As parents, we do everything to make sure that our children are safe. We start taking care of them from the beginning of pregnancy till we draw our last breaths. Our concern the entire time during the pregnancy is the child’s physical and emotional growth, avoiding anything that can possible affect the child. This continues on as well once the child is born. We read up ingredients on baby food online, we baby-proof the house and even keep baby monitors while we are asleep.
However, most of us tend to neglect the importance of child safety when we are driving. It only takes a few seconds of distraction from the wheel for an accident to turn fatal. Children are weak and their bodies are not capable of supporting them or bracing the impact without injury. So, an accident can become fatal for younger children that are not secured properly.
Regardless of whether your child is a few months or even 6 years old, their body is not capable of withstanding car crashes without proper support, this is where car safety seats step in. There are various types of car safety seats and the best car seats will accommodate your child comfortably.
Car safety seats normally come with harnesses and a chest clip which goes around the hard sternum. Car seat harnesses can also be tightened so secure the child properly. The top ranked convertible car seats also come with headrests to help support the baby/child.
In the incident of an accident, car seats basically absorb the impact and at the same time keep the child secured and positioned correctly so that the child does not get, injured or even worse by the accident. Car seats can reduce the risk of injuries in accidents up to 80% so it is important to invest on one, after all, it is a small price to pay for your child’s safety.