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How To Buy Baby Car Seats

Introduction

You can buy baby car seats at all baby item retailers and large retail stores around the country. A baby car seat is one of the most important purchases that you will make for your child. A car seat much be used whenever your little one is riding in the car and must be secured properly. It is very important to buy baby car seats that are the right type and size for your child, or you can run the risk of potential injuries in the event of an accident. There are several factors that you should consider when buying baby car seats.

Step 1

Before going to a store to buy baby car seats, you will need to decide what type of car seat is the right choice for you. If you are going with a travel system, you will not need to buy another car seat until your child outgrows the 20 lb. weight limit on the infant seat. Another type of car seat that can be used is a convertible car seat. This seat can typically be used from birth to around 50 lbs. Read the owners manual to see the weight limits on your car seat. As an infant, the convertible car seat will be rear facing and reclined. Once your child reaches over 20 lbs. and one year of age, the car seat can be turned around to forward facing.

Step 2

After choosing the type of car seat that you are interested in, its time to start shopping. One place that you can buy baby car seats is at Babies R Us. This large baby essentials retailer carries everything that you need for your little one from birth and up. This store also has one of the widest selections of car seats to choose from. You can pick your car seat based on colors, comfort, and style. The great thing about shopping with Babies R Us, is that you can test fit a car seat before purchasing it. Simply ask to take a car seat out to your vehicle to see if it fits correctly in your seats. This will save you the trouble of having to return a car seat if it does not fit.

Step 3

You can also buy baby car seats at other large retail locations such as Walmart and Target. While the selection at these stores may not be as large, there are still different types of reliable car seats for you to choose from. Each car seat should have the information about it on a card placed in front of the car seat. This will tell you the weight required for the car seat and the maximum weight usage. You will also see if it is an infant car seat, convertible car seat, forward facing car seat, or booster seat.

Step 4

If looking to buy baby car seats at a store such as Walmart, but there are none that you like in-store, you can take advantage of the site to store feature. Go online to Walmart.com to buy baby car seats. Here, you can browse the large inventory of car seats that are sold by Walmart. Select one that youd like to purchase and continue with checkout. If you choose to have the item sent to the store, you can pick it up with no shipping costs added.

Step 5

Before you buy baby car seats, you should also test it out to see if your child is or looks comfortable while in it. There are always car seat floor models available for you to look at and test out while you are shopping.

Tips

Because a car seat is one of the most important safety purchases, choose a reliable brand such as Graco, Evenflow, Britax, and more.

Sources and Citations

www.babiesrus.com

www.walmart.com

www.target.com

By Colleen Ross, published at 03/14/2012
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