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  1. CHILD SAFETY – WHILE TRAVELING

  2. “Around 90 per cent of children are not strapped in cars and almost 70 per cent of child deaths in the country are caused by road accidents”. According to studies, child seats reduce rate of fatalities in crashes by 50 per cent and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has embarked upon a massive drive to make parents aware about their responsibilities towards child safety. According to studies, around 90 per cent of children are not strapped in cars and almost 70 per cent of child deaths in the country are caused by road accidents” Source: Gulf News dated 11th Mar. 13

  3. What will happen … So, why car seat for babies? Enables the impact of an accident to be spread more evenly across the body Provides extra support around the head and neck Prevents children from being ejected through an open or broken window Protects from head trauma & spinal injury and even disabilities from being hurled inside the car PWB Pg. 15

  4. Travel – Car Seats It is a life saving device Used for securing infants and young children in a car and varies according to age and weight Available types: Infant, Convertible, Toddlers and Boosters Offers special protection for baby’s delicate muscle and bone structure Brands: Chicco, Graco, Peg Perego, Juniors, Maxi CosiBritex, Fisher Price Read instruction manuals carefully for product information

  5. Travel – Car Seats Group Weight Estimated age Type Installation 4 to 12 years 1 to 12 years 1 to 4 years Up to 4 years Birth to 18 kg 15 to 36 kg 10 to 36 kg 9 to 18 kg Up to 12 months Birth to 9 kg 0+ 1 1 1, 2 & 3 3 0+ Booster car seat Child height 101 to 150 cm Convertible car seat High back booster. Child height 85 to 132 cm Toddler car seat Infant car seat Forward facing only Rear facing & forward facing only Rear facing only Forward facing with harness or with vehicle belt Forward facing only with vehicle belt PWB Pg. 16