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Types of car seats and why it’s important to choose the right one

Original Author: Timothy Wee

Transporting infants and babies in cars is something that cannot be avoided and we as parents are lucky as there are many different types of car seats to choose from. With so many choices at our fingertips we often feel like it’s overwhelming choosing the correct car seat for our child. In this blog I would like to share the different types of car seats available on the market and why choosing the correct one is important.

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1. Infant Car Seat

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The infant car seat is ideal for those ages from 0-2 years old or until the baby reaches the weight limit of the seat. The car seat is also designed to be able to act as a carrier where you can carry your child outside the car. Infant car seats will not be able to carry children who pass the weight and age limit of the car seat so be sure to get a new one when your child gets older. You can buy one here. 

2. Convertible Car Seat

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If you’re someone who wants to get more out of your car seat, a convertible car seat would be ideal for you. A convertible car seat can support children from 0-3 years old for rear facing position but front facing after 3 years old. As parents you do not need to buy a new car seat as the baby grows and can reuse the same one. On the down side, a convertible car seat isn’t as portable as an infant car seat and cannot be used as a baby carrier. A convertible car seat is also more bulky and bigger but some may see it as a good thing as it adds extra protection. You can buy one here.

3. 3-in-1 Car Seat

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A 3-in-1 car seat is similar to a convertible one but it also has a booster seat functionality. Those of you who would opt for a 3-in-1 car seat will be able to use this seat as your child grows and do not need to buy a new one, perfect for those looking to save some money. You can buy one here.

4. Booster Car Seat

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The Booster Car Seat is ideal for children who are old enough to not need the extra bells and whistles of the other 3 car seats. The car seat comes forward facing only and the minimum weight of children for this car seat is around 13-18 kg depending on the model. This kind of car seat should not be bought buy parents with new born babies as it does not come with extra support that infants require. This kind of car seat can help children transition from a car seat to sitting without one. Depending on the model it may come with its own belt but children can also use the car’s safety belt depending on their preference. You can buy one here.

Importance of choosing the type of car seat

Each type of car seat comes with its own set of pros and cons that depend on the stage of growth of your child. As parents we must choose wisely which car seat is ideal for your child as car seats are important when transporting children. Child safety is important and choosing a car seat that provides the optimum safety for your child. Using infant car seats on heavier children may not be ideal as it does not provide the support and protection an older child needs. Moreover, children needs to feel comfortable in their car seat so they don’t feel annoyed and cry for your whole 4 hour journey.

If you’re looking for new car seats Babydash is having a KAW-KAW promotion on car seats of different prices from the 2nd to 31st December 2019. There are some good discounts on a range of car seats, be sure to check it out.

 

Top 5 Car Seats Under RM399

Original Author: Timothy Wee 

With the Malaysian government implementing a new regulation that car seats are compulsory for all parents with toddlers and babies, we as parents need to find safe and comfortable car seat for our precious children. There are many brands out there that sell car seats from low to high prices and choosing the right one may sometimes feel overwhelming. Today I would like to share 5 really affordable options that you can consider when choosing a new car seat. 

KOOPERS: DANZA INFANT CARRIER

The Koopers Danza is a sleek and elegant car seat that is only priced at RM299 only! It protects your child with a 3 point safety harness system and infant body and head support cushion that can provide excellent safety for your child. The Koopers also have European Safety Standard  ECE R44/04 approved certification. It supports 0-13kg (0-1 year olds). This car seat also comes with a cover that can allow your child to sleep comfortably while taking long rides. A must buy for those who want an affordable, stylish and comfortable car seat. You can buy it here

EVENFLO SUTTON™ 3-IN-1

Priced at RM299, the Evenflo Sutton is the ideal car seat for those who want a multifunctional seat for their children. It can be used for a child restraint with harness (9-18kg child) or as a booster seat with backrest (15-36kg child). Furthermore the 3 position height adjustable headrest gives parents the ability to use the car seat for children who are taller. This is perfect for those who want to keep the same car seat for a longer period of time as the Evenflo can serve many purposes. You can buy it here

HALFORD: ELITE CLASSIC

The Halford comes at a price of RM 303.71, an affordable price for a really good car seat. With an ECE 44/03 certification and a 3 point belt system, the Halford comes with top notch quality protection. Both the height of the headrest and harness belts can be adjusted to suit the size of your child as it grows. For even greater protection the Halford also comes with extra side paddings to protect your child. It also comes with a cover for all your babies who love sleeping. You can buy it here.

