Babies “R” Us at Toys “R” Us offers car seat safety tips for parents
Following the recent announcement from the UAE Ministry of Interior's High
Committee for Child Protection regarding installing children's car seats, Babies
"R" Us at Toys "R" Us is offering guidelines for parents
to help them find the right car seat for their child.
The Al-Futtaim group company understands there is nothing more important than
the safety of children and remains committed to staying at the forefront of
improvements to safety standards.
According to safety regulations, children, who are less than one year old,
must be seated in a child car seat. For children 6-9 months old, or those weighing
under 10kgs, seats must face the rear of the car. Seats can face forward for
children from nine months to four years of age and weighing 9kgs to 18kgs. Seat
boosters can be used for children four years to six years of age and weighing
15kgs to 25kgs. Support cushions can be used for children six years to 11 years
and weighing 22kgs to 36kgs.
The following safety checklist can help parents while buying car seats for
Safety Checklist for parents while purchasing car seats
- It is the weight of the child and not the age that is the determining factor
when purchasing or using a car seat.
- You need to take into account the type of car you drive as not all car seats
fit into all vehicles.
- Parents must check that the child's harness is tightly adjusted on every
trip, ensuring only the thickness of two fingers can be inserted between the
harness and the child's chest.
Advice to Parents
- Never under any circumstances use any child seat on a passenger seat fitted
with an air bag.
- Never use a seat which has been involved in an accident.
- Never use a second hand seat - it may be damaged.
- Never modify the car seat in any way.
- Never fit a child's safety seat with anything other than a car seat belt,
Isofix anchors or a manufacturer's approved fitting kit.
Babies "R" Us at Toys "R" Us offers a broad assortment
of car seats providing exceptional value. The car seats from Babies "R"
Us at Toys "R" Us offer the latest and safest designs.
The Babies "R" Us at Toys "R" Us car seat selection includes
exclusive brands such as Bruin, and other leading car seats brands including
Fisher Price, Maxi-Cosi, Graco, Maclaren, Peg Perego amongst others - all of
which have exceeded some of the most stringent safety requirements worldwide.
The range includes car seats for newborns and all the way up to six years or
up to 25kgs. Parents of newborns have the option of rear-facing car seat-cum-carrier
allowing easy transfer of their baby from home to car and vice-versa. The extensive
selection also includes the forward-facing, high-back booster or simple booster
Babies "R" Us at Toys "R" Us team members can help assess
individual customer's needs and will guide them through the selection process
ensuring the car seat suits their child. In addition to product advice, the
store also offers free installation for all customers purchasing car seats.
For more information, customers can call the Toys "R" Us stores at
Dubai Festival City (04 206 6552), Times Square Center (04 341 8383), Deira
City Centre (04 236 4166), Sahara Centre (06 531 5915) and Sharjah City Centre
(06 537 0980) in Sharjah, Meena Free Port Area in Abu Dhabi (02 673 2332) and
Bawadi Mall in Al Ain (03 784 0290).