Infant : These are used for newborns and babies up to at least a year old (though not always preemie babies, depending on the weight) and are always rear-facing . Typically, these seats have a weight limit of 22 or 35 pounds before your child will have to move to a new seat. A benefit of this type of car seat is room for a head positioning pillow and a detachable base and carrier that makes it easy to move your child, even when he’s sleeping. Convertible : These seats work for toddlers and babies in both rear-facing and forward-facing modes. The former has a weight limit of up to 40 pounds and the latter can have a weight limit of 70 pounds or more. Remember that it is safest to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible. Also remember to check the lower weight limits. Some of these are actually 3-in-1 seats that can also convert into a booster seat. Booster Seats : Use booster seats for children who are at least four years old and weigh at least 40 pounds . These seats lift your child so that the vehicle lap and shoulder belts fit properly. There are high back and backless varieties. Infant VS Convertible Seat Convertible or infant car seats? This is a decision that many new parents will make. At the end of the day, the choice is yours as to which is best for your family. You should note that both types of seats have extremely safe options and both meet state and legal standards, or they wouldn’t be for sale.
In order to provide your child with the maximum fit and comfort, the headrest of the britax advocate can be easily adjusted to 14 different positions at the push of a button and there’s also a 2-position buckle for moving the buckle outwards to enable it to cater to the growing needs of your baby. On the other hand, the headrest of the britax marathon can only be adjusted to 12 positions. And just like the marathon, this britax advocate can also be used as a rear-facing car seat for children starting from 5 – 40 pounds and as a forward-facing car seat for kids starting from 20 – 65 pounds in weight. It also boasts the safecell impact protection system that includes a V-shaped tether for minimizing seat rotation, staged-release stitches for slowing and reducing the forward movement of the car seat during collisions, an energy-absorbing base together with a steel frame that adds to the strength and durability of the car seat. It also has the clicktight installation system for easy and quick installation of the car seat.