Car seat tips – Only first time parents know the feeling of excitement and angst of bringing the baby home for the first time from the hospital. You want everything to be right and safe for your baby’s drive home. 

Here’s we’re going to cover everything you need to know about choosing the right for your needs. 

Read your Car Manual 

You have to know which kind of seat is the most suitable depending on your car model. The car manual will explain which kind of baby to buy depending on which system to use between either the seatbelt or the LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system. 

Convertible Car Seat 

If you prioritize making a long-lasting investment over the convenience of a rear-facing infant seat, then the convertible may be the best option for you. The advantage of the rear-facing infant seat is the convenience of easily detaching it from the car and attaching it to a stroller. However, the convertible serves as a versatile option that grows with the child and saves your money over time. 

Keep in Mind 

Other important factors to keep in mind while debating which to purchase is the installation process. Some have a well-detailed diagram for easy, quick installation while others may leave you in the dark. 

Also worth considering is how easy is cleaning the car seat. Messes in the baby car seat are inevitable so choosing a smooth fabric is much easier to clean and maintain as opposed to something like corduroy.  

No matter the severity, car accidents should always be taken seriously. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is the most common cause for fatal car crashes, making up 31 percent of all car accident deaths nationwide. In densely populated areas and big cities like Miami, car crashes resulting in serious injury or death are even more frequent.