Today, modern man is inconceivable without his car. And often it turns out that you have to transport a small passenger, a child. But in this case, security issues are particularly acute. But there is a way out – for children special car seats are created, it remains only to choose the right one.
And here the driver is faced with a bunch of tips and just opinions. Find a knowledgeable specialist will not be so easy. But after succumbing to dangerous delusions, you can put your child’s health at risk, or even his life. That is why it is necessary to debunk the most common myths about children’s car seats.
The armchair can be purchased any, because the main thing is its availability.
This statement should be recognized as the most common. Only here not all children’s car seats are equally safe. When choosing such a retention device, you should find out if it has a European safety certificate. It is he who guarantees the reliability of the entire structure and the quality of materials. If there are no certificates at the seat, and its dignity – only the price, it should be understood that the low cost is due to the lack of crash tests and the manufacturer himself does not guarantee the safety of a small passenger in such an armchair.
Necessity of a children’s armchair is caused only by advertisers and experts in marketing who wish to tear off from the parents more money.
This is often said in various forums. In fact, such a myth is rather terrible because of its unreasonableness. The matter is that children’s seats are an important and already integral part of the transportation of kids in Europe and the USA. So, if you choose the right chair and use it according to the instructions, it really will protect the child. After all, the design is designed to keep the child in place in the event of sudden braking and then minimize the load during the accident. Those who do not believe in the effectiveness of children’s seats, it is worth watching videos with crash tests. They clearly show that the car seat is a necessary condition for the transportation of children.
No matter what the child seat is designed for 18 kilograms, you can put a child with a large weight.
At car seats, manufacturers do not simply indicate the weight limit of the child. The fact is that during a collision there are overloads, and the mass of a person increases several times. And the frame of the device and its belts are designed for a certain load. If the weight of the child is higher than the standard established for the model, then it is more likely that the chair can not protect the person. That is why when choosing and buying an autoarmchair parents should pay attention to the weight of their child and make sure that they do not exceed the norms specified for the chair.
A newborn child is better for safety not to carry in the car seat, but in the hands.
In fact, this approach is wrong. Parents will have to be especially careful when transporting the newborn when transporting it. The fact is that the muscles and skeleton of a small person are still too weak. If you hold it in your hands, and not in an armchair, it means a risk to life and health. That’s why the manufacturers of children’s armchairs also produce autobags for the transportation of newborns. For example, the armchair-carrying Cabrio Fix from the Dutch company Maxi-Cosi is distinguished by an especially competent orthopedic design. The same manufacturer suggests choosing a chair with a special inner liner for newborns, which supports the back in exactly the safest and right position.
To use the car seats, you do not need to read the instructions.
Many people think that the use of a car seat is understandable from the point of view of common sense, so no instructions are needed. However, in this document there is not only important information about the installation of the car seat itself, which could elude the user’s attention, but also tips on caring for this useful design.That’s why it’s worth spending a little time and before using the car seat yet read the rules of its use.
Car seats are only needed to show it to police officers.
You must understand that this tool is purchased primarily for the safety of your baby. That’s why it’s so important to take care of the quality of the car seat. And most importantly – to use it not just for demonstration of road inspection, but for assignment. Many drivers rely on their driving experience, but can everyone be responsible for those who travel the same road?
After the child started to go to school, there is no need to carry him in the car seat.
This misconception is also common. Parents believe that since the child has become so grown up that he already goes to school, he does not need a special chair anymore. However, it is worth remembering the rules of the road. It states that children must go to a special holding device for up to 12 years. A seat belt is suitable for a child, if it is above 150 cm. Otherwise, this tape will not work, which will lead to injuries to the baby. Of course, it happens that a schoolboy refuses to go to school in a car seat, embarrassed by such a concern of the parents. However, you should not go on about it. It is better to explain calmly and intelligibly the purpose of the car seat.
Safety belts rub the skin on the baby, so it is best not to wear it.
If this is the case, it is obvious that the baby is simply incorrectly fastened. And this can happen because of poor installation of the car seat. In this case, it is better to start over from the beginning and still read the instructions. The problem can also be that a seat is chosen that simply does not suit the child either by its height or by its weight. Then you need to measure the height of the baby and its weight and compare them with those specified in the instructions. If the numbers do not match, then the chair is still better to change. Also, unpleasant sensations in the child can be caused by his wrong position in the car seat. The matter is that children should be located strictly on its center. It is necessary to check whether the internal belts are properly fastened, whether they are tightened and whether the safety belt is correctly passed through its guides. It is necessary to remember the main thing – the consequences of an accident when driving without a car seat can be much worse than a minor inconvenience from uncomfortable seat belts.
The car seat is not needed when the child can be put on the pillow.
There are parents who believe that the pillow is able to protect the child in the event of an accident and help to avoid a fine from the road services. However, an ordinary pillow can not do this. In a collision, she simply flies out from under the child, leaving him defenseless in a critical situation. And after all the car seat reliably fastens in interior and firmly keeps the child in place, unlike a soft product.
Expensive car seats contain many unnecessary improvements that do not cost the required overpayment.
Not all expensive chairs have equally useless twists. Usually, as the price increases, the safety class of this facility also increases. Therefore, the child will be better protected from the severe consequences of the accident, if the chair is installed in accordance with the instructions. The high price of a car seat can be due to the presence of a special fixation isofix, reinforced metal construction, additional side protection for the neck and head, durable plastic, high-quality breathable upholstery materials and the presence of special vent holes. All these improvements will lead to an increase in the cost of the chair, but they will also reduce the risk of injury during the accident. As a result, high-end car seats cost hundreds of dollars.
It is not necessary to fasten a child in a chair, its presence is sufficient.
This approach is encountered quite often among drivers. In this case, it is worth talking about forgetfulness, laziness, self-confidence. And it’s good, if the payment is just a fine, and not the sad consequences of the accident.By itself, the presence of a car seat will not protect the child from injury, and the budget from further expenses. After all, the presence of a fire extinguisher in the house does not guarantee the absence of fire. That is why it would be sensible not just to have a child seat, but also to learn how to properly fasten a child in it. Employees of the traffic police have all the power to fine the driver, if in his car the child will not be fastened.
The car can be placed facing the road to see the child while driving.
Although parents want to control their children as much as possible, such a mistake can lead to serious trouble. Automobiles should always be installed only against the direction of movement of the machine, otherwise the child runs the risk of getting damaged. The car seat has a special oval shape and handles, which are designed to protect the young passenger from trouble. The best position of the car seat is when the child is back to the road. In this case, the risk of spinal injuries will be minimal. And to see the child during the movement, you can simply put the car seat in the front seat, again against the car. But in this case, do not forget to disable the airbags. In this position against the movement according to the instructions, it is necessary to transport the baby for at least a year and up to a weight of 9 kilograms. True, experts still advise to wait until the age of two.
If a friend approached or liked a particular car seat, then it will suit me.
Parents consider that when choosing such a tool, one should turn to friends who have already checked a variant. As a result, parents listen to friends, acquiring a “proven” option. In fact, the purchase of a car seat is a purely individual process. After choosing clothes, we try before all the same to measure it and then buy it. A similar situation with a car seat. The model that has approached one child, another may not be suitable. After all, there are many nuances that should be selected individually – the width of the car seat, the length of the belts, the angles of the backrest and its height, the softness of the upholstery and its color. Nobody guarantees that in a child-friendly chair your child will be really comfortable. As a result, the child is capricious, and then completely refuses to go to the chosen model without taking into account his requirements. Yes, and this car seat can be trite and not get into the car. So, for a quiet ride and to avoid unnecessary waste, the car seat is better to choose yet with the baby.