Obviously, the safety features are the most important
features of a convertible car seat and should be taken extremely seriously.
Most vehicles are now equipped with the LATCH and tether system, making very
easy to install a convertible seat. The LATCH system can be found on most cars
manufactured after 2002.
Easy installation is the second feature to consider,
which actually is strongly related to the first feature. The convertible car
seat should be installed without major efforts and should provide safety. If it
is not installed correctly, the seat can cause serious injury or death to the child
if the car crashes.
Convertible seats can include safety belts and straps
for shoulders along with another strap that goes between the childs legs.
These seats are said to be the safest ones. Buckles on the backside might also
be available for adjustment. Still, the use of such seats is not recommended.
It is preferable to use seats with automatic adjustment or with frontal
The wash-ability of the seat is another important
aspect to consider. The seats cover should be easily removable to be washed in
the washing machine when it becomes dirty.
Parents often overlook the comfort of the convertible
car seat. The car seat should allow the baby to move his arms and legs and to
be able to look out on the window. Plus padding should also be there for the
head and back of the baby.
The cost of the convertible car seat is the last but
quite important factor. High-end models are widely available on the market,
which include all available features. They also have uppe3r weight limits.
Obviously, these models will last longer and you will be able to use them even
after years. Cheaper models can also be found for those have a limited budget.
A cheaper one will not be feature-rich and will not last for years. With these
information at your hand, make sure you make a wise decision according to your
needs and available budget.