How to choose a baby car seat
- When choosing a car seat, consider the age, weight and height of the baby. mothercare Madrid, car seat for children from 0 to 4 years (0−18 kg)mothercare Advance, car seat for children from 9 months to 11 years (9−36 kg)mothercare Ziba, car seat for children from 0 to 15 months (0-13 kg)Determine the group of car seats that you need, and keep in mind that there are models that combine the functions of several groups at once, for example, 0 + / 1 or 2/3. These combined models include the mothercare Madrid chair, designed for babies from birth to 4 years (18 kg). It is important that the chair is properly secured. The devices of groups 0, 0+ and 1 are attached to the seat with a car belt, and the children in them are fastened with the help of internal belts. Armchairs of groups 2 and 3 do not have internal belts. Another reliable installation method is the ISOFIX hard mount system. It is important to know: children under two years of age (or up to 12 kg) are recommended to be transported in a chair that is installed against the direction of travel. This method is almost 70% safer.
- Check labeling.
- Do not use an accident chair.
- Adjust seat belts.
- Install the seat in the back seat.
Please note: CE marking is ECE R44 / 04. In addition, car seats are subject to mandatory certification in Russia. Devices of unknown Chinese brands, of course, are cheaper, but it is unlikely that someone did a crash test to check whether they protect the child well.
Even if it looks perfect in appearance, it is impossible to assess internal damage. That is why it is not recommended to transport a child in a car seat if it is not known how it was used in the past. If you still use a used device, check it for visible signs of wear: torn or faded belts, broken or cracked plastic or buckles. Make sure the adapters and buckle are working properly. Please note: Velcro fasteners are considered the least reliable, in many countries car seats with such fasteners are prohibited.
The belt should pass low on the hips of the child, not touch the head and neck, buckle - at or below the hip.
According to studies, children under 16 years old are at a 40% higher risk of injury when they are in the front seat. In addition, in an accident, airbags are triggered, which can hit a child in the face and seriously injure him. The central rear seat is proven to be the safest. And the most unsafe is the front passenger seat.
What are the armchairs?
The so-called cradle: used to transport children in a prone position. Passenger height - up to 70 cm, age - up to 6 months, is set against the direction of travel.
For transportation of children under the age of one year, height - up to 80 cm, weight - up to 13 kg, is set against the direction of movement.
Suitable for children from 9 months to 4 years old, weight - 9−18 kg, set in the direction of movement.
For passengers from 3 to 7 years, 15−25 kg, is set in the direction of travel.
For children from 6 to 12 years old, 22−36 kg, is set in the direction of movement.
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