FAQs

Seats usage

The EN014344 is the European standard concerning bicycle child carriers.

In order to be approved under the EN14344 standard, the child carrier must pass strict endurance and reliability tests. Even the markings, instructions and packaging are rigorously assessed. Therefore, an EN14344 approved child carrier is undoubtedly safer and provides higher performance compared to non-approved ones. Non-approved child carriers cannot be marketed in many countries of the European Union.

No. The child carrier with steel support must be coupled exclusively to a special mounting block. If the parcel rack interferes with the installation, it is recommended to take it off.

The EN14344 standard was drafted with the intent to maximise the safety of child carriers. As for the seat, its width is designed to prevent excessive lateral displacements, which could jeopardise the stability of the bicycle

No. The child carrier with steel support must be coupled exclusively to a special mounting block. If the parcel rack interferes with the installation, it is recommended to take it off.

No. Child carriers feature standard anchoring mechanisms and cannot be converted into a clamp.

Carriers can be used for children who are able to sit upright without help while travelling. For the rear child carrier, it is recommended to assess the child's autonomy, since he/she will be out by the constant visual control of the parent

The safest method is to fix it to the frame. Although not expressly prohibited by law, it is however not recommeded to fasten child carriers to the handlebars, which may not be designed to withstand the weight of the seat with the child sitting in it.

Pedal assist bicycles are considered equal to traditional ones, in compliance with European Regulation 2002/24/EC. Installing a child carrier on such a bicycle does not entail any problems, but it should be considered with caution. Child carriers are designed for urban, tourism and moderate trekking use; they are not designed to be used on means moving at high speeds or dedicated to extreme uses (professional mountain bikes, racing bikes). Their installation on mopeds, scooters and the like is prohibited. Therefore, a child carrier can be installed on pedal assist bicycles, which are equivalent to traditional bikes, as long as they are used at a moderate speed and with the caution required for carrying a child on the road. Different story for power assisted bicycles equipped with a motor that can keep running even if the rider is not pedalling. According to the current regulations, these vehicles are comparable in all respects to a moped; therefore, a child carrier must not be installed on this type of bicycle. The same thing can be said for bicycles that are equipped with a motor that runs both on pedal assist and as both standalone motor.

There are no problems for this application, but it should be assessed with caution. Child carriers are designed for urban, tourism and moderate trekking use. They are not suitable for extreme biking (professional mountain bikes, racing bike) or for particularly demanding uses. You should not use the child carrier on mountain bikes with greatly performing suspension systems (full suspended bikes). The presence of a child carrier completely changes the behaviour of the bicycle, in particular, with regard to braking, cornering and balance handling. For this reason, the use of the child carrier on a bicycle with suspensions could be dangerous. Therefore, if the bicycle has a "soft" suspension for tourism, as many bicycles have, it will be suitable; otherwise we do not recommend the installation of any child carrier.

The block fixing should not be affected by the presence of the brakes. For this reason, you should choose the support model (multifix, handlefix or sportfix,) which best fits your bicycle.

No. The child carrier must be fixed to the frame of the bicycle. Attaching the child carrier to the saddle tube is very dangerous; the tube would not be able to withstand the weight and could break, harming both the child and the adult.

Although not expressly prescribed by law, you should use a type-approved helmet.

The block is commercially defined as "universal" because it is suitable for general use on city/touring/trekking bicycles and is compatible with most, but not all, of these frames. We suggest that you verify the possibility of installing the child carrier before buying it.

If the contact of the child carrier with the parcel racks causes annoyance, we recommend that you remove the parcel rack and give priority to the child’s safety.

Car seats usage

We do not recommend carrying premature babies on NannaGuri seats. Consult with your paediatrician before using the child seat.

European legislation divides children using car restraint systems into weight groups. A child seat may cover a single group ie, a mono-group, or follow your child's growth with the advantage of a smaller financial commitment. Mono-group child seats, being specific, are more suitable for frequent use and for long journeys, multi-group ones, being designed for maximum safety, are best suited for occasional use.

No. Child seats may be fitted with the isofix system or with a three-point belt with retractor.

Children at an early age have particularly delicate necks and backs: positioning the child seat in the direction opposite to the direction of travel prevents major trauma to these parts of the body.

The Tiziano Isofix child seat is classified Semi-Universal and can only be used in the motor vehicles specified in the paragraph on "compatible vehicles list" attached with the child seat. Some car seats not included in the list may be suitable for the installation of the child restraint system.

It is very important that the belts that fasten the child to the seat are as tight as possible, obviously without tightening them so as to annoy the young passenger; it is important to remember that during the winter season, greatly padded and heavy clothing may worsen the performance of the child seat. Integral belts must perfectly wrap the baby's body. If they are too loose, the child could be flung out of the seat at impact, or may be able to wriggle out of it as you drive. For this reason, adjust the height of the seat belts before fitting the child seat in the car, and adjust it gradually as your child grows. Before each trip, take the time necessary to make sure that your child is fastened safely and comfortably. The belt must be taut, so that only one or two fingers can pass between the child's chest and the belt. Adjust belt tension every time you use the child seat: depending on the clothes the child is wearing, the belt may be more or less taut. The buckle must not cover the baby's tummy: check the position, and adjust it accordingly. Many child seats have the option to adjust the position and height of the buckle: see the instruction manual to find out how. If you are using a child seat that does not have the integral belts, it is essential to correctly adjust the automobile's safety belt on your child. The belt should pass over on the child's shoulders and chest, not on the neck. The abdominal portion must lie on the pelvis, and not on the stomach.

The child seat does not have any aeronautical certification. Its use on board must be agreed with the airline.

