You will need
- - travel system;
- - a car seat with the ability to transport infants;
- - stroller with the ability to transform into a travel system.
Take care of the safety of the child before birth, while buying the car bed or car seat to have from the hospital it was possible to go with comfort. Try to buy such a device that can "grow" with your child, adjusting to his height, weight and needs.
If you care for a newborn or a baby lying horizontally, get a car cradle or a crib. Place it in the back seat of the car, turning perpendicular to the motion, so that the baby's head was closer to the center, not to the door.
Lock the bed using the rear standard belt, following the instructions. In a cradle the baby will lie on the back that promotes better breathing and comfortable posture of sleep, but more often, the safety performance of such devices is inferior to the seats. In addition, please note that after a few months you will have to buy another chair in which the child can sit.
If you often walk with a stroller, and you're driving a car rarely pay attention to wheelchair, equipped with removable cradle and recreational unit, as well as folding chassis. Find out from the seller whether removable elements are used as car seats and armchairs, in the case of a positive answer buy such a stroller. Despite the fact that they are more expensive, you get a lot of advantages, for example, will be able to carry a child to taxi: chassis fold and place in the trunk, and cradle seat with the regular belt (the child can not even get it).
In order to be able to carry the baby for short distances, purchase a car seat carrier. It is convenient, but will serve the baby only until year. If you are more practical, buy versatile chair, suitable for babies and adult children.
Install optimal seat recline for newborns this is a 30-45⁰. If possible, expand the child's back during the movement, and the seat attach the standard straps of the car or to the special ISOFix brackets (depending on the design of the chairs).
During transport of a newborn child on the front seat backs forward, you must disable the airbag (if the kid looks forward to you need not switch off).
If the backrest angle is too shallow or steep, adjust the position of a child using a foam roller or rolled towels. Position too high will lead to the fact that the head falls on the chest and breathing will be impeded and too low is not secure enough. In addition, with rollers can additionally fix the head of the baby (they should be placed at the sides, and not to put it under the head).
When transporting a child under one year in the car to wear his special seat belts provided by the design of the car seat. Note that for the safety of the child on a trip must not exceed 1.5 hours.
Advice 2: How can I carry my baby in the car
Many modern parents often carry their children in the car. While the majority know that it is necessary to ensure their safety in the event of sudden braking or an accident. But there are subtleties that need to know the parents before you put a child in the car. The regulations also clear instructions on how to transport children of different ages in the car.
All the people in the car must wear seat, children too. As spelled out in the SDA. Whether it's belts or car interior to the car seat depends on weight and height of the child.
Contrary to popular belief, according to the latest edition of the Rules of the road (2014), to transport children in any place in the car. But you should always remember that it is much safer to sit behind the driver. Instinctively in the event of any accident, the driver twists a wheel so as to divert the blow from himself. The man in the front seat next to the driver in in it may suffer stronger than all the others in the car.
If the child has reached 12 years of age or grew above 150 cm, you can put it in the front, hooking a regular belt. With this increase, the belt runs smoothly on the shoulder of the child and, if necessary, will function as intended by the creators of the car.
With the growth less than 150 sm and/or the age of 12 years you can put a child next to the driver. But it is extremely important to fasten it at the appropriate weight car seat. The rules state that the front seat should only be used a means of fixation of the child. Booster or pillow to use in the front seat cannot be.
In the back seat to transport the child, limitations in the SDA significantly less. You can put him in car seat and booster. Usually the latest you can start to use when child's weight is 18-20 kg, this usually corresponds to the age of 5-6 years. Remember that any booster at all does not protect in case of side impact. Therefore, for greater safety of your child use car seat as long as possible.
Model car seats should suit the baby growth. To determine if he grew up from your enough to see to the baby's head was above the back seat more than one-third. When the chair has internal straps, they should start above the shoulders of the child.
In any case, you can not carry the baby in the car seat, not internal buttoned straps. Itself car seat should be firmly fixed straps of the car according to the instructions.
If no internal belts (car seats for grown children), it is necessary to fix the child's regular belt, spending it through the guides in the car seat. Most of these guides highlighted with bright contrasting color.
The greatest precaution must be observed when transporting infants. Often young parents prefer to carry baby on your hands. They should not do that. The kid in the car needs to be in the car seat.
For very small child the safest position when riding in the car backwards. However, for the baby are a danger front airbags. So if you put a car seat facing next to the driver, you must disable them.