 

MEINKIND: MONZA SIGNATURE

The Meinkind comes with many features that can suit a child’s personal needs at a price of RM 329. It offers 3 reclining positions, 1 rear facing and 2 forward facing. A suitable age for rearward facing is birth to 9kg and for forward facing is 9kg to 18kg and the Meinkind is suitable for newborns to 4 year olds. Moreover the Meinkind has a sturdy protection system like a dual lock-offs for installing with vehicle 3-point seat belt and a SoftTouch, 5 point harness system with easily adjustable, one pull motion shoulder harness and lower buckle covers. The shoulder pads are removable, washable, and has anti-slip properties. The Meinkind also comes with proper padding from head to toe and on the sides to provide the ultimate comfort and safety for your kids. With a European standard ECE R44/04 certification, the Meinkind Monza Signature is the perfect car seat with many features. You can buy it here.

 

ALDO: SAVILE II

The Aldo Savile, priced at RM375.47, is a car seat that comes with many features that justifies the price. Designed for children aged 0-25kg, perfect for children aged 0-6 years old. For ultimate comfort for the child, the Aldo comes with 4 reclining positions that gives you the option to suit the needs of you child. Safety is no joke with the Aldo Savile, it comes with a 5 point safety harness and headrest with adjustable height and side impact soft padded wings. The Aldo Savile is a good buy for those who want both luxury and comfort for your car seats. You can buy it here.

 

These 5 options are not just excellent in quality but also affordable. The good news is that it gets more affordable! From the 2nd to 31st December https://www.babydash.com.my/ is having a KAW-KAW promotion on car seats. Spend RM399 and below on your carseat and get RM20 off when you use the code KAWKAW20. 

Babydash Takes Off with Equity Crowd-funding Launch Party!

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Last Thursday, 16 February 2017 was a blast as we officially launched our equity crowd-funding (ECF) program! We threw a special get-together launch party at Aether Cafe, TTDI to share our excitement and happiness with our forever supportive community of parents, suppliers, fellow mumpreneurs, the pitchIN team, media representatives, and potential investors.

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Who is Babydash? Let us introduce ourselves again. Babydash is an online store focuses on selling baby daily necessities. We have a wide product range of everything a baby needs from diapers and milk, bath & skincare products, baby food, toys, strollers, car seats, baby carriers and lots more. We make buying baby necessities as convenient as possible so parents can order from the comforts of their home and have the goods delivered straight to their homes/offices. Our key strength lies in the trust and loyalty that our community of customers and parents have in us. As such, we are continuously building this community and giving back by organizing free coffee and networking sessions, parenting talks, sleep consulting classes, lactation consulting talks, and lots more. Hence, we organize this launch party as we want to share our excitement with our loyal customers.

babydash-ecf-launch-party-3Babydash co-founders, Shan Li (left) and Lavinie (right) getting ready to officiate the launch!

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The atmosphere was upbeat as party-goers filled up the bright and cheery cafe – most of them with kids in tow. We were very excited to meet everyone, finally being able to put faces to names we always see in our ordering system.

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It was a fun-filled party with scrumptious food, sweet treats, happening music, fun activities for the kids such as face painting, story telling, nail art, fishing, and a ball pit filled with colorful balls for the little ones to have fun while mommies and daddies sat back and chillaxed and had a good time enjoying the party!

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We were very honored to have these fellow mumpreneurs who offered their services on that day. Thank you Shereena Gill the Story Teller, Tan Ching Yi the Kids Nail Artist, and Bellina Rosli the Hand & Face Painter! You fabulous ladies rock!

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A big THANK YOU again to everyone who came!

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A million THANKS to our suppliers – Mustela, Ratuwear, NAIF, and Moogoo for sponsoring wonderful lucky draw prizes to lucky winners!

babydash-ecf-launch-party-9Babydash co-founders, Shan Li (left) and Lavinie (right) were interviewed by RTM.

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Another big shout out to Team Babydash for a fantastic job and an event well run!

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Now you can invest today too and own a share in Babydash! Just click on this link – http://bit.ly/babydashecf to find out more about our business and how we intend to scale and grow! The best thing is, we will also be giving out 10,000 Dashpoints to each customer who invests in us! To all our investors, we will make you proud!

Update: In just over four days, we have reached our minimum funding target of RM200K and is now accepting investments till its RM2,000,000 target!

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