Which child seats are available?
The shapes and variations of the different child seats are very different and have many small special features. When buying a child seat, you should not pay too much attention to the appearance or price, but rather to comfort, correct fit and safety. The different child seat models can be roughly divided into 3 groups.
As a rule, a child needs three different child seat systems before it can travel in the car without any other aids. One of group 0, one of group I and one of group II – III. Group 0 and 0 + includes baby car seats which are mounted opposite to the direction of travel and can safely transport children up to 9 months or a maximum weight of 13 kg.
If the top of the child’s head just does not extend beyond the edge of the shell, an imminent change to a larger system should be considered. Group I seats are suitable for children between 9 – 18 kg. These seats often have harness belts, which must be particularly tight to provide adequate support and ensure optimum safety.
Children weighing 15 – 25 kg should transfer to a Group II seat and children weighing 22 – 36 kg to a Class III seat. These two groups include all booster seats with or without a sleeping support. The normal three-point belt is used for securing these systems. It runs over a shoulder strap so that it provides sufficient support but does not constrict the child in the neck area. When changing to the next larger child seat, special attention should be paid to the following points.
Does a car mirror in a car make sense?
Many parents nowadays attach great importance to the installation of a so-called rear seat mirror so that they can keep a better view of their child. These mirror systems are inexpensive to purchase and can be installed quickly and easily in the car. They can be attached to the back of the seat and adjusted before the journey so that you have a good view of the rest of the body as well as the child’s head.
Once correctly adjusted, nothing slips while driving. In addition, the glass is shatterproof, so there is no increased risk of injury to the child in the event of an accident. In many cases, driving can be made more relaxed with a rear seat mirror.
Parents can keep an eye on their child at all times and can quickly take a quick look behind and see what their child is doing. The mirrors promote driving safety because parents no longer have to actively turn around after their child and thus do not lose attention to the traffic. Turning briefly and carelessly towards the child quickly loses the overview and attention that the current traffic situation demands of you and the risk of accidents is significantly increased.
The mirrors are especially beneficial for children sitting directly behind the driver. If the child seat is behind the front passenger seat or in the middle of the rear seat, it is easy to see even without a mirror. Directly behind the driver’s seat is not so easy. Rear seat mirrors are therefore an aid for parents when driving, but are not absolutely necessary.