Elizabeth Griffin Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:55:54
Infant car seats are not just popular in some countries; they are a safety requirement. Infants and children cannot travel in a car if they are not sitting in their specially designed seats. Many countries do not let parents take their newborn out of the hospital unless they demonstrate that they have a car seat for the baby installed in the vehicle that will drive them away. Some people consider these seats a hassle and an added expense, but the fact of the matter is that infant car seats can be a life saver and should be used when traveling in a car.
Evaluate your vehicle(s) to ensure that the bottom seat is flat enough to hold the car seat safely and that the seat belt is long enough to secure the car seat. There are usually two options of installation, long belt/short belt so make sure your car seat is equipped to do both if necessary. If you have a smaller vehicle make sure that the child will have plenty of head and leg room when the seat is installed in the forward-facing position, will he/she be able to kick your seat? Is there enough room for the car seat to be reclined? Minute details can be found in product manuals, you can access these product manuals for free on most manufacturer web sites. This will provide car seat measurements as well weight and height limits. It will also have installation directions, if it looks too complicated don't buy it.
It is recommended by experts that an infant car seat or premature baby car bed is only fitted in the rear of the car. Infant carriers must be used in a rear-facing position until your child either exceeds the manufacturers weight limit of the seat or reaches 2 years of age. Travelling in the rear of the car and also rearward facing reduces your child's risk of serious injury in the event of a car crash by over 50% so this is advice that should be followed to ensure the maximum safety of your child.
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.
Rigid Latch-Loc Base - this is one of the new innovative products from Baby Trend and boasts the rigid latch-loc stay in car base mechanism. Currently this Baby Trend car seat base is only available in black. The product construction is made from high quality steel fittings, ensuring the integrity of the car seat base during a car accident. The entire latch mechanism allows a fool proof method of installing your car seat base securely every time and attaching the actual car seat to the base quick and easy. Although this base is intended for newer vehicles with LATCH anchors pre-fitted, the base also allows for the fitting with standard seat belts. Like the Flex-Loc base solution, this car seat base is also compatible with all of the Baby Trend infant car seats.
It's easy to get bored of the car seat covers that you and your family or passengers sit on daily. Perhaps you can take this boredom with the covers as a sign to get your car a new set of covers. Most car owners would ask themselves and eventually other car owners this question regarding car covers however: when is the right time to get new covers? The answer is that one can buy these extra sets of auto seat covers at any time though they should take some considerations in mind such as those mentioned and briefly discussed here.