Recommended Child Restraints

6 Months to 4 Years

Rearward/Forward Facing Child Restraints

Children between the age of 6 months and 4 years must use EITHER an approved rearward facing child restraint OR an approved forward facing child restraint with an inbuilt harness.

Children under 4 years of age must only travel in the rear row of a motor vehicle. If your vehicle does not have a rear row, this does not apply. Note: When using in a single row vehicle, such as a utility or van, a rearward facing child restraint cannot be used in the front seat where there is a passenger airbag.

RAA recommends using a Baby Safety Capsule for the first 6 months and then moving the child into a convertible child safety seat that will accommodate the child rearward until approximately 12 months of age. When using a convertible child safety seat, use the seat rearward facing until the child reaches the maximum weight for this mode (older seats) or meets the shoulder height marker for the forward facing mode. Just because a child has turned 6 months of age does not mean the child is ready to travel forward facing. A child safety seat should be used until the child outgrows the seat. A child has outgrown the seat when they have reached the maximum weight/height for the restraint or the maximum shoulder height marker. This normally occurs around 4 years of age.

Rearward Facing Installation

Forward Facing Installation

Recommended Convertible Child Safety Seats

Safe-n-Sound Safeguard

Birth to approx.12 months rearward facing, then forward facing until approx. 4 years.

RRP: $229.00     Member’s Price: $199.00

Safe-n-Sound Safeguard

The Safe-n-Sound Safeguard seat is a compact seat that is great for smaller vehicles and still has the height required to see a child through to 4 years of age which is an improvement on recent models of compact seats.

The Safeguard is an excellent choice when trying to fit three restraints across the back seat. Its narrow shell and narrow base provides excellent seatbelt access particularly when used next to a booster seat.

The high side wings of the Safeguard model provide excellent side impact protection.

Infa Secure Cosi Create

Birth to approx. 12 months rearward facing, then forward facing until approx. 4 years.

RRP: $240.00     Member’s price: $199.00

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The Cosi Create seat is a compact seat that is great for smaller vehicles and still has the height required to see a child through to 4 years of age. The product is only available in the black cover with choice of insert which comes in a wide range of colours.

The seat is easy to fit with its large opening, no rebound bar and only one seatbelt path for both rearward and forward facing mode. The seat also comes with a SafeGrip Belt Clamp which can be used to hold the seat firm.

Safe-n-Sound Compaq MKII

Birth to 12 months rearward facing, then forward facing until approx. 4 years.

RRP: $369.00    Member’s price: $329.00

Safe-n-Sound Compaq MKIIThe Safe-n-Sound Compaq MKII seat is a compact seat that is great for smaller vehicles, and still has the height required to see a child through to 4 years of age which is an improvement on recent models of compact seats.

The seat features seatbelt lock off clips for the sash part of the seatbelt that help to keep the seat firm when fitted in the forward facing position.

The high side wings of the Compaq provide excellent side impact protection.

The Compaq features the easy harness system where the harnesses are automatically adjusted with the adjustment of the headrest either from the front or back of the seat, making it very user friendly. This model has excellent padding for newborn babies.

Infa Secure Kompressor Caprice 

Birth to approx. 12 months rearward facing, then forward facing until approx. 4 years.

RRP: $370.00                               Member’s price: $335.00

ISOFIX model RRP:$450.00       Member's price: $400.00          

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The Kompressor model of seats are similar to that of the Cosi Create but feature a smaller base great for use with multiple restraints. When used next to a booster the smaller base leaves the access to the seatbelt more accessible. Like the Cosi Create this seat does not take up much room when rear facing, making it suitable for use in small to medium cars.

ISOFIX model - The newly design base is more compact than before, and patented ultra-narrow recline swing base means you can freely access the ISOFIX anchorage points in the vehicle without a big bulky base getting in your way. Our ISOFIX connectors feature a unique pull-loop release, which makes uninstalling the seat much easier than counter-intuitive push-to-pull button release connectors. When not in use, the ISOFIX compatible connectors are stowed in purpose built, hidden compartments inside the seat base – no messy bags hanging onto your back seats.

Safe-n-Sound Meridian SICT 

Birth to 12 months rearward facing, then forward facing until approx. 4 years.

