Best Car Seats To Protect Your Little One
When it comes to shopping for car seats, there are many different options. And while buying a car seat is the best thing you can do to ensure your child’s safety in the event of an accident, it can also be one of the most intimidating purchases you’ll make. We are here to help you relax with our top picks of car seats.
Cosco: Highback 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat
Chicco: MyFit Harness + Booster Car Seat
Graco: 4Ever DLX 4 in 1 Car Seat
Britax: Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat
Diono: Radian 3RXT, 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
The one car seat that grows with your child – from birth to preschool, the Diono car seat has the highest height and weight limits in the industry. It provides safe and comfortable newborn car seat positioning thanks to the 2-in-1 infant positioning liner with integrated newborn travel high wedge. With exclusive SafeCell Impact Protection and steel reinforced cup holders, your child will ride in style and comfort.
Car Seat FAQ
When can baby face forward in car seat?
The normal for transitioning your child to a forward facing car seat used to be around one year of age or 20 pounds. However, after further research in recent years it is now recommended to move to a forward facing car seat around 2 years of age. This typically equates to your child being 30-35 pounds. Before making the transition from rear facing car seat to forward facing always make sure you have the proper car seat suited for forward facing.
How to put car seat in shopping cart?
It is always recommended to put your baby’s car seat in the cart rather than on top to prevent accidents. If you have a lot of groceries and won’t be able to put your car seat in the basket of the shopping cart then it is recommended to wear your baby in a sling or or carrier. Never attempt to place the car seat on top of the shopping cart as you put your child at risk of tipping the car seat and falling over.
How long are Graco car seats good for?
Graco baby car seats usually have a useful life for about 10 years for steel reinforced car seats and around 7 years for plastic reinforced belt seats. To determine your Graco car seat expiration add the manufacture date and the useful life to get the date of expiration. You can find these numbers in your manual or stamped on the bottom of your Graco car seat base or Graco booster car seat.
Why do car seats expire?
All car seats expire due to the inevitable wear and tear they endure. Too much wear and tear can cause some of the safety features to become faulty. High temperatures can also cause the car seat to overheat and cause the strength of the car seat over time. Car seats also expire because of increased safety regulations that happen throughout the years such as the car seat head support. Another factor is car seats can go through recalls causing them to expire quicker than the usual date. Generally, car seats expire within 6-7 years.