Before you buy a car seat for your baby, remember these tips from Mothercare Singapore executive director Pang Shu Ming.
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2 / 6 Don't rush into itLoad more
Buying a car seat is going to be a time-consuming process. Before you buy one, ask if you can try it in your car first to check if it installs well.
Sometimes, the seat belts may be too short or the incline of your car’s seat may result in your baby’s car seat fitting at an awkward angle.
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Ideally, you should buy one seat for every child, in every car. This helps you save valuable time and prevents a situation where your child is without a car seat.
If you have to use the car seat in more than one car, ensure that you fit the seat in all the cars.
4 / 6 Learn how to fit itLoad more
Make sure you are capable of installing the car seat yourself and have a copy of the manual to check if you have done it correctly. If you don’t fit it properly, it cannot perform up to its safety expectation.
5 / 6 Age is merely a referenceLoad more
Car seat choices should always be determined by your child’s weight and height, not his age. Learn from the staff how you can gauge if your child has outgrown the car seat you are purchasing.
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Choose a car seat that comes with a cover that can be easily removed and washed. Spit-up happens even if you’re going to mandate a strict no-food-and-drinks policy in the car.