Oct 162006

We’re planning on travelling to Australia for a vacation, and since the baby will shortly need a new car seat anyway, I was hoping to get one that matches Canadian and Australian standards. Britax makes car seats in each country but when I called them they said the Canadian car seats did not meet Australian requirements (hard to believe they can be all that different, I assume she meant that the car seat isn’t certified in both countries).

Does anyone know of a car seat that can be used for a big infant under the age of 1 (in Canada, that means rear-facing) in both countries? Or have suggestions? When we’re in Australia we’ll mostly be with friends rather than driving rentals, hence the desire to take our own car seat.

This is one place where true international standards would be helpful… I wonder why every country needs its own?

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