How to choose the right car seat for your baby

How to choose the right car seat for your baby

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If you have a car, you will already know that your children have to travel with the appropriate safety measures and always, until they exceed a certain height or weight (it depends on the legislation in each country) they must go in a safety seat.

The choice of chair should not be based on color, size or price. The first thing you have to look at is that it is approved and the second in the weight of the child. And is that according to current regulations, the chairs are subdivided into weight groups. Each chair is designed and approved based on this parameter. Weight is more important than age, as it determines the resistance that the child seat must offer.

1. Group 0: from birth to 10 kg, up to approximately 9 months, andGroup 0+ from birth to 13 kg, up to approximately 12 months.

The seats in this group are usually type carrycot, cuckoo or chairs. The carrycots are less used and less common, but some are approved for use in the car (it is important to check this fact). In them the baby travels lying down although in some baby carriers the restraint is only at the height of the belly and in the event of a side impact the baby is less subject.

Within this group in the market there are also chairs in which the baby is incorporated and anchored to it with a harness that keeps it well attached. It is advisable that you travel in the opposite direction to the vehicle's march to avoid neck injuries in the event of braking or collision.

2. Group I: from 9 to 18 kg from 8 months, between one and three years of age approximately. They are seats that are fastened to the car with the seat belt (for older vehicles) or with the ISOFIX system. The chair consists of a safety harness and generally travels facing forward, although experts recommend that the child travel in the opposite direction to the march as long as possible.

3- Group II: 15 to 25 kg, approximately between three and seven years. These chairs consist of a cushion and a backrest that is placed on the car seat and the child fastens the vehicle's seat belt. They are child seats that raise the child so that the seat belt adjusts correctly.

4. Group III: from 22 to 36 kg, usually between the ages of six and twelve. They are elevators that consist of a cushion (some also have a backrest) and raise you over the car seat. As in the previous group, the child buckles the car seat belt.

1- Do not pass the chairs from one brother to another without assessing that they may not continue to fulfill their mission after a few years.

2- If the baby travels in the passenger seat and in the opposite direction to the march, deactivate the passenger airbag.

3- Install the car seat well and take your time to do it. If they are not properly anchored, they will not do their job well.

4- Adjust the harness well to the child, no matter how much he complains about having the straps around his body.

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