The Importance of Buckling Up Your Kids In The Car

So I've been using the Volkswagen Duo Plus ISOfix child seat for the past 5 months or so, to buckle and strap my two kids in when they are in the car. The laws concerning child seat in Malaysia is still pretty lax, but that does not mean they are not important. In fact, based on what I've read online, there's a whole lot of car accidents that ended up fatal for the children passengers due to lack of child seats, or the misuse of these seats. 

The Importance of Buckling Up Your Kids In The Car
The Importance of Buckling Up Your Kids In The Car 



After reading up so much horror stories off the interweb, I am taking the matter seriously, and always ensure the kids are strapped in at all times in the car. The act of buckling them up also helps to keep them quiet, and not jumping around in the car. The child seat that I obtained came from Volkswagen, which is pretty hefty, and mighty secure with the ISOFix behind. 

An infographics i grabbed off the net
An infographics i grabbed off the net

Martin was pretty excited when the child seat arrived at our home
Martin was pretty excited when the child seat arrived at our home

Volkswagen makes their own special branded seats, they all look really cool and can easily fit into not just their own make, but even my ride which isn't a Volkswagen car. Just recently Volkswagen joint forces with the Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia (ARCPM) or Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia (PPBM) to raise awareness on the importance of keeping children safe whilst on the road.


The advocates of Child Passenger Safety, from left : Sheahnee Iman Lee, Founder of Child Restraint Action Group, Datin Wong Poai Hong, President of Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia (PPBM), Puan Sharifah Salmah Syed Harun, Human Resources Director of Volkswagen Malaysia,  and Sharifah Sofia, celebrity mum.
The advocates of Child Passenger Safety, from left : Sheahnee Iman Lee, Founder of Child Restraint Action Group, Datin Wong Poai Hong, President of Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia (PPBM), Puan Sharifah Salmah Syed Harun, Human Resources Director of Volkswagen Malaysia,  and Sharifah Sofia, celebrity mum.

“As a responsible automaker, we believe it is of utmost importance to educate people about the seriousness of this issue and help them take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of their children. We want to address the growing road mishaps involving children, and we are going beyond providing innovative safety features in our fleet of cars and embarking on our national initiative on Child Safety,” said Mr Armin Keller, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia.

It is really quite stylish
It is really quite stylish
It's rather sturdy, complete with all the bells and whistles and quality that is to be expected from Volkswagen
It's rather sturdy, complete with all the bells and whistles and quality that is to be expected from Volkswagen


To ensure an extended reach and amplify its advocacy for child safety in cars to Malaysians at large, Volkswagen is collaborating with one of the largest childcare NGO for this mission to roll out a ‘child safety’ training module across 280 childcare centres nationwide. 

Through this campaign, the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Trainers from PPBM’s network will train other operators of childcare centres to educate approximately 28,000 parents on the importance of using proper child car seats to curb injuries and losses. 

In german
In german
I had to read the manual to actually be able to fix the seat properly and securely
I had to read the manual to actually be able to fix the seat properly and securely


“We strongly believe that this training module will inspire, mobilise and strengthen prevention measures and engage childcare centres as agents of change in their respective communities. This training will also empower and facilitate the childcare centre personnel’s role in creating ‘safety consciousness’ and uphold child protection,” added Mr Armin Keller.

Aside from the roll out of the CPS training module, Volkswagen Malaysia will also donate 200 Volkswagen child safety seats to PPBM to further support the ongoing effort in education and raising awareness on this issue.

Child seats are an effective and proven way to minimise injuries and deaths among children aged between 1 to 4 years, and all the way up to 8 years. It secures the child and distributes the force of the impact. This protects the child’s neck and spine from injuries, should an accident occur. So what are you waiting for? Get one for your kid today itself!





29 comments :

  1. Your kid so cute!
    Suitable for 8-year-old kid? Goody! Is time for my nieces to change their child seats. ^^

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  2. Child seats are compulsory by law overseas. They should have that here too!!! Safety and life are of utmost important.

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  3. wow...great to hearing it . really safe during solo parent while driving .

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  4. Malaysian parents need to be more aware of the safety of children in car rides. This post is a good reminder.

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  5. agree we need to take care kids safety. Should have this in all cars with young child.

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  6. Such a fancy baby chair. I remember i used to have one and it does emphasise on the comfort for the baby too :) Its good that youre teaching your kids the importance of safety isaac!

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  7. lol love you kid expression after got buckled up. Very cheeky! it is important for their safety.

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  8. Agree with this! Even my brother also prepare a children seat to his son to keep safety.

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  9. Does it expensive as my friend is looking for it? i help her to survey reasonable child car seat.

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  10. yeah this is a must to buckle the children to avoid any unfortunate incident

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  11. agreed with you. Safety first. I heard that child seat is compulsory in other countries.. BTW, your kid is so cute. :D

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  12. The car seat looks stylish and I'm sure your son love it too. Is it sell at the market now and where can I get it ?

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  13. I agree that child seat is really important for children in car. Thanks for sharing this important message to all the parents who are driving!

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  14. i didn't know that you have child, and he is so cute!

    on the side note, i feel like it's a necessary to invest a safe, comfortable baby seat in the car, safety first.

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  15. It is indeed very important and good that you are spreading the right message as many parents tend to miss it and no one want to regret later.

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  16. Good to always strap and buckle up your kids when you are on the road. Good practice over there. So important, though many people still don't realize the importance and the safety it brings.

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  17. This is the first time I heard a car brand produce child seat! How thoughtful!
    Your kids are very cute! ^^

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  18. So cute Martin, he even left some car toys besides the baby seat ;)

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  19. Your little prince so cute, Isaac :) Malaysia should make this child seat installation compulsory in all vehicles that carry baby or kids on board. It's important to secure the little ones safety on the road :) Cheers, https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com

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  20. baby seat really important ... don't wait til "accident" happen...

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  21. I remember when I as a toodler, my mum also put me on child seat. But of course, not this kind, it is made by rattan..

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  22. kids will super love this car seat, i don't know why, and parents too, coz it's just stylish in the car yet so easy to buckle up. everyone should just buckle up until kids become too big.

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  23. Nice car seat you have there.. surely it's comfortable for the kids!~

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  24. Ahhh....so chip one! Yes, Child seat is very very important. I read a lot of news that parents neglected child seat most of the time.

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  25. So cute la your boy. And yes kids safety is very important. Especially in the car. Really cant stand it when I see parents letting their kids ride on their lap while driving,.

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  26. Wow... so cool the baby seat! Even cooler than your ride seat. How la like that? :p

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  27. Cherry Hobbs6:30 PM

    Nice info-graphics and also the blog too! While on a trip, we need to be watchful for the safety of kids. As you have mentioned, car crashes are the #1 killer of children and it is also true so parents should not just try fixing their kids or babies in car seats rather they should go for baby car seats. These baby car seats ensure the safety of kids. This article is really nice keeping track of the importance of buckling up kids in car. Here I would like to share some common Car seat safety mistakes that parents must avoid. Thank you.

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  29. Yeah having children in car is something parents should consider about.
    Thanks for your sharing. Great information.

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