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Convertible Car Seats

There are several choices when shopping for a safe way to transport your child in a motor vehicle, including infant carriers, convertible car seats and booster seats. Safety should always come first, so it is important to buy only models that are federally approved. In addition to federal regulations, new technology is available, such as head impact protection and side impact protection, that tests show to be highly effective in protecting a baby or child in an accident.

Infants must be transported using a rear-facing car seat, such as the Britax Chaperone infant carrier. The carrier is easily portable, so you can use it to carry the infant in the seat. The canopy shields baby from the sun or wind, keeping his eyes and face protected. Suitable for babies from 4 pounds up to 30 pounds, this is the perfect seat for coming home from the hospital.

Britax convertible car seats are consistently rated among the top performing brands by consumer research groups, and you can find several models of the Britax seat at macys.com. Made to exceed government safety regulations, these seats easily convert from a rear-facing infant carrier to a front-facing child seat, and are rated up to 55 or 70 pounds.

There are several Britax convertible seats available, including the Roundabout, Boulevard, Marathon and Advocate. Available in several price ranges, these seats fit the average child for awhile, sometimes up to age 4, ensuring their safety as you drive.

When your child outgrows the car seat, it is still not safe for her to ride in the car with a seat belt only. It is time to move into a booster seat, such as the Britax Frontier or Parkway. Rated up to 85 or 120 pounds, booster seats position the child safely so that the seat belts are properly adjusted to prevent injury. The booster seat offers additional protection, minimizing the risk of injury during an accident.

On very hot or cold days, the seat will become the temperature of the car interior. Keep a baby blanket handy to cover the seat and protect baby's sensitive skin. Convertible car seats need to be easy to use. The seat does not function properly if it is not installed correctly.

Unless your windows are tinted, most of the UV rays penetrate the windows and rear windshield. Take precaution to keep the sun out of baby's eyes, and use hats, shoes and sunscreen in the car, just as you would in the park.

Macy's has a great selection of infant carriers, convertible car seats and booster seats to safely transport your baby from infancy through childhood. Visit macys.com today for the perfect seat from hospital to through school!

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