Child Restraint Guidelines


Weight - less than 9kg
Height - up to 70cm
Approximate age - up to 6 months

Rearward-facing infant capsule

Designed so that in the event of a crash, impact forces will be evenly spread over the baby's back, with minimal jarring to vulnerable head and neck area.

Young children

Weight - 14 to 26 kg
Height - 100 - 145 cm
Approximate age - 4 to 10 years

Booster seat with lap/shoulder belt

For children who have outgrown a typical forward-facing restraint but are still too small for lap/shoulder belts alone. A booster seat raises the child so that knees bend comfortably, the lap/shoulder belt is correctly positioned and the child can see out the window.

A rigid booster seat with a back, side wings and sash guide gives the best protection.

Young children

Weight - 8kg to 18kg
Height - 70 - 100 cm
Approximate age - 6 months to 4 years

Forward-facing child seat

For use when the child is able to sit and easily hold head upright. Also available are convertible seats which can be used as a rearward-facing infant restraint and converted to a forward-facing child seat.

Older Children

Adult Lap/Shoulder Belt

  • he/she can sit against the back of the rear seat with knees bent comfortably at the edge of the seat;
  • the lap belt rests low and snug across the hips - not across the stomach;
  • the shoulder belt is centred on shoulder and chest;
  • he/she is able to stay seated like this for the entire trip.