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Heads up South Carolina parents, there is a new car seat law that went into effect last week. I know this can be a touchy subject but in the end the goal is to keep kids safe. Here are some great car seat options to comply with the law without breaking the bank.
Keep in mind that all car seats must meet the same government regulations. The most important thing is to get a car seat that you can install correctly in your car every time you use it. Some car seats do not fit well in some cars and some seats are almost impossible to install in any car. If you would like help from a car seat tech making sure your car seat is installed correctly or selecting a car seat, you can join the group Car Seats For The Littles.
The Law Basics:
-You must rear face babies until they are 2 (they are 500% safer)
-You must keep your child in a 5 point harness car seat until they are 4 & outgrow the height and/or weight limits of their car seat
-Once they outgrow their forward facing car seat, they must be secured in a booster until they are 8
-A child who is 8 years old or 57 inches tall may use an adult seat belt
You can read more here.
All In One Car Seats
They may seem pricey at first but they will last your child from newborn to booster so they are a great value.
Graco Extend-2-Fit 4 in 1, $210.75
Transitions from rear-facing infant car seat (4–50 lb) to forward-facing 5-point harness toddler car seat (22–65 lb) to high-back belt-positioning booster (40–100 lb) to backless belt-positioning booster (40–120 lb).
You’re basically paying $52.68 per car seat!
Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1, $135.99
Rear-facing 5-40 pounds, Forward-facing 22-65 pounds, and Belt-positioning booster 40-100 pounds.
Like paying $45.33 per car seat!
Rear Facing Car Seat Options
Graco Extend-2-Fit, $179.99
Rear face up to 50 lbs and forward face up to 65 lbs.
Evenflo SureRide DLX, $66.89
Rear face up to 40 lbs and forward face up to 65 lbs.
Forward Facing Car Seat Options
Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat, $63.99
5 point harness use up to 50 lbs and use as a booster up to 110 lbs or 57″
Graco Nautilus 65 3-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat, $119.99
5 points harness use to 65 lbs and use as a booster up to 100 lbs or 57″
Evenflo Big Kid AMP Booster Car Seat, $30.50
Can be used up to 110 lbs or 57″
Diono Cambria Highback Booster Car Seat, $77.82
Can be used up to 120 lbs or 63″
For more recommended car seats you can go here.
Want to keep kids cool in the back seat? Try this.