By law, you must have a car seat for your baby or baby’s when you’re in the car. This also can apply to other parts of the world but I don’t know for sure. I do know that some countries don’t have it as a law. Car seats are very important for providing safety for your baby or toddler. The seat saves them from dying when accidents occur. The baby car seat can also be used as an accessory for your pushchair/stroller, only the baby car seats can be used not the toddlers.
It’s common for mums to place the car seat instead of the carrycot on the pushchair/stroller, I have done this until my baby was 1 year old. It’s easier and it’s less stressful.
Car Seats As Accessories.
All car seats come with straps and some even have 5 – point seat harness, which provides safety for your baby when they are on the car seat that’s fixed on the pushchair/stroller. The car seats have a handlebar that can be adjustable, and they have soft materials where your baby can lie down without having any discomfort. The baby car seats have also hoods which can be big which shades them from the sun. All of the accessories which are used on carrycots can be used on the car seats, for example, rain covers (the car seats have their rain covers), blankets, arch toys, sun shades, etc.
The only difference is that the car seats can be smaller, have less room than carrycots. It also depends on your baby and the size of the car seat. My baby was tiny, so she could use the car seat until she was 1 year old. Some babies can’t and if they have a special condition that requires them to have carrycots then car seats ain’t an option.
I used the car seat and carrycot and they, of course, advise you to use carrycot because it’s better especially if you have a newborn, and this is true. You can then change to the car seat when your baby is 2 months plus when they are a little bit stronger, and use it especially when you’re going out for a short while doing shopping or taking a short stroll, not when you’re going out for a whole day. I used the car seat for both because it was easier for me but I don’t recommend you doing it. I did this because it was easier for me to carry my baby inside the house without waking her up if she was sleeping. I have stairs and couldn’t take the whole pushchair/stroller in at ones. You can place the car seat on the floor or carpet, but it’s not easy doing this with carrycots. You might wake your baby up and mine did when I tried it.
They, of course, advise you not to let your baby sleep on the car seat, which is true, but I kept an eye on my baby. I just didn’t want to make her up. If you have kids that become grumpy and cause havoc if they don’t sleep enough you’ll understand.
The car seats do not always come with the pushchairs/strollers, you may need to buy them separately. Here are some of the best ones for your baby. This is my review.
Britax Römer baby car seat group 0+ (birth-13 kg), BABY-SAFE, Cosmos Black.
Pros: This car seat used to cost 110.00 pounds now it cost 100.00 pounds. The car seat has deep, softly padded side wings that are protective, 5 – point harness with one pull adjustments practice in mind meaning the padded cover is removable. It’s travel system ready that’s compatible with any Britax pushchair. It means the BABY-SAFE portability doesn’t have to come with a compromise. The smart design makes it safe, comfortable, and lightweight. You can buy it with the ISOFIX base to use in your car but it will be a total cost of 194.95 pounds. This car seat is cheap compare to other car seats and even with the ISOFIX base.
Cons: It’s rear-facing only. It’s not compatible with all pushchairs.
For more information on this item please visit the Britax Römers website.
Silver Cross Simplicity Group 0+ Car Seat, Black.
Pros: The car seat costs 200 pounds and its suitable from birth up to 13 kg, that’s around 3 years, depends on your baby or toddler. The Silver Cross has adjustable 5 – point harness and head support to protect your baby. It matches with the Silver Cross pram which creates a good Travel System. It is very easy to fix, by using a seatbelt or a Sipmlifix Isofix base, which’s sold separately. No batteries are required and it’s unisex. The Silver Cross is an award-winning car seat which proves its high quality. For more information please visit the Amazon website.
Cons: It doesn’t come with an adapter and Isofix base. It’s not compatible with all pushchairs.
Cosatto Dock i-Size Car Seat, Fjord.
Pros: The Cosatto car seat cost 160.53 pounds and has free delivery if you live in the UK. It used to cost 199.95 pounds, you save up to 39.42 pounds. The car seat is suitable from birth up to 15 months when it’s used with an ISOFIX base, this is sold separately. It has impact protection – A protective shell, high-performance energy absorbing construction. The Cosatto has a one-handed release mechanism and a time lock technology safety that features absorbing foam. A sun canopy, fresh air vent, easy one-handed headrest, and 5 point harness adjust with no rethreading. It’s compatible with WOW prams and pushchairs. The car seat is washable and has chest and tummy pads. The Cosatto has a 4-year guarantee and doesn’t require batteries and its unisex. They sell different colours of the same model, but I chose this one because of its brightness and my liking.
Cons: It’s not suitable for all pushchairs and its usage is time-limited depends on your baby’s age, there must be an adult nearby.
Car seats are important whether you use it on your baby’s pushchair or not because it provides safety for your baby. It’s therefore important that you buy the one which’s compatible with your pushchair. This is always a good choice because it enables you to use it for comfort and ease. It’s less heavy, easy to carry around and can be placed anywhere without any damage to the material. Consider buying one for your pushchair.
Have long have you used you babys car seat? Did you use it a lot on the stroller? Please share with us.