The family car is a very comfortable and handy mode of transport for you and the children, yet a car seat for a child is safety requirement that is more than just mandatory. Being parents we try to choose the best seat for each child, however we can’t say for certain if we know which one is going to be the most appropriate. In spite of the fact that all the manufactured car seats are safe and meet all the necessary requirements, not all of them will suit you or your baby perfectly. Every model is unique and has its own advantages and disadvantages. So, it is up to you to decide which ones you need most of all by examining not only the cost but carefully considering the information below when making your choice.
If your means of travelling is not limited by your car alone, but can also involve walking, then a travel system is a good option for you. As you can have two or even three pieces within one system. This means by buying such a system you can obtain a pushchair, carrycot and a car seat. Having all these items you can travel everywhere with nothing to care about. For example if your child is a newborn, then the carrycot can serve you very well as a travel cot.
If you are not a great traveller however and need you need your baby to be with you always you should possibly be better off purchasing a reclining seat with a multi position action that will be able to grow with your child. Such car seats can be used from around 9 months to 11-12 years. The last age limit will depend mainly on physical development of the child especially taking into account the height. The integral harness allows you to adjust it easily as the child grows. However, as soon as your little one is tall enough he or she can use an adult seat belt instead.
There is also another option, being that of a junior seat like a baby capsule which can be successfully used by another older child. If you have an older child of say of 5 or 6, it is more reasonable to purchase a junior car seat as it is as safe as the standard car seat, and moreover normally far cheaper. However don’t forget the previous one should be handed down and used by the second little child if still in good working order.
Remember that baby car seats are devices which are designed to give your child optimum protection rather than match the interior colour of your family car. Read the instructions carefully and check out every detail in person before use.