Jump to content

Baby Capsule install advise (safety first one safe)
getting the capsules angle right


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 agdp07

Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

I have just installed the bases of our Safety first one safe baby capsule into both my wife's and my car.
I am able to secure them so they do not move at all but the problem I'm having is getting them level so the actual capsule sits at less than 40 degrees as per the instruction manual.
In the instructions it says to roll a towel up underneath the base to help level it but even then its not enough unless I use a beach towel and then due to the recline of the back seats the stabilising bar is no longer resting on the back seat.
Any suggestions on this would be great.
I will call the company on monday morning and if they cant help I will have to get them installed from an installer.

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

For my Unity capsule years ago the installer cut a foam wedge to fill in the seat back so the rebound bar was secure.



#3 Jaxons_Mum

Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

We are having the same problem with our safety first capsule. How did you get on with ringing the manufacturer I am thinking that we night have to take it to an installer to do it properly.

#4 PurpleNess

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

We used a towel ( Commodore) & then took it into Kidsafe to get it checked. Might be worth doing that & they can advise you on best method.

#5 Delillah1

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

Our installer used a rolled up towel.

#6 Kim Marie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

Just ring your ambulance or fire station & they will usually give you a day that someone will be there to check it over & make sure it's installed properly...all for free biggrin.gif

#7 agdp07

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE (Jaxons_Mum @ 15/11/2012, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We are having the same problem with our safety first capsule. How did you get on with ringing the manufacturer I am thinking that we night have to take it to an installer to do it properly.


Ok, I took it to get installed by an installer and TBH I do a better job myself.Before he even started he said that they are the worst capsules to install.He ended up trying to install it behind the passenger seat but couldn't get any better than 45-50 degrees which I wouldn't except as it clearly states this in the instructions.He believes its a mistake as all other capsules are set at 45-50 degrees but I rang the company and they said its not.He ended up just giving me a refund for install.I will just pack it up with towels until it is level on the base which give you the 40 degrees.The stabiliser bar doesn't need to be touching the chair.Hope this helps.



#8 g_uzica

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

We had our safety first capsule instaled by Littles Car Restraint Installers (Sydney).  They brought a pile of cut to size cardboard pieces to level out the base on the seat and then used a rolled up towel to wedge between the bar and the back of the seat.  

Occassionally the wedged towel does come loose, but this is just refited by us.



#9 ednaboo

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE (Kim Marie @ 15/11/2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just ring your ambulance or fire station & they will usually give you a day that someone will be there to check it over & make sure it's installed properly...all for free biggrin.gif

Not in Victoria they don't!  Is Qld the only state that does this?

In Vic local councils sometimes offer free restraint checks, but if in doubt, a professional installation is only about $35.

#10 ttc3

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

I had the same concern with our one safe seat so took it to be checked.  Yes a towel was used to level out the base and that made the rebound bar lose contact with the back of the seat.  Not ideal but apparently isk.  He then wedged a piece of foam in the gap between bottom of the rebound bar/base of capsule & the cars seat.  If that makes sense.

#11 indigo~

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

I'm in Qld and Kidsafe installed my Snap'n'Go capsule. They used a towel under the base to level it. As a result, the rebound bar does not touch the back of the seat and they didn't say anything about it being an issue.

Does this make the capsule less safe?




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.