Janine Noel Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:44:33
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.
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.
The car seat you buy will depend upon the height, weight and age of your child. Your baby will go through different stages that require different types of car seats. Don't trade up to the next stage too quickly. It is important to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as you can.
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.
You may use a convertible car seat as well for infants. Then, again, you may want to stay with a design for infants, because they will fit more securely and these types tend to attach from the base of the seat. A lot of infant seats that you may purchase will attach to a stroller frame that you may also want to purchase as it will be much easier for you. The seat can be detached from the car to the stroller frame without even waking your infant. Most of the infant seats come with a base that will keep the seat attached to your car either by a latch or a safety belt. The word latch stands for lower anchors and tethers for your child that has a belt that hooks or clicks to the base to metal anchors in the car. You may not need a base for the car seat as the safety strap can secure the baby. Usually these seats come with a three point harness, but they may come with two straps that will come together as a buckle in itself. Now, most seats these days will come with a five point harness which is usually recommended.
The last type of seat is a booster seat. These can have a high back like a portable seat or no back or backless like a booster seat at a restaurant. Which you choose will again depend on weight and height. Many of the backed booster seats can easily be converted to backless ones. The main difference with these is that they use a belt-positioning system for guiding your vehicle's seat belt to the right height and position for kids and not a built in harness system.