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Baby Safety Child car seats
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Publish-date-icon August 28, 2012
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Child car seats for toddlers and infants are specialized in design, constructed to satisfy the present regulations in force for child safety. First-time parents are encouraged to read about the laws governing child seats, specifically for youngsters under the age of two. Every child car seat that's sold in america must meet the most stringent of design requirements set forth through the federal government.

Rear-Facing Seats For Infants

All 50 states require infants and young toddlers to be firmly strapped to a rear-facing child safety seat. Numerous recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics resulted in the newest new design of these seats. At first, many parents balk thinking of having the kid facing the rear from the vehicle because interaction with adults is severely limited. However, accident statistics have proven repeatedly that this seating position may be the safest for children under two years or 20 pounds.


Another concern for parents is the possibility that a young child's legs can bend unnaturally or be cramped when a rear-facing child seat can be used. Rest assured, there isn't any evidence this presents a danger to the child's health or well being.

Some Terms To keep in mind

When choosing an automobile seat to have an infant or toddler, parents ought to learn the terminology used to describe the seat itself and the tethering system. The seats now for sale in the usa all have anchor and tether mechanisms that actually work perfectly with the LATCH system now found on current vehicle models.

Adjustable Base: This refers to the bottom of seat. The base can be turned or repositioned to support children of different weights.

Detachable Base: This base can remain tethered within the vehicle. Parents can simply detach the seat top and remove the infant from the car, leaving the base undisturbed.


Harness: There are two main kinds of harnesses found on the various types of child safety seats. The three-point harness includes straps for that child's shoulders and crotch, while five-point harnesses contain additional straps for securing the legs.

Tether Straps: These straps are not for securing the child to the seat, but are rather used to anchor the seat itself. The straps are fastened towards the car's lower anchor positions.

Buying Guide

Parents are urged to look at the consumer reviews from the popular models making their purchasing choice according to easy operation and also the availability of accessories that suit a certain brand name. Some child safety seats engineered for infants and toddlers have optional sun canopies, for instance.

The materials used vary greatly, but most child safety seats are made with non-flammable fabrics and are generally very easy to wash. The EPS foam lining is an extremely comfortable materials in lots of from the newest child seats appearing available on the market. Parents should pay close attention to the instructions included with the acquisition, particularly the directions that describe the turning mechanism and just how the base attaches to the seat.

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