6 basic questions about the baby seats
There is no justification for a baby to travel without a restraint system approved to ensure their safety. From birth and up to 13 kilos, the carrier placed in the direction of travel are the safest option.
Baby chairs for the car group 0 and 0+ child seats are or specific portababés for children between 0 and 13 Kg. Are you clear how they are and how to use them? Here are six basic questions about child seats for babies:
- Cuckoo or carrier?
For groups 0 and 0+ (children between 0 and 13 kilos), the Act allows babies to travel on the same cot or carrier they use when they go for a walk. If you do so, you must keep in mind that the carrier chassis + + + chair cuckoo pack is safe to travel by car.
For the ride, experts argue that the carrycot is the best option for babies who have not yet turned three months. Until now, the newborn can not turn his head and remains stationary in the position where you let it. The most appropriate then that I’m lying as long as possible, thus keeping your back straight while you respect their natural sleep schedules. But what is at issue here is equal secure child in car trip, it is important to clarify that several studies have shown that, as far as security in case of accident is concerned, are much more effective carrier.
- How to select a basket or carrier? Criteria:
Easy to install, lightweight, comfortable for the baby and, why not appeal. These should be the four premises when choosing a bassinet or carrier.
If you lean a cuckoo, pay special attention to weight and handles. All measured more or less the same and have similar characteristics (if you can find one with reclining backrest), the difference is in the weight and transportation. The most comfortable are those with hidden handles on the walls. Discard any that do not include an abdominal binder, it is the only way to hold the baby during the trip.
As for the hooks, the most common are two anchors placed in the front and back of the carrycot and the seat belts that are inserted.
The weight is also essential when choosing a carrier. Note that you will use for a year (or more) and you’re little double its weight in that time. By law, carriers are approved to 13 kilos, but the reality is that treating a child of such weight in a maxi cost travel is almost impossible. Typically it complied year pass to a chair in group 1 (always against the direction of travel, as the safest position exists). Between 15 and 36 Kg. You need a car seat 2-3 Group
There are two basic tips when choosing the right carrier.
The first is to have reducer: Between three and six months, the baby’s neck is becoming stronger, but until we meet half a year, he can not sit still. At this time, the gear unit increases your safety and comfort. Some are universal, but never engage or secure as the original.
The second are the handles. They come in aluminum, very light, but that’s what you should look at are the positions (which leaves you room to maneuver while you install it and left lying enough not to reduce the visibility of the baby). Otherwise, they are not difficult to install, simply move the seat belt anchors marked in blue.
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- Where to place the chair?
If your car has Isofix or seatbelt in the three seats, the center rear seat is the safest way to carry your baby, always facing away from the running position.
Although much was made of the possibility of prohibiting the new Traffic Regulations supports the ability to carry a baby in the front seat; yes, as long as there is no possibility of doing so in the rear seats. Before installing the carrier in the front seat, make sure you can disable the airbag. Consult the car manual, as the mechanism varies from one model to another (a key in the glove box or a button on the dashboard are the most common formulas). In case of doubt, consult the dealer. Remember to always go back wing fly.
- buying and using tips
– Before closing the purchase, ask the vendor to let you sit you: just so you know if it suits her small body.
– Choose plastic buckles, metal may seem louder (they are not) but if a long time exposed to the sun heat and can burn.
– Although few, there are chairs without protective in the harness. This element is highly recommended, but not eliminate the chair as your options can be purchased separately.
– Looking chairs with adjustable harness (are better than several positions). Ideally it up or down while the backup.
– Although more uncomfortable, and do not place the cot or the carrier with the child inside. To make sure it is properly secured, you must move firmly and you could hurt him.
– When approaches harness, strong pulls it to confirm that it is tightly closed. It should be up to the shoulders and buckle hip level (never on the abdomen).
- What chairs 0 and 0+ group are the most desirable?
Based on the latest results of safety tests carried out by the Race, in the gallery of photos we suggest some models of groups 0 and 0+ it can currently find on the market.
- Harness, reducing … what’s what in the chair?
Harness: internal clamping bearing the carrier and chairs the group 1. It is a kind of belt buckle clasp holding the baby by the shoulders and pelvis.
Pram: used for transport, drive or walk, newborn, as it allows go totally lying. Also, it is known as cuckoo.
Hood: cloth covering the top of the chair or cot to protect the baby from the sun.
Quilts: cloth that covers the baby’s body, from the shoulders to the feet, to take cold.
Abdominal band: canvas strip is placed inside the basket, holding the baby and prevents hitting the walls.
Buckle: close where the two belts of the harness. It is placed between the baby’s legs.
Maxi-Cosi: Although it is a brand of chairs, carts, and other baby items, is often (is) used as a synonym for the carrier.
Reducer is a kind of mattress, from the same fabric as the chair, which includes the head and torso of the baby. It reduces space and secure grip of newborns.