If you have a baby on the way, it may be time for you to buy a used car that has features that will help you accommodate and transport your baby with ease. When it comes to purchasing a vehicle that you will use to transport your baby, there are some specific features you want to look for.
Easy Car Seat Installation
All vehicles that you should see on the market today will have the government-mandated LATCH system. The LATCH system is the system that allows you to correctly anchor in your child's car seat so that they can be safely transported in your vehicle. Although all vehicles have to have LATCH systems in them, not all are that easy to use. You want to look for a vehicle that has a LATCH system that has anchors that are really easy for you to use.
When you go test driving vehicles, bring your child's car seat with you. Take the car seat and practice putting it in and out of any vehicle you are seriously interested in purchasing. You want it to be easy to use the car seat.
Three Rows of Seating
Even if you are only planning on having one or two kids, it can still be nice to have a vehicle with a third row of seating. Car seats take up a lot of space, and if you have both parents in the car and two kids with car seats in the back seat, you will not have any room to pick grandma up for lunch or to pick your child's friend up for a playdate.
That third row of seats in most vehicles also comes out, giving you more room for the stroller, diaper bag, and various accessories your child will need as they get older.
When you have young kids, it is smart to invest in a vehicle with a backup camera. You can check your mirrors ten times and be sure that your child is in the house, and your little one could still sneak out to give you a hug, or there could be some kids' toys on the ground in your blind spot.
With a back-up camera, you can rest assure that you have a clear path whenever you are backing up.
If you are having a kid soon, get a vehicle that you can easily put the car seat in and out of. Make sure that the vehicle has enough space for your family now and in the future. Always get a car with a back-up camera.Share