Infant-toddler car seats are used for toddlers, 12-24 months old and up to 40 lbs. Did you know 98% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Make sure that your infant or toddler travels in safety.
Parents should know that car seats are the safest way for their child to travel.
Tips On Using And Choosing Car Seat For Toddler
Sitting position: Infant-toddlers should remain in a rear facing car seat until they reach 1 year of age AND 20 pounds. Till infant-toddlers reach both of these milestones, they are not developmentally ready to be placed in a forward facing car seat.
Car Seat restraints: It is suggested to go for toddler car seat with a five-point safety harness – one for each shoulder, one for each thigh, and one between the toddlers legs.
Belt adjustments: Car seats that require you to adjust the buckle from the back of the seat are best avoided. Go for the ones which allow you to make adjustments from the front and have raised belt slots for buckling ease.
Are the comfortable?: Ensure tha the toddler will enjoy a more comfortable ride. Buy a well-padded seat with plenty of head and back support. Also, make sure he can move his arms freely.
Washability: Buy car seats which are detachable and are machine-washable instead of seats with pad covers that can’t be taken off! You know toddlers and messes go hand in hand.
Car seat movability: Ensure that the car seats does not move more than an inch in any direction. See your car seat’s owners manual to determine what can be done about it, if they move more than that.