car seat brands

car seat brands

Car Seat Brands

3 Terms to Learn Here’s a quick look at the most common features on the different seat types. When installing, be sure to follow the vehicle owner’s manual and seat instructions, and consider having your installation checked by a Child Passenger Safety Technician at a car seat checkup event. LATCH Connectors A harnessed child seat will be equipped with either push-on, hook-style, or rigid lower anchor LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children) connectors. These attach to the lower anchors embedded in the crease of the vehicle seat. All cars built after 2002 have these LATCH anchors. They have a weight limit, so when the combined weight of your child and car seat exceeds 65 lbs., install the seat using the vehicle’s own seat belt. Top Tether Strap Forward-facing harness seats include a top tether strap that anchors to the vehicle seat and keeps the shell of the child seat secure, significantly reducing potential for head injuries. We recommend you secure the top tether for all forward-facing installations. Harness System All infant, convertible, all-in-one, and toddler booster seats have a built-in adjustable harness system. As your child grows, you’ll need to continually adjust their harness so that straps are located correctly. In rear-facing seats, harness straps should be at or below the baby’s shoulders. In forward-facing seats, straps should be at or above the shoulders. Many harnesses are adjusted by rethreading the straps through slots in the fabric and seat shell, while some offer an easier, external harness adjustment option. In all cases, the chest clip should be at armpit level. The harness is tight enough when you can’t pinch any strap fabric at the child’s shoulders. Recline Indicator If a seat can be installed rear-facing, a recline indicator tells you if it’s at the correct angle. (We find ball or bubble indicators easier to read than a simple level line.) Some seats have recline ranges for different ages—babies start out more reclined to avoid obstructing their breathing, then get more upright as they get older, allowing more room for front seat passengers. Accessories Many seats come with covers/pads/cushions to help with fit and give a more comfy ride. Only use accessories that are approved for your particular car seat by the car seat manufacturer.
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Car Seat Brands

Terms to Learn Here’s a quick look at the most common features on the different seat types. When installing, be sure to follow the vehicle owner’s manual and seat instructions, and consider having your installation checked by a Child Passenger Safety Technician at a car seat checkup event. LATCH Connectors A harnessed child seat will be equipped with either push-on, hook-style, or rigid lower anchor LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children) connectors. These attach to the lower anchors embedded in the crease of the vehicle seat. All cars built after 2002 have these LATCH anchors. They have a weight limit, so when the combined weight of your child and car seat exceeds 65 lbs., install the seat using the vehicle’s own seat belt. Top Tether Strap Forward-facing harness seats include a top tether strap that anchors to the vehicle seat and keeps the shell of the child seat secure, significantly reducing potential for head injuries. We recommend you secure the top tether for all forward-facing installations. Harness System All infant, convertible, all-in-one, and toddler booster seats have a built-in adjustable harness system. As your child grows, you’ll need to continually adjust their harness so that straps are located correctly. In rear-facing seats, harness straps should be at or below the baby’s shoulders. In forward-facing seats, straps should be at or above the shoulders. Many harnesses are adjusted by rethreading the straps through slots in the fabric and seat shell, while some offer an easier, external harness adjustment option. In all cases, the chest clip should be at armpit level. The harness is tight enough when you can’t pinch any strap fabric at the child’s shoulders. Recline Indicator If a seat can be installed rear-facing, a recline indicator tells you if it’s at the correct angle. (We find ball or bubble indicators easier to read than a simple level line.) Some seats have recline ranges for different ages—babies start out more reclined to avoid obstructing their breathing, then get more upright as they get older, allowing more room for front seat passengers. Accessories Many seats come with covers/pads/cushions to help with fit and give a more comfy ride. Only use accessories that are approved for your particular car seat by the car seat manufacturer.
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Car Seat Brands

