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Choosing The Safest Car Seat

If you are a mother, the safety of your child comes before anything else. Keeping them safe during car rides, therefore, is extremely important. When traveling with a small child between your home or the shop, you need to ensure they are as safe and secure as possible.

Here in America, car accidents are on the rise. Luckily, manufacturers of car seats are always striving to create the safest car seats to give mothers peace of mind. Thanks to this, the NHTSA has reported that thanks to child seats, fatal accidents have been reduced by a whopping 71%.

Choosing the right seat can be a bit of a challenge for most moms. With many different brands, it can be hard to pick the best one. So we have listed some important factors for you to consider.

Ensure the car seat meets federal standards

The first thing you need to do is make sure that any seat you are looking at has been crash tested. It needs to, at a minimum, meet the federal standards.

Don't buy used

Never, ever buy a used car seat. When buying second hand, you have no clue what kind of history the car seat has. If they have been in accidents or left in damp garages, they could be compromised. This means that if you ever end up in a collision, they may not perform as well as they did when they were new. There may also have been a recall on the product. When it comes to the car seat, saving a few bucks is not worth the compromise whatsoever. If you're going to take your child's safety seriously, you should try to only look into premium car seats for your baby, as you need to rely on it to keep them secure and protected. This is a guarantee you're only likely to get when you choose a car seat made with high quality materials by a reputable company.

Understand the different types of car seats

There are a huge range of car seats on the market, just like there are a huge range of the ages, size, and weight of different children. The best one for your child is going to be one that suits these factors. Make sure you look for recommendations on different models to ensure your child has the best fitting child seat. Not only does this protect them, it also means they will be as comfortable as possible during your journeys.

If your child is over the age of 4 and is over 3 feet tall, it may be best to go for a forward-facing booster seat. These are designed for kindergarten through to primary school, and they usually secured via seat belt.

For babies and infants, it is usually best to stick with a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible. This is because rear-facing car seats provide the best support due to their design. When the car receives an impact, the hard casing of the car seats allow them to take the brunt of the impact, protecting your little one from the most harm.

When it comes to your children, safety is of the utmost importance. Hopefully, with the information we have provided above you will be able to make an informed decision on the best seat for your precious little ones.

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