How to Choose Baby Car Accessories

In the UK, baby car accessories such as car seats and belted bases, are mandatory by law. Also, babies below 20lbs need to be seated rear facing in a car seat. Babies, who cross this prescribed weight, may be seated at the front.

Baby car accessories are essential because they protect babies from death and grave injuries in case of car accidents. Note that these accessories:

* need to meet the government crash testing and safety measures

* are advised to bought along with a product guarantee

Baby Car Accessories: Varieties

Consider the following varieties of accessories for your baby car:

* Adapters: Convertible accessories can be used as strollers and car seats.

* Belted bases: They are used as an easy tensioning system. They provide extra stability.

* Covers: These are necessary to protect your child while traveling.

* Cup holders: They are used to hold bottles and cups safely while travelling in a car.

* Foot muffs: Keep your baby warm in winters. It can be used in strollers and car seats.

* Isofix bases: It stabilizes the baby in case of an accident.

* Rain covers: These will cover and protect your baby from wind and rain. It is a ‘must-have’ in the UK.

What to Choose

Choose baby accessories using these tips:

* Choose a convertible car seat that is durable and fits your baby. Buy a seat which can be used even when a baby becomes a toddler.

* Consider your baby’s height, weight and age.

* Identify the features of these accessories. Go to an online store to get side-by-side comparisons of various accessories.

* Buy a head support cushion for your infant to help your baby sleep safely and comfortably.

* Select a lightweight stroller frame for the car seat carrier. This would make it easy to put the baby back into the car.

* Use a car seat cover or foot muffs to give extra warmth in winters. Use sunshade accessories to make a small canopy. The bug netting cover protects a baby from insect bites.

* Use a seat mat that is easy to install. Some seat mats have a pouch for holding small baby items and snacks.

Buy reputed brands, such as Baby Style, Phil and Ted, Stokke, Bugaboo, Maxi-Cosi and Britax.