Yesenia Moore Car Seat April 13th, 2019 - 03:40:59
One choice is to buy a rear-facing infant car seat (suitable for babies up to 20lbs), that will fit your baby snugly during the first few months and often comes with a handle for easy carrying. And, if you're looking for the utmost in convenience, select a travel system. Infant travel systems include a ready made car seat and stroller combination.
A five point harness gives your child the greatest protection because it holds your baby tighter in the seat in the event of a crash. A T-Shield or over-the-head restraint allows too much room or can get in the way of chubby tummies and legs. The stalk of the T-Shield can cause serious injury to your baby.
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.
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.
Once you child has reached the 20-pound mark, he or she can be placed in a forward-facing car seat. Be sure to pick car seats that can boost your child up if the harnesses are above his or her neck, as this will reduce any choking hazard that an ill-fitting harness can present. Of course, never use books, pillows or other objects to boost your child up in lieu of a booster seat. If any potential car seats don't come with a booster seat, find another model which does.
Suitable for Babies upto 18kg, Birth to 4 years approximately.