Have you welcomed a new member in your family and now want to travel with the little bundle of joy? Well you must be worried about his comfort and safety but you can make his journey smooth with a baby keepsakes.
A baby car seat is the equipment which you would need while carrying your newborn from hospital to home. So it is better to buy the baby car seat even before the birth of your baby. Picking up the right car seat for your baby is utmost important as it is the question of his comfort and safety. When looking for a baby car seat, keep in mind the age and weight of your kid as these two are very important for the exact fit of the seat in your car. Don’t buy the baby’s car seat in haste and never compromise with its fitting.
While most of the car seats are similar and fits every car model, there are some baby car seats that work better in other models of the car so it is better you try it in your car before you buy it. The most important thing while buying the seat is to check the seatbelt. The seatbelt should be held tightly and with very little movement in the sideways. Some seats work better in some models of cars than others. Try before you buy and check that the seat should be held tightly by the seatbelt.
The car seats for babies vary from age to age and are categorised in different ways. For newly born, an infant carriers are available. These can take the weight of 29lb infant to 13 kg child. The infant carrier is useful as your baby can travel facing the rear of the car and her head will not stick up above the top of the seat. Also infants sleep so much, it makes it easy to move the baby in an infant carrier without disturbing her. The infant carriers come with pillows so that you baby’s head doesn’t wobble while travelling. Visit this page for further information regarding baby sleep aids
Infant carriers are designed like cocoon in the rear seat as against the back of the vehicle seat and have an outer shell of the restraint and absorb any impact. Rear-facing seats are deemed the safest, and can be used for children for least 1 year of age or at least 20 pounds.
When you kids grow and weigh nearly 35lb, you can switch to convertible seats that can be transitioned from a rear-facing seat to a forward facing seat. These seats are easy to install and one can choose from a large option of convertible seats on the basis of height limits and weight limits of a baby. In convertible seats, the safest seat is the one which has a 5-point harness. However these are not considered best option for newborn because of their design. As convertible seats have bottom harness slots above the shoulders of newborns, these are not comfortable for the infants.
While shops have end number of options of seats by group to confuse you, to be on the safer side, it is advisable to choose the right seat as per your baby’s weight and the one that you think would give comfort to your kid.