On which groups and levels are divided car seats for newborns
Automobile seats for newborns were called "avtolyubki." This irreplaceable thing must be purchased before your baby's birth. In this case, the presence of the car does not matter. In any case, you will have to use the car, be it a taxi or a car of friends. The first trip to the car is for the child in the first week of his life, since it so happened that from the hospital you and your baby will be brought home exactly on this type of transport.
Children's car seats are divided not only into groups. They can also be of different levels:
- Car seats for newborns. These autos are designed for children from birth to 9 months and weighing up to 10 kilograms. These chairs belong to the group "0" and level "1".
- Car seats for newborns and children weighing up to 13 kilograms are intended for an age of up to 18 months. These products belong to the group "0+" and level "1".
- Car seats for children from 9 to 18 kilograms are designed for babies from 9 months to 4 years of age. Such adaptations belong to the 1st group and the 2nd level.
- Armchairs for children from 15 to 25 kilograms and up to 6 years of age are classified as "2" and "3".
- For children under 12 years of age, car seats for children (the price of which, by the way, does not differ from all previous ones) are calculated for weight from 22 to 36 kilograms. This is already group "3" and level "4".
With a child weighing less than 13 kilograms, it is necessary to have such a device as a car seat, that is, a cradle. Car seats for newborns differ in that they are installed against the car's travel. Most of these products are produced under the labeling of the group "0+". Why are they installed against the car? Because with this position, the neck and head of your child have reliable support. And so the child must ride until the crown of the charming head begins to peep out from behind the back of the car seat. The big plus of such devices is that they allow not only to ensure safety, but also to move the baby, without disturbing his sensitive sleep. Car seats (car seats) have a cushion (for children up to 3 months) and a comfortable handle for carrying the chair itself.
- the possibility of using a car seat as a rocking chair at home;
- convenience of moving a child from home to car and back;
- if there is a car from the kit "2 in 1" or "3 in 1", it is possible to install it directly on the chassis of the stroller.
- as your child grows and, accordingly, increases its weight, it will be more difficult for you to bear it;
- in most car seats the child does not have enough space;
- it is not necessary to allow the child to sleep for a long time in such a cradle, since a large load on the spine is unavoidable;
- the use of such a car seat is possible only up to 12 months of age. Next, it will be necessary to have a larger chair, group "1" and level "2".
The rules for choosing a child seat:
- correspondence to age and weight category;
- comfort and comfort of the child during the trip;
- for a child under 3 years of age, five-point belts are required;
- simplicity of installation of an autoarmchair in the car.