Besides that fact, the Primo Viaggio uses a good amount of EPS foam on the seat’s sides to protect your child from side impacts. Per Peg Perego (say that three times fast), it’s designed to protect the head, neck, and spine of the child, and the Side Impact Protection system is also adjustable. It even includes a bit of EPP foam (named SAFE, for a shock absorbing foam element) below the seat that is designed to crush during a collision, absorbing forces that would otherwise be transferred to your child’s neck and shoulders. I’m also a fan of the headrest, which is ″ wide and practically guaranteed to fit even the largest heads.
Infant : These are used for newborns and babies up to at least a year old (though not always preemie babies, depending on the weight) and are always rear-facing . Typically, these seats have a weight limit of 22 or 35 pounds before your child will have to move to a new seat. A benefit of this type of car seat is room for a head positioning pillow and a detachable base and carrier that makes it easy to move your child, even when he’s sleeping. Convertible : These seats work for toddlers and babies in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes. The former has a weight limit of up to 40 pounds and the latter can have a weight limit of 70 pounds or more. Remember that it is safest to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible. Also remember to check the lower weight limits. Some of these are actually 3-in-1 seats that can also convert into a booster seat. Booster Seats : Use booster seats for children who are at least four years old and weigh at least 40 pounds . These seats lift your child so that the vehicle lap and shoulder belts fit properly. There are high back and backless varieties. Infant VS Convertible Seat Convertible or infant car seats? This is a decision that many new parents will make. At the end of the day, the choice is yours as to which is best for your family. You should note that both types of seats have extremely safe options and both meet state and legal standards, or they wouldn’t be for sale.
Booster car seats are the next phase in car seats after the forward-facing stage when your child outgrows a convertible or forward-facing only seat. They are essentially combination seats without the forward-facing configuration. You can only use them in booster configurations. Best practices indicates that after rear-facing, you should forward-face harness until children reach the weight or height limits in the forward-facing position and are mature enough to use boosters, which is ideally no earlier than 5 . The drawbacks of booster seats is that they aren’t as versatile as combination seats. They have the advantage of being cheaper, lighter, and easier to use.