Leola Alvarado Car Seat April 16th, 2019 - 03:23:46
High Back Booster Seat (Recommended when the car has low seat backs)
In the US, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 14. While car accidents are usually unavoidable, what many parents may not know is that child injury during vehicle accidents can be significantly decreased or deterred by the proper use of car safety seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of all child car safety seats and restraints are used incorrectly; car seat manufacturer Clek puts this figure as high as 92%.
Once non-compulsory, many states have enforced laws requiring booster car seats for children up to 8 years old. Older children have a higher rate of injury than younger ones for several reasons. Many move the car belt under the arm or behind their them. They tend to slide to the edge of the seat or slump downward. Older children may find vehicle seats and car belts uncomfortable, so they tend not to buckle up.
There are two types of car seats for babies. The first is the bucket style infant seat, which has a handle for easy carrying and often has a permanent base that is left in the car. The seat latches into the base for travel, and can easily be released. These seats are popular for young babies, as they allow the parent to remove the entire seat from the car without disturbing a sleeping infant. Infant seats can only be used in the rear-facing position, and generally have a weight limit of 22-35 pounds.
Flex-Loc Base - depending on your vehicle and / or current car seat, this Baby Trend car seat base comes in either black or silver to provide an overall matching solution. The Flex-Loc base is perhaps the most popular car seat base in the Baby Trend range. Voted as the number one top pick for new parents, from the launch this particular base has received praise from parents and product reviewers alike. The superior features incorporated into this car seat base model, are not restricted to only those with the Flex-Loc car seat itself, but are fully compatible with all Baby Trend infant car seats. The twin installation mechanisms that the Flex-Loc base comes with allows safe and secure fitting in newer vehicles equipped with LATCH anchor points or for those older vehicles, the car seat base allows for securing by way of standard car seat belts. As like so many of Baby Trend's car seat bases, this one has a fully adjustable height positioning.
The downside to the infant car seat is that you'll spend $60 to $150 on the seat and your child will outgrow it in 6 months to a year. You'll have to upgrade to a convertible car seat once your baby reaches 20 lbs. If this is a concern for you, you can buy a convertible car seat that will face the rear for your newborn and can turn around to face the front for your baby once he or she reaches 20 lbs.