Janine Noel Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:41:47
Perfect Fit for the Baby - Choose the unit to buy with your child's age, weight, and height in mind. For example, infant seats that are rear-facing only are ideal for use with infants up to 30/35 lbs, the best model I have found that will take your child to 35 lbs is the Graco Snugride 35. While convertible models can be used in rear-facing positions until the baby is about 45 lbs, the only model I have found that will go to 45 lbs is the Diono Radian RXT convertible car seat. Although recent studies have shown that if a child is under 2 their neck is still not strong enough to support the head in the event of a crash. A child under 2 is 75% less likely to incur a serious injury or die when in a rear facing seat, so making sure the seat you purchase is suitable to be used rear facing until your child is 2 years old is an important consideration. Keep in mind that the best seat for your child is the one that can offer him the best protection while riding with you. You don't have to turn him around to a front-facing position just because he reached a certain age or weight. A lot of models today offer higher limits for the rear-facing position, which as stated above is generally considered safer.
The most important thing regarding car safety is to choose a seat that fits the child regarding age, weight and height. A car seat is simply not safe if the child does not fit it well. Initially you will need an infant seat, which you will need already when you leave the hospital to take your newborn home. Then you will need to change the car seat as the child grows.
Once your child weights up to 40 lbs or when he or she is too tall for the toddler car seat. If your child's head rests above the head support of the car seat, it's time that he or she be moved to a booster seat.
Traffic accidents are the worst nightmare for any parent as they are a great cause of injuries for children. Making sure that your child is properly secured in a safe car seat can help reduce the risks significantly. There are many types of car seats to choose from and it can seem like a bit of a jungle. This article will explore the different types of car seats and help you make the right choice for your child.
In the US, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 14. While car accidents are usually unavoidable, what many parents may not know is that child injury during vehicle accidents can be significantly decreased or deterred by the proper use of car safety seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of all child car safety seats and restraints are used incorrectly; car seat manufacturer Clek puts this figure as high as 92%.
A few manufacturer's also supply seats that can suit a baby as low as 4 pounds in weight such as the Britax B-Safe and the Graco Snugride 30. These seats can be used if your doctor says it is OK for your low birth weight infant to travel home in a seated or reclining position. Always check with your doctor to get advice on the best travelling position for a low birth weight infant.