Connie Hodges Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:15:19
Rear-facing, infant-only seat. Typically these are for newborns ranging in weight from 5-22 and under a year of age. There is a part of this car seat attached to a handle that snaps out that enables the seat and the baby to be carried in and out of the car. When looking at these seats ask yourself, how much does this product weigh? Is it heavy? Bulky? Does the seat snap back in place easily? Are you looking for a car seat that can be removed and then snapped into a stroller for easy travel? Is the harness easy to adjust?
Now a travel system includes an infant car seat, a base for the car and a separate stroller all in one purchase. With this particular piece of baby gear the car seat generally snaps into the stroller, it also allows one to move a sleeping baby without waking them. You will also want to have a soft seat to give the baby a break from the infant car seat. There can be a negative side to the travel system as some manufacturers only make a seat that goes with their own stroller system. This can be avoided by choosing a stroller that takes different car seats. Also, these types of strollers and car seats can be bulky so you want to make sure you have enough room in your car's trunk.
Once non-compulsory, many states have enforced laws requiring booster car seats for children up to 8 years old. Older children have a higher rate of injury than younger ones for several reasons. Many move the car belt under the arm or behind their them. They tend to slide to the edge of the seat or slump downward. Older children may find vehicle seats and car belts uncomfortable, so they tend not to buckle up.
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.
Most motor vehicles and safety seats manufactured after year 2002 come complete with the LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for children) This system is designed to make the installation of a child safety equipment easier and safer. One can attach the baby car seat directly to anchors provided in the car specifically meant for the purpose.
Once your baby has been born you will need a car seat, as most hospitals will not allow the child to leave without one. Most states by law say a baby must be in a car seat up to three years old. A baby that has been born early may require a car bed because the car seat might not fit secure enough. Some babies may need a special seat due to needs that will need to be met. One type of car seat is fitted for infants that will be facing the rear of the vehicle. These seats will be for infants between twenty-two and thirty pounds or more. You will, also, need to know the height limit of these types. If your child either reaches the weight or height requirements then he or she is ready for the next phase.