jjlp Car Seats September 14th, 2018 - 15:50:47
Convertible Car Seats. Another type of seat that is suitable as an infant`s first car seat is the convertible car seat. This kind of seat can be used rear-facing from 5lbs to around 30lbs in most cases. and can then be converted into a front facing seat when your child has grown to the manufacturers limit. which is typically around 30lbs in weight or at approximately 2 years of age. Some of the best convertible child seats include the Britax Marathon 70 and the Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite.
Group 0+ Infant Carriers. 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.
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.
A quality booster seat will put the shoulder section of the seat belt over the strong bony part of your child`s collar-bone and chest and allow the lower strap of the belt to go across his or her hips and thighs. and not across the stomach or abdomen. When properly fitted. your child`s back should rest comfortably against the back of the vehicle seat (or the back of the booster seat. if using one). Your child`s knees should bend comfortably at the seat`s edge. The safety belt should also stay put when your child moves about on the seat.