Yesenia Moore Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:40:06
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.
Because of the many different kinds of Evenflo seats out there, it is important to find one that best suits your family's needs. There are some basic things you need to look for when it comes to a child safety seat, whether or not it is an Evenflo seat, or some other brand. The first thing you need to look for is how securely it fastens to your car's own safety harness. It should attach easily to the harness, but also securely. The car seat should also fit snugly to the seat itself, whether forward facing, rear facing, or as a booster seat.
Remember, if the passenger side of your car has an airbag, the car seat should go in the back seat, not the front seat of the car. If there is an accident and the car seat is in the front seat, the inflating airbag may cause serious injuries to your baby. Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions to insure the correct installation of the seat.
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.
A few manufacturer's also supply seats that can suit a baby as low as 4 pounds in weight such as the Britax B-Safe and the Graco Snugride 30. These seats can be used if your doctor says it is OK for your low birth weight infant to travel home in a seated or reclining position. Always check with your doctor to get advice on the best travelling position for a low birth weight infant.
Another type of seat that is suitable as an infant's first car seat is the convertible car seat. This kind of seat can be used rear-facing from 5lbs to around 30lbs in most cases, and can then be converted into a front facing seat when your child has grown to the manufacturers limit, which is typically around 30lbs in weight or at approximately 2 years of age. Some of the best convertible child seats include the Britax Marathon 70 and the Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite.