One thing that you can use when taking your child for a walk in a trip that takes hours is the preparation of tools that can support your child comfortably in the vehicle. Often mothers choose to use a car seat for children.
You can easily find car seats at baby and toddler stores. Car seats designed for your baby’s comfort when traveling long distances. In maintaining the health and safety of your child during the trip, you must also know the correct use of the car seat for you.
The use of a car seat can be used on your child during the trip. Car seats will provide benefits when used according to age and how they are used. So it is important for you to pay attention to the comfort and safety of your child when using a car seat.
The following is an explanation of the guidelines for using a car seat for your child.
Car seats are aimed at helping your child feel comfortable while traveling, especially in the car. Car seats have different sizes and materials so that when you use a car seat, try to adjust it to your child’s weight. Avoid forcing to use a car seat if it is not according to capacity (over weight of the child). This causes inconvenience for your child and also does not guarantee safety.
When using a car seat when the baby is up to 13 months of age (maximum body weight is 9 kg) then he is facing backwards while at the age of more than 13 months (weight 9-18 kg) can sit facing forward with his feet more comfortable. If a child weighing 18-36 kg should sit on the booster seat, this is to help your baby feel comfortable when using the car seat.
Here are the steps that can be your guide when using a car seat:
1. Car seat in the front passenger seat
When installing a car seat, you can use it on the front passenger seat because the rear airbag is less supportive. The car seat can be used with a 45 degree slope so that it can help avoid breathing difficulties for your child. As for the car seat that can be adjusted, you can add a small rolled towel at the bottom so that your child’s position can lie down.
2. Ensure the sitting position of your child
When using the car seat, make sure the safety strap located on the car seat is parallel and snugly attached. You can make sure the harness is secure when there is a click.
3. Choice of safety straps on the car seat
You can choose five safety straps when choosing a car seat so that it is comfortable and keeps the baby safe while you are traveling. You can generally choose a car seat according to your taste, but make sure you put your baby’s safety first.