Category: Car Seat Safety

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...

Pardon Me, Your Car Seat Is ALL WRONG

In life, and in parenting, most of us try to follow the Golden Rule: treat others as you would want to be treated.  This generally means kindly, with respect to the person and their situation… basically, just don’t be a jerk.  Sometimes this means keeping our mouths shut when our...

Car Seat Safety: My Doctor Isn’t The Expert?

Whilst attempting to prove me wrong, my husband actually said to me the other day, “What, you don’t believe me?  Google it like you do everything else!” Yep.  He got me there.  I like to ask questions.  Most of us do! We ask our BFFs how long a fever should...

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...

Are Convertible Car Seats Safe For Newborns?

When it comes to car seats, one thing you can count on is options.  You have options within a budget, within a weight bracket, within a height bracket, and options for vehicle fit. There are two types of car seats that will fit infants; convertibles and rear-facing only. Convertibles can...

How To: Install a Car Seat in an Extended Cab Truck

“My truck doesn’t have tethers in the back seat, I’ve looked all over for them!” If I had a quarter for every time I heard that phrase I would play so many claw machine games, let me tell you… But chances are your truck DOES have tethers; they’re just not...

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...

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