Research shows that more than half of all car seats are to some extent installed incorrectly – alarming figures, which in the worst case can be the difference between life and death in the event of an accident.
Why the installation of the car seat is important
A car seat should not be compared to IKEA-furniture, where an incorrectly mounted screw in the worst case leads to an unstable shelf. The purpose of the car seat is to protect your vulnerable child in the event of an emergency. With that said, the installation of the car seat is essential.
Different car seats are installed in different ways, but what they all have in common is that they are designed and developed to reach their full potential when they are installed correctly. A car seat that is not installed correctly can therefore affect the safety of your child.
Choose a simple and safe installation
The first thing you can do to facilitate the installation is before you even buy your car seat, please choose a car seat that you believe is easy to install, as it reduces the risk of the human factor doing something wrong during the installation process.
At Axkid, we know that the everyday life can be stressful and that as a parent, there are many worries when it comes to your child. However, your child’s car seat should not have to be one of these stressful factors. Early in the design process of our car seats, we strive for the installation to be as simple and safe as possible.
Tips for easy installation
An example of a simple and safe installation is the innovative rear-facing car seat Axkid ONE 2, where the installation is fail-proof and can be done with six simple steps in less than 30 seconds – yes, that’s true. When installing Axkid ONE 2, there are various safety indicators, which through colour or our sound system ensure a correct, simple and smooth installation.
But what about belt-mounted car seats, with its rumours of tricky and difficult installations? For us at Axkid, it’s nothing but a memory with tricky belt installations, thanks to the bestseller Axkid Minikid. All three editions of Minikid (1, 2 and 3) of the car seat have the unique automatic lower tether straps that make it possible to rock the car seat securely in place. However, we must also mention the latest Axkid Minikid 3 which comes with only one belt clip, that enables a quicker installation and reduced risk of incorrect installation. And finally, to help you even more, an interactive 3D guide has been developed to support you during the installation of Axkid Minikid 3.