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Buying a Seat - the Good Egg Charter

Good Egg Charter

When you set out to buy a child seat, you need to find a good retailer, perhaps by word of mouth. A good retailer will lead you safely through the many facts you need to know before buying.

Many good child seat retailers across Scotland want to make sure that customers get the right advice when buying car seats.

That's why they have signed up to our Good Egg Charter -designed to give you more confidence in the advice and service you receive.

Look out for the "Good Egg" signs - they'll tell you that you've come to the right place.

You'll find a list of these retailers HERE >


Buying a seat

Get the right answers to these questions:

Is this the right seat for my child?
The retailer should check that the seat is suitable for your child's weight and height.

Is the retailer well trained to help me?
Ask to see evidence, e.g. a certificate, to show they have been properly trained.

Is the seat of the correct standard?
The retailer should point out the official standard mark (ECE
R44.03 or R44.04).

Are fitting instructions easily understood?
The retailer should go over them with you.

Is it a problem if my car has a frontal airbag?
The retailer should know that child restraints should not be fitted in a car with a frontal airbag, even if it is switched off.

Which make should I buy?
Try not to compromise. If the shop recommends the most appropriate restraint, even though it's more expensive, ignore your bargain-hunting instinct.

 

Download The Good Egg Guide
The child car seat guide
The law - read all about the law on car seats
Downloads various translated infromation and the guide to in-car saftey
Download The Good Egg Guide
Good Egg Parents Charter
Boots the Chemist Logo
Child Saftey Checklist
In-Home Child Safety Initiative website
Arnold Clark Automobiles
Road Safety Scotland
ACPOS (Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland)
RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
Glasgow City Council
Strathclyde Police
North Lanarkshire Council
Lothian & Borders Police Road Safety Unit
Fife Constabulary Road Safety Unit
Road Saftey Scotland Logo
ACPOS - Association of chief police officers in scotland
Arnold Clark Logo
Look for the Good Egg Charter Approved Retailer Logo
The Good Egg Guide translations in various languages
Translation of the Good Egg Guide in Bengali - click to download pdf
Translation of the Good Egg Guide in Hindi - click to download pdf
Translation of the Good Egg Guide in Punjabi - click to download pdf
Translation of the Good Egg Guide in Urdu - click to download pdf
Translation of the Good Egg Guide in Cantonese - click to download pdf
Translation of the Good Egg Guide in Scottish Gaelic - click to download pdf
Translation of the Good Egg Guide in Polish - click to download pdf