4 Factors to consider when buying a baby car chair

4 Factors to consider when buying a baby car chair

One of the ways of ensuring that your child is safe when travelling is buying a car chair for him/her. When buying the seat you need to consider a number of factors such as:

The Age of the child

Different ages are for different types of seats. If your child is under the age of six months go for a chair with a rear facing restraint. If the child is between 6 months and 4 years, go for a rear facing seat or forward facing restraint. Children between the ages of 4 years and 7 years should travel in a booster seat or a forward facing restraint.

The Ease of installation

How easy is it to install the car chair? Different chairs have different levels of installation difficulties. There are two ways you can install the units: using a seatbelt or using the LATCH system. While both ways are effective, most parents have reported that it’s difficult installing the unit using a seat belt.

Going by these statistics, it’s safe to say that you should consider buying a seat that you can install using the LATCH system. Before making the purchase, always test how fast you are able to install the seat.

The Ease of cleaning

If you have toddlers you know that messy accidents are inevitable to happen. The child can sneeze or even vomit on the seat. To make easy to clean the seat, go for one made from easy to clean materials such as nylon.

Escape proof

To protect the baby, go for a car seat with a two-piece clip. This is to make it difficult for the child to undo the seat belt.


These are some of the factors that you should consider when buying a child car chair. For the seat to last for long buy it from a reputable store. When installing it, avoid making mistakes that put your child at danger.

Some of the common mistakes that you should avoid include: installing the safety seat too loosely, placing the seat at the wrong angle, unlocking the safety belt and improperly spacing the safety seat and the front of the seat. If you don’t know how to properly install the unit, ask a knowledgeable person to help you.

Are you looking for a baby car seat? Then look no further! Kids Emporium Midrand have a wide range of baby car seats available for you to choose from. See our Baby Car Seats for sale or call us on 011 027 4438 to speak to one of our baby car seat specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.