Leola Alvarado Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:45:05
Babies should be in a rearward facing car seat and should not be placed in a forward-facing seat until they weigh at least 9 kgs and can sit up unaided. Babies should be kept in a rearward-facing seat for as long as possible. Once your child is above the maximum weight for a rearward-facing seat or the top of their head is above the top of the seat they should be moved into a forward-facing seat. It is not important if their knees are bent in the seat, provided they are still within the seat's weight range.
As a parent, choosing the right carseats can be an agonizing process for beginning parents. Which one should I get? Which are the safest carseats for my baby? Are these carseats expensive? All of these thoughts cross your mind, but we are here to help.
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.
LATCH refers to Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. It is a baby car seat installation system. The lower hooks are attached between the bottom of the back of the seat and seat itself. The tether piece is a strap made of seat belt material with a clip that secures forward facing baby car seats and prevents excessive movement of the baby's head in crashes.
Another type is known as infant convertible. This kind of seat holds children from 5 lb to 30 lb in a rear-facing position. In addition it can convert to forward facing and hold a child of up to 80 lb. This type of seat remains in the car and you will need to take your baby out of it whenever you stop. It is a good option if you want to buy one car seat only and if you want to keep the seat in the vehicle all the time.
If you want the best then chose one where the indicator is easy to read and appears on both sides of the car seat. The indicators show you when the seat is sufficiently reclined while in a rear-facing position. Getting this angle correct is so important because it allows an infant's airway to be open. In addition, it keeps a sleeping child's head from falling forward while traveling. Of course, when using these indicators you need to be sure that your car is parked on level ground.