Nannie Hawkins Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:47:15
Why is it important for a child to use a booster seat?
There are two types of car seats for babies. The first is the bucket style infant seat, which has a handle for easy carrying and often has a permanent base that is left in the car. The seat latches into the base for travel, and can easily be released. These seats are popular for young babies, as they allow the parent to remove the entire seat from the car without disturbing a sleeping infant. Infant seats can only be used in the rear-facing position, and generally have a weight limit of 22-35 pounds.
Why bother with an infant seat when the options of a convertible seat are so much greater, of course the ultimate reason is safety, babies under 20 pounds are better off in an infant seat as the seats are contoured and have support to hold the newborn correctly in all the right places, they are also smaller and lighter and generally have a handle for easy carrying, so this saves waking your baby when taking him from the car. Experts agree that newborns are better off in an infant seat. Many parents have had to use towels, head rests and other cushioning to prop baby up safely as their newborn is swimming in the convertible seat, this is not necessarily a safe option. The disadvantage of course is financial and only you can decide if it is worth the extra cost of ultimately buying more than one baby seat. For a front-facing seat position, make sure to take into consideration the recommended limits. For the height, make sure that the child's head is at least an inch to two inches below the car seat top when front-facing, the top of the baby's ear should of course be under the top of the seat.
The infant only car seat is used for infants up to 35 pounds, depending the model. They are small, light weight and come with carrying handles. These are the one's that you see in the shopping carts. They sometimes come as a part of a stroller system. They may come with a base that is left in the car. The seat clicks into the base. You won't have to install the seat each time you use it. You may purchase more than one base for additional cars.
It depends how often you will need to use them. Car seat covers that are designed to look like car seat fabric usually require quite a bit of adjusting to look right and will need fixing in place. These are ideal if you only need minimal protection for your car seats or you are covering up old or dirty car seats. These can be universal or more tailored to fit and can transform the look of the inside of your car. They are not really suitable for dogs being in the car a lot and will only provide minimal protection, you may need to use other protection on top of these. Most covers especially made for dogs are designed to be easily removable with simple headrest strips etc or can be kept in the car permanently and can be rolled up or zipped off when the car needs to be used for humans.
The last guideline while shopping for the child car seat is to ensure that it fits in your vehicle. This is very crucial if your car is small. Thus, you ought to take measurements from off the vehicle seat box and take the dimensions of the space inside your back seat. There are several sites which allow you to enter the car you have and the seat you are thinking of purchasing. From your selection, they will then tell you if the seat will fit in your car. Always make sure that the seat you select is comfortable for your child.