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Purchasing a Car Seat for Your Baby

Jul 23, 2008
So, how do you choose the right one? There are several different factors to consider when making this very crucial decision. The first and foremost factor to consider is safety. If you ever have the misfortune of getting in a motor vehicle accident with your child in the car, the car seat he is sitting in is essential to his survival.

Make sure the car seat you purchase meets all legal safety requirements. However, always keep in mind the fact that a car seat can only live up to its safety profile if it is installed and used properly. The second thing to consider is flexibility and ease of use. A great advantage to newer car seats is that they can be combined with a stroller. This makes transporting your child a much easier task. These car seats fit between the handlebars of the stroller.

They come in especially handy when your baby is sleeping and you are trying as hard as you can not to wake him. With the press of a button, you can move your baby from car to stroller and back and he will barely notice that he has been moved.

In addition to safety and versatility, you are also going to need to consider your baby's comfort level in his new car seat. Remember, your baby will be spending a lot of time riding in the car with you. Some of the things to look for are adequate head and neck support and lots of padding. Also, check to see if the car seat has considered ergonomics in its design.

Of course, you are also going to want a car seat that is easy to clean. Look for padded covers that can be removed for quick clean up. This is a feature you will appreciate even move when your child is a toddler and begins eating in the car seat. Make sure to wash the car seat regularly following manufacturer's instructions. You will notice that doing so will extend the life of your car seat.

If you get home with your new car seat and encounter some difficulty during installation, make sure to contact the manufacturer. Sadly, statistics show that most drivers have failed to install their car seats properly. Never forget that when it comes to installation just guessing can have drastic consequences if you are ever in a car accident. A car seat is never safe, regardless of the brand or model, unless it is installed according to the manufacturer's specifications.
About the Author
Chris Jensen is a contributing Author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and reviews visit Jetfly Family & Parenting Blog now. Also, for the Best up-to-date related Online Products, check out Jetfly Infant Car Seats 5-20lbs Shop for Todays Current Online Deals.
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