Choosing A Car Seat For Baby’s Safety

infant car seatYou want to choose a seat for your baby that will keep her safe. [Baby Seat]

Driving with baby and keeping her safe is a top priority for parents and the car seat you choose is integral to that happening.

How do you decide which car seat is for you?

Ask Others

New and veteran moms can head you in the right direction when it comes to choosing a car seat for baby. They will be able to tell you what worked for them.

You can also visit parent blogs and see what car seats are recommended and which to avoid. You can also check sites that do product reviews that have no affiliation with the store or brand of which you are considering for your little one.

Researching on the internet is easier than ever. You can read consumer reports so that you can compare one car seat over another and it can be done all from the comfort of your own home.

Check FMVSS or Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to see what car seats passed their test.

Check Features

Car seats come in a variety of types and styles and your baby’s car seat will need to fit in with your unique requirements. Some car seats can double as a baby seat in the home, others attach to a baby stroller, etc.

You need to decide which features are most important to you so that you can narrow your search for your baby’s car seat.

When to Buy a Car Seat

The car seat should be purchased before your baby is born. You will not be able to take her out of the hospital unless a car seat is properly installed in your vehicle.

The first car seat you buy should be for newborns that will hold children of weight up to 20 pounds. The proper way to install an infant car seat is facing to the rear so that baby’s back and head are cradled securely.

The Next Step

Once your baby has passed the one year mark you will need to buy a new car seat for children up to forty pounds.

This will likely be a seat that faces forward and should have a 5 point harness to keep your baby comfortable and safe for a few years. The toddler car seat should be easily installed and have no components that baby can unlatch.

Choosing a car seat to keep your baby safe while on the road is paramount to their safety and you can’t be too careful when you are choosing one to cradle your baby’s life.


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