About New Zealand Child Restraints
NZ Child Restraints is run by a registered Child Restraint Technician and is registered as a charitable entity.
Formally Safe2Go certified since February 2006. Registered charity since March 2007. Child Restraint Technician certified since 2011.
Our aim is to provide thorough and accurate information through correct child restraint use.
NZ Child Restraints offers services to the local community. This includes, checking your restraint installation, and taking you through the steps to correct anything that has been done incorrectly.
Saving lives by preventing shortcuts
We read many child restraint instruction manuals and review car seats sold in New Zealand and internationally (where necessary). If we do not know the answer, we will take the time to find it out, not just "guess". Now certified in two NZQA recognised units, giving us the right to give you this information, and to install and sell child restraints.
26556: Demonstrate knowledge required to sell or rent child restraints
26557: Select child restraints for rent or sale, and install them
You can find a list of certified technicans here.
Car seats can be confusing because there are lots of "rules" on how to use them. Taking it one step at a time and asking questions you reduce the chance of using your child's car seat incorrectly. NZ Child Restraints is happy to check your car seat install (where possible) and offer advice when buying your child a car seat. We do not just recommend the most expensive seat, like some companies may do, we recommend a suitable seat based on your budget, child's needs, age, height, weight and the type of vehicle.
It is estimated that only one in every five child restraints are being used correctly, a figure that needs to be raised, as car seats are vital to the safety of young children. It is important that we all know how to use them correctly. The number of correct seats I've seen in New Zealand and Australia, can still be counted on one hand.
We review car seats for companies.We have done reviews for Graco, Babywell, Juniors, as well as many other car seat brands, too many to list here!
Information contained on this site has been obtained through approximately 12 years of product research, through examinations of over 50 different car seats and the information obtained through research, discussions and training. We were Safe2Go certified from Feb. 2006 to June 2011. With new certifications obtained via New Zealand Transport Authority held since September 2011.
Many personal hours are also spent researching products and car seats sold here as well as in other countries. We have worked along side importing companies to help them source higher harnessing child seats not sold in NZ.
NZ Child Restraints is not funded or endorsed by any company or individual.
For any further details, or any questions you may want to know more about please feel free to make contact with us.