Month: November 2017

Installing a convertible car seat in your car for the first time

The problems regarding installation of a convertible seat in the car are common especially, when you are trying it for the first time. There are particular guidelines which have to be followed for a safe and smooth installation. You obviously don’t want to compromise with safety, especially when it is going to hold your baby.

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Here are a few beginners’ tips for installing a convertible car seat in the car.

 

le5Before you start, read the instructions and manuals thoroughly. Reading it will get you acquainted with basics of installation. Never forget to read the Child restraints section of the manual. It is very important. Determine the seat belts of your vehicle and understand how they are locked or unlocked.

 

 

Before you start working, move the front seat forward as much as you can to get enough room for yourself for you to work on the car-seat (since you’ll require a lot of rocking and moving around).

Now position the convertible seat on the seat and fasten it with the seat belt. Make sure you do it precisely, i.e. follow the exact belt path and buckle it accurately and tightly.

 

Now as you pull the seat belt, put your weight on the middle of the seat. Either you can put your knees or your foot to hold it firmly. This will keep it firm and help you fasten it tightly. Move it sideways and make sure it is tightly fastened and then install the car-seat. Hold the seat belt tightly and unbuckle it so that it retracts to 1”. As soon as it does, buckle it again. Sit on the car-seat and install the latch-plate in the buckle. Your weight will act as force for tight fastening.

If the male-end of the latch-plate doesn’t lie at the correct angle with the other end, you may rotate the buckle slightly (but only slightly until they both fit). The seat belt and the latch-plate must be as close as possible for tightest placement.

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For a better fit, go behind the car-seat and push it back with your stomach as you hold the seat belt. Sway left to right as you pull the belt to tightly fasten it.

 

Tighter the car-seat installed, safer will be our baby’s journey. I hope these tips will make your ride easier as well.

 

Biography: Gracobaby.comsafecar.gov

 

My new GPS unit is amazing!

A Global Positioning System is indeed a revolutionary gadget for the ones who love to travel to unexplored locations. Who would have ever imagined it will be possible to determine the location of any person or device while sitting in front of a computer or using the phone from any corner of the world. It appears to be of so much of use in the context of our day to day life.

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I never thought that a GPS unit could actually be so useful until I bought it myself. I am amazed at the way it simplified my life so much so that I recommend it to everyone after I have purchased and used one (you will also feel the way I do !).

 

The benefits of owning a good GPS unit:

 

Able to monitor my fuel usage. My GPS unit maintains a complete and systematic record of fuel used at every round. It helps me keep myself reminded of when to get it refilled and also tracks the amount of fuel used to reach a particular location.

 

Able to cuts down my fuel consumption.  Yes, it helps me reduce the fuel usage by tracking the easiest, shortest and least crowded route. This automatically affects the fuel consumption and makes it a pocket-friendly gadget.

 

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Safer than before. The GPS unit will track my location from anywhere, which makes things safer for me in cases of any emergency. It also keeps the vehicle safe from theft as I can easily track down its location in case it is stolen.

 

Able to monitor workers. Being a rental cab company owner, I can easily track down my workers by knowing where they are and how long it will take them to reach the destination. With the GPS unit on my side, I am able to track the nearest vehicle for my customers and can inform them the exact time that a driver will require to reach them.

 

Relaxed for my close ones. With this unit I can easily track down position of my family members in case they are late or are far from home and their phones aren’t working. I can make sure they are safe and this is the best thing as a parent!!

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Trust me! A GPS unit is much more than just a location determining technology. You must invest in this awesome gadget, and you won’t regret your decision.

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The best features you should look for in a vacuum cleaner

Gone are the days when the word ‘vacuum cleaners’ propped up a picture of a mechanical box with a cord and a handle to suck dirt and dust. Today, when the phones, washing machines and refrigerators are turning smart, vacuum cleaners cannot be left non-smart. And it is important that you know about the new advanced features that today’s vacuum cleaners offer to make your life easier than easy. Hence if you are planning to buy a new vacuum cleaner, do look for the following features:

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Cyclonic Cleaning

This feature replaces the vacuum bag by directly depositing the dirt in a holding tray via a whirlwind cleansing. Many vacuum cleaners today offer this feature and it’s very a useful addition to look for.

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Alterable Height

With this feature you’ll be able to adjust the height of the cleaner for handling different kind of messy surfaces. Further advancement in this will let you choose between automatic adjustment and manual adjustments. The automatic one will adjust itself automatically (of course) and the manual one will come with knob and lever. You can choose the one most comfortable to you.

 

Brush-roll switch

The brush, on one hand is very handy for cleaning up carpets because it brushes off the dirt nicely from the fine fibers, on the other hand it can be harmful and uncomfortable for rough floors and hard rugs. This is where the brush-roll switch helps you. With this you can turn the brush roll on or off as per your cleaning needs.

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Auto-retractable cords

Another good feature for all those who hate rolling it up after cleaning. An auto-retractable vacuum cleaner rolls up the cord automatically after they are switched off. Though, generally the vacuum cleaners offering this feature do not offer long cords. So be careful if you have big rooms. However for people with big rooms, a cordless vacuum cleaner becomes a better option.

 

Telescoping Handle

This feature allows you to give an additional length to your cleaner’s handle which can extend it to reach and clean far, unreachable surfaces such as ceilings.

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The pet grooming tool

This is an additional tool for those who love their pets but hate their hairs all around. This will help you remove the loose hair on your pet before they fall off here and there.

I hope this helps!!

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