We all heard what happened the other day to Peaches Geldof, daughter of the famous Bob and mother of young Astala, born in April. As she was walking through the streets of London, the baby tumbled out of the stroller and fell to the ground, probably because of the poor state of the sidewalk, as the young woman explained on her Twitter profile: “London pavements are so dangerous.” She got quite a scare, but fortunately the baby was not injured.
The incident, however, has highlighted another issue related to the safe transport of children: the importance of using seat belts in strollers and in car seats installed on the stroller frame. Rough roads are clearly not an exclusive prerogative of London. On any road, a mother could come across uneven asphalt, potholes or slopes. Some time ago, on our Facebook page, a mother reported the danger posed by uneven cobblestones in her home town. The wheels of the stroller kept getting caught in the gaps between the stones, requiring her to be very cautious. There are countless types of pavement that can pose such problems in Italy.
For those who live in cities, pushing the stroller often involves paying a great deal of attention to double-parked motorcycles, totem display stands, bulky street furniture… At times it is necessary to engage in veritable acrobatics to circumvent obstacles.
In these cases, securing the child with a seatbelt can make all the difference.
The harness is not just useful when the baby is small and tends to lean out or try to get up. The belts are also important in the event of sudden movements and steep slopes, and not just when baby is sleeping.
Our models come with 5-point harnesses designed to provide safe and ergonomic child restraint. Remember, however, that it is you who must always remember to fasten them. After all, it’s just a question of getting into the habit!