A car seat can be a lifesaver. They were manufactured to help keep your most valuable cargo safe from an accident.
Car seats are a very basic need for anyone who has children and wants to travel with the kids. In some states in the U.S., there are laws requiring that anyone traveling with children or babies must have a child seat installed to ensure the protection of the child. There are lots of car seats out there in the market today and selecting the best one with the right features that ensure the safety of your child is most essential.
According to the National Safe Kids campaign car seats limit the risk of death by 75%, and by 55% for children between the ages of one and five. With numbers like this one can say that kid’s car seats are appropriately necessary. Selecting the best one can be so hard, the reason being that there are many choices available on the market for a safe car seat. Here are few tips for getting the best features you looking for in a child’s car seat.
When looking for a car seat, the first thing to check is the harness. A 5 point harness will keep your baby safe because it reduces the chance of ejection from the car in the case of an accident. This specification of harness comes with two belts that go over the shoulder and it comes together at the bottom where it clips into a buckle between the child’s legs.
2. Front harness
Front harness adjustment is also an excellent feature that will save a lot of time and discomfort. It is often said that when our children are little, they grow up fast like a weed. One day you will put them in the car seat and all will be okay and the next time you are struggling to get the belts around them. Front harness adjustment allow you just to pull a lever situated in the front of the seat and softly tug each belt out a little more.
3. Car seat base
Frankly speaking, a car seat with a base is a Godsend with children. The last thing you want to do is wake up your baby to run into the grocery store. With this brand of seat, you can just to pull the latch and the whole carrier will come out. The best feature that comes with this seat is versatility. You can place it right inside the buggy at the supermarket, or rest it perfectly on an upside down highchair in a restaurant.
Experts advise that you should only purchase a used car seat if you know it hasn’t been in an accident. Once a car seat has been involved a crash it may be broken and dysfunctional. Also always check reviews before you make a purchase to ensure your kid’s car seat is safe.
Make sure to clamp up for every car ride whether it’s a short trip to the store or a long road trip. It is the most important thing a family can do to stay safe. Pay attention to the label on the car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight, height, and development. All kids under the age of 12 should ride in the back seat. The back seat is usually considered the safest place in a crash.
Prices for a baby car seat range from $30 and can go up to $400 depending on style, flexibility, and quality. this is once in a lifetime investment. It is advisable for all parents to spare no expense when choosing their kid’s car seat.
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