Elizabeth Griffin Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:51:47
You need to protect your newborn as much as possible so you can transport your baby completely safe and secure. The seat for your newborn baby is probably one of the easiest to use. It is usually easy to install and secure in the car and can be carried around by the handle. The most common and most safe is a back-facing seat as this can save your baby's life during collision if installed properly. Never use a back-facing seat on the front seat of the car if you have an airbag, as this can cause great injury to your child. The infant seat can be used for children up to approximately one year but it is important to notice the specific weight limit of the seat.
The deciding factor between the different types of child seats for cars is usually weight and height of your child. Many experts agree that infants should be in rear-facing auto seats for the first year. Then, as their weight and size increases, they can be placed in front facing seats. Depending on the brand and model, after around the 40 lbs weight range and height range (dependent on model) has been reached, a booster seat can be implemented.
ISOFIX car seats are designed to solve all these problems. The ultimate aim is that any ISOFIX child car seat you buy will fit your car simply by plugging it into the ISOFIX points. The other benefit of ISOFIX is that it will create a rigid link between the child seat and the car to provide extra solidity. It is important to make sure that any ISOFIX seats that you use in the vehicle are approved for it. It is not yet the case that any ISOFIX seat will fit in every car with ISOFIX points. To fit an ISOFIX seat into some cars you may either to use a top tether kit or an ISOFIX car seat that has a drop down leg to stabilise the car seat to the car floor. Please ensure your car is suitable for whichever seat you choose by consulting the relevant manufacturers web site.
The second type of seat is a convertible seat. These seats have a larger weight range, and can be flipped from the rear-facing position to the forward-facing position when baby is big enough. Although far more expensive, with some models carrying weight limits ranging from 5-100 pounds, it might be the only seat you ever have to buy. Convertible seats are not portable and remain in the car at all times.
Many infant car seats come with a base for the car. You attach the base in the car and then you can just pop the car seat into it. This is nice because you don't have to mess with the seat belts every time you put your baby in the car. You have the option to buy extra bases to use if you have multiple cars. Some car seats can be put in with or without the base. That might be something you'll want to look for. Then if you ride with someone else you won't have to move the base out of your car to use in another car.
Be sure that you choose a rear-facing car seat with five-point harness straps that are capable of being pulled up to or below the shoulder level. Of course, these infant car seats are not meant to be put in passenger seats, as airbags can pose a serious danger to the safety of your baby. Keep your rear-facing car seat in the backseat, and be sure that it's properly secured according to directions.