Graco Car Seats – A Safe Choice
A car seat for your child is a safety necessity. In fact, many jurisdictions
require them by law. Graco is a well-known manufacturer of baby products and
they carry a full line of car seats. Graco car seats are designed for safety
All Graco car seats are now manufactured with the LATCH system. LATCH stands
for “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children" and is a new way to install
baby seats in cars. The LATCH system uses anchors and straps to hold the car
seat in place. LATCH is standard equipment on all 2003 and later
If your car does not have the LATCH system, don’t worry. Graco car seats can
still be attached the traditional way with seat belts. To find out if your
car has LATCH check the owner’s manual.
Graco car seats are available in three basic styles. Infant seats are
suitable for newborns and babies up to 20 pounds. Convertible seats are
ideal for toddlers and children who weigh up to 80 pounds and car booster
seats are intended for bigger children who weigh up to 100 pounds.
Infant Graco car seats are a safe and practical way to take baby in the car.
These seats are rear-facing so that baby will not be thrown forward in case
of an accident. Graco infant seats double as carriers – they have handles
that allow you to carry baby from the car to the house without disturbing
him or her.
For older children there are convertible seats that can be installed as
either front-facing or rear-facing. The rear-facing method is suitable for
young children up to about 40 pounds in weight. Positioning Graco car seats
so that they face the rear offers the same extra protection as the infant
seats – the child will not be thrown forward in case of a collision.
When your child gets a bit older, you can position convertible Graco car
seats so that they fact the front. This still offers lots of protection as
the seats have a 5-point harness system that will keep your child secure in
case of a collision.
When your child outgrows the convertible seat, you can get one of the
booster Graco car seats for him or her. These models give your child the
extra height needed to securely use the car seat belts.
Graco has a good reputation for manufacturing good quality products for
children of all ages. Graco car seats live up to the Graco name. They are
well-built and well-designed to make your child safe in the car while
providing convenience features to make installation and removal of the car
seat as easy as possible.