Entering into parenthood is the most important milestone of your life, and taking care of the young one becomes your number one priority. No matter what occupation we are in or how developed the e-commerce facilities are, traveling is something that we cannot completely avoid, and at one point or another, you have to hit the road with your baby on board. Carrying your baby in your arms while traveling might give you psychological reassurance, but do you know that by not having a proper child safety seat, you inculcate an increased risk of about 81% of fatality in case of an accident? You certainly do not want to be in that 81% bracket, so you must have a child car seat installed in your vehicle. To help you choose the best among a plethora of products, here are the top 5 child car seats to buy in India right now-
1. LuvLap Sports 4 in 1 Car seat
This is the top choice in the market for child car seats. The design of the car seat is for babies aged between 0 and 15 months and can support up to 13 kg of weight. The seat supports both front-facing and rear-facing arrangements, depending on the age of your child. It is highly comfortable, easy to install, thanks to the five-point harness. The seat is a multipurpose device and has a 4-in-1 feature that can be used as a car seat, carrycot, rocker, and feeding chair. The Headrest and harness can be adjusted to three positions through a single lever operation. The extra soft padding provides comfort and protects your baby from feeling the road bumps. The LuvLap child seat is currently available in the market with a price tag of Rs.7195.
2. R for Rabbit Picaboo 4-in-1 Car Seat
This child car seat has a lightweight construction design, helping in an easy installation and removal of the car seat. This child car seat can be used for a child between 0-7 years and can hold up to 25kgs (in weight). It has a multipurpose design, supporting both front and rear-facing arrangements. RForRabbit products meet or exceed European Standards or ECE R44/04, for safety and come with a 5 point safety harness and side cushioning for extra protection and comfort of your child. The car seat cover is removable and washable, so you do not have to worry about anything if your little one drops or spills food. It also has an integrated canopy that can be used for protection from direct sunlight, falling on your baby. It is a good value fr money among the top 5 child car seats to buy in India. The seat has a price of Rs. 5000 and a good value for money.
3. Chicco — Gro Up 123 Baby Car Seat
Chicco is a world-known Italian manufacturer of children’s needs and produces some class-leading quality products. The car seat comes in two versions that support a child up to the age of four years, with a maximum weight of 18 kg. The car seat has to be installed in a rear-facing position in case the car has airbags. This child car seat meets all the European safety standards and has a comfortable design to provide superior comfort for your baby and help him relax or fall asleep during car rides. The child seat has an easy-to-install, color-coded belt guide and comes with a four-position recline for the best comfortable position. Priced at Rs.19,900 fairly expensive for a Car Seat but comes with unmatched quality and comfort.
4. Mee Mee Baby Car Seat
This ultra-lightweight car child seat not only carries your baby safely in a car, but you can also use it outside your car to carry your baby around. This baby car seat can be used in three ways as a car seat, carrycot, and rocker, and comes in a variety of different colors. Comfort-wise, it has a unique pitch control that dampens the forward movement of your child and has extra padding for protection against the bumps. This car seat harness is designed such that you can lock the child seat in the car using the seat belt of the car. It also has an adjustable and removable canopy and a three-point safety belt. Priced at Rs. 4799 can be used both as a convertible car seat as well as a carrycot.
5. Graco–High back Turbo Booster Car Seat
Last on the list is this sturdy and long-lasting car seat from Graco. This car child seat can accommodate a fairly large built child up to the age of 7 years, with a maximum weight of 25 kg. It has open-loop belt guides which make for an easy installation and removal of the seat. This child seat has been tested for retention of occupants during a side impact, providing maximum safety to your child and meeting or exceeding the US standard FMVSS 213. The Multi-layer headrest is extra comfortable and can be adjusted as your child grows. It also has a padded armrest and a cup holder, so you do not have to worry about any spillage. The solid black or charcoal color makes it easy to clean and maintain. Priced at Rs. 8,880 Graco is engineered to meet all the safety standards.
These were the Top 5 child car seats to buy in India. Whatever car child seat you buy, always make sure that your baby or child is comfortable in it and is securely placed. If your vehicle has Isofix anchor points, then you must always go for a child car seat that supports it. A child car seat is an important safety feature, as it prevents the baby from having a sudden movement when the car turns or hits a bump on the road. So investing in a good quality car seat is very important if you often travel in a car along with your baby.