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What About a Baby Car Seat?
|1933||In the year 1933, the Bunny Bear Corporation developed a booster car seat. The seat helped passengers from the backseat so that parents could keep an eye on them. Manufacturers introduced canvas seats on a metal frame in the 1940s that were fixed to the front seat of the car so that the baby could get a clear view of the window, like the one mentioned above.|
|1959||The obvious lack of protection is not shocking, necessarily. In the early days of cars, occupant welfare was not in peak shape at all. It wasn’t until 1959 that in vehicles there was also a 3-point seat harness (lap-shoulder belt). It took over 30 years for individuals to accept car seats as future protective measures.|
|1962||In 1962, with the concept of security in mind, two gentlemen built car seats. Briton Jean Ames modeled a rear-facing seat that, identical to today’s models, incorporated a Y-strap. A seat with metal framing was designed by Len Rivkin, an American from Denver.|
|1968||By 1968, with the first car seats equipped for crash safety, carmakers were learning the game. Ford designed the Tot-Guard and the Love Seat for Toddlers was developed by General Motors, soon followed by the GM Baby Love Seat (the first restraint). Then the convertible seat for Bobby Mac arrived.|
|1971||The first federal regulations, FMVSS213, were introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 1971. There were no crash checks at the time, but the use of a safety belt to keep the car seat in the vehicle and a harness to hold the infant in the car seat was necessary. The first infant restraint aka car seat rule in Tennessee was seen in 1979.|
Laws and Safety Standards
Federal Safety Standards
Home Safety Standards
Car safety seats will minimize the risk of serious injuries by more than 70% for children under one year of age and by more than 50% for children between the ages of two and four years of age. Currently, convertible and 3-in-1 car seats are available that can handle a rear-facing child before the age of 3 or 4.
Car Seat Laws by State
Children who are not optimally covered, even though they are in line with state legislation, are at increased risk of harm. Consider using the car seat rule in your state as an absolute minimum, and then go above it for the greatest safety possible.
Types of Baby Car Seats
|Infant Car Seat||A car seat for infants is designed for babies. Typically, this is from infancy before the baby is at least 2 years old and meets the seat weight limit. Perhaps when he or she wants a bigger seat. These car seats are intended only for sitting in the rear-facing seat in your car. As a carrier, the baby car seat can also double as well.|
|Booster Car Seat||Only for children in a forward-facing stance should booster car seats be used. Depending on the model you pick, the minimum weight limit ranges from 30-40 pounds. The great news is that when your infant is old enough not to use a car seat anymore, the booster car seat fits for you.|
|Convertible Car Seat||From birth before the infant outgrows a car seat, convertible car seats are used. This ensures that out of your money you will get more use. Based on the child’s weight, they should be used in forward-facing or rear-facing positions. For children up to 3 years old, rear-facing is used and you can start holding your child in a forward-facing stance until he or she is 3 years old.|
|3-in-1 Car Seat||All-in-one seats are identical to convertible car seats, or 3-in-1 seats, except that they still act as a booster seat. The bonus of this seat is that you only need to use one seat and it can grow from rear-facing to forward-facing to a high chair for your child until he or she is old enough to only wear a seatbelt.|
Installing Baby Car Seat
Step 1: Setting on the Seat
Step 2: Locking the Seat Belt
Step 3: Check the Base for Slack
Step 4: Click Connect
Video Review: Car Seat Installation
Tips and Tricks
Before the Car Seat Checkup
During the Car Seat Checkup
After the Car Seat Checkup
- Have you finished the installation?
- Do you feel secure about properly mounting and using the car seat?
- Were they replying to your post? If not, have you been given instructions as to who you can call or will you be followed up by the CPS Technician?
When can a baby face forward in a car seat?
For a forward-facing car seat, often parents want to know the correct age, but this is not as easy as it might seem. Legally, until they are 9 kilograms, which is around nine months old, your child will ride in an ECE R44/04 licensed car seat facing forward. Don’t be tempted to try to make the move, however.
How long can a baby stay in a car seat?
Many car seat makers agree that, within a 24-hour span, an infant should not be in a car seat for more than 2 hours. This is because it will result in pressure on the still-developing spine of the baby while a baby is in a semi-upright position for an extended amount of time.
How to put a baby in a car seat?
You want to keep the baby as relaxed as possible, so make sure that the shoulder straps arrive at just below the shoulders of the baby, and that the harness fits between the legs well. Next, keep your head in a comfortable place and then swaddle after you buckle in.
How to keep the baby cool in the car seat?
When picking your child’s car seat, Fist is to choose a light color and aim rear air conditioning ducts towards your child. A frozen infant seat cooling pad can also be used. Next is to shield your little one from bright sunshine and UV rays by tinting glass. Finally, prior to stepping inside, ready the cabin and use a breathable car seat lining.