Traveling to Costa Rica with your Baby? Imagine having the baby equipment you need upon arrival at your hotel, San Jose Airport, Liberia Airport, like you never left home. Our flexible concierge service makes traveling with children more comfortable, enjoyable and stress-free while you travel around Costa Rica ! We will deliver and set up everything for you including your rental car from Service Car Rental.
The convertible car seat is for use rear facing with children that are 5 to 35 lbs or forward facing for children that are 20 to 50 lbs. The increased weight rating allows the seat to be used 40% longer than the traditional convertible car seat!
The Booster is for use forward facing with children that are 20-40 lbs with the Internal Harness and 30-80 lbs with the auto belt. The removable ComfortTouch body and toddler pillows provide a comfort fit for your child.
The information listed on this page provides you general information about these car babies accesories available at Service Car Rental of Costa Rica for your convenience. We use only quality products from Graco, EvenFlow, Chicco, etc..
Please Read all instructions and warnings on the product, product labels, and instruction manuals before use. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual to determine proper placement of child restraint in your vehicle and familiarize yourself with your vehicle’s components.
In Costa Rica by law, all the babies, children under 12 years have to be in a child safety seat ( baby seat, car infant seat, booster seat) installed on the back seat of the vehicle.
If you're pregnant or have an infant, you have two choices in a car seat. The first, which most parents opt for, is an infant seat. This seat is designed specifically for use with infants generally from 5 pounds to 22 pounds and is always used rear-facing in the car. An infant seat provides features that offer convenience for you and comfort for your baby. For example, this type of seat is lightweight and has a carrying handle so you'll find you can transport your baby from one place to another without disturbing her sleep. Many offer a separate base which allows the parent to snap the seat easily in and out of the car, and you can get more bases for additional vehicles.
Your other choice of car seat for an infant is a convertible seat, which is used in the rear-facing position for infants, then converted to the forward-facing position for toddlers. Although convertible seats lack most of the convenience features common to infant seats, they're an economical way to provide protection, as one seat can generally accommodate your child from 5 to 40 pounds.
Convertible Child Seat:
If an infant seat doesn't meet your needs, the alternative is a convertible seat, which accommodates both infants and toddlers through a single purchase. That's because a convertible seat, which is required for children over 22 pounds, can accommodate infants from 5 to sometimes as high as 35 pounds when used in the rear-facing position.
Unlike infant seats, convertibles cannot be used as carriers or rockers, and are not compatible with stroller systems.
Note: Pediatricians and child care advocates recommend that you keep your child rear-facing from their first ride home from the hospital up to at least one year of age and at least 20 pounds.
When your child outgrows her infant seat, the right car seat for your child is a convertible car seat. Convertible seats are so called because they can generally be used rear-facing for infants from 5 to 35 pounds, then converted to a forward-facing position for use with toddlers 20 to 40 pounds.
When your child reaches about 40 pounds, it's time to move her out of a convertible car seat and into a booster seat. Most boosters are designed to accommodate children from 30 to 100 pounds.
Although some parents choose not to purchase a booster seat, as they feel the auto's seat belts alone are adequate protection. Others consider buying a booster only because it allows the child to see out the window. An automobile's seat-belt system is designed for adults, not small children, and most likely will not fit your child properly. A booster seat is designed to use your car's seat belts, but makes important adjustments to provide better fit and comfort, which encourages your child to wear the seat belt properly. A booster raises your child so the car's lap belt goes over his pelvis and hips, not his abdomen. In addition, many boosters provide an adjustment clip to ensure that the shoulder belt does not cross your child's face or neck. (If the shoulder strap crossed his neck or face, your child might be tempted to move it out of position, which could be dangerous in the event of a collision.)
Many states have laws that require children older than 4 and/or weighing more than 40 pounds to be in a car seat.
What is Side Impact testing?
Side impact testing simulates a crash in which the vehicle carrying the car seat is struck on the side by another vehicle. An example of a “real life” side impact collision is when a car crossing an intersection is struck on the side by another car that ran a stop sign.
Why is it important?
Approximately one out of four vehicle crashes have a side impact component.
How are car seats tested now?
Car seat standards require a frontal impact test with a 30 mph velocity change. This approximates the crash forces generated in a collision between a vehicle traveling 60 mph and a parked car of similar mass, or the energy produced in a fall from a three story building. There are currently no provisions in the U.S. and Canadian standards for side impact testing. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is in the early stages of developing a child side impact test standard.
What is the Evenflo Side Impact Testing?
The Evenflo Side Impact test protocol was developed by Evenflo engineers using state-of-the-art facilities. The rigorous test simulates the energy in the severe 5 star government side impact tests conducted for automobiles.