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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 you and hopefully, the person telling you knows what they’re… 

Michigan Falling Short in Protecting Kids in Hot Cars

It’s no secret that there are a lot of dangers associated with vehicles. In fact, there are about 5.5 million car accidents each year in the U.S. alone. But during the hot summer weather, vehicles pose yet another danger.   All too often, young children are left unattended in hot cars. Last year, 42 children died because they were left too long in a… 

Mom Warns Dad About Car Seat Positioning, Saves Baby’s Life in the Process

“Overprotective mom” is a loaded term. We’ve learned so much about parenting and safety in recent decades, and there’s nothing wrong with putting this knowledge into practice. Case in point: a Tennessee mom is being commended for her commitment to the safety of her child, after a text message she sent may have saved the baby’s life during a car… 

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 I am. You see, the appointment went really well. The… 

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 fitting in more summer activities? Ah, yes.  The sounds of… 

Meet Dana Lange – Our Newest Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger & CPST

Hello, Metro Detroit Mommy readers! My name is Dana Lange, I’m a CPST and mom of two. I’ve been passionate about car seat safety since shortly after my first child was born in 2008 and officially became certified as a tech in 2014 when my youngest was 2. Since then I’ve become trained in special needs seats. I offer private…