Tagged: Car Seat Safety

Car Seats, Costumes, and Coats, Oh My!
Car Seats, Costumes, and Coats, Oh My!

The costumes are starting to appear in stores, spooky decor is popping up everywhere, and kids are getting excited… it’s official: Halloween is almost here!  Whether you go around your neighborhood or drive somewhere else for the big night, chances are you’ll be loading the kids in the car to...

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Target’s Car Seat Trade-In Is Back!

  Do you have an expired or outgrown car seat laying around? What about a car seat that’s been in a crash? How about a car seat whose last days were so gross you’d rather not discuss it? Well I’ve got great news for you:  Target is bringing back its...

AAP RF Changes
AAP Changes Rearfacing Guidelines. Now What?

    One of the hottest pieces of news in the Child Passenger Safety world dropped this week: the American Academy of Pediatrics has changed their recommendation guidelines for rearfacing children.  They’ve also added a new guideline, aimed at keeping older kids and teens safe.  So what changed and what...

Car Seat Straps
My How You’ve Grown: Adjusting Car Seat Straps

Children grow.  They grow and they grow and they grow.  Around this time of year we’re thinking about buying new school clothes, new shoes, getting eyes checked, etc.  I’m here to suggest you add another thing to the list of things to think about as your child gets bigger: their...

How To Properly Harness Your Rear-facing Child

To start: I like to begin from the child’s bottom and move up, but as long as all these steps are fulfilled whichever order you choose is just fine. 1) Place the baby in the seat and buckle the crotch buckle over the hips. 2) The shoulder straps belong over...

Is Your Child Ready For A Seat Belt?

If I had a dime for every time a caregiver asked me how to tell when their child will be able to stop using their booster seat, I’d have so many dimes.  So. Many. Dimes.  So let’s answer that question: Your child is ready for the seat belt alone when...

What To Expect From a CPST

One of the most common refrains that I hear when finishing up a seat check is “I didn’t expect there to be so much information!”  I choose to take it as a compliment.  There’s really quite a lot to learn!  You don’t know what you don’t know until someone tells...

Car Seat Safety – Outside of the Car

We all know that car seats are life savers. We’ve seen the viral photos of seemingly unscathed car seats pulled from the wreckage of a crash; grateful parents praising the seat for saving the lives of their children, vowing to never buy another brand ever again. But what’s most important...

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...

Safely Carrying Your Car Seat

So, you did the hard work: you picked out a car seat.  High five! Whether it’s the lightest on the market or the heaviest, once your baby gains some precious weight it’s no longer a breeze to lug it around.  In order to avoid personal injury you have to know...

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