There are bear children inside, how to choose a car seat

Children’s Day is coming, and traveling with a baby is one of the ways to celebrate the festival for children. Then, you need a child car seat to protect the safety of the bear child. How to choose a suitable child safety seat is something that many parents urgently need to know.

1. Types

Infant safety car seat

The infant safety car seat can support infants from 0 to 9 kg and can generally be used for children up to 12 months of age. However, because the baby’s age is too young and the bones are very fragile, babies under 1 year old should pay extra attention to driving safety when traveling by car.

Car seats for toddlers weighing less than 9 kg

Young children weighing up to 9 kg must adopt due to their very weak body

Face back

way to install a special infant seat.

Safety seats for toddlers weighing more than 9 kg

Can be used when the child is over one year old and exceeds 9 kg

Face forward

Way to install a child car seat, or use an infant and toddler type seat that can be reoriented until they reach 18 kg.

Safety seats for toddlers weighing more than 18 kg

When toddlers weigh more than 18 kg, they should be placed in a booster seat with a seat belt. There are two types of booster seats, one is backless and one is high-back.

We would also like to emphasize that children should not be allowed to use adult seat belts until they weigh 36 kilograms and reach a height of 1.5 meters. A child should only use an adult harness if the shoulder strap goes over the child’s shoulder instead of the neck, and the belt over the base of the thigh instead of the abdomen. Furthermore, by law, children under the age of 12 must sit in the rear seats.

2. Purchase

1. Look for the 3C logo

Since September 1 last year, AQSIQ will implement compulsory certification for safety seat products, which is what we often call 3C certification, and child safety seats that have not obtained compulsory product certification will not be allowed to leave the factory, sell, import or use in other business activities. Therefore, everyone should look for the 3C logo when buying, and those who do not have this logo cannot buy.

2. Understand the interface mode

When choosing a child safety seat, you must first understand what the interface of the child safety seat of your own vehicle looks like, that is, the way to fix the child safety seat. At present, the more common ones on the market are: the European standard ISO FIX method, the American standard LATCH method and the seat belt fastening method.

ISO FIX method of European standards

ISO FIX is a European standard designed and implemented since 1990 for child safety seat interfaces. This interface is currently standard on models sold in Europe. In China, some joint venture automobile manufacturers also provide this interface configuration. The characteristics of this configuration are:

It has two fixed interfaces that are hard-linked to the child seat.

American standard LATCH way

LATCH is the standard way to secure child safety seats in the United States. The biggest difference between it and the European standard ISO FIX fixing method is that the connection method is not a hard link but a simultaneous hook connection, and the fixing point is one more than ISO FIX, a total of three.

Compared to ISO FIX, ISOFIX is compatible with LATCH, that is

Seats with ISOFIX interface can also be equipped with LATCH interface

However, child seats with only ISOFIX interface cannot use the LATCH interface because of the lack of a fixing point.

Seat belt fastening

This way of securing the child safety seat is to use the seat belt on the car, so it can be used in any car with a seat belt configuration in the world. This type of seat is easy to install, but the disadvantage is that the installation is not secure enough.

3. Select the protection method

At present, there are two types of safety protection, five-point belt type and front impact shield type.

The five-point harness can be adjusted according to the size of the child

, so that the baby can be tightly protected and the force generated by the impact is dissipated from five different directions at the same time in the event of an impact, transferring the ability of the impact to the seat. its

The disadvantage is that it is easy to jam the crotch when braking sharply

, If it is a foreign product, pay attention to the long seat belt.

The impact shield is to snap your baby in the seat, for

Chopper babies will feel more crowded

Under the weather. The rigid material and shape of the impact shield cannot fully absorb and disperse the huge energy generated after impact, and it cannot be adjusted at will, and the baby and the seat cannot be fully fitted. that

The advantage is that it effectively reduces the forward tilt of the child’s head when braking hard

This device protects the head and neck, especially for children under 3 years of age whose cervical spine is not completely calcified.

4. See the service life clearly

Plastics have a service life, don’t rush to buy them if you don’t need them temporarily. You can choose a little as your child grows, try not to choose products with a large time span. If you choose a product with a relatively large span because of inconvenience and other reasons, you should also have good goods from regular manufacturers.

5. Choose well-known big brands

When purchasing child safety seats, choose well-known big brands as much as possible, so that the quality is guaranteed and the after-sales service is relatively perfect. The world’s more well-known manufacturers of child safety seats mainly include CAM and Fair in Italy, Graco in the United States, Coccoon in Switzerland, Recaro in Germany, and Combe in Japan. Among them, the child safety seats sold in China by the two brands of Swiss Coccoon and Italian CAM are all original imported products. In China, the more well-known brands include Goodbaby, Baijiast, Bebekaxi, Lutule and so on.

6. Too cheap to choose

The total cost of plastic and fabric of an ordinary European standard child seat is not less than 300 yuan, plus production costs, labor costs, logistics costs, etc., it is impossible for a qualified seat to sell for one or two hundred yuan. Therefore, pay special attention when choosing a safety seat.

III. Use

1.

Child safety seats must be installed in the rear seat of the car, in strict accordance with the requirements, and cannot be installed in the front seat of a car with airbags.

2.

Do not make any changes to the design of the child car seat or car seat belt so that a child car seat that does not fit can be installed in your car, and if there is a installation problem, you need to communicate with the dealer or manufacturer about the installation or replace it with another model.

3.

If you regularly disassemble and assemble the child safety seat, carefully check that it is properly positioned after each installation. Even if it is installed in a car for a long time, it is necessary to carry out frequent inspections to ensure that the installation is secure.

4.

The service life of child safety seats is generally about 5 years, and long-term use of plastic will cause aging, so even if the product is not damaged, the safety seat used for more than 5 years should be replaced in time to avoid potential safety hazards. In addition, as children get older, some long-cycle child safety seats also need to change the fastening of seat belts to ensure comfortable riding.

5.

Before you start, take the time to check that your child is securely and comfortably fastened by the leash. Make sure the belt used to strain your child is adjusted to the most appropriate length – only two fingers should fit between your child’s chest and the belt.