Choosing a Car Seat for the New Baby

One thing many parents stress about is buying a car seat for their new baby. You have to have one before you go into the hospital. But how do you know which one you need to get? Here are a few tips you should follow.

First, you will need an infant carrier. These work best for newborns. They provide plenty of head support, and there were easy to transport. You just set the baby and, strap them in, and carry them out to the car. The seat then plugs in the base without any problem. It’s helpful when the baby is sleeping.  It also is nice during the winter because you can cover the baby with the bundle me or similar item.

You can get an infant carrier in a three in one combo.  That means it comes with the seat itself, the base, and a stroller. The seat plugs into the stroller, which makes it easy to take the baby directly from the car to the stroller.

The main problem with these is they get heavy to carry, especially as the baby grows.  But at that point, you can transfer the baby into another carseat, like the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat.

Why another car seat?  You don’t want the baby’s feet to be sticking out. A convertible car seat fast from infancy to mid-childhood. A child needs to stay in his car seat until the age of eight. So you want to choose something that is comfortable and will last. There are several good options available to you.

The best rated car seat overall is the Britax.  However, this is very expensive. A good alternative is the Graco Nautilus.  It is similar, but costs a lot less.    The safety ratings are the same, which is the most important factor for any parent.