Child Car Seat

Child Car Seat

Now a days road accidents are very common and that may end up with life loss also. Lot of kids are also losing their life in these accidents. Hence many countries made  car seats mandatory for kids below forty pounds. 

While purchasing car seats you must be careful and consider the age of your kid. Car seats will be of different size that suits for kids of different age group based on their height, weight and the car model. Choose the one that is suitable for your kid and car so that you can install it easily. Also ensure that your car seat must meet the safety standards set by your local government. There are different types of car seats available and some of them are

Rear Facing Car Seats

Rear facing seats is one in which the infants face the back side of the car and is always installed on the  back seat. This type of seat will protect the baby’s neck, head, spine etc than the forward facing seats. You can keep your baby in this position as long as your baby’s head is not higher than that of the seat top or until the weight of the baby exceeds the limit. Rear facing car seats are of two types and the first type can carry the babies up to 10 kg while the second type can hold weight up to 13 kg.

Forward Facing Car Seats

this type of car seats is for kids weighing between  9 to 18 kg. Forward facing car seats with an integral harness can be installed on the rear or front of the car and the best position will the rear side. The large harness will protect your baby in case of accidents and the attachment in between the legs will protect the baby from sliding down.

Booster Seats

Booster seats are now available for kids of about 15 to 36 kg. There are booster seats with detachable back rest and on detaching the back rest  will act as booster cushion. Booster seats will push your baby up so that the adult seat belt can easily go around the child. There won’t be any additional harness on the booster seat. While placing your child on the booster seat make sure that the seat belt is tight enough to hold the child. The diagonal strap of seat belt must be in between the shoulder and not on the neck. Also check whether the lap belt is falling over the upper thighs.