Michelle Jameson is here to talk about your infant car seat. Today she is going to talk about installing your car seat in the vehicle, ensuring it’s easy for you when taking that first trip with your baby.
Infants need a car seat whether they’re in an infant carrier or not. A sturdy and safe place to sit while you drive is essential for safety reasons, so don’t forget about it.
There are a wide variety of models when it comes to buying your new car seat. From convertibles to all-in-ones, there’s an option for everyone. Make sure that the seats are within your child’s weight and height. They should be able to sit comfortably without slouching or hunching their shoulders up around their ears, which could cause spinal stress. If they do fit well enough then it will keep them safe from injury in case of an accident.
The side of all car seats has these stickers. The side of this particular car seat has stickers that tell you the height and weight requirements for use. The numbers and letters tell you what size your child needs in order to be safe while traveling, as well as their weight limitations so they don’t overheat or get too heavy for the seat. Child carrier manufacturers recommend against using an infant car seat for children under 30 inches or who weigh less than 35 pounds. As long as your child fits within the height and weight requirements, they are in a safe position while traveling.
This seat can still safely accommodate children as they grow. But once your child reaches a certain height or weight limit for their age group then it’ll be time to move up in seating capacity with more appropriate seats available.
Fit is important for a comfortable experience. Our harness straps should be below the shoulder level and tight enough so that your child cannot slip out of them, but not too loose where they can twist or turn around. The best way to make sure your child’s harness is comfortable and adjustable? Use the pinch test. You can pinch them and make sure that it is tight enough for safety. Straps should always be flat against the body.
Some infant seats come with extra pieces. If it came with them, use them! Don’t forget that aftermarket products can still be dangerous and aren’t tested for safety. So don’t use any of the headrest inserts or these extra pads made by another manufacturer with your seat.
Now you’re going to pinch up at the shoulder. If this is too tight, just slip your fingers in. And make sure it’s not giving any slack before adjusting further on top of itself with velcro or clips are undone so there isn’t much space between them for airflow.
Other than the crotch buckle, there are also different options for this part. The crotch buckle is closest to your baby’s body, and it can be adjusted from the back. The Y plates on this particular seat can be adjusted to fit your needs. Some other seats have a simple up-and-down motion that can be adjusted with the headrest.
We hope this article has helped answer all of your questions about car seats. If there is anything else that you would like us to clarify, find IntermountainParents‘ Youtube channel. So install your car seat safely and enjoy highway driving without worrying!
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