Deann Macias Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:24:19
How do I know when my child is ready for a booster seat?
Convertible car seats can be used rear-facing until the baby is old enough and then they can be turned around. This saved you money, because you can use the seat longer. These can be used for a couple of years depending on the size of the child. They take up more room and are not meant to be taken in and out of the car. They are rated to be used rear-facing for higher height and weight, so they are great for babies that are bigger or taller.
Many infant car seats come with a base for the car. You attach the base in the car and then you can just pop the car seat into it. This is nice because you don't have to mess with the seat belts every time you put your baby in the car. You have the option to buy extra bases to use if you have multiple cars. Some car seats can be put in with or without the base. That might be something you'll want to look for. Then if you ride with someone else you won't have to move the base out of your car to use in another car.
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.
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.
Yes, there is a correct way in which to secure your child in his car seat. How you secure your baby in the car seat will likely depend on the age and size of your baby.