By the end of this course you will understand:

  • NZ Child Restraint Law

    It's important to know the fundamentals of NZ child restraint law. We detail the parts of the law which are relevant for newborns.

  • Different Restraint Types

    A newborn can travel in a capsule or rear-facing child restraint. Find out relevant reasons why parents could choose one over the other.

  • How to Fit a Child to a Car Seat

    Harnessing a baby correctly into a car seat is vital. We will give you an overview of what parents should check before they travel.

  • The Importance of Rear-Facing

    Rear-facing is the safest position for a baby to travel in a vehicle. There are reasons for this which are clearly explained in this course.

  • Vehicle Seating Positions

    There are various positions to install a child restraint. Some are considered safer than others - we explore where these are and why.

  • Lifespans and Expiry Dates

    Understand how to read car seat manufacture dates so you can determine if a child restraint is still within its lifespan.

Who is this course for?

  • Are you a midwife working in New Zealand?

  • Do you give your clients any advice about car seats?

  • Would you like to be confident you are giving accurate advice?

  • Do you have clients who use second hand car seats?

  • Are you with your clients when they are leaving hospital with their baby in a child restraint?

  • If so, then this course is for you.

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Take a moment to hear from Danielle.

Libby & Co

Libby Cain: Midwife, Lactation Consultant, CBE

"What impressed me most when I first met Danny was her knowledge and commitment to the safety of our babies and toddlers (with respect to baby/child restraints), and her willingness to share her knowledge. With her enthusiasm and knowledge, it makes sense that she has taken up this important educational role. I look forward to using her new educational resources." Contact Libby at