Car seat technology has come a long way since the mid-20th century. For instance, we don’t use steel slabs for babies anymore…
When cars were first on the roads, there were no restraints for adults or children. As parents realized that children could be distracting in the car, restraints were invented to keep the child immobile. However, there did not seem to be much knowledge or concession towards safety in these seats. They were very basic in design and features.
As time passed, car manufacturers put more effort into making cars safer. Seat belts were introduced and infant car seats became more rigid and tolerant to impact. Eventually, laws were introduced to enforce car seat use and to ensure that the seats were assembled and fitted correctly.
Here is a look at the first attempts available to keep the little one in their seat.