Often, new parents ask Where can I get a car seat installed. However, we have pre[ared this article to guide you through.
Steps on Where to install the car seat
The first step is to find a car seat installation location near you. If your state offers training classes, consider contacting the local hospital or fire department for help locating an installer in your area.
For those with little ones under 30 pounds, most infant carriers do not need any special equipment before they are installed into the vehicle itself–you may simply secure them using either LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), which attaches directly with anchors built into the backseat of thousands of vehicles manufactured since 2002, or with a seatbelt that comes equipped on many newer models as well since 2010.
Women’s Health Magazine also recommends installing seats at eye level so you can easily check on baby while driving needed!
At what age do you change car seats?
As soon as your child outgrows their car seat, you need to purchase a new one. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), children should be in booster seats until they are at least four feet nine inches tall and weigh 80 pounds or more.
That is typically around age eight or older depending on growth and development. However, remember that this is just an average guide—each child’s height and weight has different recommendations for best safety practices.
For example, if you have a petite preteen who still weighs less than 80 pounds then it makes sense that she would not technically qualify for being able to ride without a booster seat yet!
On the other hand, if you have an athletic middle-schooler who is bigger than average but still not quite at the requirement of 80 pounds, you may want to consider holding off on buying a booster seat yet as long as she has been riding with her adult belt (the lap and shoulder belt) correctly.
When to switch to convertible car seat
A convertible car seat is a great investment for parents as it can be installed in the rear-facing position from birth until your child reaches 65 pounds or more.
This type of seat should not be used after they reach four years old, however, and due to this reason, you may want to switch over to a front-facing booster by age seven. The safety features on these types of seats make them well worth the money even if you will only use them for two years before switching brands or models.
Convertible Car Seat: A great investment when installing rear-facing up to 65 lbs! Shouldn’t be used past age four so consider switching between ages five & six… Safety features are important though so no worries about the price.
How to install a combination car seat
The first step is to make sure you have the right car seat for your child. Combination seats are typically made up of two parts, one that goes into a rear-facing position and another part that can be turned forward-facing after your child turns one year old or reaches 20 pounds (whichever comes first).
While there may not be any safety difference between having a front-facing car seat with an infant head support cushion versus using just the regular foam padding in combination with a harness system, it’s strongly advised against putting children under the recommended weight limit into both types if they use them together.
This could cause injury as well as increase chances for airway obstruction due to stomach contents being forced back by their bodies during an accident.
How do I convert my Graco 3 in 1 to booster?
Graco has gone above and beyond to provide a multi-functional convertible car seat that goes from rear-facing, forward-facing, and booster mode.
However, their instructions for how to convert the Graco Nautilus 65 LX Car Seat in Booster Mode may be confusing or unclear on some parts of the process.
We’ve provided three simple steps so you can easily understand how to go from having your child sit in a harnessed car seat up until they are ready for just using the vehicle’s safety belt system when riding as safe passengers!
Step One: Allow at least two inches between our back shield adjuster strap if it is not already loose enough. If there are still than two inches available, use a pool noodle or rolled towel to make more space between the back of your child’s head and the car seat.
Step Two: If you have already adjusted your harness straps as far up towards shoulder level as they can go, take one hand and push down where the top centre strap meets with the rear-facing belt path opening while pulling upward on either side of that same buckle area.
This will release both sides at once so that you can easily remove them from their slots. Once removed, re-thread each harness strap into its slot just like how it was before taking out all four buckles first.
Now guide those straps through until they are sitting in front of those two metal loops right under each armrest again.
Step Three: Once you have done this, it is time to remove the back of your car seat by pushing down on each side right where the armrests are located. Pull up and out towards yourself until they come loose from their location in the bottom portion of the Graco Nautilus 65 LX Car Seat base.
It will now be able to lie flat giving you an easier access point for how to place your vehicle’s safety belt through first before placing them into its new upright position within that front-facing belt path opening.
Now tighten both sides as much as possible then push down gently again just above either shoulder area once more while pulling upwards at both ends of that buckle strap or looped section one last time.