LATCH Connectors A harnessed child seat will be equipped with either push-on, hook-style, or rigid lower anchor LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children) connectors. These attach to the lower anchors embedded in the crease of the vehicle seat. All cars built after 2002 have these LATCH anchors. They have a weight limit, so when the combined weight of your child and car seat exceeds 65 lbs., install the seat using the vehicle’s own seat belt. Top Tether Strap Forward-facing harness seats include a top tether strap that anchors to the vehicle seat and keeps the shell of the child seat secure, significantly reducing potential for head injuries. We recommend you secure the top tether for all forward-facing installations. Harness System All infant, convertible, all-in-one, and toddler booster seats have a built-in adjustable harness system. As your child grows, you’ll need to continually adjust their harness so that straps are located correctly. In rear-facing seats, harness straps should be at or below the baby’s shoulders. In forward-facing seats, straps should be at or above the shoulders. Many harnesses are adjusted by rethreading the straps through slots in the fabric and seat shell, while some offer an easier, external harness adjustment option. In all cases, the chest clip should be at armpit level. The harness is tight enough when you can’t pinch any strap fabric at the child’s shoulders. Recline Indicator If a seat can be installed rear-facing, a recline indicator tells you if it’s at the correct angle. (We find ball or bubble indicators easier to read than a simple level line.) Some seats have recline ranges for different ages—babies start out more reclined to avoid obstructing their breathing, then get more upright as they get older, allowing more room for front seat passengers. Accessories Many seats come with covers/pads/cushions to help with fit and give a more comfy ride. Only use accessories that are approved for your particular car seat by the car seat manufacturer.
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Car Seat Brands

Of all things you’ll buy for your child, a good car seat is one of the most important. You’ll need a car seat from the moment you take baby home from the hospital until he or she grows up enough to fit into adult seat belts, typically around the age of 8 or later. What’s scary is that nearly 80 percent of child seats are installed incorrectly, and a poorly installed seat leaves a child vulnerable in a crash. All child seats are required to meet federal safety standards in a 30 mph crash test. We’ve been testing seats for more than 30 years, and we go further—with a simulated 35 mph crash that better represents current vehicle environments. We also test for ease-of-use (how simple it is for the average person to follow instructions or manage buckles and straps) and fit-to-vehicle (how well the child seat fits into five different vehicles with challenging interiors). So, the better a seat does in our tests, the better your chances of getting it right. And, of course, the safest car seat is one that’s installed correctly and securely every time, and fits your child properly. Throwing money at this problem doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get the best-performing seat. Many mid-priced models work as well as or better than pricier ones. Whatever the cost, a certain seat may simply just not work with your car. This is why we strongly recommend planning ahead. Use our guide to figure out the right seat for your kid and car, and to determine when you’ll need to move your child to the next one.
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Car Seat Brands

It is stressful as a parent to make the right decision regarding your child’s safety. Because of the large number of car seat brands, it can feel impossible to know how to pick the right one. All of the above five brands are highly rated based on safety and crash test standards. You cannot make a bad decision from the brands listed here. Each brand has slightly different features and technology, but all focus on what is most important: keeping children safe. Depending on your budget and individual needs, you are sure to find a car seat on this list that will make you happy.
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Car Seat Brands

Convertible Seat This is likely the next step after outgrowing an infant seat, to be purchased no later than a child’s first birthday. It can be installed rear- or forward-facing. The harness system is similar to those in infant seats, but these have a higher rear-facing weight limit. This means kids can ride rear-facing longer, which both Consumer Reports and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend as the safest option. It must be installed rear-facing for children younger than 1 and weighing less than 20 lbs. These seats can be used rear-facing up to 40-50 lbs., depending on the seat, and we recommend rear-facing until at least age 2, or the rear-facing limits of the seat. In some states, children under 2 must ride this way (CA, NJ, OK, PA). When your child is ready, the seat can be turned around and used forward-facing until time for a booster seat. They can be installed forward-facing for kids at least 1 year of age, although Consumer Reports recommends waiting until at least age 2. Many can hold children as heavy as 65 lbs. Although the minimum weight limit allows for newborns and smaller infants, this type of seat often doesn’t provide the best fit for smaller babies or the convenience of a detachable carrier. Price range: $40 to 450. The convertible seats that scored highest

Car Seat Brands

Published on Apr 29, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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