Nellie Blevins Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:38:51
Now a travel system includes an infant car seat, a base for the car and a separate stroller all in one purchase. With this particular piece of baby gear the car seat generally snaps into the stroller, it also allows one to move a sleeping baby without waking them. You will also want to have a soft seat to give the baby a break from the infant car seat. There can be a negative side to the travel system as some manufacturers only make a seat that goes with their own stroller system. This can be avoided by choosing a stroller that takes different car seats. Also, these types of strollers and car seats can be bulky so you want to make sure you have enough room in your car's trunk.
Convertible car seats can be used rear-facing until the baby is old enough and then they can be turned around. This saved you money, because you can use the seat longer. These can be used for a couple of years depending on the size of the child. They take up more room and are not meant to be taken in and out of the car. They are rated to be used rear-facing for higher height and weight, so they are great for babies that are bigger or taller.
The last type of seat is a booster seat. These can have a high back like a portable seat or no back or backless like a booster seat at a restaurant. Which you choose will again depend on weight and height. Many of the backed booster seats can easily be converted to backless ones. The main difference with these is that they use a belt-positioning system for guiding your vehicle's seat belt to the right height and position for kids and not a built in harness system.
A five point harness gives your child the greatest protection because it holds your baby tighter in the seat in the event of a crash. A T-Shield or over-the-head restraint allows too much room or can get in the way of chubby tummies and legs. The stalk of the T-Shield can cause serious injury to your baby.
Safety - In the US, all baby car seats are required to hurdle a uniform set of federal crash tests. Some brands offer extra features that allow for convenient installation like non-twisting straps and integrated locking clips. As even the barest and cheapest units available may have passed the basic tests, and as such may be considered as generally safe, the extra features may offer added safety, albeit for an additional cost. Also be sure to check the history of any secondhand safety restraint you may be offered by friends or purchase from a garage sale, eBay etc. Never, ever use a car seat that has been involved in a crash! Safety Belt Safe U.S.A. has a form you can use for this called "Car Seat Checkup Online" Also the "Personal Stories" section is great to read.
Some of the convertible car seats come with as many as 5 reclining positions. When your child naps in the car and is forward facing then the multiple adjustments can keep smaller children correctly inclined. When rear-facing the seat should be adjusted to a proper angle in order to keep your baby's airway clear.