Leola Alvarado Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:53:54
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.
This system is a major change from the days of using seat belts to tether the baby car seat in place. When using the LATCH system a few points would be useful to keep in mind. Make sure the provided seat belt is threaded correctly through the child car seat. Ensure that your baby seat is mounted in the recommended recline angle. You may need to probably apply some strength or even push the baby car seat with your knee to get it close to the back of the seat. This ensures there is no air trapped beneath the baby seat and the back of the car seat. A correctly mounted child seat will not bulge more than an inch either forward, backward or side to side.
The second type of seat is a convertible seat. These seats have a larger weight range, and can be flipped from the rear-facing position to the forward-facing position when baby is big enough. Although far more expensive, with some models carrying weight limits ranging from 5-100 pounds, it might be the only seat you ever have to buy. Convertible seats are not portable and remain in the car at all times.
Rear-facing, infant-only seat. Typically these are for newborns ranging in weight from 5-22 and under a year of age. There is a part of this car seat attached to a handle that snaps out that enables the seat and the baby to be carried in and out of the car. When looking at these seats ask yourself, how much does this product weigh? Is it heavy? Bulky? Does the seat snap back in place easily? Are you looking for a car seat that can be removed and then snapped into a stroller for easy travel? Is the harness easy to adjust?
Rigid Latch-Loc Base - this is one of the new innovative products from Baby Trend and boasts the rigid latch-loc stay in car base mechanism. Currently this Baby Trend car seat base is only available in black. The product construction is made from high quality steel fittings, ensuring the integrity of the car seat base during a car accident. The entire latch mechanism allows a fool proof method of installing your car seat base securely every time and attaching the actual car seat to the base quick and easy. Although this base is intended for newer vehicles with LATCH anchors pre-fitted, the base also allows for the fitting with standard seat belts. Like the Flex-Loc base solution, this car seat base is also compatible with all of the Baby Trend infant car seats.
Until your child reaches a year in age, you'll need to choose among rear-facing car seats. Rear-facing car seats are highly recommended for such young children because of the dangers of whiplash as a result of sudden braking. Since younger children don't have the same kind of head control as adults, braking suddenly can have much more of an impact on an infant's tiny neck and head, resulting in serious and even life-threatening injuries.