Car Seat Carry Hack by Dr. Emily Puente

Emily Puente

Dr. Emily Puente of Bridge Family Chiropractic in Mansfield, Texas shared a video on Facebook showing how a simple switch in hand placement can forever change how you feel about hauling the car sear around town.

As seen in the video below, Puente first squats down so that she can use her knees ― not her back ― to help her lift the carrier, which is facing backward. Then, she loops her hand through one side of the car seat carrier’s handle.

Once her arm is through the loop, she flips her palm face down and presses it against the carrier, using her hand to hold the joint of the handle that connects to the carrier.

When she stands back up, Puente’s arm is looped through the vertical part of the carrier’s handle.

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A Practical Guide to Finding the Right Travel System for Newborn

Best Combination for Traveling

If you have kids that often travel with you anywhere you go, it’s definitely necessary for you to go ahead and get the appropriate travel systems not only for your own convenience but for the kids as well.

Travel systems also known as a stroller & carseat combo can absolutely allow you to travel with your kids safely and at the same time allow you to save some space in your vehicle or even your home. With the many advantages that parents and guardians can get from these travel systems, this surely is a valuable baby equipment to own.

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Finest Baby & Toddler Car Seat Brands

TOP 6 Car Seat Brands

When you choose car seats, there are a few different options you will have if you want to go with names that people know. Those names run the gamut in terms of pricing, accessories, and safety features. They are all similar in some ways but differ in terms of make, model, construction, and the quality of the materials use, which is why the prices can vary widely.

However, all of them meet or exceed federal safety standards. Over the next few pages, you will learn about six premium brands that most parents tend to gravitate toward. We will break down the price, safety features, accessories, user reviews, and the pros and cons of each car seat.

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Is it Safe to Use A Secondhand or an Old Car Seat?

Old Car Seat

When parents try to cut corners, the first thing they do is look for things that they can get second hand or things that they can use again – it’s common and there is nothing wrong with it. However, while secondhand clothing or secondhand toys aren’t all that bad, an old car seat is not the way you want to go. If you buy it secondhand or use someone else’s, you never know what that car seat has been through – was it well taken care of? How often did someone clean it? What is the expiration date? Even if the car seat is yours, sitting in storage can take a toll on it.

If you are going to use an old car seat, you have to know if it has ever been in a crash – whether it was being used or not. It doesn’t matter if there isn’t any visible damage, a crash creates a lot of torque, pulling, and warping that the car seat may not have been tested in, and it could reduce the ability to protect the child.

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When to Switch to a Convertible Car Seat

Switch to a Convertible Car Seat

There are certain recommendations when it comes to upgrading or switching to a new car seat. Crash test comparison in terms of safety when kids ride in the car resulted into newly recommended standards and regulations to comply with as per consumer reports. This particular recommendation which has recently has been released have to do with parents having to purchase or switch over to a new car seat even sooner than they expected.

The recent modification that parents and guardians need to comply with is more about moving the child from its usual infant car seat to its upgraded version or a convertible car seat instead. These two seats differ from each other and have their own functionalities to offer at a certain stage to keep the child safe from harm when traveling in a vehicle. The infant seat can easily be installed and removed from the car seat as it also functions as a carrier for your young baby. On the other hand, the convertible one is more bulky which makes it more difficult to detach from the car once it is installed.

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