SHOPPING FOR THE IDEAL CAR SEAT
If you’re worried about your baby or child’s comfort, this checklist by Babyshop’s Nisar Goar will help.
Check that the fabric used won’t be too hot for baby.
Ensure there aren’t exposed steel parts that can become hot when the car is parked in the sun and then possibly burn your child. Check that the seat is well-cushioned. Choose a seat that’s easy to use, that allows the child to get in and out easily, and that has no complex harness systems. However, make sure the harness buckles aren’t so easy to open that children can unstrap themselves.
While a cosy child car seat guarantees a comfortable journey, Nisar recommends that newborn babies shouldn’t be left in car seats for durations longer than one-and-half hours at a time, as this can affect their posture.