Author: Dana

Winter Car Seat Safety Tips!

When driving in the car with small children, most parents and caregivers will naturally do everything they can to ensure the children in their care are safe. Fortunately, today’s vehicles are equipped with advanced safety technology. And with a PwC forecast showing about 107 million vehicles will be manufactured globally in 2020,...

2018 Santa Sightings
Santa Sightings in 2018

If your children would like to share their wish lists with Santa or have a photo taken with the jolly fellow, here are some locations we have been told Santa and his elves will be visiting this year!  We at Metro Detroit Mommy wish you and your family a magical...

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...

car seat trade in
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...

Amazing Dinosaurs! Now in Lansing

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?  If you’ve ever met a person between the ages of 3 and 99, chances are pretty solid that at one point that person was at least mildly interested in these ancient beasts.  It turns out I know at least three people who are; my 10-year-old daughter...

Momtography – a Photography Class with Moms in Mind

MDM Writer Katie and I attended a Momtography class for free in exchange for writing this review.  All opinions (and photographs!) are our own. When I was in my teens I was obsessed with disposable cameras.  I loved to photograph any and everything, wait for the camera to be developed,...

Agora Arts – Safe & Fun Aerial Play

We received free admission to Agora Arts in exchange for this review, but the thoughts are my own! My 10 year old daughter loves climbing.  Trees, fences, rock walls, she loves it all.   I’m always looking for ways to encourage my kids to play in fun and different ways, and...

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...

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