Basically, when buying a child seat, you should orientate yourself on test results. You can check the car seat test on velgenklere.no.
Child seat tests in velgenklere help you choose
In contrast to the mandatory approval test for child seats, there is, unfortunately, no uniform test and evaluation procedure. This is for tests by consumer organizations or magazines, which usually have higher requirements.
In some cases, only so-called practical tests are carried out, which take into account the handling of the child seats. But, they do not contain any crash test tests. Different crash configurations or just looking at a single crash scenario can result in differences in results for a child seat model.
Especially in the case of “cheap” child seats, test results should be included in the purchase decision. Although such seats meet the legally prescribed minimum requirements, they often show deficiencies in terms of safety and operation when it comes to the higher requirements. In some circumstances, inexpensive discontinued models from brand manufacturers for which older test results are available are a better choice than current “cheap” child seats.
Installation sample in velgenklere: Test it in your own car before buying
It is absolutely necessary to carry out an installation test with your child and the child seat in their own car. This is because not every child seat fits equally well in every vehicle. Especially with older car models, long belt buckle fastenings or an unfavourable belt height can cause problems with the stability of certain child seats. However, the seat must be installed in the vehicle as tightly and securely as possible. You should check whether the length of the belt is sufficient in the car, especially with rear-facing systems.
Special child seat test in velgenklere for children with disabilities
For children with handicaps, systems are usually required in which the children are particularly well supported for as long as possible. Furthermore, the child cannot easily open the seat belt buckle. In some cases, these requirements are also met by conventional child seats. In general, a weight range for child seats from 9 to 18 kg applies here.
Handicapped-accessible child car seats are also offered through rehabilitation and medical supplies. For children with hip dysplasia, there are special seats from various manufacturers.