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What to do with an expired car seat

What to do with an expired car seat

Is your child’s car seat about to expire? You might be surprised to know that more than 40,000 child car restraints expire each year in New Zealand. You’ll also be surprised to know that the majority of these end up in landfill, despite over 90% of a typical seat being recyclable. Find out how you can recycle or repurpose your kids expired or damaged car seats.
Importance of sunglasses for kids

Importance of sunglasses for kids

Sunglasses are not only for adults. We should teach kids from an early age about the importance of wearing sunglasses so that they develop good habits that last for life. Sunglasses maybe a fun fashion accessory, but they can also save your kids skin and help prevent eye problems as they get older by blocking out the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays (UVR).
Buying guide to buggies

Buying guide to buggies

Who would’ve thought there’s so much to think about when buying a buggy (pushchair, pram or stroller)! As well as sticking to your budget, there are so many different types, different brands and different features you’ll need to consider when buying the best buggy to suit you and your little one. Check out these useful tips.
Getting the best out of your pouch sling

Getting the best out of your pouch sling

Pouch style slings are widely recognized as one of the easiest of the baby carriers to use. Find out how to wear a pouch sling and make it work for you and your baby.
Do your kids car seats have more germs than a toilet?

Do your kids car seats have more germs than a toilet?

Who would have thought that your child’s car seat could harbour more germs than your toilet, but a survey carried out by scientists at the University of Birmingham discovered just that. Are you aware of the risks?
10 benefits of babywearing

10 benefits of babywearing

Babywearing is all about carrying your baby close to you in a sling or baby carrier and has been practiced for centuries around the world. It’s a great way for parents to bond with their baby and can be used for many different reasons and in all kinds of situations. Find out more about some of the benefits of babywearing for both you and your baby.
Has you child's car seat expired?

Has you child's car seat expired?

Did you know that kids’ car seats expire after 5 – 12 years from the date of manufacture? Once a seat expires, or has been in an accident of any scale, the life span becomes zero. The car seat then needs to be disposed of safely, to prevent other people from using the seat again.
Car seat safety for kids in NZ

Car seat safety for kids in NZ

Are you sure you’re using the appropriate car seat for your little one? Do you know when to change from a rear-facing seat to a front-facing seat or when it’s ok to use a booster seat? Find out more about kids car seat safety laws in New Zealand.
Is it time to ditch the buggy?

Is it time to ditch the buggy?

Is it time to stop using your little one's buggy? Find out more about the long-term physical and social effects it may have as your child gets older.
Prepare, practice, preach water safety this summer

Prepare, practice, preach water safety this summer

It’s officially summer! Maybe you’ve already dipped your toes in the water and picked out your little one’s togs and jandals for this season too. Whatever tradition you have in your family this summer make sure to add practicing Water Safety to that list, because at the end of the day, it could save someone’s life.
Scooter buying guide & safety tips for toddlers

Scooter buying guide & safety tips for toddlers

Hard to believe that kids push scooters have been around for over a century. Yet kids still love receiving their first scooter and have so much fun once they’ve mastered how to get along. Check out these tips on what to look for when buying their first scooter and some important safety advice.

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