Category: Car Seat Safety

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...

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....

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