Nellie Blevins Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:22:46
Infants (birth to 1 year and/or 20 lbs) - Keep children under twelve months in an age-appropriate safety seat installed in the back seat, facing backwards. Infants should be kept in this backwards facing position as long as they are able to, until they outgrow the safety seat's height/weight limit.
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.
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.
First, the car seat can handle a child up to 65 lbs. and my son seemed to be growing pretty quickly. Some of the other car seats did not get close to this weight limit. And as he grew, the Graco Car Seat could be converted into a booster seat until he was up to 100 lbs. By that time, he probably would not even need a booster seat.
The position considered most safe for a baby to ride in is the center of the rear seat. If you are riding in a van or a wagon with several back seats then the center of the middle seat is the most appropriate position. Seats for babies under the age of 2 years are recommended to be installed in the rear facing position. This should continue until the baby outgrows the maximum rear facing leg room allowance. After 2 years, the baby can ride facing forward. The center of the rear seat is still the safest place to install the safety car seat in the car.
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.