Noemi Butler Car Seat April 16th, 2019 - 03:21:23
The best and safest type of car seat for newborns is an infant car seat that is rear-facing. They are convenient with an easy to use carrier that is detachable and mounts onto a base that stays in the car. When it is time to get out of the car, you just click and take the seat with baby in it. You can also buy additional bases if necessary.
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 position considered most safe for a baby to ride in is the center of the rear seat. If you are riding in a van or a wagon with several back seats then the center of the middle seat is the most appropriate position. Seats for babies under the age of 2 years are recommended to be installed in the rear facing position. This should continue until the baby outgrows the maximum rear facing leg room allowance. After 2 years, the baby can ride facing forward. The center of the rear seat is still the safest place to install the safety car seat in the car.
An infant carrier or seat is usually the first type of seat that your new infant will need if he or she is born at a birth weight of 5 pounds and above, and has no medical problems preventing them from sitting up while travelling. Some examples of best in class infant seats are the Graco Snugride range, the Chicco Keyfit 30 and the Safety 1st Onboard 35 Air ranges. Many other manufacturer's also produce very good seats and all seats currently on sale have to meet US standards for safety.
This group of car seat can be used in the front or rear of the car but CANNOT be used in the front passenger seat if there is a passenger airbag. It is safer to put them in the rear. Rearward-facing seats provide greater protection for the baby's head, neck and spine than forward-facing seats.
There are a wide variety of car seats on the market with a range of price tags, but all seats, no matter what the price are subjected to the same safety tests. The only exception to this rule is European seats, which are put through side impact tests as well as front and rear. At this time US car seats are not tested for side impact.