Best Baby Car Seats
We cannot wrap our children in Bubble wrap or keep them locked up in a padded room to protect them from the dangers inside and outside of the home but we can take precautions that will help to protect them from everyday dangers that children dont understand.
Prepaing your home for a new baby means a few small changes to ensure that your baby will be safe and secure, a stair gate to prevent your little blessing getting access to stairs and then falling down them, little covers that you put over electical sockets to prevent exploring fingers from serious harm. or corner protectors for tables and other furnature to prevent serious cuts if the baby falls onto them when taking their first steps.
A Baby is vulnerable to many potential accidents around the home and as the get a little bit older and more confident they begin to explore their surroundings a bit more and they potentially expose themselves to other threats because they simply haven't learned what is dangerous and what is not.
Baby Car Seats
As well as ensuring the safety of your child in the home it is also important to ensure that your baby is safe when you are out in the car.
Baby car seats come in all shapes and sizes and chosing the right seat for your baby and for your car is paramount. the safety of your baby comes first and money should not be an issue when chosing a safe car seat.
There are 2 types of Car seats for baby, the standard which is fastened into the car using the cars seatbelt. and the International Standards Organisation Fix or ISOFIX for short which is a way to hold the baby seat in place without using the seatbelt they are fitted to ISOFIX points in your car giving the car seat a more rigid base to sit on.
(not all cars have ISOFIX points and there are different versions of ISOFIX so when choosing a car seat you must ensure that 1) your car has ISOFIX points built into the seat and 2) you buy the correct seat for the version of ISOFIX that is in your car).
Although both Standard and ISOFIX car seats are easy to install having them professionally fitted for a small charge can give you that extra peace of mind.
To Install the Maxi-Cosi in your car you can either use the cars seatbelt or buy the Isofix easy base.
The Maxi-Cosi has high sides which offers extra protection from side impact.
It has a 3 point harness that is very easy to adjust and helps to hold baby securely in place.
you can also purchase special adaptors for the Maxi-Cosi which can be used with a host od Stroller Chassis which makes this car seat the perfect all round travel system for your baby.
the only disadvantage with the Maxi-Cosi is that the seat cover is not machine washable.
Weight 3.25 kg
Group 0+ meaning that the seat can be used from birth till around 9 months.
The Britax Baby-Safe, can also be either fitted with the seatbelts in your car or with the option to use an Isofix base.
The Britax Baby-Safe has a deep seat and is a well padded seat with high sides for side impact protection.
the 5 point safety harness can be easily adjusted using one hand and it is an easy seat to fit into your car.
The Britax Baby-Safe comes with a removable cover that you can clean in the washing machine.
This car seat has a curved base which means that out of the car it can be used as a baby rocker.
Weight 3.9 kg
Group 0+ birth to 18 months.
Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat
Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat
The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat comes with a 5-point harness to keep your child secure. The adjustable straps keep pace with your child's growth from 20-65 lbs.
When your child reaches 30-100 lbs. and her shoulders are above the top of the shoulder straps for the built-in harness, the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat converts to a high-back booster seat. As a booster seat, use your car's seat belt system to secure your child in the seat. Open-loop belt guides help you correctly position your vehicle's seat belt.
When your child reaches 40-100 lbs. and her ears are still below the top of the vehicle seat/headrest, the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat converts to a backless booster seat. Just as with the high-back mode, use your car's seat belt system to secure your child in the seat
The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat features an adjustable headrest and 3-position recline to keep your child comfy even as she grows. Plush upholstery helps keep your child comfortable on long trips, while EPS energy-absorbing foam provides effective energy impact management for all the little bumps along the way.
The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat comes with its own cup holder, so your child's drink is always close at hand. Storage compartments in the armrests give you extra storage space for things your child might need while you're driving.
Group 0+123 f rom birth to 10 years old
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