No matter how careful a driver you might be you can never be one hundred percent sure that you won’t get in a car accident. This is especially true when going on long trips since you will probably get tired of driving for miles on end. Add to this a handful of fidgety children in the back seat and you have the perfect recipe for
distraction, delayed reactions, and an unfortunate accident.
Every year thousands of children are injured or even killed in car accidents. This is why investing in a car seat is very important. Though a car seat won’t insure a totally safe trip it is an added safety measure which can mean the difference between life and death for your child.
When choosing a car seat make sure you take into account the following:
1. Your child’s age and weight – There are different kinds of car seats that are appropriate for different ages. Car seats are available for infants, toddlers, and younger kids. Make sure to get a new one when your child outgrows one kind.
2. Your child’s comfort – When making a purchase bring your child along with you. Always try out different types of car seats and pick out the one that best fits your child. It will not only be the most comfortable one but will also be the best one in terms of safety because of the good fit.
3. Demo installation – If possible choose a store that allows you to actually try installing the car seat in your car. This will ensure that you pick one that isn’t to hard to install as well as one that fits well in your car and is very secure.