Baby car seat (from newborn to 4-year-old)
- 05-20-2009, 12:19 PM #9Registered User
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- May 2009
There is no such law in HK about strapping in children.
- 09-18-2009, 09:43 AM #10
Does anyone know if Maxi Cosi infant car seat be compatible to Bugaboo Bee Stroller? I have a Bugaboo Bee Stroller and am looking for a infant car seat. Instead of buying also a seperate baby cocoon which costs about HKD1000-, it would be great to have a car seat that can be used with the stroller as well. Also, am looking for 2nd hand one if there's any.
- 09-18-2009, 02:04 PM #11Registered User
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- Oct 2008
- Hong Kong
Yes, the Maxi Cosi infant car seat fits with the Bugaboo Bee Stroller - you just need the adaptor to attach it with.
- 09-20-2009, 07:24 AM #12Registered User
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- Sep 2006
No, there are no laws in HK regarding strapping babies and toddlers (and even 3-10-yr-olds) into car seats. The only laws are the laws of physics. In a crash, body weight can increase by as much as 30times - even at relatively low speeds - so you cannot physically hold on to your child (unless you think you are strong enough to bear the weight of 30kg or 60kg that is shooting forward at 40km/ph)
Check out The Car Seat Lady for great advice on travelling with a child in cars and taxis.
And for anyone using a Baby Bjorn, here's some frightening information:
"Researchers Kathleen Weber and John Melvin of the Highway Safety Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School tested this scenario using a 30 mph, front, dynamic crash test of the type required by the current federal safety standard for child car seats. In the crash test, an adult held the baby in a soft, cloth front carrier like the Baby Bjorn and used a lap/shoulder belt. The researchers found that this infant was at a very high risk. The tested carrier shredded completely, ejecting the infant dummy into the dashboard. If the carrier had not shredded, they found that the infant would likely still not have survived. As the adult's head traveled forward in the whiplash motion, the adult's chin would have slammed down into the infant's head right where the soft spot is.
"If you find yourself in a taxi with just your infant and a Baby Bjorn (hopefully you never will), there is no way to protect your baby. However, you can still protect yourself by wearing your seatbelt. Putting the seatbelt over you and the baby will only make matters worse. It will not help the baby and will endanger you in the process."
Apologies if this is preachy - but if it saves a life, it's worth it.
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