The positioning of the baby seat is essential to obtain the best possible protection for your child during the journey. Therefore, we carefully study how to mount the baby seat in the ISOFIX system or with the seatbelts. We prepare the child for the trip by putting on appropriate clothes. Meanwhile, there is one more extremely important issue: the height of the headrest on the baby seat. We sometimes forget that it is the headrest that protects the most important part of the baby’s body – the head. So, how to set it up correctly?
When putting our child in a good baby seat, we make sure that it travels as safely as possible. We cannot influence most of the events which happen on the road, so we minimize the risk of hazards with a good baby seat. However, we protect the child most effectively when we use all the possibilities of the baby seat. The positioning of the headrest is extremely important. Why?
The first and most important answer to this question is: remember to adjust the headrest regularly. If your child’s baby seat ‘rides’ permanently in the car, they are usually still set in the same way. Without changing them, you can forget to check regularly if your child has a good headrest height. This is necessary to assess whether the setting needs to be changed.
The headrest of the baby seat should surround the head. It must be neither below (e.g., at the level of the neck and shoulder blades) nor above (e.g., when the lower part of the head is left without any protection). A properly adjusted headrest protects the lower and upper part of the baby’s head as well as its sides. It is most often seen when the child cuddles up to it during the journey and takes a good nap. It is also an argument that the correct positioning of the headrest of the baby seat is simply comfortable for the child.
We find it most difficult to remember to adjust the headrest regularly when the child becomes more independent. It jumps into the baby seat by itself, our task is only to control the fastened seat belts. Four or five-year-old children do it without a problem. Therefore, it is worth choosing a baby seat with them, in which it is clearly marked at what height the headrest should be located. This is the case with our Max Space model. Thanks to special stitching on the headrest you can clearly see if it is set according to the child’s height. This also shows how wonderfully the baby seat grows with the child. A toddler can use it from the moment he reaches 3.5 years of age and up to the age of 12!