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Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...

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ISOFIX-compatible child seats: your questions answered
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ISOFIX-compatible child seats: your questions answered

ISOFIX-compatible child seats have been legal to use on Australian roads since September 2014, yet there still seems to be a bit of confusion among parents. Are ISOFIX seats mandatory? Is the top-tether necessary? Is the old way still okay? We regularly field questions regarding ISOFIX, including this one from Catriona. Q: Hi CarAdvice...


Volvo ‘Lounge Console’ becomes luxury baby transport with new concept
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Volvo ‘Lounge Console’ becomes luxury baby transport with new concept

Volvo’s XC90 Lounge Console concept, revealed in April as a business-class suite for the road, has revealed a new trick this week: premium baby carrying. While the earlier Lounge Console focused on providing ultimate comfort for individuals with a “high-profile lifestyle”, the new Excellence Child Safety Seat concept is all about the family...


ISOFIX Seats Australia: The benefits and how to fit correctly
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ISOFIX Seats Australia: The benefits and how to fit correctly

What is ISOFIX? And should you have queued up like a crazed Apple iPhone fan to buy one when they first hit the shelves? To answer the second question first, no. ISOFIX child restraints that are compliant under the Australian Standard can now be used legally, but the old way is still fine. For a number of reasons, however, parents are now being encouraged to make the move to ISOFIX...


Child Safety in Cars: Volvo celebrates half a century of innovation
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Child Safety in Cars: Volvo celebrates half a century of innovation

When there’s a baby on the way, after the initial excitement (or surprise) discussions will inevitably turn to child restraints. Legal requirements and opinions regarding child safety in cars have changed over the years and Volvo has played quite a role in its history – from being involved in the development of the first child seat prototype 50 years ago, to the recent unveiling of an inflatable car seat concept...


Volvo unveils inflatable child seat concept
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Volvo unveils inflatable child seat concept

It’s something every parent will experience, lugging a bulky, awkward child seat in and out of a vehicle. What if you could simply inflate and deflate a child seat, taking much of the hassle out of the equation? Enter Volvo, and it’s inflatable child seat. Though still in the development phase, the Swedish carmaker has released details, images and a video of its prototype...