Traveling with a toddler in a car can be hard, and you will never know when you will be involved in a car crash. Automotive makers also think about the safety of a child when riding a car. That is why they have installed child lock in every vehicle they produce. Seat belts are made for the adult passenger’s safety, but what do we use for a child’s safety inside a car? Car seats are the answer to this question.
You will discover an overwhelming amount of car seats available on the market today for children ages two years old and below. And they divided are into three main categories: baby carriers, convertible seats, and booster seats.
A baby carrier can be a rear-facing car seat for children under one year of age (preferably) since they have lower height and weight limits than convertible seats. Although it is a short seat, these baby carriers can be useful because they can be easily removed from the car by detaching the seat to the floor so that you can move your toddler without having to remove your child in the seat.
The convertible seats are sturdy car seats that can be used independently or separately. You can also place it rear-facing and forward-facing. These can also be used as a booster seat when your toddler can ride it without the five-point seatbelt.
Booster seats are designed for older children who no longer need a five-point seat belt. There are three types of booster car seats available on the market: combination car seats, high-back car seats, and backless car seats. The combination car seats can be converted from forward-facing seats to back-facing ones. High-back and backless seats work by placing the child higher up in the center so that the belt falls out correctly, and the child is protected in case of an accident.
Each state has different laws regarding the correct use of vehicle seats. However, countries with the simplest vehicle seat laws do not always follow best practices. Your child may be able to sit legally forward while driving a vehicle, but this does not mean that your child is safer, facing forward. Study after study has shown that all children, whether or not they are facing backward in an accident, have an 8% chance of being seriously injured. There is no time when a child is no longer protected by an overturned car or truck.