How to Choose the Right Car Seat for your Child

by Ana McMillan PA 06/10/2019

Selecting the right car seat for your child can be a little bit tricky. It can difficult if you don’t know how to go about it. Considering the significant number of options in the market, you need to have an idea of what you are looking for. 

The primary function of a child car seat is to minimize harm to your infant in case of an accident. The car seat will your child stay safe in the event of any unplanned occurrence like sudden collision or situation whereby you brake suddenly. When buying the right car seat for your child, some of the factors to consider are the comfort, ease of use, versatility among others. Here are some tips that will help you choose the right car seat for your child: 

Always buy new products.

You might consider buying used products when it comes to other baby items like clothes, toys, and others. But a car seat is one of the things that you must always buy new. You need a new car seat for your child because technology is continuously evolving. Also, you have no idea of what the old car seat has been through. It might have been recalled or have been in a crash. Therefore, a new car seat is essential for the safety of the child. 

Select a car seat that matches your child’s weight, age, and height.

This is another important consideration that helps you to choose the right car seat for your child. Each car seat comes with a manual that spells out its specifications. Therefore, you should check the specification of the seat before choosing it. 

Know how much space you have in your back seat.

It is essential to know how much room you have in your backseat before going for any car seat. Some bigger models may be larger than the space available in your vehicle's backseat. Prevent this by measuring your backseat to know how much space it has and what kind of car seats will fit. 

Check out expert as well as customers reviews.

A good way of getting enough information about a particular car seat you intend buying is by reading online reviews from customers who had used the product at a specific time in the past. You can visit websites like Amazon and among others. When you visit these websites, you will have enough information that will help you to make an informed purchase.

About the Author

Ana McMillan PA

Languages: English, Spanish

A natural people person with a talent for forging new and lasting relationships, Ana McMillan brings true positivity to the real estate experience. Her clients find her easy-going nature to be a guiding light in finding the right property or the right buyer for a sale. “People can often be nervous when it comes to real estate. I enjoy giving them peace of mind that they’re in very good hands,” she says.

Ana’s customer-centric approach has been honed over many years in careers where service is key. She served as a flight attendant for six years, and she has also been a professional makeup artist and cosmetology instructor.
As a licensed real estate sales associate in the State of Florida, Ana applies the same personalized attention to each client she serves in the residential condos and single-family homes market. Her many years in Miami (Ana has lived here for 22 years) make her an excellent resource regarding all popular neighborhoods including Downtown Miami, Brickell, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Kendall, Doral, Miami Beach, East Edgewater, Midtown, The Design District, Aventura, and numerous others throughout South Florida.

Originally from Cuba, Ana has called Miami home for decades now, and loves the international flavor and spirit of the city.

Ana is fluent in both English and Spanish.