Infant car seats that are variously known as child safety seat, restraint car seat, child restraint seats, as well as infant safety seat are used to hold the infant in place in the event of a crash.
Basically Safety Device
Basically the infant car seats are the best safety devices for the children using them. That is why it is also nicknamed as safety harness. Baby car seats are usually the best bets for people in the countries where children up to age of two or more are carried in cars or such other motor vehicles.
Child Safety and Baby Car Seat
Most countries are concerned about the safety of the child and that is why they usually come up with rules regulating the use of baby car seat. Some of the issues involved are –
• Primary concern on putting the laws in place is the passenger safety rules;
• Child should be restrained from suffering injuries depending on the age and weight.
• Usually the rules and regulations are standard and minimum.
• Entire process is stepping down to next levels of safety with another kind of safety seat.
• Yet it can never be lower than the minimum standards since inferior car seats have often resulted in serious injuries to the child using the baby car.
• Even when they are fitted with airbags, such car seats for the children have been found to inflict severe injuries to the child.
Back in the year 2003, American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that children should spend minimum times on the car seats. Other sittings cloning the car seating position that is usually called supine positioning can develop positional plagiocephaly.
In the year 1990 the ISO standards were used for the first time in respect of the different makes of the cars. US version of car is called LATCH while the ISOFIX system could be used with the Groups 0, 0+ as well as 1. Other types of car seats are dependent on the position of the child as well as the size of the seats in the cars. Sometimes the car seats combine larger groups like 1,2 and 3 and at other times the car models include stock restraint seats that is usually the default standard.
Whether it is manufacturers or the law makers; they use certain basic standards for only one purpose; the safety of the child.