Booster for children - a wonderful alternative to a children's car seat
Safety of a teenager in the car during the movement can provide boosters, which in essence are the same child car seat, but not having a backrest. Booster for children are bought in those cases when the growth of the child has not yet reached 150 centimeters. It is to this height that the car seat belts are designed, which are used for adult passengers, since it depends on the correct placement of the belt, whether it will fulfill its functions.
If the child has not yet achieved the necessary growth, the full functionality of the belts in this case will be impossible, because they, passing through the chest and over the shoulder, distribute the bulk of the load on the chest and pelvis. The best way to protect the child's finding in the car would be a justified means - a child car seat, which is able to protect the head, chest, and hip belt even with side impacts. But often a child, being in adolescence, simply embarrassed and flatly refuses to go in a child's chair.
If no persuasions and conversations work, there is an opportunity to find a compromise solution, namely, to use a booster for children. This car seat without a backrest can be equipped with a stopper for the upper strap of the car's safety belt. Has a guiding strap, comfortable handles and is equipped with a special soft coating for comfort on the road. Some models have an anatomical shape, which helps to further protect the passenger. In fact, a booster for children is a device that lifts a child to a height sufficient to properly use seat belts. He does not give any additional protection. Nevertheless, one should not be skeptical about it. According to research in this area, the use of car seats and boosters for children reduces mortality and injuries by more than 60%. This figure makes you think!
How to button a booster?
First of all, it should be noted that there is a limit for boosters: they are suitable for children from 125 to 150 cm in height. The opinion that it can be used for very young children is erroneous. Having seated and fastened the child, it is necessary to be convinced that the diagonal webbing of a seat belt is there where should be, that is on a shoulder, and at all on a neck or the face of the child. The strap itself must pass through the hip joint, and not through the abdomen. Belts should be stretched to the maximum and fastened very securely.
Different designs of devices
Booster car for children can be of different designs. Products with plastic base have ribs and are reliable enough if made of durable plastic. Booster for children, whose price is very low (as a consequence, it does not have a very good quality), is made of foam. The chair of this design at the time of the accident just splits, and the child falls under the belts, getting dangerous for the abdominal cavity damage. The best option is a multi-layer booster with a metal base and a soft layer on top.