Infant Car Seat Options For New Parents

Family Health

top car seats for your infant

Every new Mom faces the important choice of finding the right car seat for their child and it can really weigh on their mind. This is the dilemma I recently faced when trying to shop for a new infant car seat. Let me tell you, it is a lot easier to go shopping for a new stand mixer or blender for the kitchen than it is to find something that is designed to keep my precious baby safe and secure.

I had a ton of sleepless nights and spent many hours trying to narrow down my choices to get the perfect child seat. I ended up approaching it like most of my other choices and made a list of the top 3, and then I went from there. So in my quest to locate the best option for my infantwas able to narrow it down to these safety seats. Hopefully this will prove helpful to others.

Chicco Keyfit30

This seat has a lot going for it that we really liked. First, it is one of the better rated seats available by parents. People who use something everyday often make the best critics, and the Chicco Keyfit 30 has an impressive amount of positive reviews from parents. It is lightweight, easy to clean, easy to store, and kids seem to find it very comfortable. One of the best things about this model is how many different strollers it is compatible with. This was a major factor that we were looking at as we really wanted to get out of the house as much as possible and expose our little one to the outside world. This particular model safety seat is able to click into place into a wide range of strollers where you do not have to take your newborn out of the seat, the seat simply snaps into the stroller itself.

The Keyfit 30 also has a proven safety record with proper head and neck support plus all of the collision force protection that every top car set should have. Safety is always the most important thing, obviously, and this seat meets all of the required safety standards of where we live. It is also easy to install in the backseat which will end up saving time and energy, something that new parents have very little of.

Graco SnugRide Click Connect

This was another top model seat that made it onto our list. What we really liked was its weight and that it also was made to fit effortlessly into Graco strollers. You could simply take the car seat out of the vehicle and pop it into the stroller and be on your way. Its lightweight construction also helped in this area and everything seemed very convenient. This also has a good safety record and has been thoroughly tested to meet road standards.

Graco car seats offer the added bonus of usually being a little more budget friendly than some of the other higher end models that we came across. This safety seat also scored reasonably well with parents. Most have been very happy with their purchase with a few minor issues with installation ease and the comfort of some of the padding in a few areas. This was not enough to dissuade us from making the final list.

Britax Be Safe 35 Infant Seat

This thing looks like it belongs in a race car. The base is very prominent and it used to absorb some of the forces in the event of a collision. The materials are high end and it looks like kids would be extremely comfortable riding in this thing. We were very impressed when we looked at Britax’s convertible car seats and this infant seat has the same high end comfort and safety features. They have formulated their SafeCell technology into all of the seats and they are designed to protect your child from all angles through advanced energy absorption. This thing looks extremely advanced and safe.

Customer reviews for this seat are also high, which you would expect from this caliber of a seat. The price was nice as well considering everything that is designed into this safety seat. This was in the mid range as far as our budget and this was one of the reasons it ended up on our list.

Our Final Decision

We ended up getting the Chicco Keyfit 30. The main reason is the overwhelming positive ratings from parents who have put it through the ringer. Getting a child seat is not a cheap decision, so we wanted something that is both safe and comfortable without feeling like we were taking a chance. The Keyfit 30 is a proven seat with a great reputation. We were also sold on its stroller compatibility features as this is something that we were looking forward to using. So far we have been nothing short of happy with our choice. This is the seat that we were hoping to get and for the first two years of our little one’s early life, this is the infant seat that is responsible with her safety. We are are alright with that.

Using The Power Of Green Juice To Fuel Your Active Lifestyle

Nutrition and Diet

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The popularity of green juice recipes has been on the rise. This is taking place at a time when more and more people are becoming more concerned about their health and living right. Another reason that is inspiring people to prepare the juices is the easy availability of juicers. These small appliances let you get a super concentrated dose of nutrients without having to spend in inordinate amount of time eating fresh fruits and veggies. As more and more people realize just how much of an impact that a juicer can have on your daily nutrition, the more their popularity rises. Another great thing about using a juicer is that the various amount of recipes that are available to experiment with. Below are just of the ways that you can utilize green leafy vegetables to make a delicious and nutritious glass of goodness.

Cumber Pineapple Kale

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 medium to large apple
  • 1 /2 cup pineapple
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 3 Swiss chard leaves

Benefits

This juice is rich in different nutrients that help enhance your health. Apple is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin A that help get rid of free-radicals that are harmful to the body. Chard and kales contains high concentration of iron, minerals and vitamins and help fight germs, pathogens and diseases while vitamin C found in pineapple improves digestion as well as metabolism.

Coriander and Spinach Juice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 /2 lime
  • 1 green chili
  • 2 green apples
  • Handful of coriander

Benefits

Acidic environments contribute to diseases such as cancer, ulcers, arthritis and more. Green vegetables such as coriander and spinach are alkalinic and restore the body’s pH levels. This reduces the possibility of the above-mentioned diseases. Chlorophyll, the green coloring matter , found in vegetable breaks down harmful toxins.

Spinach Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 /2 cup cucumber
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 granny apples
  • 1 pear
  • 4 leaves/8 cups spinach

Benefits

Following this simple green juice recipe is your way to you and your family living a healthier lifestyle. Spinach and cucumber are iron-rich and will help improve the quality and circulation of blood in the body. Lemons and apples help in detoxifying the body and removing harmful toxins thanks to the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.

Apple Basil Cucumber Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lady apple
  • Handful of basil
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lime

Benefits

The first reason that makes this green juice a good option is its low-calorie content. You can drink as many glasses as you want without worrying about adding a few extra pounds. Secondly, all the ingredients provide vitamins and minerals which is needed by the body to defend itself against foreign compounds. Thirdly, the juice is quite tummy-filling and thanks to the bloating effect it has, a user will have lower food cravings.

Green Citrus Extravaganza

Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 1 Fuji apple
  • 1 /2 cucumber
  • 1 /2 lemon
  • 3 stalks of celery

Benefits

This juice is not only simple to make but also comes with quite a number of benefits. One, cucumber and apples are rich in minerals, potassium, and vitamins that improve the immunity in the body. Two, orange and lemon like other citrus fruits contain natural sugar known as fructose which is healthy and boosts metabolism as well as minimizes intake of refined sugar. Celery stalks contain iron and d fiber which help improve the digestive system.

There you have it. Some simple recipes for nutritious and healthy green juice. You don’t have to be a seasoned chef or culinary expert to enjoy fresh green juice. Simply get a good juicer and look for your preferred veggies and fruits. It’s always important to make sure the ingredients are fresh and have been farmed in hygienic conditions. In addition to boosting your health , the green juice recipes are easy and simple to prepare.