Strollers & Travel Systems
Riding in style with baby car seats
Buying the right types of baby car seats adds convenience to infant safety. You already know that it is impossible to travel with your baby in a car without the appropriate rear-facing seat. Some seats let you move a sleeping infant and the seat into a waiting stroller. Going beyond the foam padding and gorgeous fabrics, these kinds of seats allow your baby to snooze while you drive from store to store and take the infant with you. Sears carries a number of travel systems that make this move possible. Look for products from Eddie Bauer, Evenflo and Safety 1st.
The setup is quite simple. You keep a base in your car and another base in someone else's. Be sure to buckle in this base and keep it buckled in at all times. A corresponding base is part of your stroller setup. Next, you simply move the car seat from one base to the other. An audible click lets you know that you have properly secured the seat. A closer look at the seats shows that they come with three-point harnesses and frequently also with cushioned inserts. Keep these inserts in place until the infant grows bigger and fills out the seat without the removable cushioning.
As the baby grows bigger and becomes a toddler, it is time to choose one of the many travel car seats from Sears. These are forward-facing seats that also feature harnesses to keep the child safe in the car. You buckle in the seat through slots in the back of the plastic molding. Additional creature comforts include convenient cup holders and removable pillows that keep the toddler comfy during longer car rides. Some seats come with snap-on trays that hold food, toys and coloring supplies. Others feature hooks to attach stuffed animals and pacifiers that otherwise get lost in the car.
While you are considering the safety of your youngest child, check on the safety of the other passengers in your car as well. If you notice that it is time to install new universal seat belts to replace frayed ones, choose from the products made by Beams or RCI. These manufacturers make two-point or three-point retractable and non-retractable models. Why not upgrade your car's interior in the process? The belts come in a variety of attractive colors like red or blue.
When you are out of the car and ready to take a walk, keep your baby close with one of Sears' baby carriers. Padded straps allow you to carry your child in front of you in comfort. The carrier features vents that keep the little one comfortable on hot days. Look for washable carriers from Baby Bjorn, Boba Baby and Infantino.
Sears carries a huge assortment of baby car seats, travel car seats, universal seat belts and baby carriers. Buy the latest products on the market, and keep your child and passengers safe in the car.