Do we need it?
Most parents, especially mothers very often have to take their little babies with them wherever they go. So if they drive cars, a necessary and obligatory thing which is a must is a baby car seat. This safety device is of vital importance and was invented to prevent our children from deaths and injuries in case of car accidents, which unfortunately do happen in our lives. So every driving parent who takes the baby with him or her must always have such a baby car seat.
How to choose
When looking for such a device a parent wants to choose the best one from the wide selection that the present market offers. Although all infant car seats have to pass government crash testing and safety measures they also have to fit the baby comfortable, moreover the seat you have chosen has to fit your car snugly and your family budget has to afford to purchase that very baby car seat you want and meets these needs. Thus determining this is one of the big dilemmas that most parents face.
As all baby car seats must pass the same government crash testing and safety measures and approved laid down it is needless to say that even the cheapest baby car seat passes the same crash tests and will always protect the baby against crashes. Speaking about car seat safety it is important to mention that every device is safe. And a high price of a kids car seat does not mean that the highest priced seat is any safer than any other. Higher prices can stipulate some extra features which can add some comfort or design features.
As was already mentioned, many cheap baby car seats have plenty of special features and that is why can cost you a small fortune. If you can really afford to get such an expensive device to make your baby feel most comfortable during the trip then so be it. It is vital you have to read the manufacturer instruction manual through carefully when fitting a seat. Ignoring the instructions risk the child as to omit some details that will make some baby car seat features perform correctly is vital, so please use due diligence at all times. So it would be advisable for you to read it thoroughly as this will help you greatly and justify the money you paid for the seat.
What if your baby weighs more than 20 pounds but is not yet 1 year old? Infants that weigh below 20 lb. should seat facing the rear of the car. If the child is already one year old but still below this weight limit the child still has to be seated facing the rear. The only thing to be done here is to convert the baby car seat to the baby size. These convertibles can be fitted to face the front, which could be a good preparation when he/she exceeds the weight limit.