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How do I Choose the Best Car Seat with Wheels?

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  • Last Modified Date: 20 November 2016
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The two most common types of car seat with wheels are stroller-type seats and seats that resemble rolling luggage. The best car seat with wheels for you will depend on how you will primarily use the unit. The car seat that resembles rolling luggage features a full-sized car seat with small wheels at the base, and a telescoping handle that allows you to push or pull the unit with a child inside. The larger stroller-type seat is larger and often features larger wheels. For traveling purposes, the rolling luggage style seat may be better because it folds up compact very quickly.

For everyday use, the stroller style is the stronger choice of car seat with wheels. The car seat can be removed from the car and secured into the rolling frame, which is foldable so it can be stored easily in the trunk of the car. The car seat is an independent unit that works in conjunction with the rolling frame, rather than being tied to the frame and needing folding for use in the car. The folding frame will take up more room than other styles, but it is useful for walking around town quickly and comfortably.

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Traveling will require a compact unit that can be transported quickly and easily. The car seat with wheels that features smaller wheels and no large frame usually has a telescoping handle that can be pushed down for storage or pulled up for use. The car seat itself has two wheels mounted to the rear bottom, which means the seat and the child inside will ride closer to the ground. Some units feature removable wheels and handles, while others are integrated into the seat so the seat can be used in the car without having to remove any parts. This seat is a great option for family vacations, airplane or train travel, or even for everyday light use.

Choosing the car seat with wheels that will work best for you will require you to do a bit of research on price, features, and safety. Think about how you will use the unit most often, as well as how much you are willing to pay for a car seat with wheels. Whichever model you choose, be sure to inspect the shoulder harness that secures the child into the seat, and do research about the company's reputation and safety record. Make sure all parts of the chair are easy to use, comfortable for the child, and lightweight enough to be moved easily.

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