Nellie Blevins Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:44:40
The bottom line is that many child injuries resulting from car crashes could be lessened or avoided if parents observed car seat safety procedures more strictly. For example, children between 4 and 7 who sit in booster seats have a 59% lower risk of injury during a car accident than children using safety belts alone.
If you want the best then chose one where the indicator is easy to read and appears on both sides of the car seat. The indicators show you when the seat is sufficiently reclined while in a rear-facing position. Getting this angle correct is so important because it allows an infant's airway to be open. In addition, it keeps a sleeping child's head from falling forward while traveling. Of course, when using these indicators you need to be sure that your car is parked on level ground.
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%.
If you are in any doubt about which car seat is the correct fit for your car consult the car seat manufacturers web site as many of the leading manufacturers such as Britax, Maxicosi and Renoluxwill have a Fit Finder guide detailing which of their car seats are most suitable for your model of car.
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.
There are many different types of car seat products, but here are the main types of car safety seats. One of them is the convertible seat. This is a car seat that has the seat that can be used either rear facing, as well as forward facing. This is one of the most practical types of seats, because it changes as your child grows. Now car seats are not cheap, and can range from around fifty dollars to well into the hundreds, so having a seat that changes as your child grows can save you a lot of money, considering how fast a baby grows in the first few years. Whether it faces back or forward depends on the weight of your child. Some of these Evenflo cars seats can even change to a booster seat as well; these are also called the combination car seat.