Toddler Car Seats


Toddler car seats are mandatory for most drivers in the United States. Whether you drive a car, SUV or pick up truck, if you are carrying a toddler, you will need to have him or her securely seated in a toddler car seat. Generally speaking toddlers usually fit in convertible car seats. Convertible car seats are made for children that are at least 20-30 pounds (depending on the specific seat) and up to 40-65 pounds (depending on the specific seat). If you have a toddler, here are some basic tips on picking the right seat.

It should be noted that there is no safest or best toddler car seat available. The best toddler car seat is one that is in good working order and fits your child properly. Toddler seats are usually categorized as convertible seats. These seats can either face forward or rear. Facing towards the rear of the vehicle is usually the safer way to face for your toddler; however your child generally needs to weigh less and be smaller to fit comfortably facing rearwards. If your child is heavier or taller, he or she will need to face forward so that his or her legs can be comfortable.

A child has outgrown his or her toddler car seat when they no longer fit in it comfortably. At this point, the next type of seat that should be used is a booster seat. A booster seat unlike a toddler car seat uses the vehicle’s harness system (seatbelts).

Three common features found on practically all toddler car seats include a five point harness system, a head shield and a T-shield. These features keep your child secure at all times and help your child stay say if an accident occurs.

Choosing the right toddler car seat is usually straightforward. First make sure your child fits properly and can be secured comfortably. Don’t expect your child to grow into, it is best to use a seat that fits properly at all times. Secondly, if you buy a seat that is used, make sure it comes with directions so that you can install it correctly. In addition, make sure that it has no damage and that all features are working properly. In addition, make sure the model number, date and brand are clearly marked. This information can be helpful when finding out if the car seat has a manufacturers recall on it.

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