Child car seat use and booster seat use raises many questions and cause many frustrations for parents.
At what age can I turn the baby’s seat forward? When can my child use a booster seat? How do I get this freakin’ thing installed?!
City Dads Group has your answers.
Download a summary of child car seat / booster seat safety and use based on a workshop our NYC Dads Group held with Sarah “The Car Seat Whisperer” Tilton, child passenger safety advocate manager/technician instructor with stroller and car seat manufacturer Britax. This full-color document was created by NYC Dad and mom Gregg and Darleen Jobson-Larkin.
Here’s a couple of valuable child car seat and booster seat questions (and answers) it contains:
Q. Is there a difference between a $40 and a $400 car seat?
A. Every car seat meets the same baseline as every other car seat. Comfort creature features and ease of use features increase the final cost of the product.
Q. What kind of car seat do I need on a plane?
A. Before you bring a car seat on board an airplane, make sure it’s FAA-approved. The label should read, “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.” Be sure to measure the car seat you’re planning to travel with, too. To fit into a typical coach seat, the car seat should be no wider than 40.64 centimeters (16 inches) .
Our NYC Dads Group has written much more on car seat / booster seat essentials. You may want to check out these articles: