Home Coming

NewBorn baby coming home first time

The most precious and anxious time in life for parents is when the mother is going to deliver the baby. The emotions, from leaving the home to hospital, reaches its zenith when the pregnant lady is going to bring the most beautiful gift of God. A new chapter of life is going to start.

After successful delivery of the baby, the first thing is how to take the baby to home in a car.safety seat laws are only in Western developed countries. In India, there is no such child safety seat laws and India is still foreign to child seat safety culture.

 Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on all five key risk factors including child restraints safety seat laws. Child Safety Seat Laws in the United State All 50 states and the District of Columbia have child safety seat laws

Child Safety

All states and territories require child safety seats for infants and children fitting specific criteria, but requirements vary based on age, weight, and height. Often, this happens in three stages: infants use rear-facing infant seats; toddlers use forward-facing child safety seats, and older children use booster seats.In most states Infants under age 1 and under 20 lbs. must be restrained in a rear-facing safety seat. However, age, weight, and height vary from state to state.
In a policy statement published in Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics now advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two
One of the most important jobs for parents is the selection of an infant car seat with the best features of safety. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this overwhelming. Expectant parents should also learn how to properly install the car safety seat in the car before the baby is born, so as to ensure a safe ride home from the hospital.

Type of car seats

One of the best features of an infant-only seat (Rear-facing only), should be that after installing a detachable base into the back seat of the car, this seat should fit in the base with simple easy snaps.  Such seats can be used as a carrier to transport baby.
The rear-facing seat cannot be used for forward -facing position, whereas convertible car seats can be used both for Rear-facing and Forward-facing positions. However convertible cannot be used as a baby carrier and also cannot be attached to any stroller.

Most rear-facing convertible car seats let kids stay rear-facing up to 35 pounds, which will take many kids through the age-2 guideline (check the back of the seat for the specific weight and height limits of your model). Seated height (where the child’s bottom sits to the top of the car seat) is important because kids should have at least one inch of room between the top of their head and the top of the car seat when rear-facing.
Not all rear-facing safety car seats fit all cars equally well.  To help determine how a particular car seat will fit in a particular car, check out CarSeatData.org, a database of car seat measurements that have been gathered by members of car-seat.org

Where exactly to put the car seat is another common source of confusion.  Should it be behind the driver or passenger, or in the middle? Researches have shown that baby is safest in the middle of the back seat. In addition to keeping him away from side-impact collisions, it protects him from any danger from side airbags.

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