Child car seats raise 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? How do I get this freakin’ thing installed?!
Well, folks — City Dads Group has your answers.
Download a handily PDF summary of child car seat / booster seat safety and use based on an extensive 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 are a few valuable questions (and their answers, of course) you will find on the downloadable document we have compiled:
Q. Is there a difference between a $40 and a $400 car seat?
A. Every seat meets the same baseline as every other. Comfort creature features and ease of use features increase the final cost of the product.
Q. What kind of seat for my child 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 seat you’re planning to travel with, too. To fit into a typical coach seat, the child seat should be no wider than 40.64 centimeters (16 inches) .
Our NYC Dads Group has written much much more on this frustrating topic. You may want to check out these articles they have done in recent years: