Nellie Blevins Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:21:16
It's important to choose a car seat designed for your child's age and weight to give him or her the best chance of escaping injury in a crash. There are three main types of car seats -- infant car seats, infant/toddler convertible car seats, and booster seats. Below are the facts about car seat options and some tips for making educated purchasing decisions for each car-seat type:
Convertible seats are used rear facing and then convert to forward-facing for older children. They are heavier and do not come with carrying handles. The weight limit is 30-40 pounds. They come with a harness. The harness secures at the shoulders, at the hips and between the legs.
Both the infant carrier type of seat and convertible seat are suitable for most infants from birth. The convertible type though has a longer lifespan than the infant carrier and hence may be more cost-effective if you are looking for a best value for money solution. It's also worth remembering that if you are looking for a convertible type of car seat, it can be worth spending a little extra to get a better quality seat with easily removable covers. Sometimes these covers can be fully replaced if they get too worn. All these factors should be considered when selecting the correct seat for your child.
As a parent, choosing the right carseats can be an agonizing process for beginning parents. Which one should I get? Which are the safest carseats for my baby? Are these carseats expensive? All of these thoughts cross your mind, but we are here to help.
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.
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.