Classification and types of children's car seats
Since the birth of children, the life of parents has changed markedly. They must take care of the safety of the kids. To protect children from injuries on the road helps car seat. These designs are designed for convenient movement of the baby in transport.
And as children grow fast, for them there are different types of children's car seats. Each of them is selected depending on the height, weight. Constructions should also be chosen based on the frequency of travel and the assiduity of the child. Parents need to know everything about child seats.
Varieties of structures
Many types of protective structures are available, differing in size, characteristics, design and other properties. Choose the product you need by age, the physique of the baby. All types of children's car seats based on the European classification are divided into 5 options:
- "0": in the form of a cradle suitable for infants up to 10 kg, whose age is up to 1 year.
- "0+": can be used for a child weighing not more than 13 kg and under the age of 1, 5 years.
- "1": suitable for weight of 9-18 kg at the age of 1-4 years.
- "2": it is used for children from 15 to 25 kg.
- "3": applies for weight up to 36 kg.
All kinds of children's car seats have their own characteristics. They are not only accessories, but also necessary safety elements. Every motorist should have such a thing to transport children, because their health and life depend on it.
The product is not presented in the form of an armchair, but in the form of a cradle. In it the child is in a lying position. Moreover, there is no substitute for such a product, since there are fasteners in this cradle, belts allowing to fix the construction on the seat.
The chair fixes the child with a soft strap. Also there is a head protection for the baby. But the testing of the product did not provide brilliant results. Although it can carry children up to 10 kg, you should still purchase "0+". And if the cradle is used, the transportation of the baby should be carefully controlled.
Car Seat 0+
In comparison with автолюлькой these kinds of children's car seats firmly fix the kid in the seat. According to some characteristics and appearance they are similar. The 0+ armrest can be installed on any seat against the movement of the car.
If the product is attached to the front seat, the front airbag must be disconnected. In addition, they are universal in comparison with the cradles, since the chair can be used as a carrying or chair for the child.
This chair is used in the period when the weight of the child is 9 kg. This is about 1 year old. The product has a special design. It is like a soap box mounted in a frame.
In such a chair, the back can be fixed in different positions depending on the state of the child. The design set in the back seat.
The product is used as a transitional version from the stationary attachment of the child inside the seat to fixing it with straps. It allows you to move from the car seat to a normal seat. Put them in the back of the car.
The design is not presented in the form of an armchair, but as a lining-seat for older children. The product does not include belts, as children are fastened with a machine strap.
It is necessary to choose all types of children's car seats by age. It is only necessary to know about the safety characteristics and other functions of the structures. Only a suitable protective device will serve as a safe place to transport the child.
How to choose a child car seat step by step? Crash test results are important. Ensures the safety of the product marking ECE R44 / 03, which confirms the European quality. If it is not available, then you should not buy the goods, even if the seller assures the excellent quality of the product.
How to choose a car seat for a child? Types of products differ in characteristics. For children under 3 years old, it is necessary to purchase five-point belts or Y-shaped belts, with which the child's injury is excluded. There are also internal belts, which are fixed in the area of the perineum.
There are different types of child car seat fixtures that should be comfortable. Also pay attention to the weight. The convenience of the product will allow it to be used by anyone who will control the transportation of the baby. It is necessary to make sure of the safety of the buckles and fasteners when buying the goods.
Be sure to take into account the type of material from which the frame and upholstery are made. It is best to purchase a removable cover since it can be washed. During the purchase, you should consider all the details, because of their reliability depends on the quality of the structure. If the chair is approached responsibly, then only 2 "0+" and "1" models will be needed.
All the chairs consist of additional parts, which expand the possibilities of their application. Many models have removable covers. When contaminated, it can easily be replaced with a new one. Covers should be used different depending on the time of year.
With a raincoat, no weather is terrible. Carrying a baby to the car during rain or snow will not be a problem. There are structures with the function of installation on the frame, so it is used instead of a stroller. If you have a raincoat, you can comfortably walk from car to house, just do not walk so. In the room it must be removed.
In the car seats there is a special collar that protects the child during the trip. Even with severe braking there will be no injuries to the cervical vertebrae. With the help of a collar, the child's neck is firmly attached even during sleep.
In addition to these functions, car seats have rear-view mirrors aimed at the child when it is located in the rear seat. Additionally, there may be curtains, warm envelopes and overalls, tables. When buying, you must immediately decide which functions are needed from the chair.
Although the characteristics are of great importance, the manufacturer also plays a huge role. Now car seats are created by many companies, but the most popular of them are:
You can purchase products from another manufacturer, but you must have the label ECE R44 / 03. The high-quality chair has European and domestic certificates.
It should be taken into account that the safety of the product affects the life of the child. You do not need to save on the purchase of goods. It is undesirable to buy a used construction. After all, if it is damaged, no one will say about it, and such a product will not be absolutely safe.
Child car seats are quite expensive. Their price is in the range of 17,000 rubles, and in fact it is purchased for a short time. The cost may vary depending on the type of chair, manufacturer, characteristics.
If a reliable construction made according to European requirements is bought, it will serve for many years. It is necessary to pay attention to its appearance, because the goods with damages can not be reliably protected when traveling. Armchairs are sold in markets, in shops and online.
Use and care
The baby car seat is comfortable to use, no matter which fixing system it is. Before this, you need to read the installation and use instructions, and then the operation of all mechanisms will be understood.
Care is to regularly wash the cover, which is also done according to the instructions. If the product is not removable, then you can use a vacuum cleaner. Cleaning the surface prolongs the life of the protective structure.