Janine Noel Car Seat April 10th, 2019 - 02:09:11
When you are starting out, you have the option of putting your newborn into a convertible car seat or a dedicated infant seat. Although convertible types can be forward facing as well as rear facing and will hold your baby until he or she is two tears old, the infant car seat is a much safer and more comfortable choice.
The next thing that is an important factor when it comes to Evenflo car seats is that they have a five-point safety harness. This will keep your child securely fastened into the seat itself. The buckles should be easy for you to get at, but not for your child. Many people who buy safety seats have the biggest complaint that the buckle is hard to get apart. Okay, while this may be slightly inconvenient, if you are ever in a severe accident, and this hard to get apart buckle prevents your child from getting injured, you are going to forget all about how hard it may be to get unbuckled.
The very best and safest car seats are as good as the installation of them. Parents should take the time to make sure the number one fact to remember is the installation of your baby car seats. By doing so you are making sure your child will travel in a safe manor while being as comfortable as they can be in the car seat. As a parent, you should absolutely use a car seat every single time you step into the car with your child. To grandmas or to the super market down the street, your child should always be securely seated in their car seat. Here are some tips to follow when placing your child into their car seat to help you:
When your child is around the age of one and weighs 20 pounds you can change to a front-facing seat. This is also the time where the child will want to sit up and start looking around, as he or she is too curious to lie down. It is very important that you read the instructions carefully in order to install the car seat correctly. You need to use your body weight as you put the car seat in the right place to make sure it does not move or slide in the car.
Pre 2002 car models without the LATCH system can be customized to include this invaluable feature. It is also advisable to consult your manufacturer or auto dealer for more information. For those using the traditional tethering system using the car seat shoulder and lap belts, it is highly advisable to test the firmness of the buckled up seat. What this means is that the seat should not move over an inch from a firm push. If it does, it is best to secure the belts with a locking clip. A locking clip has a shape just like a big paper clip and fits around the belt. It fills the space between the belt and buckle thus firmly securing the safety seat in place.The locking clips are available at most auto part stores.
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.