When it comes to child safety, there is no room for compromise. That's why it's so important to choose the right car seat for your child.
A car seat or restraint system is an item of equipment installed in a motor vehicle to protect your child from serious harm in the event of a collision. There are different types of car seats for different stages of a child's development, so it's important to choose the right one for your child's age and size. There are also Convertible car seats. A convertible car seat can be used in both the rear-facing and forward-facing positions. It is a great option if you want to buy just one car seat that will last your child from infancy to school age.
There are four main types of car seats, which are designed for different stages of a child's development:
In addition, there are also Convertible Booster seats, which can be used as both a booster seat and a car seat, suitable for children from around 6 months to 10 years of age.
The best Car seat for your child is the one that fits. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a car seat:
The 6-points harness is the safest harness for use in a car seat. It has 6 connection points: 2 at the shoulder, 2 at the hips, and 2 between the legs. This type of harness provides the most protection for your child in a crash.
The benefits of the 6-point harness are:
The center of the back seat is the safest place to install a car seat. It is further away from the door, which reduces the risk of your child being injured by a side-impact collision. It is also easier to get your child in and out of the car if the seat is in the center.
If you have more than one car seat, it is best to install them all in the center of the back seat. This will help keep your child safe in the event of a crash.
You should replace your car seat when your child has outgrown the car seat or if it has been involved in a crash. In addition, most car seats have an expiration date, so be sure to check the seat for this information. The recomendation expiration for a car seat in Australia is 10 years.
If you are unsure if your car seat is still safe to use, you can contact the manufacturer or a certified car seat inspector for help.
You should also consider following the Five Step Safety test to decide if your kid outgrows the car seat and is ready for a seat belt.
The five-step safety test