As a parent, it’s only natural to want the best for your little ones. So when you’re out on the road with your kids, keeping them safe and snug in their child seat is of the utmost importance. But if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about finding the perfect child seat, worry no more. We answer all the burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask in this article!
Do I really need a child seat for my toddler?
In Singapore, anyone shorter than 1.35m is required to be secured with a child restraint appropriate for a person of that height and weight. They can use a booster seat to supplement the seat belt or an adjustable seat belt. Good child seats like these from Volkswagen keep your little ones seated snug, secure, and well-protected in the event of an accident.
I’ve been browsing some child seats and noticed the term ‘ISOFIX’. What is it exactly?
ISOFIX, or the International Standards Organization FIX, is the international standard of attachment points for child safety seats in passenger cars. This ensures a uniform and optimal standard for securing child seats in passenger cars of different makes.
So if a child seat is ‘ISOFIX compatible’, what does that mean?
It means that the child seat is equipped with a fixing device that allows it to be fitted into vehicles with ISOFIX compatible mounting points. This is done by securely attaching the two support arms on the seat, onto your car.
Do seats in Volkswagen cars come with ISOFIX mounting points?
All models in the Volkswagen range have ISOFIX as standard, allowing for two child seats secured on the rear bench seat. The 7-seater Sharan MPV even comes with ISOFIX brackets in both the second and third row seats, which can accommodate up to five detachable child seats with ease!
Is it difficult to mount an ISOFIX child seat onto my Volkswagen?
Absolutely not! ISOFIX child seats are really easy to mount. In fact, they can be done in 3 easy steps:
- Align the ISOFIX support arms to the mounting points.
- Gently push them in.
- Listen for the clicking sound, then look out for the green indicator to show that the seat is mounted securely.
But if they’re so easy to mount, what if my child un-mounts it too mid-journey?
Though we’re sure adults will have little problem mounting/un-mounting Volkswagen ISOFIX child seats, inquisitive children will be unable to detach them once they are secured snugly in. Our advice? Avoid non-ISOFIX child seats from other brands that are only secured by seat belts, as children may be able to detach them easily from their mounting points. Ensure optimal safety and peace-of-mind with Volkswagen ISOFIX child seats instead.
With features like adjustable handles, washable and durable seat covers, height-adjustable 3-point seat belts and more, rest assured that Volkswagen child seats have been designed for your little ones to be just as comfy as you are on every ride in your Volkswagen. So if you are in need of a child seat, you’re welcome to visit our showroom with your children to have a closer look!
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