Janine Noel Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:44:22
The car seat you buy will depend upon the height, weight and age of your child. Your baby will go through different stages that require different types of car seats. Don't trade up to the next stage too quickly. It is important to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as you can.
First, the car seat can handle a child up to 65 lbs. and my son seemed to be growing pretty quickly. Some of the other car seats did not get close to this weight limit. And as he grew, the Graco Car Seat could be converted into a booster seat until he was up to 100 lbs. By that time, he probably would not even need a booster seat.
Infant car seats are rear-facing to offer more protection for the little ones in their early years. Most infant models are rated at around 5 - 22 lbs. These will usually be able to get most infants through year one. Then, different options can be explored in terms of child safety seats for cars.
How do I know when my child is ready for a booster seat?
A child car seat should be high on your to-buy list. You'll need one to bring your baby home from the hospital and for every car trip thereafter. In fact, hospitals and birthing centers generally won't let you leave by car with your newborn if you don't have one. Every state requires that kids up to 4 years of age ride in a car seat; many require booster seats for older children.
Why is it important for a child to use a booster seat?