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 more serious and/or even life threatening, in which case you… Read More »Your First Step: Car Seat Safety
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 be used rear-facing and forward facing for many years, so… Read More »Are Convertible Car Seats Safe For Newborns?
How Do I 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… Read More »How To: Install a Car Seat in an Extended Cab Truck
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 after major crashes. But did you know that you may… Read More »So You Were In A Minor Car Crash – Now What?
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 the first decisions that must be made is what to… Read More »LATCH vs Seat Belt… Which Comes Out On Top?
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 when it came time to leave my 9 year old… Read More »Mifold Booster Product Review
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 to the beach we must endure the trip there, and… Read More »How To Keep Baby Cool in the Car
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 and gear, with the rest of us patiently waiting to… Read More »Buyer Beware: Should You Buy Car Seats Online?
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 ever stayed up late scouring the internet for tips and… Read More »Looking to do more? Become a CPST!
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… Read More »Why Use A Tether?