Children`s automobile chairs - fashion or need?
Question, to put it mildly, rhetorical! Parents should not forget about safety of the child neither in the afternoon, nor at night! In many western countries the legislation obliges adults to use children`s automobile chairs for transportation of children till 12 years. Thanks to introduction of this law, reduction of quantity of cases with death and receiving heavy mutilations as a result of accidents which participants were children reached 40%. These data speak about much. And who will protect our children? In Russia of the similar law, unfortunately, did not accept yet though the fact that the person lower than 150 cm cannot protect non-standard seat belts, standard automobile chairs is well-known.
As a rule, at us during a trip mother keeps the baby on hands in the car, is more senior than the child - on a lap, without thinking that at blow it will not be able to hold it even at a speed of 40 - 50 km/h, and in addition also will fall to the kid, having pressed down it the body. It turns out that parents not just do not provide additional security measures for the kids, but even create for them especially dangerous conditions!can be
of the Trip with the child in the car long or short, but anyway the kid - the full participant of traffic. Dry figures of the mute demonstrate that owing to accidents children in cars perish twice more often than cyclists and pedestrians! For the unprotected child risk of death in case of accident three times, and the risk of receiving heavy mutilations and injuries - is seven times higher, than for the adult!
So, the first that has to occupy thoughts of the buyer of a children`s automobile chair, - safety of the child .
How to learn what seat ensures the greatest safety?
In - the first , proceeding from results of the tests published by special magazines (it is the most certain way!) .
In - the second , having paid attention to a number of devices and features of alleged purchase. Let`s list the most important of them (and we will make some recommendations about ensuring the maximum safety of the child on a trip on the car).
- the Chair has to be picked up for the child`s weight (according to international standards, chairs are divided on this sign into groups). Besides convenience to the child and parents (that on the way, you see, is very important), the correct sizes of a chair will give an opportunity in case of accident at blow to hold the child in a chair and to considerably lower load of all parts of his body (if, of course, the chair is properly adjusted - about it see below). the Chair has to
- to protect the head, a back and the child`s trunk from blow behind (a back; a head restraint, convenient in a form, for protection of the head and a neck); to provide to
- support for lateral blow (lateral support);
- to hold the child at any blow (belts; the special design preventing “slipping“ of the child under seat belts);
- to reduce risk of receiving and weight of injuries (soft overlays for belts).
- in the light of the aforesaid it is clear that the children`s automobile chair has to have reliable multilevel system of adjustment (at a good chair 2 - 3 provisions + belts). Before its trip it is necessary to adjust in the most thorough way - according to growth and clothes of the child (belts should not sag, too strongly pull together a body of the kid). Some producers for reasons of safety insist
- that adjustment of a chair and position of the child in a chair has to be made out of the car or at its full stop. In any case, even if adjustment of a chair is made during driving, this procedure should not cause special difficulties. Height of sitting can be regulated by
- , but is not decisive factor at the choice of a chair if the chair is bought on a certain age (weight and growth) of the child.
- generally to three:
- the chair together with the child is kept by a standard seat belt;
- the chair supplied with belts for fixation of position of the child is attached to sitting by a standard seat belt. so-called type of fastening isofix - by means of two speakers of arms sitting of isofix is attached by
- directly to the car case (it is the most reliable type of fastening, however, unfortunately, scanty volumes of deliveries of such seats considerably reduce advantages of this system).
- on back sitting (for the passenger) as the place near the driver - the most dangerous. (Except a number of the objective reasons, there is also a subjective factor - instinctive evasion of the driver from blow.)
some more reasons which should be meant Are:
Ya would not begin to buy to the child a second-hand automobile chair because of lack of full information on how it was operated, etc. (and respectively - probabilities of existence of the latent defects), and lack of the warranty card.Existence of a little table for games has to be executed by
in a uniform design with a chair or it has to be provided specially not to become the trauma reason in case of accident.
after safety hygienic qualities chairs obviously are on the second place.
As a matter of fact, hygiene - too a safety factor. Let`s remind that hygienic requirements are not limited to purity at all. Hygiene (from Greek. hygieinos - “healthy“) is the field of medicine studying influence of living conditions on health of the person and developing measures of prevention of diseases and providing optimum living conditions. If your kid in safe (from a point of the inspector of traffic police) a car seat acquires“ to himself a wryneck, squint or banal “potnitsa“, it is hardly possible to call such chair safe in the true sense of the word!
So, it makes sense to you to pay attention, at least, to the following items: the Design of sitting has to provide to
- a correct posture of the child according to his age (orthopedists claim that till five years the backbone at the child of a straight line, after five begins to be formed by S - a figurative shape of a backbone). Do not forget that your newborn baby will grow up soon and will learn to sit. Be convinced that the design of a chair provides the high sitting position of the child providing a correct posture and the free review.
- If the chair is equipped with a lateral clamp of position of the head, it, perhaps, promotes rest, however considerably limits to your inquisitive and restless kid the review. Therefore it is better if the children`s car seat is supplied with the removable small pillow supporting a neck and the child`s head. Be convinced by
- that material of which the chair is made is strong, iznosostoyek, it is easy, hygroscopic (not only absorbs moisture, but also as now it is accepted to speak, “breathes“, i.e. provides natural ventilation).
On the third place after reasons of safety and hygiene act as convenience (both for the child, and for adults) and attractive design .
- the Chair has to be rather easy and is free develop, providing convenience of carrying. to
- It is convenient if there is an opportunity to transform a chair in process of growth of the child.
- Children`s car seats happen:
- three-part (a sitting bowl + a restrictive little table + a support for legs);
- binary (sitting bowl + restrictive little table); to
- single-part (sitting is simple)
- The chair has to be supplied with the removable erased cover.
- the Attractive design of a covering considering age of the child and design of salon, perhaps, not the most essential requirement, but at “other equal“ can play a role too.
I have some lyrics “finally“. Dear parents, buying children`s chairs, you remember that your kid wants to travel in the car with the same comfort, as well as you (and it is better even more comfortably!) . At the same time it will hardly be pleased by loud music, a smell of a smoke or draft, and the most important - absence of attention. As a rule, if the child does not feel physical discomfort in the car, he easily is distracted by examining of the landscapes floating by, tunnels and bridges, and especially non-standard cars: fuel trucks, concrete mixers, etc. Talk to the child, explain how to the adult, everything that you together see behind a window, and he will listen in the most attentive way for certain to each your word or... will fall asleep soon.
of the trips Taking to you!