Noemi Butler Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 03:04:41
Parents may find that one of the most stressful tasks isn't giving birth, picking schools or balancing schedules but...picking a car seat! New models are continuously making their way onto the market and parents scrutinize over every detail that will best suit their child. Taking notes on the child's weight, length, and age will help parents easily cross off seats that won't fit their child. It will also let parents see how much room it gives their growing children. If parents plan on using the seat for a long term basis, it is good to know how long the product has until the child outgrows max height and weight restrictions.
Once your infant weighs twenty pounds or the top of their head is near the top edge of the seat, it will be time to change to a forward facing style seat. A forward facing seat is more upright and the higher end models adjust to allow toddlers a more horizontal position which means a more comfortable sleeping position during those long drives.
There are a wide variety of car seats on the market with a range of price tags, but all seats, no matter what the price are subjected to the same safety tests. The only exception to this rule is European seats, which are put through side impact tests as well as front and rear. At this time US car seats are not tested for side impact.
Evaluate your vehicle(s) to ensure that the bottom seat is flat enough to hold the car seat safely and that the seat belt is long enough to secure the car seat. There are usually two options of installation, long belt/short belt so make sure your car seat is equipped to do both if necessary. If you have a smaller vehicle make sure that the child will have plenty of head and leg room when the seat is installed in the forward-facing position, will he/she be able to kick your seat? Is there enough room for the car seat to be reclined? Minute details can be found in product manuals, you can access these product manuals for free on most manufacturer web sites. This will provide car seat measurements as well weight and height limits. It will also have installation directions, if it looks too complicated don't buy it.
If you are in any doubt about which car seat is the correct fit for your car consult the car seat manufacturers web site as many of the leading manufacturers such as Britax, Maxicosi and Renoluxwill have a Fit Finder guide detailing which of their car seats are most suitable for your model of car.
There are many varieties of baby car seats to choose from including brand names such as Britax, Cosco, Evenflo, Peg Perego and many more. From graco car seats to cosco car seats to britax car seats, take your pick on what type of child car seats you would like.