Deann Macias Car Seat April 16th, 2019 - 03:18:55
Safety - In the US, all baby car seats are required to hurdle a uniform set of federal crash tests. Some brands offer extra features that allow for convenient installation like non-twisting straps and integrated locking clips. As even the barest and cheapest units available may have passed the basic tests, and as such may be considered as generally safe, the extra features may offer added safety, albeit for an additional cost. Also be sure to check the history of any secondhand safety restraint you may be offered by friends or purchase from a garage sale, eBay etc. Never, ever use a car seat that has been involved in a crash! Safety Belt Safe U.S.A. has a form you can use for this called "Car Seat Checkup Online" Also the "Personal Stories" section is great to read.
Now I advise you to keep the convertible seat facing the rear of the car until twenty-three months or until your child reaches at least forty pounds which along with the recommend height limits by the manufacturer. When your child meets these requirements you can turn the seat to the front of the car. It can be said that the longer you keep your child facing the rear the better. This is what the Health Educator and Certified Child Passenger Safety Tech believes from John Hopkins Children's Safety Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The movement of the baby can cause your baby to wake up when in the front direction and this could hinder even small trips to your local grocery store.
Buying a car covers of some description is essential for dog owners. Some dogs are always in the car going for walks and visits and smelly damp dog if not good on your fabric seats. It is worth investing in a cover for even the occasional trip as some dogs are car sick. There is so many dog car covers on the market it is easy to buy the wrong one and waste your money and patience with the an unsuitable cover.
Children (4 years to 8 years) - Kids aged 4-8 should sit in an approved booster seat placed in the back middle position. Lap seat belt should rest securely across upper thighs, with shoulder belt placed across the chest. If the shoulder belt falls on the child awkwardly, consider purchasing a seat belt adjuster which will hold the belt in a lower, more comfortable position.
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.
There are a wide variety of car seats on the market with a range of price tags, but all seats, no matter what the price are subjected to the same safety tests. The only exception to this rule is European seats, which are put through side impact tests as well as front and rear. At this time US car seats are not tested for side impact.