Janine Noel Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:17:37
Parents may find that one of the most stressful tasks isn't giving birth, picking schools or balancing schedules but...picking a car seat! New models are continuously making their way onto the market and parents scrutinize over every detail that will best suit their child. Taking notes on the child's weight, length, and age will help parents easily cross off seats that won't fit their child. It will also let parents see how much room it gives their growing children. If parents plan on using the seat for a long term basis, it is good to know how long the product has until the child outgrows max height and weight restrictions.
How do I know when my child is ready for a booster seat?
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.
Are you in the market for car seats for your new addition to the family? If so, then you'll need to prepare yourself for plenty of choice, tons of car seat features, and more than your fair share of headaches from information overload. Luckily, I've narrowed down what every parent needs to remember when choosing the right car seat for their little angel, and how to choose the right one that fits both budget and car safety regulations.
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.
More and more parents are discovering the savings benefits and uncluttered convenience associated with being able to re-use their single child car seat in multiple cars. Often your baby will travel in both mom and dad's cars at different times, or enjoy frequent outings in their grandparents' car, giving them the opportunity to spoil their grandchild and giving you a short period to recharge your batteries. Whatever the reasons for needing to safely carry your infant or child in different vehicles, traditionally you either had to purchase a separate car seat for each vehicle or go through the laborious 'remove from one car and install in the other' routine. The now commonplace car seat base, allows you to simply install additional seat bases in each car and quickly click the actual infant car seat into which ever car you need to use.