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Finding the right car seat for your child can be tough. There are so many options and I know it can be overwhelming. I have been through it twice and I know the stress it can cause. There is a lot of pressure because if you don’t choose the right one, there can be dire consequences. Below are 5 tips that I hope will help you find the perfect car seat for your family.
Grows with your child
Save money and time by finding a car seat that will grow with your child. I highly recommend convertible car seats because they usually will work from birth to age 7 or 8 – basically they will be the only car seat you ever need. If you and your child take good car of it, there will be no need to have to shop car seats again!
Fits in your car
Measure your car before you start looking at car seats. Find out how much room there really is in the back seat. Measuring the space that you have from the back seat to the back of the drivers or passengers seat is important too. You don’t want to have to drive on top of the steering wheel just to fit your car seat in the back. Search for the latches so that you know where they are when it comes time to install your new car seat as well.
Well known brand
I know that generic brands are usually cheaper. But you want the best for your child. Be sure to choose a well known brand that you trust. Make sure that they pass all safety regulations.
Read reviews on store websites and on blogs. I cannot stress this enough. You want to know what parents thought about these care seats once they got them home, got them installed, and started using them. Did it take them 5 hours to install in their car? Is that something you are willing to do? Does their child say the seat is comfortable? Are the straps easy to adjust?
Find the Best Price for you
I am not saying buy the most expensive car seat you can find, but they are an investment. Don’t break the bank, but do remember that this is something that should stick with your family for a long time. What is your child’s safety worth – it’s up to you.