Nellie Blevins Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:24:44
Choosing the correct car seat can often be very confusing as not only have you to ensure the correct size car seat for your child but that the car seat that you choose is also a correct fit for your car. Selecting a car seat that scores highly in the many test reports available is all very well but selecting a car seat that fits your car properly is probably the more important feature for your childs safety.
Flex-Loc Base - depending on your vehicle and / or current car seat, this Baby Trend car seat base comes in either black or silver to provide an overall matching solution. The Flex-Loc base is perhaps the most popular car seat base in the Baby Trend range. Voted as the number one top pick for new parents, from the launch this particular base has received praise from parents and product reviewers alike. The superior features incorporated into this car seat base model, are not restricted to only those with the Flex-Loc car seat itself, but are fully compatible with all Baby Trend infant car seats. The twin installation mechanisms that the Flex-Loc base comes with allows safe and secure fitting in newer vehicles equipped with LATCH anchor points or for those older vehicles, the car seat base allows for securing by way of standard car seat belts. As like so many of Baby Trend's car seat bases, this one has a fully adjustable height positioning.
Perfect Fit for the Baby - Choose the unit to buy with your child's age, weight, and height in mind. For example, infant seats that are rear-facing only are ideal for use with infants up to 30/35 lbs, the best model I have found that will take your child to 35 lbs is the Graco Snugride 35. While convertible models can be used in rear-facing positions until the baby is about 45 lbs, the only model I have found that will go to 45 lbs is the Diono Radian RXT convertible car seat. Although recent studies have shown that if a child is under 2 their neck is still not strong enough to support the head in the event of a crash. A child under 2 is 75% less likely to incur a serious injury or die when in a rear facing seat, so making sure the seat you purchase is suitable to be used rear facing until your child is 2 years old is an important consideration. Keep in mind that the best seat for your child is the one that can offer him the best protection while riding with you. You don't have to turn him around to a front-facing position just because he reached a certain age or weight. A lot of models today offer higher limits for the rear-facing position, which as stated above is generally considered safer.
Infant car seats are rear-facing to offer more protection for the little ones in their early years. Most infant models are rated at around 5 - 22 lbs. These will usually be able to get most infants through year one. Then, different options can be explored in terms of child safety seats for cars.
After the infant stage, the toddler and above stage can be in a forward-facing unit or convertible, for those that only want to buy one product that will last for several years. Many parents choose the ones that can also be used in a travel system like with strollers and extra stay-in-car bases. This makes traveling with a baby much more convenient for the whole family.
Knowing the fundamentals seats for kids for cars can help parent make the right decisions for their kids. Buying a travel system is an important purchase for a growing family and should not be taken lightly. With the many choices available, obtaining the wrong type is possible. So, research and read online reviews carefully before investing in a child car seat.