Vera Webb Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:18:08
Babies should be in a rearward facing car seat and should not be placed in a forward-facing seat until they weigh at least 9 kgs and can sit up unaided. Babies should be kept in a rearward-facing seat for as long as possible. Once your child is above the maximum weight for a rearward-facing seat or the top of their head is above the top of the seat they should be moved into a forward-facing seat. It is not important if their knees are bent in the seat, provided they are still within the seat's weight range.
When your child is around the age of one and weighs 20 pounds you can change to a front-facing seat. This is also the time where the child will want to sit up and start looking around, as he or she is too curious to lie down. It is very important that you read the instructions carefully in order to install the car seat correctly. You need to use your body weight as you put the car seat in the right place to make sure it does not move or slide in the car.
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.
Another cars child safety seat is the booster seat, used when your child gets older, up to six. These are not child seats, and they don't include safety harnesses, so you have to use the car's own safety devices. What the booster seat does is raise the child up in the seat in order for the vehicle's safety belt to fit the child better.
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.
Once your child weights up to 40 lbs or when he or she is too tall for the toddler car seat. If your child's head rests above the head support of the car seat, it's time that he or she be moved to a booster seat.