Types of child safety seats and installation methods
One of the most frequently asked questions is, "When should I get my child's next stage car seat?" This is a very important question! This can be really confusing because different standards focus on weight, height and age. Choosing the right car seat for your child is the most important first step in the safety journey.
According to the shape of the child safety seat, it can be divided into the following four types:
●Basket-type baby car seat: also known as half-trip type baby safety seat, suitable for infants and young children from 0 to 1 years old (under 10 kg).
The car seat is your child's first car seat and is suitable for children from newborns to 12-15 months old (there is a few months of adjustment space for the appropriate age according to the child's height). The most practical advice we can give about the right time to change the seat is this: if the top of the child's head starts to touch the top of the car seat and the baby is able to stabilize his head, that means It's time for the next stage of car seat replacement!
The car seat is always installed backwards in the car, and can be installed using the car seat belt or the base. Under the correct installation, the above two installation methods can provide the same level of safety protection for the baby.
●Adjustable child safety seat: Also known as rear-facing child safety seat, it can be used from infants to 12 years old. Special attention should be paid to the use of this kind of seat. Infants from newborns to 9 months old need to install the car seat in reverse.
The toddler car seat is the second car seat your child uses and is suitable for infants from 6 months to 4 years old (there is a certain adjustment space for the age according to the height and weight of the child). If your child's ears are at the same level as the highest point of the headrest when adjusted to the highest position, it means that the seat is no longer suitable for your child, and it is time to replace the 3-group car seat!
Infant car seats can be installed using ISOfix bases or car seat belts. Some seats only support rear-facing installation, some seats only support forward-facing installation, and some seats support both front/rear-facing installation.
●Booster-type child safety seat: it is very dangerous for children with insufficient height to directly use the car seat belt, and it is easy to strangle the neck and cause suffocation. The child safety seat booster is prepared for children aged 4-12 years old. The used booster seat cushion is inexpensive and practical, which can avoid the danger of children being caught by the seat belt because of their small stature.
A high-back booster seat is the car seat your child will use the longest. By law, your child must be in a certified car seat until at least 135cm tall or 12 years old, whichever comes first. Compared with ordinary child booster seats, high-back booster seats can ensure that your child is fully protected from side impacts during use.
The high-back booster seat can only be installed using the vehicle seat belt or ISOfix interface alone.
●Portable child safety seat: play a certain role in safety protection.
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