Many things go into choosing a car seat. Some of them have to deal with your child’s anatomy, their prices, type, the model of the car you are driving and other things. In order to make the right choice regarding car seats, the tips below will help you out.
Tips to help you know how to choose an infant car seat
1/ Know your vehicle well
Some cars don’t have the ISOFIX connectors that enables installation of an infant car seat base. Modern cars come with ISOFIX connectors, but you still need to know where they are located. The safest place to install infant car seats should be in the backseat. Make sure to install your infant car seta as instructed in its manual. Check out Doona ISOFIX base for more information on installation instructions.
Keep in mind that rearward facing infant seats are much safer than forward-facing seats. It is highly recommended to keep your baby as long as possible in a rearward facing seat.
3/ How much room do you have in the backseat?
One of the biggest mistakes parents make when choosing backseat is to buy one without considering the space in their backseats. They end up buying a seat that can’t fit inside their cars. To avoid buying an unsuitable product, take the measurements of the backseat space and buy a seat that fits that space. Most stores will let you try to fit the seat in your car before you buy it. Check out Doona Infant Car Seatfor more information obout Doona specs.
4/ Ease of use
You often see parents struggling with seats in the parking lot, make sure that’s not you. The easier your seat is to use and install, the more likely you are to use it properly and the safer your baby will be. If you didn’t know already, 3 out of 4 car seats are installed improperly in some way.
There are many different types of seats with lots of different features so again take your time and try to ascertain which one is more suitable to your needs. Get a second opinion if need be and try it out in your car.
Due to the safety aspect of this purchase, it is not one to take lightly. However, it should not be too hard to find what you are looking for. If you are not sure about certain features or which brand to purchase ask your friends and family what worked for them. Do a web search, and you may be able to source the information you are looking for! Check out Doona Infant Car Seat YouTube channel for videos and testimonials.