No. Even if the seat may appear intact, it may conceal damage to inner mechanisms or failures, sometimes provided for during the design phase to absorb the energy that otherwise would be suffered by the child.

All children below 1.5 m must use a child seat.

Once you have decided whether to give priority to the specific features of a seat intended for one single weight group or to the versatility of a multi-group seat, try it, if possible, in your car to ensure full compatibility between the car seat and the seat for your child.

Child car seat belts are sized to provide a reliable restraint for both small and larger children. Particularly padded jackets compromise belt performance, which may seem adequately tensioned but will not protect the child correctly at impact.

The length of the child seat is such to ensure adequate safety and comfort to every child within the intended weight group

Contact your dealer if you have any problems. The terms and conditions of the warranty are available on the website.

Organic or environmentally friendly fabrics are those which are made with natural fibres grown without pesticides.

The additional strap allows you to move the car safety belt in the right position on your child's shoulder, maximising the performance of the child seat.

Red markings indicate the points through which the car safety belt must pass when the child seat is installed in the direction of travel.

The red markings indicate the points through which the car safety belt must pass when the child seat is installed in the direction of travel. The blue markings indicate the points through which the car safety belt must pass when the child seat is installed opposite to the direction of travel.

This tensioning device on the Leonardo child seat allows tensioning the belt that secures the child seat to the car seat, thereby providing greater performance and stability, even when the child is not sitting on it.

The Maximo backrest can be removed and the seat can be used as a group 3 booster seat. Michelangelo and Maximo, on the other hand, must always be used with the backrest, even for older children. The instructions always clearly indicate if a seat can be used as a booster seat for bigger children.

In the GIOTTO PLUS model, the headrest offers greater protection in case of side impacts and is more easily adjustable in height thanks to the activation button.

Bellelli's child seats that that are fastened with safety belts are classified as universal, and are suitable for general use in vehicles and is compatible with most, but not all, of these seats. Perfect compatibility is more likely achieved when the vehicle manufacturer declares in the handbook that it is suitable for the installation of “Universal” child restraints for the age group in question. Isofix child seats are classified as Semi-Universal, and can only be used in the motor vehicles specified in the paragraph on "compatible vehicles list" attached to the child seat. Some car seats not included in the list may be suitable for the installation of the child restraint system.

It is forbidden and very dangerous to fix Group 0 and 0+ child seats on front seats equipped with airbags. In the event of an accident, the airbag could crush the child seat.

Car seats safety

The current ECE R44.04 standard was written by the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe).

Tests must be carried out by third-party agencies to impartially assess child seat performance with respect to the regulations in force.

In both cases, you can use the ISOFIX anchor points on the car but with a crucial difference: in an ISOFIX child seat, in groups from 0 to 1, the anchors are fixed to a rigid structure and the car safety belts are NOT used, thereby ensuring maximum performance and stability; a FIX system provides additional connections that help improve the performance of the child seat but through the use of the car safety belts.

Side Impact Protection. This acronym indicates that a child seat has been designed with special attention to safety in the event of side impacts, a very dangerous type of accident.

A crash test is a standardised simulation of a car accident; the regulations in force provide for frontal tests, tests with the seat turned in the direction opposite to the direction of travel and bump tests.

The R44 standard is the European law concerning child car seats. The 04 version is the latest revision of this standard.

NO. ISOFIX seats (check the type-approval label) do not require the use of car safety belts.

Not all. Current legislation does not provide for side impact tests; it is therefore recommended to rely on child seats that also integrate protection for this type of accident.

ISOFIX is the safest and the most practical system to fasten a car seat. The anchoring points provided for on all recently manufactured cars allow for secure fixing free of any possible flaws.

Every child seat must have a label, which must be visible at the outlet without having to remove it from the packaging. Very often, it is a rectangular orange label.

Avoid buying second-hand car seats. If it was involved in an accident, it may have damage not visible to the naked eye, but which could compromise its effectiveness during a collision or violent braking. Furthermore, child seats that are too old could be badly worn and designed with outdated criteria that make them unsafe and noncompliant with current standards. Accept child seats only from relatives and friends, of which you know the history, which have instructions and that are not too old and shabby.

Every child seat must have a label, which must be visible at the outlet without having to remove it from the packaging. Very often, it is a rectangular orange label.

Company

Bellelli is the only Italian company in the sector to have in-house Crash Test systems. This means 100% reliability and control on all products.

Yes! Bellelli is among the few child seat companies in Italy that design and manufacture the products they sell. Find out more about the production chain in the Laboratory page.

Site usage

Enter the RESELLER section, choose your region and you're done. You will find the list of all the outlets in your region. All you have to do is identify the one nearest to you.

Of course! In the VIDEO section in home page, you will find a series of videos that show you, step by step, how to install and use the child car seat or bicycle carriers and how to easily assemble these products.

Yes, you can find links to our social pages on the bottom of every page of the site.

FAQs about B-Travel

The top of the child's head, once sitting inside B-Travel, should not exceed the maximum limit indicated on the backrest of the seat. In general, a child approximately 1.20 m tall is close to this limit.

Baby trailers can be used for children who are able to sit upright without help while travelling. It is recommended to assess the child's autonomy, since he/she will be out of the constant visual control of the parent.

Yes, the installation procedure is described in the instruction booklet that is included with each trolley.

Although not expressly prescribed by law, a type-approved helmet should be used.

Yes. We recommend using the centre seat.

Baby trailers can be used for children who are able to sit upright without help while travelling. It is recommended to assess the child's autonomy, since he/she will be out by the constant visual control of the parent.

No, this option is not available.

No. The B-Taxi is intended solely for carrying children.

Baby trailers can be used for children who are able to sit upright without help while travelling. It is recommended to assess the child's autonomy, since he/she will be out by the constant visual control of the parent.

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