Deann Macias Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:23:16
The best and safest type of car seat for newborns is an infant car seat that is rear-facing. They are convenient with an easy to use carrier that is detachable and mounts onto a base that stays in the car. When it is time to get out of the car, you just click and take the seat with baby in it. You can also buy additional bases if necessary.
Another type is known as infant convertible. This kind of seat holds children from 5 lb to 30 lb in a rear-facing position. In addition it can convert to forward facing and hold a child of up to 80 lb. This type of seat remains in the car and you will need to take your baby out of it whenever you stop. It is a good option if you want to buy one car seat only and if you want to keep the seat in the vehicle all the time.
An infant carrier or seat is usually the first type of seat that your new infant will need if he or she is born at a birth weight of 5 pounds and above, and has no medical problems preventing them from sitting up while travelling. Some examples of best in class infant seats are the Graco Snugride range, the Chicco Keyfit 30 and the Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air ranges. Many other manufacturer's also produce very good seats and all seats currently on sale have to meet US standards for safety.
The last type of seat is a booster seat. These can have a high back like a portable seat or no back or backless like a booster seat at a restaurant. Which you choose will again depend on weight and height. Many of the backed booster seats can easily be converted to backless ones. The main difference with these is that they use a belt-positioning system for guiding your vehicle's seat belt to the right height and position for kids and not a built in harness system.
Why is it important for a child to use a booster seat?
It is recommended by experts that an infant car seat or premature baby car bed is only fitted in the rear of the car. Infant carriers must be used in a rear-facing position until your child either exceeds the manufacturers weight limit of the seat or reaches 2 years of age. Travelling in the rear of the car and also rearward facing reduces your child's risk of serious injury in the event of a car crash by over 50% so this is advice that should be followed to ensure the maximum safety of your child.