Unless you are a hundred per cent positive that you child is definitely mature enough to sit up on the back seat and seat belts will definitely secure him safely, it would be a good idea to use car-seats until your child is grown enough.
Car-seats usage can effectively guarantee child passenger safety, but only provided that the car seats are the exact size and dimensions required. Parents should be prepare for the fact that it can be rather confusing to choose and install a car-seat for your child. But if your area caring and loving parent, you will be ready and willing to face the challenge. Prior to shopping for a car seat for your child it would be a good idea to study some of the information available concerning child passenger safety rules as well as the relevant laws and regulations.
The instructions and video materials on the subject of child passenger safety can be of great help for the parent who wants to make sure his kids are in for safe travels in their family car.
It is necessary to not only choose the right system for your child, but also install it correctly in order to prevent the possible injury or long lasting detrimental effect the improperly installed car-seat may have. Such can be spinal disorders, backaches, and others.
First of all, touching upon the matter of child passenger safety it should be borne ion mind that special attention in that respect should be drawn in reference to infants. They are most likely to fall innocent victims to fate if a car crash occurs and it is of vital importance to do all you can on your part in order to contribute to the child passenger safety. It is best to place infants I the rear-facing car-seat, this way making sure that the infant's back and neck are secure.
It is known that infants' bones and skull are still very fragile, so parents can not afford to run the risk of losing their child due to their own negligence. It is highly advisable not to seat an infant in the front seat, as there is the risk that the passenger airbag may cause serious injury to the child. If the child is very small, even car-seats usage is not appropriate; in this case what is required is a specially designed car bed.
Car seats can come with a variety of straps and buckles, but the most comfortable for your child are those going over the shoulders and buckling between the legs. Another variety of car-seats available are convertible car seats. They can be easily switched from rear-facing to face-forward position. It is essential to make sure your child is using the car seat that is designed for the specific weight and height ranges that include your child's characteristics.
As far as convertible car seats are concerned, they are very convenient in the respect of adjusting the harness in reference to the child's size and weight. There are several slots on the straps; therefore adjustment shouldn't be a problem. It is a very good idea to have your child's seat examined by a specialist technician that will make sure that all of the child passenger safety regulations are observed on the technical part.