Category: Baby Care Tip

What to look for in a convertible car seat?

 

Convertible car seat

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Are you having a baby? Do you want to take him everywhere to see the world? Did you already know how to do that in a safe way? If not, this article might be of use to you. In this article we will show you one of the most popular ways to safely transport your child. That is adding a convertible seat to your car. We will get into more details about what you need to look for when buying this product.

Harness style

The model you need is the one with 5-point harness, which ensures much higher security for your child than the 3-point one. The harness should also be easily adjusted from the front as well. This will increase your chance of fixing the harness into place every time your child uses it. As for the straps, they must not be easily twistable; otherwise, it would not be able to hold your child during an accident.

Suitability

Suitability

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This is an obvious criterion. You should choose something that is appropriate for your child regarding its height and weight. You can check this by using the infant insert in order to ensure that it fits your child firmly. Check the height and the placement of the strap of each seat before deciding on which one to buy. For taller child, it is obvious that you will need a higher seat or the one with higher shoulder strap slots. These straps should be either at your child’s shoulder level or above when he or she is riding facing forward.

A small tip: look for the one with higher weight limit. It will accommodate the child for much longer, which will be much more economical in the long run.

Suitability Part 2

Besides fitting your baby’s weight and height, the seat must also fit the car as well. Measure the dimension and specification of your car to narrow down your search. If you want, you can ask the store clerk to let you try the display model. If your kid feels comfortable in it, you know what to do; if not, try something else. If you can bring your child along, then pay attention when ordering online. Buy only from stores with good return policy, just in case something unwanted happens.

Installation

Installation

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There are three basic methods of installing a convertible car seat. Find out what type your vehicle supports and choose accordingly. If you want to install it using the seat bell, go for the seat with seat belt threading path. If your car supports LATCH system (Low Anchors and Tethers for Children), don’t hesitate to go for it. This is the safest system of all. As for top tether, this is an additional method of installation to make the seat fit into place better.

Material

You should choose a seat with a removable cover and some easy-to-clean material. This will allow you to wash the cover every once in a while so that it will be clean for your child.

Budget

Usually, the more money you spend, the better the quality of the seat you will get. However, there are also some not so expensive ones without compromising the safety standard of the seat. Compare a wide range of price across the stores online to avoid being ripped off when buying this product.

That should be everything you need to know when buying this product for your baby. To help you make your decision easier, here is a list of best car seats for you. This includes the best forward facing and the best rear facing convertible car seat for small cars and big cars. We hope that this will be of use to you.

Stuff for your baby 

High chairAre you expecting a new family member? If sao, do you already know what to buy to welcome him or her? If no then this article is for you. In this article, we will talk about all the stuff that you will need to welcome this little angel to life.

1/ Hygienic accessories

Diaper is an indispensable part of infancy. During the first 2 years of life, your baby will use a lot of diapers because the baby can go to the restroom all by themselves. There are a lot of brands on the market, check each brand for its pros and cons and settle with one. When your child becomes bigger, remember to switch the size as well.

Another thing is the protective mask for the baby. When you hit the road along with the baby, this your child protected from the dirt, smoke and environmental particles in general. The immune system has not been fully formed so you need to keep the baby sheltered.

2/ Bathing accessories

Bathing accessoriesWhen buying a bath tub for your baby, make sure that it will be comfortable for him or her, not too big and not too small. Purchase some bathing toys as well so that there will have something to keep the baby occupied during bathing time.

As for towel, look for really soft towel as the baby’s skin is very sensitive and soft. And remember to wash him very gently as any overexertion of force could hurt this little angel.

3/ Feeding accessories

First in line is the feeding bottle. For newborn, you should choose something small in size and with small opening in the nipple. This will allow the food to pass slowly giving the baby time to digest and avoid choking. As for older babies, choose bottle with grip as the babies should be able to hold the bottle themselves. In addition, the one with a larger opening in the nipple would be more suitable for this age as well. This is because at this age, they will eat more and much faster as well.

A high chair will not be necessary right after you bring a newborn home, but it will be when the child is able to sit up. This is to keep the baby in an upright position so as to facilitate the feeding and the swallowing. To make it easier for you, here is the link to the review of the best high chair 2017. Have a look at it and decide for yourself which one to buy.

4/ Transportation accessories

First of all is the baby carrier. This is to keep the baby close to you for safety purpose and allows both of your hands to freely maneuver. Choose one that can be adjusted to fit the size of the baby so as to keep both the baby and you comfortable while moving.

Next is the car seat. A regular seat belt would not be appropriate for your child, so you will need to acquire a car seat as well. You will need something that can meet or exceed the requirement for safe transportation. Look for the one with five-point harness so as to keep the baby safe and secured all the time. Depend on the age of the child, there will be car seat suitable for him or her, so do look into it.

As the baby grows, they will become much heavier to carry for a long period. Hence, a stroller is the solution to give babies a way to move freely on their own. Make sure that the stroller is durable and free from anything that can pinch the baby. It should provide protection from harmful sun ray as well.