When I had my first child, I was overwhelmed. There is just so much to learn, isn’t there? One thing, that I didn’t know enough about was car seat safety. I didn’t know how long to keep my baby rear-facing, I didn’t know the height and weight requirements for upgrading seats. I had to look up all the information online and it was still quite over whelming. Add to that, car seat rules and regulations seem to change frequently. I felt in over my head as a new mom.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with car seat safety?
Friends and family always like to give their input on the subject but I wanted something more concrete. I am sure that you do too. Here is a quick car seat position infographic to help you remember better car seat safety. With my first baby, we took her from rear-facing earlier than my son. I am glad that I kept up to date on car seat safety regulations with baby number two. I don’t know about you, but I want my babies to be safe and protected when we are traveling down the road!
I have a two and half year old boy who is in a convertible car seat forward facing right now. He is doing great. I also have a tall seven year old daughter who is sitting in a full back booster seat. She cannot wait to get out of it and into a seat belt on its own. Up until about three months ago, I was still having her sit in a five point harness car seat. She still fit into it, and I felt like it was safer. With all the seats we have for her at this point, it is overwhelming once again.
Which is why, when I saw the new Chicco KidFit booster seat, I was in love. We needed this seat like two years ago!
The Chicco KidFit booster seat is not only a safe car seat for your child, it also grows with them! With ten positions, double padded protection, and one pull tightening, this is an idea booster seat. What I love, is when using the high back on the Chicco KidFit booster seat, you can use it up to 100 lbs!
Booster Seat Safety Tips
Seat belts are designed for adults, not children. So to ensure that your child (ages 4-12) is safe, you must use a booster seat. It is important, when using a booster seat, to check the fit. The lap belt should be straight across the child’s upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be across the middle of the shoulder.
I noticed even when my daughter was ready to transition into a booster seat, she was still unable to keep still. I ended up letting her sit in a five point harness seat a bit longer than normal because of it. So pay attention to your child’s maturity regarding booster seats. Even if they are old enough to transition out of the booster seat, they may not be ready yet.
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