Janine Noel Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 03:04:28
Some of the convertible car seats come with as many as 5 reclining positions. When your child naps in the car and is forward facing then the multiple adjustments can keep smaller children correctly inclined. When rear-facing the seat should be adjusted to a proper angle in order to keep your baby's airway clear.
The last type of seat is a booster seat. These can have a high back like a portable seat or no back or backless like a booster seat at a restaurant. Which you choose will again depend on weight and height. Many of the backed booster seats can easily be converted to backless ones. The main difference with these is that they use a belt-positioning system for guiding your vehicle's seat belt to the right height and position for kids and not a built in harness system.
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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidance in choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child and vehicle. Basic guidelines state that infants and toddlers will need a rear-facing car safety seat until they are two years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the car safety seat's manufacturer. There are three types of rear facing safety seats: infant-only seats, convertible seats and three in one seats. When children reach the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of their infant only seat, they should continue to ride rear facing in a convertible seat or a three in one seat. They do make convertible seats and three in one seats that adjust for infants.
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.
The downside to the infant car seat is that you'll spend $60 to $150 on the seat and your child will outgrow it in 6 months to a year. You'll have to upgrade to a convertible car seat once your baby reaches 20 lbs. If this is a concern for you, you can buy a convertible car seat that will face the rear for your newborn and can turn around to face the front for your baby once he or she reaches 20 lbs.