What is an infant car seat base?

A car seat base normally is used with group 0+ infant car seats. It is sold separately from the infant seat, and normally remains permanently fitted in the vehicle – it then allows you to simply click the infant seat on and off the base.

Does infant car seat need base?

No. Safety 1st infant car seat bases are a convenience accessory, not a safety requirement for installation of the car seat. … Please see your model-specific car seat owner’s manual for proper installation without the base.

What is the point of a car seat base?

Infant car seat: The base

Your baby’s infant car seat slides into the base and locks into place. (Some infant car seats can be used without a base. Check your seat’s instructions to find out if this is safe.)

Are infant car seats safer with the base?

Clearly it’s preferred to use your infant car seat with the base, but if you’re traveling with baby, it’s much safer to use your seat without the base than to not use a car seat at all. Do ensure that your seat CAN actually be installed without a base.

What side do you put an infant car seat on?

We recommend the passenger side in case you ever have to park on the street, you will be on the sidewalk side of the car putting baby in the car seat. Never install a rear-facing seat in the front seat in front of an active airbag.

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Can the baby ride alone in the back seat?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing seat until they reach the highest weight and height limits recommended by the seat’s manufacturer. Safety experts say to do this based on a child’s size, not age. Small children can stay rear-facing until age 3 or 4.

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