Types of Car Seats: A Guide

If you are a new parent, you are probably overwhelmed by how much care a baby requires which is understandable because this is a major life transition. Chances are you have probably become more alert and are now wary of every little possible danger that can harm your child. We will however be focusing solely on car seats today.

It is important that you pick the right car seat for your child or else it can potentially harm your child or even worse if there ever is an accident. There are 4 main types of car seats all of which have 3 options that vary according to your child’s age, size and weight, the following list will help you pick the best car seats for your child.

Rear-Facing Seats:

Rear-facing car seats normally are shaped like a cradle and come along with a harness. In case of an accident or sudden impact, the rear-facing car-seat rocks back and forth to absorb the shock and protect the baby’s delicate spine and neck. There are the best convertible car seats for newborns and infants.

Once the child grows, you can opt for a convertible seat which has a tether and a harness. It can be converted to a forward-facing seat as well. The all-in-one seat, can be turned into a forward-facing seat as well and can be turned into a booster set as the child grows.

Forward-Facing Seats:

Consists of a tether and a harness, it will stop your child from moving in case of a crash. This type also has a convertible, combination and all-in-one type of seats, which you switch into as your child begins to grow.

Booster Seats:

Booster seats consist of a seatbelt which is fastened over the child’s body. These type of booster seats are further divided into four types, namely Backless Booster seats, Booster seats with High backs, combination seats and all-in-one seats.