Car Seats Essay

1149 Words Oct 31st, 2010 5 Pages
Julie Hutson
English 111-04F
C.S. Allbright
October 23, 2010

Importance of car seats After finding out that I was going to be a mother, a wave of emotions came over me. Like many others who have been in this position, after you have a baby everything changes. You are no longer your main concern, it is all about your child, and you have to be the most self-less person. My son’s safety is more important to me than anything else and this is why I am looking at the product of a car seat. A person can never know “too much” when it comes to proper car seat selection. I am going to talk about the three important criteria that I decided to use when it comes to buying a car seat and I am certain that the overwhelming feeling that
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(Lippincott,1992). This statement is very frustrating knowing that these injuries could have easily been prevented if people would research and become educated on a product that could potentially save your child’s life. Knowing that your child is as safe as possible while traveling is a weight lifted from your shoulders when you feel confident in the product. Anyone can check ratings and durability online or in stores for instance which is well worth the time to do your research when it comes to a child’s safety. Some of the top car seats that are recommended have the name brands of Evenflo, Graco, and Britax. The second criterion I will discuss is a car seat’s function. Car seats have more functions than the average person may know. Some different functions include the infant seat that snaps into base. The base allows parents to transfer the baby from the car to the house without having to remove the baby from the car seat. Other functions include five-point harness straps, transferring to a booster seat when the child is old enough, and rear and forward facing seats. Knowing functions is important because all car seats are so different and people need to feel comfortable when using the product. Height and weight limits are different in the functions of a car seat and are very important and need to be followed. As mentioned previously if you have a doubt in your mind you can always go to your local fire department or police station. These two places

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