6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Car Seat for your Baby

6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Car Seat for your Baby

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When moving around with children -especially in a vehicle, having them buckled in a car seat is highly recommended. The need for a car seat that will hold the baby securely in place needs to be prioritized by all parents, to avoid any misfortunes. But what exactly should you look out for when buying a car seat for your baby? Guest writer Alex Mwangi of reviewvote.com offers us insights on the key factors to consider when choosing baby’s car seat.

1: Check the Material Used

It is important to check this because the material used to make the car seat may affect the child in many ways -the most important being to avoid placing baby in a fabric that will cause him/her an allergic reaction. Since one is never able to make accurate predictions on the type of allergen that their child’s body reacts to, try making hypoallergenic purchases for the child.

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2: Age of the Child

There are different types of infant car seats for different ages and weights. You therefore need to choose the infant car seat that will cope with the weight of your child. If you need a seat that can be used from when your child is a newborn to a fully grown toddler, then the 3-in-1 convertible car seat is the best option, though it costs more and is often heavier than other infant car seats.

3: Check for Safety Features

The safety features added to the infant car seat are also important. Not all of the seats have the same features, hence you have to choose the one with the most appropriate safety feature. An example of a safety feature that you should seek is the side impact protection feature. Some seats are fitted with this protective feature to keep your child safe from side impacts.

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Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama is a Kenyan mum, raising her two sons in the capital city of Nairobi. She is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, find inspiration, some motivation and sometimes – a little humor. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women, parenting and society.

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