Janine Noel Car Seat April 15th, 2019 - 02:49:00
Why bother with an infant seat when the options of a convertible seat are so much greater, of course the ultimate reason is safety, babies under 20 pounds are better off in an infant seat as the seats are contoured and have support to hold the newborn correctly in all the right places, they are also smaller and lighter and generally have a handle for easy carrying, so this saves waking your baby when taking him from the car. Experts agree that newborns are better off in an infant seat. Many parents have had to use towels, head rests and other cushioning to prop baby up safely as their newborn is swimming in the convertible seat, this is not necessarily a safe option. The disadvantage of course is financial and only you can decide if it is worth the extra cost of ultimately buying more than one baby seat. For a front-facing seat position, make sure to take into consideration the recommended limits. For the height, make sure that the child's head is at least an inch to two inches below the car seat top when front-facing, the top of the baby's ear should of course be under the top of the seat.
Infant seats have either a three-point harness--two adjustable shoulder straps and a lock between the child's legs or--even better--an adjustable five-point system--two straps over the shoulders, two for the thighs, and a crotch strap. The handle usually swings from a position behind the seat's shell when in the car to an upright position for carrying. Remember to swing the handle to the vehicle position before each trip. Slots underneath most seats help them attach to the frame of a shopping cart.
Suitable for Babies upto 18kg, Birth to 4 years approximately.
And as kids mature, they grow out of their outdated auto seat. Nevertheless they still require a booster seat so as to better protect them in the event of an accident. In a nut shell, kids booster car seats perform as the name indicates: they raise your little one so that the automobiles seat belts function correctly. Without it, your child can actually be wounded by the seat belt.
To make sure your children are best protected while riding in the car, children need to be using the most age appropriate car seat safety device. Local auto body and collision repair shops are experts on child car seat safety, and may offer free inspections and tips for safe car seat use.
If you do opt for a second hand seat, stick with accepting an used seat only from friends, family or someone you can trust to give you a full disclosure, including any car accidents or incidents which may have caused damaged. Also, take a few minutes and inspect the padding, belts and fasteners. Make sure all are in good condition. And last but not least, if the owner's manual is not available, check for a label on the car seat itself. This should provide details on the correct use of the seat.