How To Choose The Best Car Seat Types for Your Kid's Age

Baby car seats are designed for babies that are too small or too young to sit in regular car seats. Infant car seats typically come with an insert that can be used for younger infants who cannot yet sit up on their own. 

There are different types of car seats each made for different purposes. For example, newborns and infants are safest when they are tucked in rear-facing child safety seats. These types of car seats protect children from accidentally being suspended in the back of a car in a sudden stop or collision. 

Rear-facing seats are good for children up to around 25 pounds or 22 inches tall. Over time, their weight increases the risk of them becoming misaligned in the safety seat. Once a child exceeds a certain weight, they must be switched to an appropriate seat that fits their height and girth. For example, a 5-year-old who weighs 40 pounds should be in a booster seat that can lift at least 40 pounds. On the other hand, convertible car seats allow babies and infants to ride rear-facing up to 50 pounds and 49 inches tall. 

As cautious parents, your choice of the baby car seat would greatly affect your child's safety, which is why we recommend you look into Baby Company. We have a curated list of baby car seats to meet the needs of babies from different age groups.  

Chicco Unico Isofix car seat

Chicco Unico Isofix car seat

Choose The Best Car Seat Types for Your Kid's Age

Car seats can be expensive, so it makes sense to get the most of whichever one you purchase. After all, your car seat isn’t just for the car. It’s also a crucial piece of child safety equipment that will protect your child for years to come. Like many other parents, you might be wondering which car seat is right for your child. While there’s no universal answer, here are a few things to consider when buying baby car seats. 

The most important thing to think about is the weight and height of your child. This will determine which type of seat you need to buy. For example, if your child is heavier, they may need a convertible car seat. 

If your child is under 2 years old, they may need an infant car seat or rear-facing convertible car seat as mentioned before. If your child is between 2 and 4 years old and weighs more than 40 pounds, they can use a forward-facing convertible or booster seat.


Newborn Baby Car Seat

A newborn infant car seat is designed for a baby who weighs less than twenty pounds. In other words, it’s great for those first weeks of life when your baby is just a small bundle and needs the most protection. The newborn car seat offers all-around protection to the head, neck, and spine with a tightly padded infant body insert. 

One of the great things about an infant car seat is that you can install it without having to remove your child from the seat. This makes it a good choice if you need to get your baby out of the house quickly or have to change clothes before going anywhere. 

Baby Company's Looping Sydney Group 0+ Car Seat has features that include a safety seat belt for a secure rear-facing position, shock-absorbing, and is suitable for newborns up to 9-month old babies. You can rest assured that your newborn child is safe because it complies with safety standards for baby carriers.


Looping Sydney Group 0+ Car Seat for newborns

Looping Sydney Group 0+ Car Seat for newborns

Best Car Seat for Infants 

One of the best types of car seats for infants is a rear-facing car seat. Rear-facing car seats are great because they provide more protection in case of a crash. They also keep your infant’s head, neck, and spine aligned to protect it from spinal cord injuries. In addition, they have less distance between their mouth and the airbag, which means that in case of accidents, the airbag won’t hit them too hard in the face. 

The Akeeva Swoop Group 123 Car Seat from Baby Company is a great cargreat option car seat option for infants. It has a heavy-duty frame and super thick padding for maximum security and protection. 

Akeeva Swoop Group 123 Car Seat for infants

Akeeva Swoop Group 123 Car Seat for infants

Toddler Car Seat

Convertible car seats are perfect for toddlers because they can adjust as your child grows. They’re also typically rated to fit children from about 20 pounds up to about 40 pounds or age 3 to 4-years old, so they will last for years. However, an infant car seat would also do, because most infant car seats are made to accommodate children from birth up to somewhere around 22 pounds or age 1-year-old. 

Booster Car Seat

Booster car seats are best for kids who are ready to move out of their convertible car seat or need a little extra height. Taller kids should use booster seats, so you can choose a high-back booster or no-back booster. 

The high-back booster will keep your child’s head from drooping and provide more protection to the chest area, while no-back boosters give more visibility and allow your kid to move more freely while in the car. An example of a no-back booster is the Cozy N Safe Tambu Group 3 Booster Seat suitable for children aged 6 up to 11-years old.

Cozy N Safe Tambu Group 3 Booster Seat for bigger kids

Cozy N Safe Tambu Group 3 Booster Seat for bigger kids

If you haven't made your minds up yet on which baby car seat to buy, you can check out the Evenflo Sutton Group 123 Car Seat or the Chicco Unico Isofix car seats from Baby Company. We have baby car seats with impeccable quality suitable for every age group. 

Evenflo Sutton Group 123 Car Seat

Evenflo Sutton Group 123 Car Seat

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to any Baby Company stores nationwide, or you can purchase yours online at Happy shopping! 


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