How to choose a Car seat?


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Choosing the right car seat for your child is extremely important. Go through the presentation to know about different types of car seat and which is suitable for your child

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How to choose a Car seat?

  1. 1. How to choose a car seat for your baby?
  2. 2. Myths & TruthsMyth: Babies can sit forward facing in the car as soon as they hit 12 months of age.Truth: Babies should sit rear-facing in the car as long as possibleMyth: My child can sit in the front passenger seat in the car after they’ve outgrown their car-seats.Truth: Your child should not sit in the front passenger seat until they are over the age of 12 yrs.Myth: The most expensive car-seat must be the best one and the one I should buy.Truth: The best one for you is the one that fits your vehicle, your lifestyle and your budget.
  3. 3. Myths & TruthsMyth: Booster seats are not necessary.Truth: Booster seats are required for all children until they reach a height of 4’9″ (145cm) and 80lbs or their 9th birthdayMyth: I can leave my child’s jacket on in the car seat.Truth: Bulk/heavy clothing should be removed before being secured in a car seat.
  4. 4. Keeping your child safe in the carHolding your child on your lap or in your hands is dangerous• This might seem safe enough. After all, youd hold your child tight if anything happened, right? But the truth is that even if youre belted in, your child could be ripped from your arms by the force of a collision.• If you manage to get the seat belt around both of you, your weight could actually crush your child.• So as much as your child may scream never let your child ride in a moving car unless hes safely strapped into an age-appropriate, correctly installed car seat or booster.Click here to watch the video for more details:
  5. 5. Help your child stay safe• Car seats must fit the baby: Use your babys height, weight and age to choose the type of car seat to use.• Can you install and use the car seat easily? Check the car seat manual to be sure you can install and use the car seat as it is intended• Does the car seat fit your vehicle? With so many vehicle seat styles, from benches to buckets, not all car seats will fit in every vehicle. It is essential to find a car seat that can be installed tightly, with the proper angle and less than an inch of side-to-side or front-to-back wiggle• Are used car seats safe? Steer clear of used car seats if you cannot get an accurate history of the car seats use. You must know a car seats crash history to determine safety.
  6. 6. Travelling with kidsSafety• On the road, safety and maximum protection are paramount.Ease of use• The objective is to have simple material - to help keeping your child safe & easy.Comfort• Comfort is important for a child’s wellbeing. Infant carriers have a newborn insert, and as the child grows, the seat padding, the recline positions and the seating space should be adapted to the child’s changing needs.
  7. 7. Three types of baby car seats to choose from• Baby car seat / car seats for infants• Convertible (or infant-toddler) car seats• Belt-positioning booster seats
  8. 8. Baby (or infant-only) Car Seats• These should always face the rear of the car and should be at the back seat.• They have a weight limit of between 10kgs - 16kgs.• When your baby reaches the weight or height limits for his infant seat, move him to a rear-facing convertible car seat.• Should be placed only at the back seat of the car and should never be in the front seat.
  9. 9. Convertible (or infant-toddler) car seats• 2 car seats in 1. Can be used for infants & toddlers• These function as both rear-facing seats for babies and toddlers and forward-facing seats for older children.• Its safest to leave your child rear-facing as long as possible or until the age of 2.• Should be placed only at the back seat of the car and should never be in the front seat.
  10. 10. Belt-positioning booster seats• These seats are for kids who are at least 4yrs and weigh at least 18kgs.• They use the regular car lap and shoulder belts to secure the child.• Backless boosters are fine when used with an automobile seat that provides head support.• Should be placed only at the back seat of the car and should never be in the front seat.
  11. 11. Choosing the right Car Seat
  12. 12. Travel System (Stroller + Car Seat)Stroller:• Easy & Practical; one hand fold lets you fold your pushchair in just one quick, easy movement, even whilst holding the child.Car Seat:• Adjustable canopy for sun protection.• Car seat can be fitted into auto baby base.
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