Noemi Butler Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:48:01
The most important thing regarding car safety is to choose a seat that fits the child regarding age, weight and height. A car seat is simply not safe if the child does not fit it well. Initially you will need an infant seat, which you will need already when you leave the hospital to take your newborn home. Then you will need to change the car seat as the child grows.
There are many child car seat models and brands that it's no wonder that parents get overwhelmed when it's time to buy an infant car seat, convertible or booster car seat for their children. They often have questions about the car seat laws in their state and inquiries regarding rear-facing, forward-facing, and weight requirements for infants and toddlers. Knowing the basics will help parents be informed shoppers.
How do I know when my child is ready for a booster seat?
There are a wide variety of car seats on the market with a range of price tags, but all seats, no matter what the price are subjected to the same safety tests. The only exception to this rule is European seats, which are put through side impact tests as well as front and rear. At this time US car seats are not tested for side impact.
A high back booster seat are similar to traditional car seats and often feature a 5 point harness. Though considered to be the safest type, they are large and bulky. A high back booster would be ideal for a younger child and as a semi permanent seat in your vehicle. Many are even equipped with LATCH systems for secure installation. If you plan on moving the seat from one car to the next, this setup could be difficult to transfer.
If your dog is going for walks or has a tendency to be car sick it would be worth investing in something heavy duty rather than the nylon protective seat covers. The heavy duty covers also protect against dog claws which plain nylon covers may not. If you dog is large or can get very muddy or wet it would be worth getting a hammock rear cover. This is secured on the front headrests and sits hammock like over the back seats. This means that the back of the front seats and the floor are covered too as well as the whole of the rear seat. Most of these covers are waterproof protecting your seats further and help prevent them smelling like damp dog. Not a good smell in your car. Make sure they can be washed too so you can freshen them up in the machine or hand wash them without the covers falling apart.