jjlp Car Seats September 14th, 2018 - 15:48:11
Group 2 Child Car Seats: for children weighing 15-25kgs (33-55lbs) from 4 to 10 years approximately. If your child is over the 25kgs weight but is below 135cm in height it is recommended that the child remain in the seat. The majority of Stage 2 seats have a height adjustable back to allow you to gradually change the height of the back as your child grows; this also changes the height and angle of the seat belt. keeping it constantly in the optimum safest position. These seats do not have to be fitted to each car and will generally fit all vehicles without too many problems - sports car owners with bucket seats will need to choose a seat with a small base.
Babies should be in a rearward facing car seat and should not be placed in a forward-facing seat until they weigh at least 9 kgs and can sit up unaided. Babies should be kept in a rearward-facing seat for as long as possible. Once your child is above the maximum weight for a rearward-facing seat or the top of their head is above the top of the seat they should be moved into a forward-facing seat. It is not important if their knees are bent in the seat. provided they are still within the seat`s weight range.
A few manufacturer`s also supply seats that can suit a baby as low as 4 pounds in weight such as the Britax B-Safe and the Graco Snugride 30. These seats can be used if your doctor says it is OK for your low birth weight infant to travel home in a seated or reclining position. Always check with your doctor to get advice on the best travelling position for a low birth weight infant.
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.