Car seat comes in various types and classes categorized on the basis of gender, age, weight and size. The main classification is done according to the age and size of the child. For children, proper safety factors are kept in consideration while travelling. To meet proper safety measures car seat should follow the pre-defined standards set by the United Nation size rules and instructions. The guide book that comes with the car seat should be consulted and read thoroughly before fitting it inside the car.
For children till age 1 the back facing car seats is used to minimize accidental injuries. The back facing seat comes in groups, dividing it on the basis of weight. These seats for babies up to 9 months are not very common. Till the child reaches the age of 6 both front and back facing car seats are used according to the child’s weight which goes to 25 kg. Front facing seats can be used at any age. It can bear more weight as compared to other car seats. Booster seats can bear weight up to 36 kg.
Most of the child seats are adjustable and can be modified as the child grows, according to his height and size. As they are designed for more than one type and group of children they are often named as combination seats. They are considered to be the best car seat as there is no need to replace them with the growth of the baby. In this way they can prove to be very economical.
For babies the car seats are changed and upgraded with age and increase in size. For nearly 9 months when the baby has less weight the baby is seated facing backward for safety purposes. When the baby weighs about 9 kg and above the car seats is upgraded to front facing like normal car seats.
For older kids between 4 to 11 years the adjustable strap systems are used to secure the baby on the seat until they are big enough to use the car’s inbuilt seat belt.Comments Off on What I Consider When Buying a Safe Car Sat