Nannie Hawkins Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:49:02
Perfect Fit for the Baby - Choose the unit to buy with your child's age, weight, and height in mind. For example, infant seats that are rear-facing only are ideal for use with infants up to 30/35 lbs, the best model I have found that will take your child to 35 lbs is the Graco Snugride 35. While convertible models can be used in rear-facing positions until the baby is about 45 lbs, the only model I have found that will go to 45 lbs is the Diono Radian RXT convertible car seat. Although recent studies have shown that if a child is under 2 their neck is still not strong enough to support the head in the event of a crash. A child under 2 is 75% less likely to incur a serious injury or die when in a rear facing seat, so making sure the seat you purchase is suitable to be used rear facing until your child is 2 years old is an important consideration. Keep in mind that the best seat for your child is the one that can offer him the best protection while riding with you. You don't have to turn him around to a front-facing position just because he reached a certain age or weight. A lot of models today offer higher limits for the rear-facing position, which as stated above is generally considered safer.
Another type of seat that is suitable as an infant's first car seat is the convertible car seat. This kind of seat can be used rear-facing from 5lbs to around 30lbs in most cases, and can then be converted into a front facing seat when your child has grown to the manufacturers limit, which is typically around 30lbs in weight or at approximately 2 years of age. Some of the best convertible child seats include the Britax Marathon 70 and the Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite.
Fabric. Car covers are made with different kinds of fabric. You can opt for a set of covers for your car that has been stylishly made of leather, for example. It is however best for one to choose a set of covers for cars that is easy to clean. There are certain covers for cars made of fabric that is easy to get cleaned. When your car is used daily and you intend to drive it for a long time then you should choose a cover that comes with a fabric that's easy to clean so that you can replace your car's cover with it from time to time. Having an extra set of auto seat covers can help you maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the interiors of your car, beginning with the car seats.
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.
The handle that is on an infant seat will usually swing from behind the seat for the convenience of carrying your infant when in an upright position. You will want to make sure that your car seat is in a reclined position so that your infant's head doesn't fall forward and cause possible breathing problems. An infant can grow out of an infant seat rather fast as your baby can become too heavy in usually a period of six to nine months. At this time you will want to consider going to a convertible car seat. In this case, the baby will be more secure and safe when traveling. These types of seats usually range about $75.00 to $300.00 and are compatible to a stroller frame that is most the time sold separately. This type usually takes a child from thirty or thirty-five pounds depending on which model you have. The convertible seat that goes forward will accommodate a child anywhere from forty to sixty-five pounds. Convertible seats can help you get your monies worth as they can take a child as far as kindergarten and maybe even longer.
More and more parents are discovering the savings benefits and uncluttered convenience associated with being able to re-use their single child car seat in multiple cars. Often your baby will travel in both mom and dad's cars at different times, or enjoy frequent outings in their grandparents' car, giving them the opportunity to spoil their grandchild and giving you a short period to recharge your batteries. Whatever the reasons for needing to safely carry your infant or child in different vehicles, traditionally you either had to purchase a separate car seat for each vehicle or go through the laborious 'remove from one car and install in the other' routine. The now commonplace car seat base, allows you to simply install additional seat bases in each car and quickly click the actual infant car seat into which ever car you need to use.