What to Consider when Purchasing a Baby Car Seat

Car Seats

Choosing a baby car seat can be a daunting experience for a new parent.There are so many options and so may different price ranges. In order to ensure your baby's safety at all times, we highly advise that you secure him or her in a good quality baby car seat which adheres to international safety standards.

Your choice of car seat is an extremely important decision to make.

If you can avoid it, do not purchase a secondhand car seat. If you do not know the history of the car seat there is no guarantee that the car seat will hold up in a vehicle collision. Hairline cracks can appear on car seats over time because of exposure to the sun and general wear and tear. These hairline cracks are not visible but can effect the overall safety of the car seat should it be involved in a collision.

Things to consider when buying a Baby Car Seat:

If you have a newborn always choose a rear-facing baby car seat as this is the safest way for a baby to travel in a vehicle. From 6 months to 4 years of age it is best to go for a rear-facing baby car seat  as well. Children between 4 and 7 years of age should travel in a booster baby car seat facing forward.

It is very easy to install a baby car seat in a vehicle. You can install a baby car seat by either using the car seat belt or using what is referred to as an isofix system. Both ways are very effective but some parents believe that installing a baby car seat with the seatbelt can be too time consuming, especially when getting two children into their car seats .Most newer models vehicles do come with isofix anchors which are used to install an isofix base. Please do check with your vehicle manufacturer that your vehicle does have isofix anchors before rushing out to purchase an isofix base. Sometimes the isofix anchors are not clearly visible.

If you are looking for baby car seats for sale online, we have you covered! Hello Mom has a wide range of baby car seats available for you to choose from.  All our car seats come with warranties and Maxi Cosi even offers a lifetime warranty! For your added peace of mind, all our car seats have all been extensively tested and adhere to European safety standards.

 


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