Leola Alvarado Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:39:29
The very best and safest car seats are as good as the installation of them. Parents should take the time to make sure the number one fact to remember is the installation of your baby car seats. By doing so you are making sure your child will travel in a safe manor while being as comfortable as they can be in the car seat. As a parent, you should absolutely use a car seat every single time you step into the car with your child. To grandmas or to the super market down the street, your child should always be securely seated in their car seat. Here are some tips to follow when placing your child into their car seat to help you:
With this in mind it maybe worth checking out ISOFIX fitting car seats. This is a system that is intended to make fitting child seats quick and simple. All new cars are manufactured with ISOFIX points built into them allowing ISOFIX child seats to be simply plugged into the ISOFIX points in the car. This is a very useful development as many people find it difficult to fit child seats correctly and many surveys have found that a high proportion of the child seats are not fitted securely enough. Most child seats are currently designed to be fitted by using a car's adult lap and diagonal seat belt (or sometimes, just a lap belt). However car seats, seat belts and their anchorages vary dramatically between different models of cars. Car seats have different shapes, some seat belts are much shorter than others, the position of the anchor points differs so some are further forward or have shorter stalks than others. All these factors make it virtually impossible to make a child car seat that fits all cars and sometimes tricky to fit a child car seat correctly.
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.
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.
If that is not reason enough to invest in one of the numerous styles of auto seats, you might want to think about this: it's usually against the law for ones kid to ride in a vehicle without one. Generally in most states children younger than 6, or that weigh less than 60 lbs, need a vehicle or booster seat.
Children should ride rear-facing in a car seat until they reach at least 1 year of age and weigh at least 20 pounds. Parents are tempted to turn the car seat around, before the child is old enough, because it is difficult to see the child when they are rear facing. The baby would rather be turned around also, so they can see Mom and Dad. You must resist doing this, because it is not safe. Your babies neck is just simply not strong enough to take the force that is caused by a car accident. So as hard as it is, these guidelines must be followed.