Leola Alvarado Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:23:34
The infant only car seat is used for infants up to 35 pounds, depending the model. They are small, light weight and come with carrying handles. These are the one's that you see in the shopping carts. They sometimes come as a part of a stroller system. They may come with a base that is left in the car. The seat clicks into the base. You won't have to install the seat each time you use it. You may purchase more than one base for additional cars.
After the infant stage, the toddler and above stage can be in a forward-facing unit or convertible, for those that only want to buy one product that will last for several years. Many parents choose the ones that can also be used in a travel system like with strollers and extra stay-in-car bases. This makes traveling with a baby much more convenient for the whole family.
For a new parent or grandparent, buying a portable car seat may seem a bit complicated at first. The proper model seat is essential to keeping an infant or toddler safe while traveling in the car. If you at are in the market for car seat, here are a few tips on what to look for before making your purchase.
Infants (birth to 1 year and/or 20 lbs) - Keep children under twelve months in an age-appropriate safety seat installed in the back seat, facing backwards. Infants should be kept in this backwards facing position as long as they are able to, until they outgrow the safety seat's height/weight limit.
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.
Once your infant weighs twenty pounds or the top of their head is near the top edge of the seat, it will be time to change to a forward facing style seat. A forward facing seat is more upright and the higher end models adjust to allow toddlers a more horizontal position which means a more comfortable sleeping position during those long drives.