Janine Noel Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:06:50
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 is known as infant convertible. This kind of seat holds children from 5 lb to 30 lb in a rear-facing position. In addition it can convert to forward facing and hold a child of up to 80 lb. This type of seat remains in the car and you will need to take your baby out of it whenever you stop. It is a good option if you want to buy one car seat only and if you want to keep the seat in the vehicle all the time.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidance in choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child and vehicle. Basic guidelines state that infants and toddlers will need a rear-facing car safety seat until they are two years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the car safety seat's manufacturer. There are three types of rear facing safety seats: infant-only seats, convertible seats and three in one seats. When children reach the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of their infant only seat, they should continue to ride rear facing in a convertible seat or a three in one seat. They do make convertible seats and three in one seats that adjust for infants.
Suitable for Babies upto 18kg, Birth to 4 years approximately.
Choosing the correct car seat can often be very confusing as not only have you to ensure the correct size car seat for your child but that the car seat that you choose is also a correct fit for your car. Selecting a car seat that scores highly in the many test reports available is all very well but selecting a car seat that fits your car properly is probably the more important feature for your childs safety.
Did you know an overwhelming 3 out of 4 child safety seats are improperly installed? This information is according to the National Traffic Safety Administration. This is also despite the fact that almost all baby car seats come with a user manual and most parents are literate enough to read through and follow directions on how to install their child car seat correctly.