Janine Noel Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 03:04:38
How do I know when my child is ready for a booster seat?
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.
Installation instructions can be obtained from the car seat manufacturer, from your auto manual, the NHTSA.gov, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Parents.com. Parenting slide shows can be found at parenting.com. The NHTSA.gov website has a link to professional inspectors. More than 95% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Be safe. Make an appointment. Hospitals, fire departments and police stations will assist you with no fees. They will even install the seat.
Second, the seat just looked and felt so much better than many of the other similar seats. It was a bit heavy, 26 lbs., but that was not so bad considering it had a steel frame and felt really, really solid. The fabric is easy to clean with a damp cloth and the seat cushion can even be removed and thrown in the washing machine. It really felt durable and that was a high priority for me.
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.
The last type is known as front-facing convertible. This seat is similar to a front-facing one even though it can include booster seat hence enabling it to sustain up to 100 lb. Front facing convertibles are generally meant for kids that weight 20 lb and above one year of age and are therefore not suitable for babies.