Nellie Blevins Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 03:02:10
To make sure your children are best protected while riding in the car, children need to be using the most age appropriate car seat safety device. Local auto body and collision repair shops are experts on child car seat safety, and may offer free inspections and tips for safe car seat use.
If your child has outgrown his or her baby or toddler car seat, it's time to shop for a booster car seat! And there is no better brand name to look at than Safety 1st with their excellent products and testimonials; there are Safety 1st booster car seats designer to be used from infancy up to child phase!
Once a child has outgrown a rearwards facing seat, the best option is to use a Group 1 seat with an integral harness, the large area of the harness helps to reduce the risk of injury if there is a crash. The bottom attachment between the legs will also prevent the child from sliding under, and out of the harness. They can be used in the front or rear of the car but it is safer to put them in the rear especially if there is a passenger airbag in the front. Once again it is safest to keep children in this type of car seat until they have outgrown it.
Ideal car seats if you do not have to constantly remove them from car to car or car to home. They are a much larger seat designed to protect your baby from newborn to 4 years approximately. The car seat is used rearward facing when using for a baby up to 9kgs. The car seat can be used forward facing once the baby has reached 9 to 13kg weight. Baby does not have to be forward facing until they are 13 kgs. It is important to check that this style of child car seat is compatible with your vehicle when fitted forward AND rearward facing. You must never leave baby asleep unattended in any car.
A few manufacturer's also supply seats that can suit a baby as low as 4 pounds in weight such as the Britax B-Safe and the Graco Snugride 30. These seats can be used if your doctor says it is OK for your low birth weight infant to travel home in a seated or reclining position. Always check with your doctor to get advice on the best travelling position for a low birth weight infant.
LATCH refers to Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. It is a baby car seat installation system. The lower hooks are attached between the bottom of the back of the seat and seat itself. The tether piece is a strap made of seat belt material with a clip that secures forward facing baby car seats and prevents excessive movement of the baby's head in crashes.