One in four vehicle accidents are from side impact, with the greatest incidents of trauma being the head and neck. This is why the choice of child car seat is one of the most important decisions parents will make.

There are many child car seats claiming to be Australia’s safest but only Air Protect technology surpasses the world’s toughest safety tests. Air Protect’s revolutionary side impact technology goes beyond the testing required by the Australian Standards (which are the toughest in  the world). Air Protect has been tested at Kettering University Crash Centre (Michigan, USA) with forces up to 1000kg.

Air Protect has been designed to protect your child from side impact collision and immediately reduces crash forces at the most critical spot: around a child’s head. Air Protect shields your child’s head from impact and immediately reduces forces through the precise release of air.

Air Protect technology is only incorporated into the Australian made Safety 1st and Maxi-Cosi ranges from capsule systems to convertible car seats to booster seats.

Safety 1st  has been a pioneering brand in prevention and safety for children for 25 years with their products spanning child care, home safety, travel and items to play and relax.

Maxi-Cosi has been innovating and designing the safest, most practical and comfortable prams, pushchairs, buggies and car seats available for over 30 years. Many of their products have received top ratings and awards from independent consumer organisations, nursery specialists and consumers alike.

Onya Magazine road-tested the Safety 1st Sentinel (RRPA$349.00) and was incredibly impressed. Michael, a new father, had this to say about the car seat:

“The safety of my daughter is my first priority, and just knowing such a high quality seat is protecting her in the back of my car allows a great peace of mind. I’m sure that no-one leaves home with the intention of having an accident, but accidents do happen, and if and when one does, I’ll take great comfort in the knowledge that this is the best I could have provided for my little girl.

I was incredibly impressed with how easily the car seat was fitted into my car, and also how my baby girl seemed completely at ease and comfortable within it.”

Onya Magazine is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Maxi-Cosi or Safety 1st car seat of their choice. To enter, email info@onyamagazine.com with the subject line ‘Air Protect’, your full name, postal address and the car seat of your choice.

To view the range and choose a seat according to your needs, click here. The winner will be drawn randomly after 5pm on Thursday, January 31st, 2013.

Safety 1st and Maxi-Cosi prices range in RRP from $200 to $500. For more information about the technology or to talk to other parents on the forum, go to www.airprotect.com.au.  To see the full range of car seats available from Maxi-Cosi and Safety 1st and to find your nearest stockist got to www.igcdorel.com.au.