How to buy a baby car seat
When it comes to buying items that will use our children, parents tend to be very observant and very critical. In the case of purchase of car seats is a task that the new parents and caregivers we take very seriously. Safety is the No. 1 reason that makes us decide. All car seats are for sale have been tested and assume that their safety has been proven that when installed and used correctly. Parents who are ready to buy a car seat for your child to consider when buying their own standards of safety, ease of installation and convenience.
1. Decide if you started buying a car seat (known in many countries as carrier of Group 0) or a convertible seat.
The carriers are for newborns and babies up to 10 to 14 kilos depending on the manufacturer. These are designed to be rear-facing only, and many can easily engage and disengage a large installed base in your car, making it suitable to transport the baby without waking him. Some are sold in conjunction with the stroller or buggy.
The advantage of buying a car seat convertible and not a carrier as the first option is to not have to buy another seat in a while. Some models of convertible car seats transform into lifting and can be used by children up to 45 kilos. The disadvantage is that your baby will always have to be placed and removed the seat, even when sleeping.
2. Read the installation instructions and make sure you understand how to install the seat you have selected. Find out if it is compatible with either the LATCH system or seat belts in your vehicle.
3. Check out what the limits of the child that can be uploaded with the seat in opposite (looking back). If you prefer your child in that position for a longer time, make sure the seat you choose to have an upper limit to put the seat into position.
In many cities the laws and recommendations for children to ride in a position of contradiction are changing, and usually not very consistent. Many local law require your child to sit in opposite (looking back) until the age of 1 year. Some organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children sit rear facing until 2 years and have exceeded the weight limit in that position you have your chair. Based on the data we can say that it is safer for small children go looking back. For this reason, many parents seek seats with capacity to be in that position to have a weight of up to 16 kilos so they can keep their children in that position as long as possible.
4. Read reviews and customer feedback regarding any of the seats you’re considering. You can also ask other parents and professionals which seats are recommended.
Some sources you can look at are: Site reviews and opinions online websites related to all matters relating to parenting, forums, blogs, chats, magazines, consult your pediatrician’s opinion and recommendations of health agencies .
5. Find a seat that has a washable cover can be removed easily, you’ll need to wash frequently.
Avoid using used car seats because they may not have the latest security features specific to the chair and from their belts. They may also have been involved in an accident, which may affect your ability to function adequately in case of another accident.