RRP: $629.00    Member’s price: $559.00

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Side Impact Cushion Technology (SICT) - Head Protection features a dual layer head protection which minimises the energy generated in a side impact crash.

The air cushions on the sides of the seat maximise head protection by dramatically reducing side impact forces. As the cushion compresses it dispels air at a controlled rate, and this results in the cushion absorbing crash energy.

Active Head Restraint (AHR) - features deeper side wings that shield and contain your child’s head in a side impact crash. AHR grows with your child, working with SICT to contain your child’s head and to minimise impact forces.

All adjustments for the headrest and harness are made from the front of the seat, eliminating the need for the seat to be removed from the car for each adjustment.

The seat features seatbelt lock off clips for the sash part of the seatbelt that help to keep the seat firm when fitted in the forward facing position. EZ-Buckle System retains the harness buckle in a forward position and prevents your child from sitting on the buckle when boarding.

Safe-n-Sound Platinum SICT 

Birth to 12 months rearward facing, then forward facing until approx. 4 years.

RRP: $659.00    Member’s price: $589.00

Safe-n-Sound Platinum SICT ISOFIX 

Birth to 12 months rearward facing, then forward facing until approx. 4 years.

RRP: $699.00    Member’s price: $629.00

Safe-n-Sound Platinum SICT

Side Impact Cushion Technology (SICT) - Head Protection features a dual layer head protection which minimises the energy generated in a side impact crash.

The air cushions on the sides of the seat maximise head protection by dramatically reducing side impact forces. As the cushion compresses it dispels air at a controlled rate, and this results in the cushion absorbing crash energy.

Active Head Restraint (AHR) - features deeper side wings that shield and contain your child’s head in a side impact crash. AHR grows with your child, working with SICT to contain your child’s head and to minimise impact forces.

All adjustments for the headrest and harness are made from the front of the seat, eliminating the need for the seat to be removed from the car for each adjustment. 

The seat features seatbelt lock off clips for the sash part of the seatbelt that help to keep the seat firm when fitted in the forward facing position. EZ-Buckle System retains the harness buckle in a forward position and prevents your child from sitting on the buckle when boarding.

The new model of the Platinum is ISOFIX compatible allowing direct connection to ISOFIX connectors found in some vehicles.

Infa Secure Evolve Luxury (pictured) 

Approximately 6 months to 8-10 years.

RRP: $420.00    Member’s price: $350.00

Evolve Origin (basic model) 

RRP: $350.00    Member’s price: $299.00

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The Infa Secure Evolve seat will accommodate children from about 6 months to about 8-10 years of age with a 6 point internal harness.

The headrest provides additional energy absorption for the child’s head in the event of a crash. The seat is easy to fit and adjust with the harnesses and head rest adjusted from the front without having to uninstall the seat from the vehicle.

This seat has a wind out mechanism that creates various angles of recline, with the deep seat providing excellent leg support for larger children.

Recommended by RAA for parents/carers that need to transport more than one child at different times in the same seat or for the oldest child when a second child comes along and needs their original seat.

Will see children through to an adult seatbelt in most cars removing the need for a booster seat.

Safe-n-Sound Maxiguard SICT

Approximately 6 months to 8 years with an internal harness.

RRP: $479.00    Member’s Price: $429.00

Safe-n-Sound Maxiguard SICT

The Safe-n-Sound Maxiguard seat will accommodate children from about 6 months to about 8-10 years of age with a 6 point internal harness. 

The AHR headrest provides additional energy absorption for the child’s head in the event of a crash. The seat is easy to fit and adjust with the harnesses and head rest adjusted from the front without having to uninstall the seat from the vehicle.

Recommended by RAA for parents/ carers that need to transport more than one child at different times in the same seat or for the oldest child when a second child comes along and needs their original seat.

Will see children through to an adult seatbelt in most cars removing the need for a booster seat.

More Information

A select range of recommended child restraints can be purchased from the RAA Safety Centre at 101 Richmond Road, Mile End. 

RAA’s fitting service is available by appointment by calling the RAA Safety Centre on 08 8202 4592 or via email.

RAA Child Safety Centre