Did you know that there are four (4) basic types of child safety seats available and the type you should use depends upon the weight and height of the child to use the child safety seat?
Always be sure to read the child safety seat manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation and use and before purchasing if possible. When installing, be sure to doublecheck yourself as most people in a hurry to avoid keeping the driver will make errors which can reduce the protection of the car seats. When selecting a portable car seats for New York, it should be a “federally-approved child safety seat” that can be “attached to a safety belt or universal child restraint anchorage (LATCH) system.”
One brand that stands out is the Eddie Bauer Portable Car Seat Bryant Collection as it weighs approximately 4 lbs (less than a bag of sugar) and fits easily in a bag or under a stroller.
This portable car seat is just what I was looking for. Something to help us keep our son seated and more secure when traveling by city Taxi for short trips. It’s light weight and I can take it with me and put it under the umbrella stroller until we get into a “Taxi.” Hooking it up properly hasn’t been that easy. It takes me more than a few minutes with my 25 month old waiting inside the Taxi or if my husband is with me… He is holding him while I hook it up. We both read all the directions, and it’s a bit tricky to make sure you do everything in the correct order… So that the straps are snug and not to loose or to tight. As well as in the right position to fasten it when child is ready to sit in it. Taking it out of the Taxi is easier and faster to do. I’m pretty good at these kind of things.. But every time.. I feel like it doesn’t get any easier to do. You need to have a cab driver who will wait for you to get it set up. Then, it worked very well. My son likes to sit in it. He say’s car seat. And the one day we didn’t use it for a very quick ride…. He sat still the whole time and didn’t stand up. So it had an impact and reminded him that he needs to sit in the Taxi. ( we use a regular standard size car seat for our car and longer trips ).
Britax is known and loved world-wide. They are always on the forefront of car seat technology, most recently in Europe this means an infant carrier with a handle that works as a roll bar! Here in the US they pioneered 65lb weight limit convertible seats and 6-8 year expiration.
The Eddie Bauer Portable Car Seat Bryant Collection weighs approximately 4 lbs (less than a bag of sugar) and fits easily in a bag. Great for parents to reduce weight and dimension when taking a flight.
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