Being a parent can come with a lot of unknowns. There are so many things you’re expected to know, and it can all be really overwhelming. One of the first things that is beneficial to learn is how to pick the right car seat for your child. There are only four stages of car seats, which makes them pretty easy to remember.
The prenatal stage is actually meant for moms who are still carrying their babies. Car crashes are very dangerous to everyone, but especially pregnant women. There are crash tested pregnancy seat belt positioners that redirect the seat belt away from the stomach.
The rear facing car seat stage is for birth to at least two years old. Ideally, a child stays rear facing until three or four, which is usually when they no longer fit into the seat in a rear facing position. Rear facing is very safe for children because the car seat gives them support for the head, neck, and back. If seated forward during an accident, the head and neck are unrestrained. This can be very dangerous because their bones and muscles are not fully developed. Continue reading “Picking the Right Car Seat for Your Child”