Choose the right car seat for your newborn baby

Parents out of their way to choose the right car seat for their baby. They spend much time and money to protect their most precious cargo. However, in 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety reported that, according to a perennial abuse occurred in 79.5 percent of child safety seats inspected.

The study shows that many parents put their children unknowingly at risk by failing to use seat belts properly. The most common errors found were loose harnesses and accessories for belts. Unfortunately, the NHTSA also calls these errors "critical" because of the potential injury.

So how do you make sense to keep your newborn safe?

First, make sure you use the correct position - in the right place - for age and weight of your baby. Most infant seats can be used rear facing for children under one year have not yet reached 20 pounds.

Infants only seats are designed for babies younger, smaller, so they are a good choice for your newborn. They offer a good shape and is small and easily portable. Infant seats should always be used in the back seat, along with all the security restrictions for children, and only in rear-facing position.

If you prefer a place that will accommodate your baby grows, a convertible seat is another option. Convertible seats are larger and heavier, so you can entertain your baby for a long time. Used in rear-facing position for infants under one year and for children over one year that have not yet weighs 20 pounds. When the baby turns one and more than 20 pounds, you can rotate the seat forward facing. Most convertible seats accommodate children up to 40 pounds.

Whichever way you choose, it is absolutely necessary to know how to use it. Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions and owner's manual of your car. To be effective, the seat of your child should be properly secured in the seat and the seat must be properly restrained in your car.

The belt attachment appears to be an area of ​​particular difficulty for parents. For the safety of your baby, the beam is well placed and comfortable reception across the chest of your baby. The straps should be in slots at or below your baby's shoulders for most seats and infant or over the shoulders of the baby for more than convertible seats. The clip that holds the harness straps together should be about the height of the underarm and straps should not be twisted. You should always check your owner's manual to confirm proper placement.

Use of seat belts is a common problem as well. Make sure the seat belt follows the correct path to the location of the seat and seat recline at a 45 degree angle, if possible. A rolled towel under the base ensures the seat in place. Tighten the belt, if necessary, to ensure the restraint is attached to your vehicle. If your vehicle has a tether, use, as defined by the seat of your baby and those of the Owners Manual of the vehicle.

Other important safety issues include the age and state of siege. If your seat has not been purchased new, check the label. Do not use the seat that is over five years does not come with the manufacturer's instructions. Make sure all parts they had an accident. If this happens, be sure not sorry - do not take the risk.


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