Category: Car Seat Safety

Is Your Vehicle Under Recall? Probably

In July of 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of over 34 million vehicles due to a defective airbag mechanism.  This faulty mechanism can cause the front passenger airbag to literally explode when deployed in a crash; basically, all passengers will be at risk for shrapnel...

Your First Step: Car Seat Safety

Manufactured products, such as car seats can be recalled on occasion. Often, the recall is simple and only requires a basic fix – a new label or an updated manual. If this happens, you can continue to use the product while the fix is obtained. However, recalls can also be...

So You Were In A Minor Car Crash – Now What?

It is a statistical probability that one will end up in a car crash an average of 3-4 times in their lifetime.  Of course, that number could be higher or lower and it only takes into consideration certain types of collisions.  Most people understand that car seats should be replaced...

LATCH vs Seat Belt… Which Comes Out On Top?

You’ve done all the shopping, all the research into the safety of a seat and how to use it… and now comes the fun part: installation! Okay, so my definition of fun may vary from yours.  But if it’s gotta be done, it might as well be fun, right? One of...

Mifold Booster Product Review

I was the meanest mom ever today. My family had just spent a lovely evening at a friend’s house about 1.5 hours away from home.  We ate s’mores, we played with lambs and goats, we ate too much guacamole.  All it all it was a pretty successful trip, and unsurprisingly...

How To Keep Baby Cool in the Car

Ah, summer in Michigan.  I, for one, welcome the sounds and sensations of summer… kids screeching as they run through sprinklers, bare legs peeling off of leather seats, the instant regret you feel after stepping outside on a 97 degree day. But!  Step outside we must.  In order to get...

Buyer Beware: Should You Buy Car Seats Online?

How many of us are in Buy Sell Trade groups on Facebook or Instagram? I can think of at least four off the top of my head that I’m active in. Most of them are filled with moms who are trying to purge their homes of gently used baby clothes...

Looking to do more? Become a CPST!

Are you looking for a way to become a valuable, contributing member of your local community? Do you like the idea of helping to keep kids safe? Do you like to read the newest research on vehicle safety? Are you in awe of the latest car seat technology? Have you...

Why Use A Tether?

I had a seat check appointment a few days ago that left me wondering what I can do as a child safety advocate to get through to more parents.  Then I realized: “Yo, you have an audience of parents through Metro Detroit Mommy.  Maybe you could use that?”  So here...

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