jjlp Car Seats September 14th, 2018 - 15:50:52
A Baby Car Seat Is Required Even For the Trip Home From the Hospital. If you are about to be a new parent then buying a baby/infant car seat should be on your to do list. A car seat will be required to bring your new baby home from the hospital and then for any other time that your precious one takes a car trip.
Harnesses. With harnesses you have the three point harness which has two shoulder straps that come together at a buckle in the shell or a crotch strap. Your other choice is the five-point harness systems which has two straps over the shoulders. two for the thighs and a crotch strap. The five point harness system is more secure than a three-point system because the extra straps spread the forces of a crash more evenly across your child`s body. The additional thigh and crotch straps help prevent the child from sliding out of the harness when a crash occurs.
Most child seats are currently designed to be fitted by using a car`s adult lap and diagonal seat belt (or sometimes. just a lap belt). However car seats. seat belts and their anchorages vary dramatically between different models of cars. Car seats have different shapes. some seat belts are much shorter than others. the position of the anchor points differs so some are further forward or have shorter stalks than others. All these factors make it virtually impossible to make a child car seat that fits all cars and sometimes tricky to fit a child car seat correctly.
All-In-One Car Seat. An all-in-one seat has all the same features of a convertible seat. It can be forward or rear-facing and has a five point harnessing system. However. this type can be used. after removing the harness. as a belt positioned booster seat. As the name implies. this seat is designed to meet all your car seat needs from birth until the time you transfer your child into a booster seat.The advantages of an all-in-one seat are higher rear-facing weight limits (up to 40 lbs.) and a longer seat length. The increased length makes it easier to keep your baby in a rear-facing position for a longer time without having to worry about the weight limitation.