FAQ

In case of a common form of collision – from the side.

To protect a growing child’s vulnerable head and developing neck muscles.

Proven to be the safer way to transport smaller children (and a legal requirement until 9kg).

Check that your child is ready to move to the next stage of seat

For safety reasons, you should keep your child in each stage for as long as possible – until they reach the weight limit or the head reaches the top of the seat. This is especially important for babies as rearward facing seats offer the safest way of travelling. The general rule of thumb of moving your child to the next group is:

Move from a Group 0 + infant carrier when your child exceeds the weight limit and can sit up unaided, or if their head is higher than the top of the infant carrier.

Move from a Group 1 seat when the upper edge of the shell is roughly at eye level of the child or your child exceeds the weight limit.

Do not move too early to a Group 2-3 seat because these seats are wider to accommodate larger children. Also a younger child’s shoulders are too narrow to hold to the adult seat belt securely. A small child can therefore easily slip out from under the belt, especially when they fall asleep during the journey.

A child’s head should ideally never exceed the top of the seat shell. This is especially important when using an infant carrier in order to minimise the risk of head contact with interior components of the car should an accident occur. The recline angle of our ERWF child seats (DUALFIX, MAX-FIX II, MAX-WAY, MULTI-TECH, etc.), is more upright than in an average infant carrier, which reduces the risk of the child’s head coming into contact with the car interior.

Additionally, the child’s body is more supported over a larger surface area of the seat than they would be in an infant carrier where the child is in a flatter position. In our ERWF child seat models, the child can continue to use the seat until he or she reaches the maximum stated weight or their eye-line is level with the top of the seat shell/headrest. The child would typically outgrow the seat before reaching either one of these stages since the child’s shoulders would no longer fit beneath the headrest (found in most of our ERWF products) in its highest position.

The facts: The first thing you will need to identify is which seats will ‘fit’ your child. This depends on the age and weight of your child. Once you’ve worked this out, your next decision is around the type of seat that will best suit your needs.

Some car seats are designed around the physiology of a specific age or weight of child. These seats offer tailored protection along with the ultimate comfort and fit. Other seats are designed to cover a much wider age range. These seats offer maximum flexibility and longevity. Only you can decide what is best for your family.

The cover can be removed and washed with mild detergent on a gentle 30 °C cycle. Please follow the instructions on the washing label of the cover. Do not place on a spin cycle and do not place in a tumble dryer.

Sweating in young babies can often be a sign that their ability to thermo regulate is still developing. We advise that parents use their judgement in terms of how their child is dressed if they appear to be hot. However we also offer specific summer accessories for some of our car seats. Please do check our accessories section for further details.

In designing our restraint systems we aim to strike a delicate balance in terms of the forces needed to open a buckle – high enough to deter children from opening it themselves, but not so high that the buckle can’t be opened by someone else in case of a dangerous accident situation. Equally a more complicated lock system is not legally permitted if it could also prevent an adult being able to open the buckle in an emergency.

In terms of harnessing, we recommend that parents find the best balance between tightening the harness so tautly that the child is uncomfortable and tries to escape from it – and tightening it so loosely that it is easy for the child simply to slide out of the harness. The harness should be a tight fit but without tension against the body (two fingers should be able to fit between the harness and the child’s chest). If your child unbuckles or slips out of his harness we recommend that you stop immediately and re-harness your child.

We believe that risks shouldn’t be taken when it comes to child safety.A second-hand car seat with an unknown history is always a risk as you cannot be sure that it hasn’t been involved in an accident(even if there are no visual signs of damage).

American child seats are approved according to the US standard FMVSS 230. In Europe, child seats must conform to the European safety standards ECE R44/04 or ECE R129. Therefore we always recommend that parents choose only car seats that conform to the European standards for use in Europe.

When the baby can sit without help, exceeds the weight limit, or when the baby’s head is higher than the infant seat, from 0 + change to 1 group, please. When children’s weight exceeds the limit or children’s head above the highest point of the vehicle child safety seat, from 1 to 2 to 3 groups, please.

Sisterbebe!Vehicle child safety seat is based on the weight of children, age group design. Industry standard is based on the weight of children, only consider the age is not the right way to choose the vehicle child safety seat, make sure you buy the vehicle child safety seat is appropriate for your child’s weight, never buy too much of the seat. Only appropriate child safety seat can provide a good security.

A single set of seat is best for children to weight in modelling, feel comfortable, and it has some features of use: dedicated to 0 + seat more portable, can be used to home or vehicle, also can be used in the travel system stroller. Dedicated to 0 + group seat have comfortable backward system, when your child on the seats can be easily adjusted, the seat can be installed to the vehicle.

We appreciate that car seats are complex things. But we also believe it’s important for parents to make informed choices about the type of protection they offer your child. So we’ve pulled together some of the key safety features to consider in choosing your car seat.