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Long ago I remember the excitement and nervousness of becoming a new parent (I say long ago because my son just turned 15!). The excitement about feeling the baby move, when the nesting instincts kicked in (talk about a clutter free house) and how we were transitioning to becoming a family.
But then there was the nervousness that kicked into gear. Not only within relations on how this growing baby was going to be delivered, but how to chose the best for your baby with all the zillion of top products out there!
I mean there are 15 different bottles that all do the same thing, but each one has a great feature that makes it better than the other. There are bottles with an anti-vacuum nipple design; bottles with a vent on the bottom; disposable bottle systems with built-in burpers; or angled bottles that keep nipple filled with liquid.LOL. Stuff like this can be really nerve wracking!
Luckily, there are many reputable websites out there to help you chose the BEST among the many different products. I am here to help you with one of those products – Infant Car Seats.
The first day you bring your baby home from the hospital is one the most important days to the rest of your life. Making sure the towel was rolled up under the seat just perfect, that the seat belt was snug enough, and the straps were adjusted just right. I wanted to make sure that my baby was going to be extremely safe coming home (not to mention we drove at a slow rate of 35 mph on the road). Note: you can visit your local police or hospital for a safety seat check to ensure you properly installed the seat correctly and it’s completely free.
To relieve the stress of bringing your baby home I present the 2009 Best Infant Car Seats:
Baby Trend Flex Loc Car Seat Skylar
The Skylar Flex Loc Infant Car Seat has a base with flexible latch straps, and the base can stay in place in the car–and can be used with any Baby Trend® car seat! Base is 4-position push-button height adjustable with a level indicator for proper installation. Seat has a 5-point safety harness, easy one-hand harness adjustment and push-button release. For comfort, the seat back is height adjustable, and EPS energy-absorbing foam offers superior side impact head protection. The seat padding can be removed for cleaning. Car seat weighs less than 10 pounds, with a smooth carrying handle.
Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat & Base
Absolutely the easiest car seat to install! Now available for infants up to 30 lbs. Car Seat Features: Seat interior lined with “EPS” energy absorbing foam for improved impact protection Large seat provides ample room for infants up to 30lbs Newborn infant insert with substantial padding to provide improved fit and comfort for smaller babies from 4-11lbs Thickly cushioned seatpad made with the finest Italian woven fabrics 5-point harness with one-hand center pull adjustment Ergonomically designed carry handle with comfortable grip Adjustable, multi-position canopy maximum protection from sun, wind and cold Secure stroller attachment locks into Chicco Cortina, Trevi and S3 strollers without extra set-up or preparation Easy one-hand removal from both stroller and base Base Features: “Single-pull” LATCH adjustment simplifies the usually complex process of car seat installation Two precision bubble levels instantly verifies car seat level from either side of vehicle Spring assist leveling foot for quick and easy adjustments Integral auto belt lock-offs are simple and easy â€“ No More Locking Clips! Smooth underside of base protects against damage to vehicle seats.
Evenflo Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat
Evenflo Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat provides plenty of great benefits to both you and your infant. Your baby stays comfy with the removable body and head pillow and cool underneath the adjustable canopy. The Exclusive EZ Carry Z Handle is ergonomically designed for comfortable carrying and the up-front harness adjustment allows you to easily tighten your child in the seat. The detachable, stay-in-car base allows you to conveniently remove the car seat from the vehicle. This seat also includes an EPS, energy absorbing foam insert. To help with proper vehicle fit, the base include a multi-position recline foot. The Evenflo Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat recommended for infants 5-22 lbs. This seat should be used in rear-facing position only.
Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat with EPS
Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat Your baby’ll be the safest superstar in the carpool lane with the new Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat. All of SnugRide’s signature features are included to make this one of the safest car seats on the market. The new, deluxe additions will make other babies drool…uhhh because they’re jealous. Safety is always a top priority. For your newborn between 5 and 22 lbs. and less than 29″, Graco’s main focus is safety. The revolutionary EPS energy absorbing foam will cushion and support your child in case of an accident. It is LATCH equipped for easy, quality installation, and made fool proof with the easy-to-read level indicator. And now, for the infant that has everything…here’s a little bit more. The GracoPedic Luxury Foam molds to your child’s body for unprecedented comfort. A removable, all-weather boot with integrated blanket flap will protect your little star from the elements.
I’m envious that many of the seats include EPS (energy-protection foam) – what a neat safety feature! Congratulations on bringing home your new baby!