Janine Noel Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 03:04:10
As a single working mom, my utmost concern is for the safety and welfare of my son, but I also have to watch my budget on a daily basis. So it was with that in mind that I started searching for information for the best price / quality combination on a car seat that I could find. The car seat needed to have several things: it had to be durable, good quality, easy to install and adjust, comfortable for my son, easy to clean/maintain and, mostly, affordable. That is asking a lot, but after some effort I decided that the Graco Car Seat had the best price and fit all my parameters. Let me tell you about my son's car seat.
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.
Now I advise you to keep the convertible seat facing the rear of the car until twenty-three months or until your child reaches at least forty pounds which along with the recommend height limits by the manufacturer. When your child meets these requirements you can turn the seat to the front of the car. It can be said that the longer you keep your child facing the rear the better. This is what the Health Educator and Certified Child Passenger Safety Tech believes from John Hopkins Children's Safety Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The movement of the baby can cause your baby to wake up when in the front direction and this could hinder even small trips to your local grocery store.
There are also car beds for preemies and other very small newborns if there's a concern that a car seat may not provide a secure fit or that it may exacerbate breathing problems. In addition, there are specially designed car seats for children with physical disabilities. Every model of car seat sold in the U.S. must meet federal safety standards. These are your basic choices:
Why is it important for a child to use a booster seat?
Once your baby has been born you will need a car seat, as most hospitals will not allow the child to leave without one. Most states by law say a baby must be in a car seat up to three years old. A baby that has been born early may require a car bed because the car seat might not fit secure enough. Some babies may need a special seat due to needs that will need to be met. One type of car seat is fitted for infants that will be facing the rear of the vehicle. These seats will be for infants between twenty-two and thirty pounds or more. You will, also, need to know the height limit of these types. If your child either reaches the weight or height requirements then he or she is ready for the next phase.