Thursday, 19 July 2012

How do I choose the right carseat for my child?

So many carseats so little time!

Car capsules, car seats, child restraints - whatever you want to call them are fast becoming, an important item on a first time parents list of endless things to get! These plastic baby carriers are the vital tool that ensures parents can escape their home, and bring baby with them safely.

Obviously as a new parent safety is your main concern when choosing a carseat, but when you're operating on little sleep simply getting to the supermarket with as little hassle as possible becomes your main priority.
Believe me the last thing you want is to be unprepared-  you don't want to be fiddling with the seatbelt, with a bad back,whilst bubs is screaming blue murder and your bottom is hanging out the car door.

You need a carseat that is not only safe but simple! I for one, can't abide over complicated instructions ,so for me simply picking a car seat that did it's job, whilst being fool proof  was the way to go.
When people ask 'What sort of carseat do I need?' The answer should always be:
  • The one that fits your child.
  • The one that fits your vehicle.
  • The one that you use correctly every time.