Car seat shopping. One simple choice that you make before your baby is born isn’t really that simple. You're looking for a seat that, in the unlikely event of a car accident, will keep your little one safe. It can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you’ve never shopped for one before.
There are so many different brands, styles, designs and features, and it can be hard to choose just one. The Inertia Infant Car Seat from Baby Trend (Toys ‘R’ Us, $180) is a favorite for many reasons, and here’s why.
Up to 32 pounds: This car seat is recommended to be used by babies from 5 to 32 pounds, and up to 32 inches tall.
Easy installation: The Inertia Infant Car Seat boasts easy installation, which makes Mom and Dad breathe easier — if you’ve ever experienced car seat installation before, it can be a huge (and sometimes stressful) hassle. You have to get it right — your baby depends on it. But this car seat makes the process far easier, especially with the push-button LATCH connectors.
No rethreading: When your baby grows, you have to adjust the car seat so the harness fits correctly. In most styles of car seats, you have to totally undo the straps and rethread them through different holes. Not so for the Inertia — it has an 8-position adjustable headrest and requires no rethreading when your baby gets bigger.
Easy breathing: This car seat can recline further back than traditional car seats, which is important for the littlest babies and their breathing.
Controlled motion base: The base installs in two easy steps and responds to forces instantly. The push-button LATCH connectors make it easy to install and the base itself is adjustable, with four reclining positions. And the really cool thing? No matter how far back your child is reclined, in the event of an accident, it rotates more upright to better distribute impact.
Smooth design: The seat features a new and improved Delta multi-grip carrying handle with a cross bar for easy maneuvering when placing the seat in the base. It also has smooth-curved sides so the seat doesn’t bump your legs when you are carrying it.
If you’re still filling out your baby registry, ask for one of these and your car seat searching days will be over. Knowing that your little one is protected with the latest technology and amazing comfort will ease your mind as you finish preparing for the big day.
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