Advancing in the special accessories about traveling by car with babies, we are developing these days in products pertaining to the babies and more, and today, it is the turn to the baby car seats, those special pushchairs to take our baby in a car that technically are called child restraint systems.
In the same technical name of these devices, in case of our car suffering a collision, there are no arms strong enough to hold the baby and also adult safety belts are inadequate for the child and even dangerous for him/her. In a case like this, only a child restraint fitting system is appropriate to the size and weight of our baby that is able to keep the child safe and in place.
Taking a look at what we found in the market, we see that there is a huge variety of child restraint fitting systems to carry the baby in the car. But are they all the same?
As we know, there are various groups of baby seats for the car depending on the size and weight of the baby and the truth is that the solutions offered by the manufacturers for each group differ in the price range as well as quality and durability. However, when choosing a baby car seat with child restraint fitting system, we are interested in observing the aspects which include firmness, flexibility, anchorage of the baby seat, child restraint and comfort.
A good child car seat should serve to protect the baby or child in the event of a collision, and this will be achieved by minimizing the relative movement between the child and the vehicle during a collision and absorbing some of the kinetic energy released in a collision. If the child restraint fitting system is not capable of doing so, some of the movements experienced by the baby during the collision can cause injury, and all the energy that does not absorb the chair will have to be absorbed by the child, which will undoubtedly cause damage to the child, reaching the risk of death.
Therefore, the baby’s seat must be firm enough to keep the child safe regardless of whether the impact originates from one side or the other side of the vehicle, the front zone or the rear. In any of these situations, the chair should be held steady, since the greater the movement he/she experiences, the greater the risk of injury to our little one will be.
If the child restraint fitting system we use is too rigid, it can break in case of impact. That is why, although it is firm in protecting the baby, it has to be flexible enough to partially absorb the energy released in a collision without its structure being compromised at any time.