, which is great for Jordan who is short, to look out at the scenery outside. Yes, our kids do not play iPads in the car, due to it causing dizziness in a moving car.
If you are planning to have children, or have children from 0-36kg, I strongly encourage you, get an age appropriate car seat for their safety today! It is always better to be safe than sorry.