Ann's Prams Nursery & Baby Centre
Ann's prams won Retailer of the Year Award 2012 last night 30/03/2012 at the Life in Petersfield Event and we would like to thank all theircustomers for their continued support, along with staff, family and friends.
WHICH recommends that you visit your local independent baby shop for advise and fitting of car seats and here at Anns Pram Centre we are well known for our car seat knowledge, advise, experience and help given to our customers over the past 17 years.
Sue is our fully trained and expert car seat fitter and she has been trained and approved by Britax, Recaro, Maxi Cosi, Kiddy and extended rearward facing Besafe, Maxi Cosi, Britax and Recaro. She has 17 years of experience in the car seat industry and takes this responsiblity very seriously. She will ask you several key questions before starting to discuss the seat that is suitable for your child which is very important in ensuring that you get the right car seat for your childs age, weight and the car type model and make. She will take the seat out to your car(s) to ensure that they fit and she will demonstrate their correct use along with the harness tightening and any other relevant advise.
Sue has also been involved with Meridan Television car seat filming within the past couple of years and has had contact with the road safety teams in Hampshire and other counties.
The latest WHICH report has at last recognised the important work that good local independant nursery shops provide and it is more about your childs safety than saving a few pounds, plus the fact that many of the larger stores do not do the intense training that these valuable independant shops do as part of their on going service to their customers.
Car Seats Fitting
At Ann's Pram Centre we have a huge range of Car Seats from newborn to 11 years, fitted in store by our approved Car Seat Fitters, who are trained, experienced and approved by the Britax Training Centre, They have also been trained by Maxi Cosi, Kiddy, Besafe and Recaro to the highest standards.
W have been telling our customer for some years that it is not a good idea to leave a newborn in an infant car seat for more than 90minutes approx, and if they have a longer journey to make within the first three months of life we would advise using a lie-flat carrycot such as the jane transporter or the jane matrix light car seat.
All our car seats are sold with a personal fitting lesson and advise. They will never just sell a car seat without showing you how to fit the seat and make sure that the harness is the correct height for the child etc.
In the latest WHICH report they advised that customers visit their local independent retailers who would give a better fitting service and advise than the larger stores who did not do quite so well in a recent secret filming exercise.
There has been a big move to keep children in an extended rearward facing seat which is 5 times safer than the forward facing seat in a group 1, The popular extended rearward facing seats such as Besafe,Maxi Cosi, and Britax are all stocked at Anns Prams and are expert will advise you on the correct seat for your child and car along with the correct fitting of the chosen seat.
New-born car seat safety alert for parents
Industry experts and health officials have issued a warning to parents about the danger of letting their baby sleep in an upright infant car seat for long periods.
They say that using upright infant car seats for lengthy journeys, or as a replacement for a carrycot, can restrict a child's airways, resulting in a growing number of what is known as 'car seat cot deaths'.
But David McCullough, Director of Johnston Prams and Buggies, the UK and Ireland distributor of Jané says that if parents are careful about the equipment they buy, their baby will be safe from this risk.
He said: "With a growing number of health warnings over the misuse of upright infant car seats and an increase in tragedies related to respiratory issues, it is vital that parents are aware of any dangers and make the right choices when buying car seats. Jané's innovative Matrix Light and Platform, a lie-flat system, has just been shortlisted for a Mother and Baby 2012 award because it is one of the safest and best on the market and I would recommend it for at least the first few months of a baby's life."
He added: "Consumer magazine Which? recently reported* the death of a four-month-old child from Derbyshire who died of natural causes after sleeping in its infant car seat indoors for an extended period of time. The parents said that the baby regularly slept in an infant car seat, sometimes overnight, as the child wouldn't settle in its carrycot. Although there was no direct link found between sleeping in the child car seat and the child's death, medical studies show oxygen saturation levels decline after a child spends 60 minutes in a car seat."
Studies published on the medical website Pediatrics* state that keeping a new-born baby in an upright position for long periods of time lowers the amount of oxygen in its blood. A new-born baby's reflex to keep its head held up is not fully developed, meaning the head flops down and restricts the airway. Doctors say that this is good enough reason not to use an infant car seat for anything other than travel.
A travel system such as the award-winning Jané Matrix Light, which can be used as a lie-flat or sitting up infant car seat in the car, helps new-born respiration, nurtures the abdomen and aids spinal development. Along with the latest Mother and Baby nomination, the system has already won a raft of prestigious industry awards. Its patented Isofix system, which is a world first, means that it is extremely safe and parents can lock and unlock it with just one movement. It's the healthiest way for a baby to travel - especially on long journeys.
Which? Magazine's car seat expert Victoria Pearson says: "Child car seats should not be used for extended periods of time or as a replacement for a cot bed."
However, a suitable carrycot such as Jané's Transporter is a safe way of transporting baby. Which? Magazine has given this carrycot a Which? 'best-buy' and it was also a winner of the 2011 Eurotest, making it one of the safest carrycots in the world. The Transporter can be used as a lie-flat car seat in the car with no time limits and is no threat to a baby's respiratory system.
David explained: "Whether using a lie-flat car seat or a carrycot parents need to be aware of the safety issues. At Jané we are delighted with the plethora of awards we have received over the past number of years recognising the style and practicality of Jané products along with the outstanding reputation for safety testing.
"All parents want their child to have the best start in life and health and safety is the top of everyone's list. It's reassuring to know that Jané is committed to producing robust, stylish products that are simply the most innovative, safest and best value for money."
WE DO NOT SELL CAR SEATS ONLINE DUE TO THE HEAVY RISK OF THEM BEING FITTED INCORRECTLY OR THE FACT THAT THEY MAY NOT EVEN FIT THE VEHICLE OR THE CHILD. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GET THE RIGHT SEAT FOR YOUR CHILDS AGE AND WEIGHT AND ALSO MAKING SURE THAT IF FITS YOUR VEHICHLE CORRECTLY.
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