Category: Car Seat Safety

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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...

Five Dangerous Car Seat Mistakes

It’s a statistic I’ve read so many times it has lost its shock value: 9 out of 10 car seats are installed and/or used incorrectly. Let’s put that into perspective.  Imagine your child waiting in a line at an elementary school with 9 of their classmates. Your child is of...

How To Choose A Booster Seat

Booster seats.  They are an important step in child passenger safety and yet they are very often underestimated or worse, completely skipped over.  Last week a story went viral about a 6 year old girl who was nearly cut in half because of the seat belt she was using in...

Road Coat – A Car Seat Safe Down Coat

Disclosure: If you have any questions about your child and their car seat please consult with a Licensed Car Seat Technician, you can find one here: http://cert.safekids.org/ I was given a Road Coat from OneKid free of charge so that I could try it out and share my experience with you....

Back to School – Give Your Big Kids A Boost!

Can you hear that?  …Cash registers ringing with the sales of new lunch boxes, folders, and endless boxes of pencils? …Parents desperately trying (and mostly failing) to get their children back into a bedtime routine? …Children begging for just one more trip to the beach in a frantic attempt at...

Car Seat Safety: Rear Facing – the hows & whys

As a Child Passenger Safety Technician I am a huge advocate for keeping kids rear-facing as long as possible.  Not only is it safer (500% safer!) and often more comfortable for kids, it also prevents the dreaded tantrum-induced seatback kickboxing sessions to which toddlers are so prone. I’ve been doing...

Your Library Card: A Ticket to Michigan Adventure and Savings

Do you have a Michigan Library card?  Starting on  May 24th, you can access hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, National Parks, historic sites, recreation areas and campgrounds for either free or discounted admission. Through the Michgian Activity Pass Program you can access over 100 State Parks, 138 Campgrounds and many...

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