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Baby Car Seats
When transporting your child in the car or on an airplane, safety and comfort for your baby and ease of use for you are the things upmost on your mind. You will need to not only consider the features of the car seat you buy but other things like the type of vehicle you drive. You will also need to consider your child's age, size and how active they are.
Infant Baby Car Seat
Infant baby car seats are intented to be used rear-facing in your automobile and until your baby is one year old
and around 20 lbs. One of the advantages to the infant car seat is that it is smaller than a convertible seat and therefore a smaller infant may fit better and be more secure in an infant car seat.
Many of the infant car seats come with a detachable base which makes moving the child in and out of the car more convenient. It is also nice because you can buy additional bases if you are a two car family or if grandma/grandpa needs one.
Look for an infant car seat that has a level indicator for the base to help make installation easier and more correct.
You can find more information on this site about specific recommended infant car seats:
Evenflo Discovery Infant Car Seat
Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat
Travel Car Seat
Car seats that are used on airplanes are often referred to as travel car seats. If this is what you are looking for in a car seat then make sure that the seat is clearly marked "FAA approved". See Travel Car Seats on this site for more information about airline rules and such things as whether or not the car seat counts as part of your baggage allowance.
Convertible Baby Car Seat
Convertible Baby Car Seats are designed to grow with your child. They may be used rear-facing for certain sizes and weights and then as your child grows they convert to forward-facing seats. See the advantages of infant baby car seats above, before you jump right into a convertible car seat.
You will find more information on this site about convertible car seats:
Safety 1st Convertible Car Seat
Graco Nautilus Car Seat
Graco ComfortSport Car Seat
Evenflo Triumph Convertible Car Seat
Cosco Scenera Convertible Car Seat
Britax Diplomat Convertible Car Seat
Baby Car Seat Accessories
There are a variety of really useful car seat accessories available on the market today. If you travel a lot you might like the Traveling Toddler strap (sold on Amazon.com) that lets you attach the car seat via the LATCH system to a rolling carry on suitcase.
Or, you might find a need for the adjustable head support for newborns to toddlers (sold on Amazon.com , Walmart.com and Ebay.com).
If you have too many stranger's hands touching your baby or you just want protection for your baby from insects, sun and wind, then you might want to purchase the World Mesh Car Seat Cover (sold on Amazon.com and Ebay.com).
The Car Seat Rain and Weather Shield (sold on Amazon.com) provides nice protection for your baby when you go out during rain, sleet or snow.
There are a host of other accessories that can make your life easier and your baby's ride more fun and comfortable. Check them out: Amazon.com , Ebay.com, Walmart.com
Baby Car Seat Safety
Child Seat Glossary of Terms
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a federal agency which oversees child passenger safety. You will find safety standards and information on research being done on how to prevent injuries during road traffic crashes.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a Car Seats Safety Guide for Families (2009) that offers some good detailed information on car seat safety.
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